Football fans on Twiiter have been bewildered after Ashely Young's managed to get on the scoresheet in Sunday's epic Serie A clash between Lazio and Inter Milan. The 34-year-old English defender grabbed his first-ever goal for the Nerrazzuri to put his side in the lead with an all important three-point at stake.
Prior to grabbing the night's first goal, Young had not scored in any competition since February 2019. However, he had shown his attacking acumen even more since arriving in Milan from Manchester United in previous outings with the most notable being his assist for Lautaro Martinez's goal in his Serie A debut against Cagliari.
Against Lazio on Sunday, the England international was rightly placed to smash home a half-volley from close range after Lazio goalie Thomas Strakosha had punched out Antiono Candreva's long-range effort. Watch the goal below:
Ashley Young scores his first goal for Inter! pic.twitter.com/hmh6CKNYht— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 16, 2020
As thing stands, Young has had a hand in two goals since arriving at Inter Milan, more than he managed for Manchester United prior to his switch this season. Also, the night's goal saw at Lazio saw him become only the fourth English player Jay Bothroyd (5), David Beckham (2) and Chris Smalling (2) to score in the Serie A in the 21st century.
Below is how some fans reacted to the full-back's stunner:
Couldn’t be happier for Ashley Young.— Euan Booth Robertson (@EuanBRobertson) February 16, 2020
Made a scapegoat by some prominent Manchester United vloggers.
A top professional who has enjoyed an enviable career & now scoring crucial goals in the title race in Serie A at 34 years old.
Respect on his name.
Ashley Young scoring bangers like that for Inter? Following his run into the area and following up shots to smack it in? pic.twitter.com/VlTsGwneNp— Fender x Jordans (@Legenddele) February 16, 2020
Ashley Young just moved to Inter Milan in January but already has more goals this season than Luke Shaw.— Ugbedeojo (@Certifiedopeboi) February 16, 2020
Ashley Young and Victor Moses contributing to title deciding goals for Inter in 2020: pic.twitter.com/xEigD6rGTt— (@modric14i) February 16, 2020
Lingard on hearing Ashley young has already scored for Inter in Less than 10 games pic.twitter.com/WbP9bVDcF8— I_am_royal_tea (@Iamroyaltea1) February 16, 2020