Finn Azaz scored his sixth goal of the season for Plymouth Argyle as they drew 2-2 with Bristol Rovers in League One on Saturday. The Ireland U21 international is on loan at the club from Aston Villa.
14 minutes into the game, Azaz opened the scoring with an astonishing left-footed strike from just outside the box on the right wing.
Argyle doubled their lead shortly before half-time through Adam Randell, but second half goals from Joshua Coburn and Aaron Collins earned the home side a point.
🏆 Today's Man of the Match, as voted for by the Green Army, is @finnazaz.
— Plymouth Argyle FC (@Argyle) October 22, 2022
"They were great strikes, nice moves where we looked after the ball – which too often we didn’t do," Plymouth Argyle manager Steven Schumacher told the club's website about his side's goals.
"Finn Azaz showed his quality once again with an unbelievable finish, and Rands showed what he can do as well with a strike from outside the box. Two good goals, but I don’t think we did enough to win the game.
"We had a few little moments in the box, but we didn’t show enough quality in the final third all afternoon. In the second half we just needed someone to produce one moment of magic and we might have won the game.
"We’ll take the point and move on. This point will look a lot better if we can get a really positive result on Tuesday against Shrewsbury.
"We are still top of the league, we’re still doing really well. It’s all good."
Azaz, who made his Ireland U21 debut in last month's European Championship playoff defeat to Israel, was born in England. The 22-year-old midfielder has scored this season's six league goals in just 14 appearances. He has also provided three assists.
Finn Azaz goal vs Bristol Rovers
🎥 A pulsating afternoon in Bristol yesterday afternoon.
— Plymouth Argyle FC (@Argyle) October 23, 2022