Out of the 40 goals scored in the fourth round of the English FA Cup last weekend, the Anglo-Nigerian youngster’s smashing finish for Arsenal at Bournemouth has been named the best of the bunch.
Bukayo Saka’s goal in Arsenal’s 2-1 win at the Vitality Stadium on Monday night has been voted as the goal of the fourth round. The strike beats Diogo Dalot’s finish in Manchester United’s 6-0 thrashing of Tranmere Rovers, and Bernardo Silva’s clever finish in Manchester City’s 4-0 demolition of Fulham to the honours.
Saka’s goal was so special because all Arsenal’s outfield players were involved in its build-up, and 22 passes were made.
After all the Arsenal players had touched the ball, Joe Willock then drove forward with pace and conviction before he released it to Gabriel Martinelli who laid the ball off for the overlapping Saka.
The angle appeared to be against the left-back, but he had no other thought than smashing the ball home past Mark Travers inside the near post.
All 22 of the passes in the build up to Bukayo Saka’s goal tonight 😍
— GOAL (@goal) January 27, 2020
Out of the numerous fans who took to the official BBC website to vote, 24% plunged for Saka’s stunner with Diogo Dalot’s strike and Cauley Woodrow finish for Barnsley against Portsmouth coming a close joint-second with 21%. Bernardo Silva’s goal amassed 13% of total votes cast.