Morgan Amalfitano goal from 2013 will leave West Brom fans buzzing
West Brom fans will surely be delighted to see Morgan Amalfitano’s brilliant solo goal against Manchester United from 2013.
Old Trafford has not usually been the best of hunting grounds for the Baggies, but in September 2013, they picked up a rare win against the then defending champions.
After famously holding them to a 5-5 draw in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game, they went to the home of Man United and beat them 2-1 four months later.
Via their official Twitter handle, West Brom shared the goal, captioning it, “Silencing Old Trafford. Stunning Manchester United.”
Saido Berahino scored the winner to hand West Brom their first win at Old Trafford since 1978, but the game will be remembered for Amalfitano’s brilliant solo strike.
The former France international was on loan at the Hawthorns from Marseille that season and there were chances of him moving there permanently at the end of the campaign.
However, once the Baggies got relegated, he went back to France and moved to West Ham a few months later.
That doesn’t mean that the fans did not enjoy what he brought to the table while he was at the club.
Against United, he received the ball in his own half and ran at the opposition defence at full speed.
Adnan Januzaj tried to track him back to win the ball, but the Frenchman was too strong for the young Dutch attacker.
Rio Ferdinand, who’s widely regarded as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League, was handed a reality check, when Amalfitano nutmegged him to find himself one-on-one against David de Gea in goal.
He then showed his services with a dinked effort over the Spaniard’s head and the ball found its way into the back of the net.
Later that season, he also scored an audacious 35-yard long-ranger against Cardiff City, giving the Baggies fans countless moments to cherish over the course of those ten months.
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