Ian Woan – NOTTINGHAM FOREST vs. Newcastle United (May 1996)

Newcastle United needed the three points in their chase of Manchester United in the 1996 title race but they were to be denied these on their visit to The City Ground thanks to a superb strike from one of the best players of the 1995-1996 Premier League season.

Ian Woan enjoyed a brilliant individual campaign and this goal sparked huge cheers across Manchester. Newcastle were leading 1-0 with 10 minutes to go when David Batty carelessly lost possession in the middle of the park. Woan seized the initiative and started running unchallenged towards the goal.

With Newcastle players continuing to back off, Woan decided to launch one of his left-foot specials and his razor-like shot found the back of the net. It was a fantastic equaliser from Woan and earned Nottingham Forest a point. Newcastle missed out on the title by four points, despite holding a 12-point advantage over Manchester United four months earlier.

See the goal here: https://www.facebook.com/premierleague/videos/1690406877650387/

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