With a sharp turn and calm finish, Callum Wilson slotted his 20th Championship goal of the season as Bournemouth sealed – bar a 19-goal swing – automatic promotion to the top flight against Bolton.
It was the 23-year-old’s second consecutive league season of at least a score of strikes, following the 21 he managed for Coventry in League One last term.
If Eddie Howe’s Cherries are to avoid an immediate return to the second tier, a third straight windfall in front of goal will be required.
As QPR fans can attest though, it’s not quite as simple as that. Charlie Austin’s 17 strikes in the Premier League is more than all bar three of his rivals, yet the Hoops are still far from assured of their safety at 1/19 for the drop.
Considering bwin.com don’t give Wilson much chance of making that kind of impression on the league next term, with the firm going 17/20 either side of a 7.5 Premier League goal line, it seems the south coast club are in for a torrid time.
History suggests the Coventry boy will struggle to match Austin’s haul, or, for that matter, Danny Ings’ nine.
Only one of the Championship’s previous ten promoted top scorers has managed to hit 20 goals or more in their following top-flight campaign. Andy Johnson did it way back in 2004/05 with Crystal Palace having struck 27 the previous season.
Just two more goal getters were lucky enough to get past ten after topping the second tier’s charts the previous year.
Rickie Lambert achieved it with 15 goals for Southampton two seasons ago, while Danny Graham scraped over the line with 12 for Swansea the season before that after bagging 24 for Watford.
Louis Saha is the only other player from the sample to have bettered the line bwin.com have set Wilson.
The Frenchman rippled the onion bag eight times during the 2001/02 Premier League campaign after firing Fulham to promotion with 27 Championship strikes in the first season of this millennia.
Should Wilson fail in his quest for a proverbial hatful next term he should feel far from lonely.
Glenn Murray, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Svetoslav Todorov have a combined total of three goals between them in the season immediately after their promotion, while Marlon King and Nathan Ellington are among those to score no more than five.