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Puncheon Scoops Goal of the Season

12 May 2016


Jason Puncheon's strike against Norwich City in April has been named Crystal Palace's Goal of the Season for 2015/16.

The winger's winner against the Canaries topped the poll which had been voted on by the club's Digital Members, claiming 29% of all those cast.

Connor Wickham's fierce hit against West Bromwich Albion was edged into second place, with Chung-yong Lee's long-ranger against Stoke City coming third.

Puncheon's only goal of the campaign came during a turgid, nervy basement battle which saw just one moment of quality which came from the winger's left boot.

Drifting towards the right touchline, Puncheon passed to Scott Dann who then found Joel Ward, which allowed Puncheon the chance to overlap past the right-back and take control of the situation just outside the box.

His first touch saw him push the ball into the perfect place to get a shot away and he promptly pulled the trigger to fire around Sebastien Bassong and just out the reach of John Ruddy, with the ball caressing the side-netting before settling in the goal.

Speaking after picking up his gong, Puncheon said: "It was a big goal for us - not just because I scored it but because of the rot we'd been going through at that time.

"It's definitely one of the best I've scored, especially because of the importance of it."

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