Fulham’s Nigerian-born forward Josh Onomah produced a moment of magic to put his side in front against Cardiff City on Monday night.
Onomah’s wonderfully taken goal in the 49th minute put Fulham in the driving seat at the Cardiff City Stadium in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final on Monday.
He received the ball on the edge of Cardiff’s box and shielded it away from the onrushing player before turning his man in superb style.
The 23-year-old then skipped past Sean Morrison and cut onto his right foot by beating another defender before completing the move with a great strike into the bottom corner.
Check out Onomah’s brilliant solo madness below:
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Naturally, his goal sent social media into overdrive.
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One Twitter user wrote: “Pure filth from Josh Onomah.”
A second wrote: “A touch of class from Josh Onomah in the second Play off Semi Final.”
A third added: “Josh Onomah casually scoring a goal Lionel Messi would be proud of.”
Speaking after Fulham’s victory, manager Scott Parker praised his star midfielder.
“He has scored some big goals,” he said. “Josh is a young player who needed an arm around him, needed developing.
“He has had a few who recognised his talent like I did, I had him as a baby. I often say to players, when you are developing players a lot of it is a mentality as well.”
The return leg goes down on Thursday, July 30, at Craven Cottage.