Football world reacts to Andros Townsend's screamer against Manchester City
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend put the Eagles 2-1 up against Manchester City on Saturday with a stinging 30-yard volley.
Ilkay Gundogan gave the Premier League champions the lead just before the half hour mark, however, their advantage was short lived with Jeffrey Schlupp equalising a few minutes later before Townsend gave 15th placed Palace a shock lead with a beautiful volley at the Etihad Stadium.
City have lost just once in the league this season (to Chelsea) and currently sit four points behind league leaders Liverpool following the Reds 2-0 win over Wolves on Friday night.
Townsend's strike would give Jurgen Klopp's side a huge boost heading into the Christmas period but his goal of the season contender drew widespread praise from a host of elite strikers and pundits alike with Alan Shearer, Ian Wright and Gary Lineker all showing their admiration for the goal.
Andros Townsend 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 what a strike 😱❤️💙
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) December 22, 2018
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 22, 2018
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) December 22, 2018
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 22, 2018
What a goal WOW 😮 @andros_townsend
— Pape Souarè (@papesouare) December 22, 2018
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) December 22, 2018