By 90Min
November 17, 2017

Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal has won the Premier League's Goal of the Month award for October following his stunning solo strike in a Saints win over West Brom.

The effort was the only goal of the game and saw Boufal collect the ball deep in his own half before beating five Baggies players and firing low into the bottom corner of the goal.

It was only the 24-year-old's second Premier League goal since moving to England from Lille in France in the summer of 2016.

Southampton's record signing at the time of his arrival, Boufal has taken some time to adjust to life in the Premier League. He has featured in each of his team's last five games, though, starting both of the last two after the decisive impact as a sub against West Brom.

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Although born in France, Boufal has been a Moroccan international since 2016 and was away on international duty earlier this month for the World Cup qualifier against Ivory Coast.

Morocco had already secured passage to the finals in Russia, but won the game anyway in the Ivorian city of Abidjan. Assuming he is selected for the final 23-man squad, Boufal stands to be one of up to six or seven Southampton players potentially going to the World Cup.

Others include England pair Fraser Forster and Ryan Bertrand, Serbian maestro Dusan Tadic, Japanese defender Maya Yoshida and Portuguese full-back Cedric Soares.

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