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Ramsey wins October 2018 Carling Goal of the Month

9 Nov 2018
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Midfielder says strike against Fulham that won Carling Goal of the Month prize is up there as his favourite

Aaron Ramsey has won the Carling Goal of the Month award for October.

The Arsenal midfielder received the accolade for a wonderful back-heeled finish in the 5-2 victory at Fulham.

The Welshman helped start the move deep in his own half when he exchanged passes with Hector Bellerin, was heavily involved as the Gunners swept upfield and then popped up in the area to apply a clever finish to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cross.

'I had to adjust'

"'Auba' crossed the ball and it was slightly behind me so I had to try and adjust, and that was the thing that came into my mind first, to try and flick it back towards goal," said Ramsey. "Thankfully, it went in.

"I think we’ve been renowned for scoring some really good goals as a team and that was just another example."

His impudent flick was all the more impressive for the fact that Ramsey had only been on the field for 39 seconds, having just come on as a substitute.

"I was delighted to be a part of it and finish it off, and it’s definitely right up there [with my best goals]," he said.

Important strike

"It was a brilliant ball in because we were 2-1 up at the time and it was a difficult game where Fulham were definitely coming back into it, so we needed that other goal to settle us back down and make the game more comfortable.

"I’m glad I had that impact."

Ramsey's strike beat another flowing team goal scored by team-mate Aubameyang to the prize, as well as efforts by Ricardo Pereira, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andre Schurrle, Roberto Pereyra, Riyad Mahrez and Anthony Martial.

The goal won from the combined votes of a panel of experts and from the public, who picked their favourite via the Carling Tap and Carling website.

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