The strike has drawn comparisons with Wayne Rooney's famous goal against Manchester City in 2011.
"He had a wonderful manner, capable of handling everyone from the youngest player to the biggest star."
Next season will see a second Kiwi team split loyalties.
American billionaire Bill Foley is bringing a second club to Aotearoa.
The German headed home in the 89th minute to lift his side to first place in the standings.
Meanwhile, Newcastle made light work of 10-man Chelsea.
The hosts fought back from a goal down to round out Mt Smart's A-League double-header in style.
The victory sees the Kiwi side top of the table - for now.
The Wellington women will have an extra year, before their NZ rivalry kicks in.