On Saturday evening, Jack Wilshere got home, tired and weary, yet lucid and jubilant. He popped the kettle on, settled down in his arm chair and thought to himself: "well, that's the goal of the season wrapped up."
The Ashen-lunged, fleet-footed Arsenal cherub scored a rub-yer-thighs pinball beauty against Norwich that marked him as the front runner for the annual gong.
But what Wilshere hadn't counted on as he settled in for the night with 20 B&H smooth and a copy of Mein Kampf was that little more than 48 hours later Fulham's Pajtim Kasami would be launching an outrageous Van Basten-esque volley more unstoppable than the bandwagon that carried the Arsenal man to the forefront of English football.
Of course in this age of Twitter and logos in the foam we are bombarded with about 30 goals of the season-per-week, but there is no denying Kasami's effort was pretty special - good enough to even inspire Steve Sidwell to launch a rocket of his own. Now that's saying something.
There's no denying either that Kasami's goal bears an uncanny similarity to Marco Van Basten's iconic European Championship final goal in 1988.
Because we, and essentially all football fans are unable to think in anything other than binary black-and-white and appreciate moments for their own intrinsic beauty the obvious, if somewhat lazy, question is; which one is better?
Watch both videos and let us know what you think. Or not, whatever, you've already clicked on the link so we've already got what we want.
P.S If you want a bit of help, Van Basten's is better. Actually, wait a second, that kind of renders this who article pointless doesn't it? Ah well.
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