Jota’s astute header was his 14th Premier League goal of the season; a tally that only his Anfield colleague, Salah, can better. And he’s also the leading goalscorer of headers in the league, with his opening goal against the Hornets his fourth this term.
His display left Rio Ferdinand and Gianfranco Zola – who covered the game for BT Sport – purring. As the pair assessed his goal, Ferdinand said: “That’s an unbelievable run. He’s top goal scorer for headers in the Premier League this season. That’s unbelievable and he was brave to get his head in there.”
And Zola went one further, paying Jota the ultimate compliment by adding: “He’s one of the cleverest players in the whole of the Premier League.”