West Bromwich Albion midfielder Alex Mowatt has admitted that he believes that his strike against Cardiff City yesterday was the best goal of his career to date.
The midfielder earned a reputation at Leeds United and Barnsley for firing in superb long-range efforts and he added to his overall collection in the Baggies’ showdown with the Bluebirds.
West Brom took the lead in this particular clash in the fifth minute as Karlan Grant fired past goalkeeper Dillon Phillips.
The Baggies then doubled their advantage in the second-half as Cardiff defender Curtis Nelson scored an own-goal.
Mowatt produced his moment of magic in the 75th minute as he picked out the top-corner with an incredible half-volley from the edge of the box.
Matt Phillips added a fourth for West Brom during the closing stages of the game as the club sealed a comfortable victory at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Making reference to his unstoppable effort against Cardiff, Mowatt has revealed that he believes that it is the best goal that he has ever scored.
Speaking to West Brom’s official website, the midfielder said: “I don’t think I’ve scored any better than that one to be honest.
“The technique is so difficult so when it went in I was actually really shocked.
“I didn’t run off and celebrate, but I was buzzing inside.
“Those ones can go anywhere.
“You try them in training and they fly over the fence.”
When you consider that Mowatt has scored some spectacular goals during his career, the fact that he rates his latest strike so highly just goes to show how special this particular effort was.
Having already scored three goals for West Brom this season, the midfielder will now be keen to add to his tally when his side face Stoke City on Friday.
When you consider that the Potters have only lost two games in the Championship this season, the Baggies will know that they will need to be at their very best if they are to secure a positive result at the bet365 Stadium.
If West Brom can produce another promising performance away from home in this showdown, there is no reason why they cannot use the momentum gained from this result to push on in the second-tier after the international break.