Middlesbrough’s Lewis Wing has been named Carabao Cup Player of the Round, for Round Four after his long-range strike saw off Premier League side Crystal Palace at the Riverside Stadium...
The 23-year-old, who made the move from non-league side Shildon AFC in 2017, took aim from 25-yards and powered his effort past Vicente Guaita in first-half stoppage time. It was a strike that was also named as the Carabao Cup Round Four Goal of the Round winner
Boro boss Tony Pulis expressed his delight at Wing’s strike, calling it a “wonder goal” to seal the win over his former side. Sky Bet League One side Burton Albion will visit the Riverside Stadium in the Quarter-Finals on the competition.
Wing saw off competition from Burton’s Scott Fraser, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur. The Boro man collected 54 per cent in a public vote on the official Carabao Cup Twitter account.
Upon receiving his award, Wing said: "I'm over the moon, I didn't think it would happen. There were some big names up against me so I'm obviously delighted.
"It's all a little surreal, from where I've come from to being up for awards against some of those names.
"I thought dictated the play for most of the game against Crystal Palace. I got the goal and they began to show their quality, but to compete and win against a Premier League side is always a confidence boost.
"The goal itself, I hit it on the half volley and it's one of them that bobbled up nicely as I hit it and it went like a rocket. When you get into those positions you always think about taking a shot, and luckily for me and the team it went in on that occasion."