The defensive duo are shortlisted for stunning, late efforts which rescued results for the men’s and women’s first teams against Bristol City and Leicester City respectively, in the 2018/19 campaign.
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Kompany’s thunderbolt was the iconic goal of City’s Premier League triumph, as he rifled the ball into the top corner from 30-yards to give us a crucial victory in his final game at the Etihad Stadium, which kept us on course to defend our title.
It was a captain taking matters into his own hands to get the job done and that’s exactly what Houghton had done nine months earlier at the Academy Stadium.
With City trailing in the final minute against Bristol City, the 31-year-old was teed up 30-yards from goal and promptly curled a first-time effort into the top left corner to rescue a point for Nick Cushing’s side.
Houghton and Kompany are up against Danny Rowe (AFC Fylde), Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Peter Clarke (Crewe Alexander) and Alan Browne (Preston North End).
Voting for the 2019 North West Football Awards Goal of the Season is now open and fans can back Houghton and Kompany on Twitter.
You will need to tag @NWFAwards in your tweet and use the following hashtags:
- #LadbrokesGoalD for Vincent Kompany v Leicester City
- #LadbrokesGoalE for Steph Houghton v Bristol City
Voting is open until 10pm on Monday 11 November, the night of the awards ceremony, when the winner will be revealed.