Former Melbourne City star Aaron Mooy has made headlines across England after his stunning match-winner for Huddersfield Town in his second English Premier League match on Sunday.
Mooy, a fan favourite at Melbourne City, earned a dream move to the Premier League through Huddersfield’s promotion to the English top flight, via an initial loan deal to Melbourne’s sister club Manchester City.
The Socceroo midfielder made that move permanent after an outstanding first season with Huddersfield, and has continued that form into his first two matches for Huddersfield.
After a stellar Premier League birth against Crystal Palace, in which Mooy played a role in two of three Huddersfield goals in a 3-0 win, Mooy’s solitary strike on Sunday secured Town’s first home win of the season in a tight 1-0 victory over Newcastle United.
The Aussie’s strike was the first top-flight goal at The John Smith Stadium in 45 years, meaning Mooy will go down in Huddersfield history as the scorer of the first goal at home since its return to the top flight.
Mooy’s man-of-the-match performance helped David Wagner’s side secure bck-to-back wins and it was Mooy’s goal that has had a number of pundits talking.
Delivering a trademark one-two pass with Elias Kachunga on the edge of the box, Mooy unleashed a delightful right-footed strike which curled into the top corner.
The goal would have reminded City fans of Mooy’s goal against Western Sydney Wanderers back in January 2015, where he curled a shot from the top of the box past Ante Covic in similar fashion.
After a stellar 2016/17 campaign with Huddersfield in the Championship, after which Mooy was named in the team of the year, Mooy looks quite at home playing among the world’s best in the England’s top flight competition this season – and Melbourne City fans can no doubt be proud following Mooy’s progress.