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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

QPR's Matt Phillips with a 45-yard goal of the season contender

The Rs winger hit an unstoppable long-distance effort in their 3-1 loss at Selhurst Park.

QPR’S MATT PHILLIPS has put himself in contention for goal of the season in the early Premier League game at Selhurst Park today.

The Rs were trailing Crystal Palace 3-0 when Phillips picked up possession just inside the opposition’s half and advanced forward before letting an unstoppable 45-yard strike fly past Julian Speroni and into the top corner.


It’s just as impressive from another angle:

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Wilfried Zaha had opened the scoring for the home side by arriving late to bundle home Yannick Bolasie’s cross on 21 minutes.

After getting a vital touch, Zaha’s momentum took him towards the end line, where he crashed into the post a full speed.

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Painful-looking, but it could have been a lot worse. Just ask Phil Babb…

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Just before half-time, James McArthur and Joel Ward both found the back of the net to put Palace 3-0 up and, ultimately, earn them the three points.

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