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​Brighton star Izquierdo gives humble assessment of Stoke wonderstrike

Jose Izquierdo believes his brilliant effort against Stoke was his best strike yet for West Bromwich Albion.

Izquierdo scored a sensational solo effort earlier against West Ham and followed it up with another remarkable strike away at Stoke.

The reason was because of the roles the Colombian winger's teammates had in crafting the goal. He combined with Solly March and Dale Stephens before thumping the goal past Stoke keeper Jack Butland.

And the Albion winger chose his latest strike after being asked which of his four goals had been the best.

"This one because it was scored together," he said.

"It was a quality goal. Solly and Dale understand me more each game.

"They understand the wall pass, passing one touch, and it was a good goal.

"It's through training every day that they know me and I know them.

"The goal is not for me, it is for them. If they don't give me the ball back perfectly, it's impossible to score like this.

"The ball that I received from Solly is perfect to give with one touch.

"The ball I received from Dale is millimetre-perfect to take the ball, go inside and shoot.

"If you don't have players with quality it is impossible."

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