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Derby County striker scores Goal of Year candidate (video)

Oldham Athletic v Derby County - Carabao Cup First Round

OLDHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Mason Bennett of Derby County during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Oldham Athletic and Derby County at Boundary Park on August 14, 2018 in Oldham, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Puskas much?

Mason Bennett is getting Tuesday recognition for his amazing goal, one which could see him in the running for the Puskas Award as the best goal of the world’s season.

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Bennett plays for Derby County, and gave Frank Lampard’s men an equalizer en route to a 2-1 defeat of Wigan Athletic at Pride Park on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old scored his first Derby goal since a Sept. 2013 goal against Millwall, when he was 17.

Derby is now level on points with sixth place Bristol City in the run to a playoff spot. Bristol City has played one more match.

Bennett turns a cross into the net with the outside of his left foot, back-to-goal. It’s really wonderful stuff:

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