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Ambrose Wins Goal Of The Decade

22 September 2015


Former Palace midfielder Darren Ambrose's wonder strike against Manchester United in 2011 has won the club's Goal of the Decade vote.

Ambrose's 35 yard thumping drive into the top corner of Anders Lindegaard's net at Old Trafford in November 2011 was the clear favourite among the Eagles fans, totaling 72% of the votes which was held as part of the club's 110 year anniversary celebrations.

Dwight Gayle's goal against Aston Villa in 2013 finished in second place with Mile Jedinak's free-kick against Liverpool last year coming third, but both were a long way behind the runaway winner.

On his accolade Ambrose, who currently plays for Colchester United, said: "It's a massive honour for me and my family and I'm absolutely delighted. I've made no secret of the fact that I love the club; it was the best time in my career.

"I remember being on the bench [against Manchester United] to start off with and being really disappointed so I stayed behind at training to unleash some frustration, and I was hitting them from that distance and blazing them wide and into the trees behind the goal!

"I came on at half-time and it came naturally because I'd done so many the day before. It wasn't until the end of the game that I watched it back and thought 'I shouldn't have been shooting from distance!'. 

"It was a great moment for me and everywhere I go I get remembered for that goal. I scored a lot of important goals for Palace but that was my favourite."

To see the 10 contenders and Ambrose's winner, click here.

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