X-Rangers striker Greg Stewart made himself a sure-fire contender for the stupendous Puskas award with a stellar strike in the Indian Super League.
The 31-year-old gave current team Jamshedpur the lead against rivals Kerala Blasters in the 14th minute of the Boxing Day clash with a brilliant free-kick.
Blasters keeper Prabhasukhan Singh Gill was in no man’s land when Stewart swung the ball down the left side of the net from the set-piece.
Gill was left trying to scramble back in time to thwart Stewart’s screamer, but was helpless as the ball dodged the post and crossed the goal-line.
But the goal was not temporary and Stewart revealed that he noticed Gill usually standing away from his position during set-pieces while studying the opposition’s keeper before the game.
Asked about his goal after the match, the former Birmingham City attacker said: “I did my homework on their goalkeeper.
“I saw him take chances with a free-kick, standing far enough away from his front post.
“I just tried to find the corner, and luckily it went to the top corner for me.”
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However, Stewart’s rocket was not enough for his side to win and the Blasters equalized after just 10 minutes behind Scott’s beauty.
But the scoreline was of little interest to fans who raved about Stewart’s effort on Twitter, where the clip millions of views,
A user was so impressed with the former Dundee star’s goal that he urged FIFA to consider him for the Puskas prize that Tottenham ace Son Heung-min won in 2020.
Another user, oddly enough, claimed that the goal was better than any goal Cristiano Ronaldo had scored so far this season.
The Manchester United striker, who got his team out of trouble on several occasions this season with some important goals, won the first Puskas Award in 2009.
However, the Portuguese hitman failed to take the lead in United’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Newcastle this week
He is also said to be embroiled in a leadership battle with club captain Harry Maguire as the club goes through a tumultuous period under interim boss Ralph Rangnick.