Demarai Gray’s spectacular goal in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City is named as Budweiser’s Premier League Goal of the Month for November and December.
A panel of experts and fan voting together to choose the winning goal from a shortlist of eight. Following the voting, the stunning effort of the attacker get into list.
Gray’s heroics came in the second half of a tense New Year’s Eve match against the champions, and he saved a crucial point for the Toffees.
“I knew it was going in as soon as it left my foot,” Gray said proudly of his goal. “It was obviously good to get a point at the Etihad.”
The Premier League champion is quickly developing a reputation for scoring spectacular goals at Everton, and this one at City has sparked some debate on social media about whether it tops Gray’s brilliant last-minute effort against Arsenal at home last season.
“For me personally, it’s better than Arsenal,” Gray says.
“I have lost my footing just before I have hit it as well so for me this one. Arsenal was obviously nice because of the occasion, the last-minute winner, but this strike is my personal favorite.”
Although Gray’s goal was a brilliant individual effort in many ways, the Everton forward was quick to credit his teammate Vitalii Mykolenko for the role.
Gray Scoops PL Goal Of The Month Prize
Although Gray’s goal was a brilliant individual effort in many ways, the Everton forward was quick to credit his teammate Vitalii Mykolenko for his role in the move.
“It was a counter, I picked up the ball, looked up, and four City players were surrounding me,” Gray explains.
“The Myka run is a little overdone, but if he doesn’t make that run, I don’t get the extra seconds, so it was like an assist from him,” said the player.
Gray has been in excellent form for the Toffees recently, particularly since the league restart, scoring a penalty goal against Brighton and then an imposing attacking display against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
He told earlier this week that he is relishing the responsibility of being one of the Everton players who will contribute offensively.
“Attacking players bear a lot of responsibility because goals win games,” Gray said in Everton’s Official Matchday Programme for Southampton. “The space I am in now, and the way I have matured, I have realised that I am probably looked at as one of the players to make a difference.
“For me, feeling valued really helps, and I feel like at Everton, everyone is behind me. I enjoy the responsibility of trying to win games for the team, and the manager has made me believe that I am capable of doing so.”
Gray discusses dealing with pressure, winning the Premier League title with Leicester City, and his growing importance at Everton in this weekend’s matchday program.
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