The last time I wrote one of these, we were bemoaning Hakim Ziyech’s lack of accuracy after the defeat to Manchester City. But on Sunday, his accuracy was spot on with one of this season’s goals of the season.
His wand of a left-foot made west London standstill as the ball dropped below Hugo Lloris’ crossbar to send the Matthew Harding Lower into raptures.
It brought me back to Eden Hazard’s wonderful curled strike against Spurs in May 2016, a goal that has been replayed repeatedly since. This finish will have a similar effect in years to come.
The Moroccan’s overall display was really good also, producing several exquisite crossfield passes and continually showing up in the dangerous areas.
Undeniably the man of the match, this can hopefully prove a major turning point for Ziyech, who now has two league goals in a row.