Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves’ stunning volley against Derby County from last season has been awarded the Hawk-Eye Goal of the Year honour, at the EFL Awards for 2019 on Sunday night.
The 22-year-old Portuguese international’s effort was shortlisted for the award, alongside Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn’s memorable strike against Sheffield Wednesday earlier this season and three others.
So was it a fair result that Neves was awarded the accolade over McGinn?
“I thought McGinn’s was excellent.
“Goals are like fine art though, it’s all down to taste.
“Sometimes it’s just what you prefer to see in a strike that matters.”
“I think so.
“Ultimately it doesn’t matter. They were both ridiculous goals and I am sure neither are particularly bothered.
“But Neves’ strike had that element of utter ridiculousness that McGinn’s was perhaps lacking.”
“This is so tough.
“Both goals were excellent, excellent volleys – McGinn’s was sensational, but you can tell that Neves does that everyday in training.
“I’d sway the way of McGinn here, though.”