Sheffield United midfielder Mark Duffy sealed victory against Rotherham on Saturday with a sublime strike from outside the box.
The 33-year-old fired a shot into the top right-hand corner to secure the three points for the Blades:
Half volley on the sweet spot 😍 pic.twitter.com/YCJInsg84E
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) 10 March 2019
Fans thought it was a perfectly struck long-range effort from Duffy:
Beautiful just Beautiful.
— Jaffas the Blade (@blade7018) 10 March 2019
What a hit 🔥
— John (@The_JT_95) 10 March 2019
Simply loveleh…. ⚔🔴⚪️
— Dave Nightingale (@DaveNightingale) 10 March 2019
If that had gone just over the bar it would have smacked me in the face. As soon as he hit it, it was in. 😁
— ⚔⚪🔴 Lost In Translation (@JustinJugger) 10 March 2019
Pick that out of the net
— Will cole (@Willcol09859060) 10 March 2019
The wee magician
— L JD (@8LAD35) 10 March 2019
There was some dispute, however, over whether it was a half-volley:
Very nice. But ‘half-volley’? 🤷♂️
— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) 10 March 2019
— Alex Clapham (@alexclapham) 10 March 2019
That is not a half volley 🤔
— Daniel Gough (@goughy_16) 10 March 2019
Whatever the case, Duffy’s goal clinched another win for Chris Wilder’s side, keeping them on the coattails of Leeds and Norwich in the race for automatic promotion.
West Brom’s draw against bottom side Ipswich at the weekend means the top three have effectively separated themselves from the pack.
With a seven-point gap to fourth, United have likely secured a playoff spot already, but supporters will only be thinking about a top two finish.
The Blades have Brentford at home tomorrow night before a crucial game against Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.