Leeds United defender Luke Ayling has reached out to fans on Twitter after he won Quest’s EFL Goal of the Season So Far for his volley against Huddersfield Town in March.
Over the past week or so, Quest have been running a competition on Twitter to decide the best goal of the season from the Championship, League One, and League Two.
Ayling’s thunderous volley against the Terriers made it to the final alongside goals from Sunderland’s Lynden Gooch and Barnsley’s Cauley Woodrow.
It was announced today that the Leeds defender’s strike had won comprehensively, receiving more than 75% of the nearly 28,000 votes cast.
The 28-year-old took to Twitter to reach out to fans after his volley was confirmed as Quest’s EFL Goal of the Season So Far.
Needed a little reminder but we got there in the end…. thank you everyone who voted 💙💙 https://t.co/jyTrKjGW1M
— Luke Ayling (@lukeayling_8) April 27, 2020
The goal was Ayling’s fourth in what has been a hugely impressive season for the Whites defender.
After missing the start of the season due to injury, the right-back has re-established himself as a key man in Marcelo Bielsa’s side – helping Leeds to go top of the Championship and concede the fewest goals in the division this term.
He will no doubt be determined to get the season back underway to ensure the Whites get a chance to seal promotion to the Premier League.
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Ayling’s volley was a sensational strike and though there were other fantastic efforts, it’s hard to argue with it winning the award.
That said, as is often the case with Twitter polls you feel the size and drive of the Leeds fanbase is what has ensured his strike has won and done it so comprehensively.
Hopefully, the 2019/20 campaign gets back underway in the not so distant future and we see some more goal of the season contenders.