"It was instinct. I've seen the ball come into me and thought it was the right thing to do in that moment. It came off and we won the game." If you hadn't seen the goal Nico O'Reilly was describing, you would expect a run-of-the-mill finish, maybe something a little bit impressive, but nothing too extravagant.
So it's probably a reflection on O'Reilly's laid-back demeanour that he was reflecting on his outrageous scorpion kick from a tight angle in the 94th minute to win the game for Manchester City last month and keep their U18 Premier League title challenge on track.
Seven days later, after seeing his wonder goal go viral, he sent City fans wild again with a 40-yard lob in a Manchester derby victory.
With both wins, City went on to win their division. ALSO READ: Guardiola praises City reaction to 'drinking Manchester dry' "I saw the 'keeper off his line and tried it and it came off," he said this time of the goal against United, in another contender for understatement of the season.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk