Former England international says Glenn Murray's finishing is as good as all the top Premier League strikers

Glenn Murray in action against Wolves. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Glenn Murray in action against Wolves. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Glenn Murray reached 100 goals for Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday and was later praised on Match Of The Day by former England international Phil Neville.

Neville, who is now head coach of the England Women's team, was capped 59 times by England and he hailed Murray after Albion's striker netted his sixth goal of the season in the 1-0 victory over Wolves.

Murray, 35, has scored 18 Premier League goals for Brighton since the start of last season and only Eden Hazard has netted more goals in the top flight this campaign.

Neville said: "It's a phenomenal story and phenomenal he's still scoring goals in the Premier League.

"I think he's playing in a team that's gone back to basics, with defending and getting their shape right that they didn't have at the start of the season.

"But that means he won't get many chances in a game.

"What it shows is that when he gets a chance he sticks it away. The most impressive thing is the composure in his finishing, it's as good as any of the top strikers in the Premier League."

On Murray's finish against Wolves when he tapped the ball home after Bruno fizzed a shot across goal, Neville said: "The composure is there not to panic and he makes it look easy.

"That's what the best goalscorers do. The shot from Bruno was a real poor one, he dragged it but right place, right time and he has the composure to stick it into the net.

"He's a really good team player and a brilliant professional."

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