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It is over six months ago now although the magical moment still seems as if it is just happening, when Jay Rodriguez hammered home our second goal at Old Trafford to clinch a 2-0 win against Manchester United, only our second Premier League win against them and our first victory there since 1962.

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For me, personally, had it been a toe poke of a goal or one that had bounced in off his backside it would have still been special given the years I’ve waited to see us win there but it proved, and rightly so, to have been chosen as our goal of the season. You can see Jay’s strike above and his reaction to it.

It’s the second time in three seasons that the winning goal has come from that fixture. In 2017/18 it was Steven Defour’s free kick, his third and final goal for us, and at the same Stretford End as Jay’s wonderful strike back in January.

It won a staggering 64% of the vote and there was never really a challenger although there has to be special mention of the winning goal in the next away game. That was the superb finish from Matěj Vydra at Southampton which claimed 27% of the vote.

Jay has been added to the Up the Clarets Honours Board to add to that Defour goal and two from Jeff Hendrick, at Everton and Chelsea, as our goals of the season.

The Full Result

64% – Jay Rodriguez v Manchester United (a)
27% – Matěj Vydra v Southampton (a)
4% – Jay Rodriguez v Chelsea (h)
2% – Jeff Hendrick v Brighton (a)
1% – Dwight McNeil v Bournemouth (h)
1% – Chris Wood v Brighton (h)
0% – Ashley Barnes v Wolves (a) & Erik Pieters v Peterborough (h)

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