The results are in. The votes have been counted. The footballing public has spoken. A week ago we asked readers to vote for the greatest goal scored by an Irishman in English football and the resounding winner of the poll has been John O'Shea's delightful chip against Arsenal in 2005.
The Waterford mans' strike garnered 180 votes beating Rory Delap's outrageous scissor kick against Tottenham by 45 votes.
Third place with 106 votes goes to Steven Reid for this thunderbolt against Wigan:
Denis Irwin's strike against Wimbledon and Terry Phelan's slaloming run versus Tottenham make up the rest of the top five.
So there you have it, O'Shea's deft chip over Jens Lehmann wins it. The goal came in the 89th minute to put the gloss over Man United's win against Arsenal in 2005, and O'Shea's attacking prowess was all the more commendable given that United were down to ten men at that stage, Michael Silvestre having been sent off on 69 minutes for an altercation with Freddie Ljungerg.
Also worth noting that O'Shea's celebration is almost as iconic as the goal itself:
Also for what it's worth, I think Kevin Kilbane's overhead kick from the edge of the box is criminally low in the rankings. I'm just going to blame how grainy the footage is for its poor performance:
N.B. If by any chance you wholly disagree with the results, you can click the link below to vote for your preferred choice for the greatest goal scored by an Irishman in English football.