Andros Townsend – West Bromwich Albion vs. CRYSTAL PALACE (March 2017)

Crystal Palace were in desperate need for points when they travelled to The Hawthorns in March 2017 to face West Bromwich Albion. They were 1-0 ahead with five minutes to go when Andros Townsend produced a natural piece of solo skill.

Jonathan Leko of West Brom lost possession to Townsend just outside his own area and he began a mazy run up the park. He then took on Leko, shaking him off as he fell to ground in a vain attempt to get a foul. This put the visitors on a 2-on-2 situation. Christian Benteke made a run to drag Jonny Evans out of the firing line and this left Townsend in a one-on-one with Gareth McAuley. He beat the central defender before driving his shot beyond Ben Foster at the near post.

It was a wonderful goal and won the Premier League Goal of the Month award for March 2017. Palace won the game 2-0 and began a decent run of form that ensured they maintained their Premier League status by the end of the campaign.

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