Edinson Cavani’s wonder goal: The type of strike that only special players get to score

Manchester United had already wrapped up the award for goal of the season for the year - only for Cavani to score a gem By Dan Coombs, and  San Carney What a moment that was for Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan marked his first game in front of fans at Old Trafford with a special goal. 15 minutes in, Cavani saw Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola off his line and decided to go for goal. Seconds later the ball was nestling in the back of the net. Cavani’s shot was a sublime chip with pace and perfect execution, immaculately judged with precision and outstanding technique. It was the type of goal only special players can score, and was reminiscent of Wayne Rooney. While there was a hint of offside about the goal, frankly, when the finish is that good, who cares? The goal was Cavani’s 10th in the Premier League this season and his 16th in total. He has just extended his contract and this was the perfect way to celebrate. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had promised Cavani would enjoy playing in front of supporters.

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