VIDEO: Gil, Traore team up for Premier League goal of season contender


Aston Villa might be on the fast track to going down to the Championship for the first time, but this goal is one for the pages of its history book, too.

Adama Traore showed his Barcelona pedigree by dancing through the Sunderland midfield and sending a hip-level cross from right to left.

[ MATCH RECAP: Sunderland 3-1 Aston Villa ]

That’s where Carles Gil came in, pivoting to send a side volley across goal and past Vito Mannone in the most aesthetically pleasing of fashion.

Villa would go on to lose 3-1.