After claiming the prize for goal of the season at West Ham’s annual player awards this week, West Ham World take a look at some of Manuel Lanzini’s best strikes in a claret and blue shirt. 

v Tottenham Hotspur (A) November 2015

In the 2015/16 season, Manuel Lanzini produced a wondrous goal against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Unfortunately, it was only a consolation, with the game ending 4-1 to the opposition.

However, the technique for the goal was of pure beauty. The Argentinian carried the ball down to the left, before producing a slick step over on the ball to take it past his defender and rifled it into the top left corner of the goal.

His balance and control of the ball was excellent, helping him beat his man and give West Ham a small level of comfort – despite losing the game.

v Manchester City (A) November 2021

In November 2021, the Hammers faced a very tough Manchester City side who were second in the league at the time. However, the opposition needed two goals to take all three points, after a thunderous Manuel Lanzini strike.

Positioned at the edge of the penalty box in the final minutes, the 29-year-old nicked the ball from City’s Fernandinho, flicked it up on the half volley and sent a rocket into the top corner of the net.

His ability to score long range shots is incredible and he has shown that time and time again. Although this was a small consolation, Lanzini showcased his spectacular striking technique with this goal.

v Tottenham (A) October 2020

Who could ever forget this magnificent strike from the Argentinian playmaker. With the score at 3-2, after coming back from 3-0 down and having scored two goals in three minutes, Lanzini produced a moment of genius to send Hammers’ fans roaring.

As a cross from left-back Aaron Cresswell gets headed away, in the dying minutes of injury time, the ball falls to Manuel Lanzini’s right foot and he thunders it home from 26 yards out to equalize.

The ball smashes away from the palm of Hugo Lloris, onto the underside of the bar and crashes into the top corner of the net. The technique to produce a goal of that quality, in a high pressure situation, was enough to make this arguably the greatest goal of his career.