On Sunday afternoon, Bukayo Saka scored an impressive goal for England during their game against Ukraine.
Before this match, the Arsenal player also contributed to the
Three Lions’ victory over Italy in their Euro 2024 qualifier earlier in the week. Saka was selected to start the game at Wembley Stadium against Ukraine and played a crucial part in helping Harry Kane score the first goal in the 37th minute.
Kane scored a goal by poking Saka’s excellent cross from the right-hand side into the back-post.
A few minutes later, Saka became a goalscorer himself and extended his team’s lead with a brilliant display of skill.
After receiving the ball around 25 yards away from the goal, the 21-year-old executed an impressive turn to get past Mykola Matviyenko.
He then unleashed a fantastic shot from just outside the box, which curled beautifully into the top corner of the net. You can watch the goal in the video below.
VIDEO: Bukayo Saka scores stunner for England vs Ukraine
— Channel 4 Sport (@C4Sport) March 26, 2023
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Saka’s performance was simply outstanding. Even Ukraine’s goalkeeper, Anatoliy Trubin, had no chance of stopping his incredible shot, which was a display of pure brilliance.
It’s hard to imagine any goalkeeper in the world being able to keep that shot out. This goal was Saka’s eighth for England, and it’s undoubtedly the best goal he has scored for his country so far in his short career.
England legends praise Bukayo Saka after stunner in England vs Ukraine
Steven Gerrard knows a thing or two about scoring beauties.
The England legend was covering the game as a pundit for Channel 4 and he was full of praise for Saka.
Speaking about Saka’s goal, Gerrard said: “Saka has been the star of the first half. This is all about Saka. Good first touch takes it on to his favored side, and the finish is exquisite.”
While Gary Lineker tweeted:“Beautiful goal from @BukayoSaka87. Such a wonderfully gifted footballer.”
Saka went on to play the full 90 minutes and was given the Man-of-the-Match award as England cruised to a 2-0 victory.
What next for Bukayo Saka?
It’s been a productive international break for Saka.
He will now return to Arsenal and, barring injury or illness, will start from the outset in their Premier League clash against Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday April 1.