Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal wins Premier League Goal of the Season award

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The 24-year-old’s wonder strike in October has been rewarded as the best goal in the English top-flight this season

Sofiane Boufal’s winning goal against West Bromwich Albion has been named 2017-18 English Premier League Goal of the Season.

The Morocco international helped Southampton to a 1-0 win over the Baggies with a magnificient 85th-minute effort at the St. Mary’s Stadium on October 17.

After picking the ball from his own half, Boufal skipped past five West Brom players before curling a shot past Ben Foster.

The solo strike earned the winger two honours in October - Southampton and Premier League Goal of the Month.

Boufal who ended the 2017-18 league season with two goals from 28 games was a prominent omission from Morocco’s 23-man squad for the 2018 Fifa World Cup .

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However, the former Lille has reacted to the recognition and appreciated his fans’ for standing by him 'even in a difficult situation'.

"It’s a honour to be awarded the best goal of the season in the Premier League. Thanks to all people that support me even in a difficult situation,” Boufal tweeted.

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