Ramadan Sobhi paid tribute to collaborator Maxim Choupo-Moting as his first Premier League goal helped seal an important win for Stoke City against West Bromwich Albion.
Ramadan, aged 20, became the youngest Stoke City scorer in almost 33 years when he rolled in the third in a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion.
The goal was the Egypt winger’s first goal in the English Premier League this season. It was also the 20-year-old’s first since his strike in their win over Rochdale in the League Cup in August.
It clinched a vital three points for Stoke, who jump from 17 to 14 in the table and leave West Bromwich in the relegation zone over Christmas.
“I’m am happy to play a small part against a very good team,” said Ramadan, in his first, brief, interview in English since joining the club in the summer of 2016.
“Choupo-Moting did very well and we’re pleased. The team is like a family and we did very well today. It was a very good win, we are stronger now and we were glad to do it in front of our fans.”
Ramadan had been sent on from the bench for the final 10 minutes as Mark Hughes tried to see out the game, having been 2-0 up at half-time through goals from Joe Allen and Choupo-Moting.