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Swansea virtually secured themselves Premier League football next season with a 4-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday. Wilfried Bony had another good outing, but the Swans' standout player was Jonjo Shelvey, who might have scored one of the most impressive goals of the season.
In the 26th minute, with the score even at 1-1, the 21-year-old controlled a Brad Guzan clearance just inside the Villa half and proceeded to volley the ball straight into the top-right corner. Guzan will receive criticism for inviting the effort with a poor clearance and terrible positioning, but Shelvey's technique was superb.
"He came in at half-time shouting 'goal of the season,'" Swansea manager Garry Monk told reporters, while also insisting that the midfielder deserves a World Cup call-up.
In addition to bagging his sixth goal of the season, Shelvey also set up Bony's opener and assisted the Pablo Hernandez goal that sealed the victory.