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City delights in Cahill's A-League golazo

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 15/10/2016 Ben McKay

Tim Cahill, welcome home.

The Socceroo marked his return to league football in Australia in the most remarkable fashion, scoring a 40-metre stunner to announce his arrival.

It wasn't just remarkable, it was incredible.

But it was also so typically Cahill.

When all other players saw a bobbling ball in the centre circle, Cahill saw something else.

Surging onto the loose ball, Cahill swung his right boot and was richly rewarded, seeing his effort arrow over Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas and into the top right corner.

As Victory's players and fans picked their jaws up from the floor, Cahill was punching the corner flag in trademark style.

If this is what the A-League can expect, then it won't be long until Melbourne City and Football Federation Australia consider their mammoth investment on the 36-year-old money well spent.

If they don't already.

The only people not delighting in Cahill's phenomenal effort were Victory fans, who instead produced a chorus of 'You're only here for the money'.

In joining City on a two-year playing deal, Cahill is reportedly among the league's highest-ever earners.

FFA have tipped in a component of his wages, in recognition of his efforts to lift the league's profile.

The same player who took his talents to the English Premier League and three World Cups is now delighting on home soil.

And on this evidence, fans will be flocking to see the all-time leading Socceroos scorer across the country.

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