You may think you’ve seen every possible angle of Lee Chung-Yong’s stunning winner against Stoke following the weekend, but believe us, the video below shows the South Korean’s strike in the best way possible; proving that is really is a goal that just gets better and better with each viewing.
This video of Lee Chung-Yong’s stunning late winner against Stoke is without doubt the best angle you’ll ever see of it. I have now watched it at least 563 times and I’m still far from bored with it. What a hit.
Taken from behind the goal, in the centre of Palace’s travelling support, you see the ball fly off Chungy’s foot and across Jack Butland, before nestling beautifully into the side netting, sparking jubilant scenes throughout the away end and on the field.
It’s the sort of effort that us mere mortals could only ever dream of scoring, with the technique required to pull it off more suited to FIFA 16 than an actual game. Make no mistake, the little man meant every part of it, stroking the ball with a level of finesse few have credited him with since arriving at Selhurst Park from Bolton Wanderers at the start of the year.
The circumstances surrounding the strike merely added to its significance, on a day when we looked destined to only take a point away from a hard-fought clash in tricky conditions, a moment of sheer magic stole it for us, with no one happier to see it fly into the net than Lee himself.
Indeed, after struggling to gain any sense of momentum in his bid to secure a regular place in the Palace first-team since February, it was a split second that may provide a launching pad for him to gain a more prominent place in Alan Pardew’s tactical thought process from now on, proving beyond any doubt that he can come up big in our most desperate moments of need.
I dare you to try to watch the above clip without smiling. I’ve tried (numerous times) and I’m still yet to manage it. God bless that little man.