Oscar Bobb’s first Premier League goal came as a last-gasp winner for Manchester City against Newcastle United on Saturday evening.
Bobb, 20, was introduced to the game in the 82nd minute, shortly after Kevin De Bruyne fired an equaliser in for the Blues.
The extremely talented winger has enjoyed a successful breakthrough campaign so far this term for Pep Guardiola’s side, but he truly introduced himself as a first-team regular at St James’ Park.
With the game level at 2-2 going into additional time, De Bruyne found a run in behind the Newcastle defence from Bobb expertly. Yet, there was still a lot of work for the 20-year-old to do.
His first touch took the ball past Kieran Trippier, and then an incredible double-touch followed – allowing Bobb to evade the onrushing Martin Dúbravka – before the ball nestled into the net for the winner.
Guardiola could not hide his excitement on the sidelines, and Bobb explained after the match that he was able to do exactly what the Spanish manager told him before he entered the fray.
“Amazing feeling. Just watching from the bench, it was a high tempo match,” started Bobb, whilst speaking to TNT Sports.
“The manager told me to come on and score, so thankfully I could.”
That goal ensured an all-important three points for City, who now sit in second place in the Premier League table and are just two points behind Liverpool at the top.
Bobb, who has now made 14 appearances for the side this term, was modest after completing his ‘lifelong dream’ of scoring in the Premier League and praised the incredible pass from De Bruyne.
“It’s a lifelong dream, and to do it with the best team in the world, I can’t describe it. This win is for the fans,” continued the 20-year-old.
“I said thank you to him [De Bruyne] after. He’s the only one in the world who could do that. To play with him is great. Not only one of the greatest players in the Premier League, he’s a very nice guy. He helps the young guys a lot.”
The talented Norweigan and the rest of Guardiola’s squad will now have their focus on their FA Cup fourth-round fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on 26 January.
With Manchester City still yet to win – or even score – at Spurs’ new home ground, they will be hoping to end that record swiftly.
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