Football fans were foaming at the mouth after a simply stunning Olivier Giroud scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace at the Emirates.
"The best goal I've ever seen", said Gary Neville for Sky Sports.
Most of us would find it hard to argue with that statement.
20 minutes into Arsenal v Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium and Oliver Giroud scores a goal that had the crowd audibly gasping in the same way the Old Trafford faithful were celebrating Henrikh Mikhitaryan's similarly outrageous effort against Sunderland on Boxing Day.
And those watching in Ireland and abroad were making similar noises of exaltation, albeit from keyboards/phones rather than vocally.
Goal of the season?!! #AFCvCPFC
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 1, 2017
Goal of the season done right there and he was onside!!! 😃
— Matt Le Tissier😁 (@mattletiss7) January 1, 2017
Giroud does the old scorpion finish and he wasn't even offside. Sensational goal.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) January 1, 2017
Oh no no no no !! What a goal !! Giroud goal of the season
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) January 1, 2017
HOLY MOLY GIROUD
— David Kent (@KentoCCFC) January 1, 2017
That's phenomenal. Goal of the season from Giroud? https://t.co/nn22UuqJFg
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) January 1, 2017
A thing of Beauty #Giroud
— Ryan Mc Cluskey (@clucker60) January 1, 2017
— Zach Tuohy (@zach2e) January 1, 2017
Take a bow #giroud
— Michael McCann (@Michael_McCann8) January 1, 2017
Not a bad start to the year.