Xhaka and Azpilicueta scored sensational goals in the EFL Cup, and nobody can agree which was better

Managers are often criticised for fielding weakened teams in the EFL Cup, but two players certainly brought their A-game to the third round of the competition this season.

First up was Arsenal new boy Granit Xhaka, who made it two long-range goals in two games with another thunderbolt against Nottingham Forest.

Netting from around 30 yards, the Swiss midfielder’s shot took a deflection on the way in, negating its beauty somewhat.

And then Cesar Azpilicueta took more of the gloss off Xhaka’s effort.

Naturally, fans could not agree which was the better effort (although it was very probably Azpilicueta’s).

Or was it Xhaka’s?

Azpilicueta’s was hit so sweetly on the volley.

But then Xhaka’s was from so far out.

Azpilicueta’s goal didn’t take a deflection.

But Xhaka has scored two like that in less than three days now…


We’re just grateful we got to watch two such magnificent goals in one night.

That ought to settle it.

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