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The Crystal Palace winger's stunning dipping volley beat off some stiff competition to win the award handed out by Carling.

There were some outrageous efforts this season that made the Premier League's shortlist of ten contenders for goal of the season, but Townsend's was something truly special. He beat competition from Aaron Ramsey's sublime team goal at Fulham, Daniel Sturridge's screamer at his old club, Vincent Kompany's parting gift to Manchester City that ended up being decisive in the title race, and a few more.

We can't wait to see more of the same next season! What was your favourite goal? We could watch Townsend's over again and again...

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