Pundits hail Brighton's Barcelona-esque goal

Brighton's goal at Stoke on Saturday has been hailed so good that it would be talked about all week if Barcelona had scored it.

Tuesday, 13th February 2018, 9:29 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 6:12 am
Jose Izquierdo scores Albion's goal at Stoke. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Jose Izquierdo's strike in the 1-1 draw came after an oustanding passing move, which started with goalkeeper Mathew Ryan. Shane Duffy and Dale Stephens were then involved before Izquierdo played quick one-twos with Solly March and Stephens and then fired past Stoke keeper Jack Butland.

On Goals on Sunday on Sky Sports, Chris Kamara said: "If this was Barcelona, Arsenal or Manchester City, we would be seeing it all week.

"What a move. The football is sensational, the movement, the passing, the one-two play is just top draw."

Albion striker Glenn Murray, a guest on Goals on Sunday, said: "It's a fantastic goal. Jose is very good at those one-twos and getting in behind the defence and he's really starting to show his worth to us the past few weeks."

BT Sport commentator Ian Darke tweeted: "Goal of the Premier League weekend for me - Izquierdo for Brighton. Dazzling one-touch football and finish."

BBC Sussex Sport summariser Warren Aspinall said: "Am I watching Brighton or Barcelona?! Last Saturday's goal was an individual goal, that was a team goal. Lovely one-two football."

Former Southampton forward Matt Le Tissier tweeted about the match and wrote: "And on that game how good was Brighton’s goal (clapping hands)."

It was Izquierdo's second stunning goal in as many weeks, after his long-range strike against West Ham the previous week. He feels his goal at Stoke was his best for the club and said after the match: "This one (was the best) because it was scored together."