DYCHE: ASH IS NO ALSO-RON
SEAN DYCHE cast his vote for goal of the week – and went for Ashley Barnes ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid forward Ronaldo scored one of the Champions League’s great goals with a bicycle kick (below) as Juventus were swept aside 3-0 on Tuesday.
But Burnley striker Barnes attracted plenty of praise for a hooked volley (above) that set up a 2-1 win at West Brom last Saturday, former England captain Alan Shearer describing his technique as “incredible”.
Dyche is trying to guide his side into the Europa League, which would be helped if Barnes, a scorer in each of his past four games, can keep up his impressive form at Watford today.
Asked whose was the better goal, the Clarets boss said: “I’ve got to say Barnesy, haven’t I? You know what Barnesy’s like, he’ll slaughter me.
“They were both great goals. Great goals for different reasons.
“Barnesy’s was really difficult to do in terms of body shape. It’s behind him. Fantastic technique.”