Chelsea fans couldn’t get enough of Mason Mount’s tremendously taken volley against West Ham United on Saturday.
While Thomas Tuchel’s side went on to lose the tie, dropping three precious points in an already tight title-race, Mount’s stunning strike was the crowning point of an action-packed first-half at the Olympic Stadium.
Thiago Silva had put the Blues 1-0 up before Manuel Lanzini’s penalty levelled the score.
But with just a couple of minutes left before the break, Hakim Ziyech launched a lofted ball to the far side of the pitch with Mount lurking just inside West Ham’s penalty area.
The England international caught the ball full on the volley and gorgeously guided it into the bottom corner past Lukasz Fabianski.
Chelsea fans quickly flocked to social media in frenzied celebration, with hundreds opting for the same description of the strike: ‘Filthy’.
“That was filthy from Mount. What a hit, son. What. A. Hit,” wrote one fan.
“Ridiculous technique from Mason Mount. Absolutely filthy,” wrote another.,
Another said: “Unbelievable goal from Mount, filthy strike.”
Though just 10 minutes into the second half and West Ham were level again, with Jarrod Bowen finishing expertly from the edge of the box after the ball had evaded Antonio Rudiger.
And while Mount’s goal was almost certainly the game’s finest, the winning goal was in some ways the most memorable.
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After taking a quick throw, Hammers left-back Arthur Masuaku exchanged a couple of passes with Michail Antonio on the by-line before whipping in a cross.
The cross took a horrible nick off Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and wrong-footed Edouard Mendy who could only palm the ball backwards into his own net.
A fluke, but one that came about through West Ham’s perseverance and industry throughout the second 45.
The result means Chelsea will be knocked off the top of table if either Manchester City or Liverpool win their games in hand.
It also means David Moyes’ side have moved three points clear of Arsenal in fifth – though the Gunners have a game in hand.