Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Clough Reveals His 'Rooney' Moment

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Clough Reveals His 'Rooney' Moment

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BOLTON........................ 1 QPR ............................... 1 Trevor Baxter DENTON destroyer Zach Clough savoured the best goal of his career, but was left wondering about the one that got away.

Clough's sensational strike showed exactly why Bristol City tried to lure him to Ashton Gate during last month's transfer window.

It would have secured a priceless survival victory until poor defending and misjudgement by ex-United keeper Ben Amos gifted a sloppy stoppage-time equaliser to Matt Phillips.

Despite the body blow, City fan Clough believes Wanderers can still stay in the Championship, likening any great escape to winning promotion to the Premier League.

"I've never scored a goal like it in my whole career," he said of his 69th-minute thunderbolt. "As soon as it left my foot I knew it was going in the top corner. …

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