Goal of the day: Nick Powell (Crewe) vs Cheltenham | inside World Soccer

18-year-old phenom Nick Powell enhanced his growing reputation with a stunning strike to help Crewe Alexandra win promotion to League One.

Crewe striker Nick Powell celebrates his goal against Cheltenham with a teammate
Crewe striker Nick Powell celebrates his goal against Cheltenham with a teammate

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Powell is the subject of transfer interest from a host of Premier League clubs, and his star performance in Sunday's Football League Play-Off Final 2-0 win over Cheltenham Town will have done his prospects of a big-money move little harm.

Following a sedate opening to the game, Powell put the Railwaymen ahead on 15 minutes in sublime fashion.

Receiving the ball on the edge of the area, his first touch was sublime, shifting the ball from his right foot to his left while escaping the attentions of Marlon Pack and Alan Bennett.

His second was simply stunning, a dipping volley which flew over Cheltenham goalkeeper Scott Brown and into the corner of the net.

The strike was not quite anything you'd regularly expect to see in a League Two tie, but Powell was modest about his goal.

He said: "I just whacked it to be honest. I just want to enjoy tonight with the boys and celebrate, I'm not concentrating on the future."



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