Wes Burns’ astonishing strike against Coventry City got us thinking – what’s the best goal that Ipswich Town have scored so far this season?

There’s so many to choose from. It feels like the first-team squad have their own competition every week, and a lot of incredible finishes will miss out on a place at the end of the season.

Alex Jones has ranked his top five from the first four months of the campaign.

East Anglian Daily Times: Nathan Broadhead's strike against Cardiff helped Town come back from 2-0 downNathan Broadhead's strike against Cardiff helped Town come back from 2-0 down (Image: Ross Halls)

5. Nathan Broadhead vs Cardiff City

This one was nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month award for September, but it fell just short. It was tough to choose between this and Sam Morsy’s wonderful hit against Rotherham United, but this one just edges it for me.

It’s important to remember the context. Ipswich were 2-0 down at home to Cardiff in a game that took place just a week after their defeat to Leeds United at Portman Road. It felt like Daniel Farke’s side may have rocked them after an impressive start to the season, but Nathan Broadhead was having none of it.

Morsy picked out the Wales international with a low pass, allowing him to fake a run to the left before switching back inside and moving the ball onto his right foot. He had three defenders in front of him, but for a split second, the space opened up.

That’s where he took aim, rifling a fierce effort into the roof of the net just before the hour-mark. Goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson stood no chance, and the goal helped Town spark a comeback thanks to a brace from Freddie Ladapo.

Given how their season took off in September and October, the quality of the goal is equally as important as the context.

East Anglian Daily Times: Brandon Williams scored his third senior goal in a 4-2 win against Preston at Portman RoadBrandon Williams scored his third senior goal in a 4-2 win against Preston at Portman Road (Image: Stephen Waller)

4. Brandon Williams vs Preston North End

I easily could’ve put this one higher up, but it just misses out on a place in the top three. This was a spectacular goal scored by a player who’s been adored by the Town faithful in recent weeks.

The Blues scored the opener at home to Preston North End as Conor Chaplin scored his trademark corner goal, but they were soon pegged back by Mads Frokjaer-Jensen, who capitalised on a slip-up at the back.

The next goal was always going to be crucial. Kieran McKenna knew his side could run riot if they took the lead, while the Lilywhites would’ve had the opportunity to sit deep and manage their one-goal advantage.

Step up Brandon Williams, who had his very own ‘fine, I’ll just do it myself’ moment. The left-back won the ball off former Norwich City man Robbie Brady deep inside his own half, playing a quick one-two with Wes Burns as the Wales international was fouled.

Advantage was played and the Manchester United man ran on, pushing further and further forward as defenders continued to sit off him. He could’ve teed up George Hirst for the finish, but instead, he took aim from just inside the penalty area and fired a shot in off the post.

The run was absolutely incredible and the finish more than matched it, helping Town pick up all three points in a 4-2 win.

East Anglian Daily Times: Two of Jack Taylor's four goals for Ipswich have come from outside of the areaTwo of Jack Taylor's four goals for Ipswich have come from outside of the area (Image: Ross Halls)

3. Jack Taylor vs Swansea City

The top three are painfully predictable, but it doesn’t take away from the quality of the goals.

This one was magnificent and proved what Jack Taylor has in his locker, if we didn’t know it before (and we’ll get onto that). His side fell behind to an early goal at Portman Road as Jay Fulton handed Swansea City the lead in the seventh minute, putting them in control.

That’s because Ipswich really couldn’t find a way through their back line, meaning that it needed to be a moment of magic to break the Swans down. Chaplin’s lay-off to Taylor set the former Peterborough United man up to take aim from a little over 20 yards out. His powerful shot fizzed over everyone, including goalkeeper Carl Rushworth, before hitting the back of the net.

The skill required for such a goal can’t be ignored, but it’s the power that really makes it. Taylor really puts his foot through it to make it an unstoppable shot. The Blues went on to win the match 3-2, which is exactly what they needed after a little wobble on the road.

East Anglian Daily Times: Jack Taylor scored twice in this season's Carabao Cup campaignJack Taylor scored twice in this season's Carabao Cup campaign (Image: Stephen Waller)

2. Jack Taylor vs Wolves (Carabao Cup)

Not another one?

Well, in fact, this was Taylor’s first real statement goal. He found the back of the net in the first-round Carabao Cup win against Bristol Rovers but he found minutes in the league hard to come by.

When the Carabao Cup rolled around again, he was one of the first names on the team sheet, starting in the third round against a strong Wolves side who took an early 2-0 lead at Portman Road.

It threatened to turn nasty. The Premier League side clearly had an abundance of quality, yet they were undone by goals from Omari Hutchinson and Ladapo before the break, levelling the scoreline.

Ipswich had grown more and more comfortable, knocking the ball around nicely and creating one or two good chances. In the 58th minute, Vaclav Hladky and Lee Evans combined to find George Edmundson, who in turn played the ball down the line for Kayden Jackson.

They momentarily lost the ball, but the quick counter-press allowed them to catch Wolves out of their shape. Williams and Hutchinson were the main architects in terms of getting it forward, but it was Marcus Harness who spotted Taylor in space through the middle.

From there, he looked to take on former Man City man Tommy Doyle, but instead of beating him, he pulled the ball back and took aim from 25 yards out, catching everyone off guard with a screamer that sent the Blues into the fourth round.

There were question marks surrounding the defending and the goalkeeping, but this one just about squeezes in behind the clear winner.

East Anglian Daily Times: Wes Burns' curling effort against Coventry is one of the best goals scored in the Championship so far this seasonWes Burns' curling effort against Coventry is one of the best goals scored in the Championship so far this season (Image: Stephen Waller)

1. Wes Burns vs Coventry City

What is there to say about this goal that hasn’t been said already?

There’s a reason why it’s gone viral on social media. Everything about it is absolutely perfect. It came when Ipswich were 1-0 up, but their attacking threat had started to fizzle out as the clock ticked towards half time.

The move started with Hladky once again, but after he played it out from the back, the Blues carved through Coventry like a hot knife through butter. Chaplin’s wonderful first-time ball picked out Leif Davis. The left-back, in turn, moved inside and found Burns with a nice cross-field ball.

He collected it and attacked the right with Harry Clarke, whose overlapping run allowed Burns to cut inside and send Jamie Allen flying. That’s where the space opened up for him to curl an outrageous shot into the top left corner with the outside of his boot.

You hardly ever see those goals, and there’s no doubting that it’ll be among the best in the entire division come the end of the season. A trivela of the highest quality, and a goal that ultimately proved crucial in sealing all three points against the Sky Blues.

Ricardo Quaresma, eat your heart out. Even Roberto Carlos would be impressed by the skill Burns showed to score that goal. There’s a very good chance that it’ll be the best of his entire career.