CARDIFF CITY midfielder Graham Kavanagh struck a 35-yard beauty in the Welsh derby against Wrexham at The Race-course yesterday - and then said he had scored better goals.
Bluebirds skipper Kavanagh hit City's second goal in their impressive 3-1 win.
"It was one of the best goals I've scored but I couldn't say it was the best. I've scored a few decent goals in my time that people in Cardiff don't know about," said the Irishman, a £1m signing from Stoke in the summer. "It was one of those shots that could have gone anywhere.
"Fortunately for us it went in. It wasn't my best goal but it was one of the best."
Kavanagh chested down Paul Brayson's header before beating Wrexham goal-keeper David Walsh with an audacious first-time shot.
Wrexham manager Denis Smith said of Kavanagh's goal, "That's what you pay a million pounds for," while City assistant manager Ian Butterworth called it "a wonder goal".
Added Kavanagh, "Before I scored I noticed their 'keeper was standing six or eight yards off his line. If I got the chance then I thought I'd try and beat him.
"The ball came to me, it sat up nicely and I just hit it. It looked as if it was going to hit the bar, but it went in. I was absolutely delighted with it.
"What was re-ally nice was that the game was live on television so a lot of people had the opportunity to see it.
"It came at an important moment, just before half-time. I think it killed Wrexham off."
The Bluebirds' victory in North Wales was their third straight win on the road, and Kavanagh admitted City are playing better away from Ninian Park. "The system we play, with three up front, is better suited to counterattacking football.
"At home it's harder because the onus is on us to attack.
"The other sides come to Ninian Park and defend in numbers.
"Also, we haven't won at home for a while and maybe that's playing on our minds a bit. It has become a bit of a mental thing.
"But if we can win the next few home games then all that will be forgotten."
City will travel to Bury, bottom of the table, on Wednesday looking to make it four away wins in a row
"Our confidence is sky-high at the moment because of our recent good results, but we've got to approach the Bury game in the right manner," warned Kavanagh.
"When I was at Stoke last season we were going for promotion but dropped six points to Swansea, who only won eight games all season.
"No matter what position Bury are in, we've got have the right attitude."