SCOTT McTOMINAY has been revealed to have scored the longest-range goal in the Premier League this season following his strike against Manchester City.
The Scottish international – who also banged in a fine strike from distance during the 1-1 draw against Arsenal – found the back of the net against the Citizens from over 37 yards out.
Here SunSport runs down the top five list of the longest goal in the top-flight this term.
1. Scott McTominay – Man Utd vs Man City – 37.78 yards
The 23-year-old made it 2-0 against City in March after latching on to an awful throw from goalkeeper Ederson.
McTominay had the easy task of curling home into an empty net as he sealed victory to make it a Premier League double against City for the first time in a decade.
2. Ashley Westwood – Burnley vs Southampton – 31.22 yards
In one of the strangest goals of the campaign, Westwood scored directly from a corner at St Mary's in a 2-1 away victory for Sean Dyche's men.
His inswinging delivery should have been cleared at the near post, but Danny Ings left the ball for goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who couldn't react quick enough to keep it out.
3. Fikayo Timori – Chelsea vs Wolves – 30.93 yards
The Blues centre-back opened his account for the West Londoners in spectacular fashion away at Miolineux in a 5-2 win.
As the ball rolled towards him after Mason Mount was tackled, the former Derby loanee took aim and curled the ball home into the top left corner.
4. Chris Wood (own goal) – Liverpool vs Burnley – 30.56 yards
The Clarets striker inadvertently turned the ball into his own net after Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross deflected in off his back.
Nick Pope between the Burnley sticks was powerless in his efforts to stop the goal as he watched the ball sail over his head.
5. Jonjo Shelvey – Newcastle vs West Ham – 30.17 yards
The Magpies midfielder netted the winner against the Hammers in November as Steve Bruce's men left the London Stadium with a 3-2 win.
Shelvey found the back of the net with a free-kick in the second half, though Roberto should have stopped the ball from nestling into the bottom right corner.
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