Match of the Day’s Goals of the Season (1992/93)

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Three awesome goals, all scored by Black players, but only one could win the coveted Match of the Day Goal of the Season for 1992/93. But whom?

1,222 goals were scored in the inaugural Premier League season but only one could win Match of the Day’s Goals of the Season award. The competition was fierce and the top 3 were absolute stonkers, and all scored by Black players.

In 3rd place was Dwight Yorke’s goal against Sheffield Wednesday on 17th March 1993. Much like that famous Argentina goal in 2006, the build up play overshadowed the finish but a goal is a goal and Dwight Yorke was there to tap it in.

Leicester’s Julian Joachim finished 2nd with an immense run from behind the halfway line and a trivela outside the box. Utterly sublime. So if a trivela finished 2nd, the Goal of the Season has to be unfathomably good, right?

I would say so. The scorer, Dwight Yorke’s teammate Dalian Atkinson (RIP), started in a similar position to Joachim with a run from his own half. After leaving a few Wimbledon players in his wake, he delicately chipped the ball from outside the box over a hapless Hans Segers.

Watch all three goals and the final table for 1992/93 below.

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