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Who scored the best goal in Premier League history?

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Phil McNulty | 07:00 UK time, Friday, 20 April 2012

The wall-to-wall coverage of 20 seasons of the Barclays Premier League ensures that barely a goal - or indeed barely an incident - has not been preserved for posterity and to be pored over at leisure.

Every fan of every team will have their personal favourites, its memory framed by the context in which it was scored as a match-winner, match-saver or quite simply a piece of spectacular skill that will endure forever.

Southampton's Matt Le Tissier was a rare Premier League breed - the one club man. And how he served that club with languid brilliance and the ability to conjure magic in an instant.

The list of those vying for the Premier League's greatest goal in the public vote reels off the names of the superstars who have produced these moments - but choosing the winner is once again a hazardous occupation.

Of those on the list I witnessed in the flesh, the explosive Tony Yeboah's thunderous goal for Leeds United against Liverpool at Elland Road in August 1995 - a strike that tested the frame of the goal to its fullest - was probably the most memorable.

Not far behind is Wayne Rooney's overhead kick that gave Manchester United victory against Manchester City at Old Trafford in February last year.

It came after 78 minutes. Nani's speculative right-wing cross brushed off Pablo Zabaleta to wrong-foot Vincent Kompany. He stumbled and, with Micah Richards in position to head clear, Rooney took off - literally.

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He readjusted his position to meet a cross that was high and slightly behind him before a triumph of touch, technique and athleticism allowed him to send a right-foot bicycle kick high beyond Joe Hart.

West Ham fans will recall the splendour of Paolo di Canio's similarly athletic strike against Wimbledon, while the same opponents suffered from David Beckham's memorable strike from the halfway line at Selhurst Park.

Of course the names of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Alan Shearer feature - as they should after the manner in which they decorated the Premier League. The arrogance and showmanship of Eric Cantona's goal - and celebration - against Sunderland at Old Trafford deserves inclusion, as befits his status as one of the great stars of 20 years of the Premier League.

One goal I witnessed and instantly knew that to be there was to be in at the start of something special was seeing the 16-year-old Rooney score his first Premier League goal for Everton against Arsenal in October 2002, a high curling, curving 30-yarder beyond David Seaman that announced the arrival of a supreme talent.

Once again selection will be a combination of the subjective, the partisan and the downright biased. No matter. The chosen one will be a worthy monument to the magic of the Premier League.

Every goal will evoke a different memory so this is your platform for discussion. Tell me what was your favourite Premier League goal - and why.

And you can vote for your favourite goal from the nominated list between now and Monday 30 April at 20 Seasons of the Premier League.

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    First to comment; cannot believe it. Best goal is Wayne Rooney's against ManCity in 2011. Everything fell into place at the right time. Athough I must say that shorter footballers are better at that type of volleying.

  • Comment number 2.

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  • Comment number 3.

    Tugay for Blackburn Rovers, against Fulham a few seasons ago. Or Le Tiss against Blackburn Rovers in 1994-1995...Or Collymore against Blackburn, and the way he made the ball bounce on a bobble in the pitch that caused the ball deflect the ball over Flowers' shoulder...

  • Comment number 4.

    I still believe it was Dalian Atkinsons for Aston Villa from the 1st premier league season. He beat a few players then unleashed an amazing chip.

  • Comment number 5.

    Bergkamp for me. Never seen anything like it again. Bent versus Liverpool?

  • Comment number 6.

    I'm assuming that Rod Wallace's was in the FA Cup otherwise that's right up there, otherwise Le Tissier for me. We talk about English players having no skill etc and yet when we get one like him we waste him because he didn't track back!

  • Comment number 7.

    Lillian Nallis for Leicester City against Leeds in 2003/4. Not one of the so called glamour teams so I doubt it will get a mention, but it's a great strike up there with the best of them.

  • Comment number 8.

    As a spurs fan i have to say nothing made me feel like Danny Rose's spectacular debut goal of the season volley against arsenal a couple of years back, but an unbiased part of me deep, deep down says that Henry's preposterous flick and finish is probably the most technically outstanding.

  • Comment number 9.

    Wayne Rooney's is the best but I think that Paolo di Canio's is right up there!

    http://playwithflair.com/2012/04/16/blue-is-the-colour-at-wembley/

  • Comment number 10.

    Although in terms of occasion and spectacle, its probably the rooney goal, I think di Canio's volley is technically the best goal of that lot.

  • Comment number 11.

    Is there an award for best OG? If so Jamie Carragher must have a few contenders.

  • Comment number 12.

    "Of course the names of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Alan Shearer feature - as they should after the manner in which they decorated the Premier League. "

    Surely this is about a one off moment of magic rather than recognition of years of high quality performance.

  • Comment number 13.

    So many great goals. Volleys, as entertaining as they are to watch are the type of thing that a bit of luck is involved, if you hit it right then there is no stopping it, the Bergkamp one is exquisite as is the Cantona one, the arrogance of both to try these things which others couldn't imagine.

    From that list I'd give it to Le Tiss, mainly because he said to Tim Flowers he was going to hit his bag before the match, he scored plenty like that throughout his career and he deserves a win. I also have a soft spot for lazy pros with extraordinary talent.

    My Personal choice would be Luke Moore against Man City

  • Comment number 14.

    Trevor Sinclairs overhead kick beats the lot. What a goal???

  • Comment number 15.

    Congratulations on saying something positive about David Beckham, Phil. Although it was muted praise at best, I appreciate this must have been very difficult for you.

    The normal BBC service of slating England's best player for a generation can resume tomorrow.

  • Comment number 16.

    Di Canio or Rooney.
    Different technique but hell,the fact they were both off the ground seem to make their goals more spectacular.
    Added spice was Rooney's was in a local derby against the bitters.
    Bit of a shout for RVN for Utd vs Fulham at Old T a few years back.

  • Comment number 17.

    Peter Crouch Goal this year for Stoke surely has to be up there!!

  • Comment number 18.

    I can't believe Crouch's monster volley isnt in here! One of the best goals i've ever seen!

  • Comment number 19.

    @17 lol, good timing Dan

  • Comment number 20.

    @bobsy123 Trevor Sinclair's overhead kick was in the FA Cup.

    Personally I thought Tony Yeboah's goal against Wimbledon in the same season as opposed to the volley against Liverpool.

  • Comment number 21.

    5

    Assuming u mean the one against Newcastle? Very sweet indeed.

    How can u argue with di canio's tho? That and rooney's over head are the 2 that stand out most over all le tiss, shearer, cantona, Henry, nisty, scholes, torres, cole etc.....goals!!

    Best way I can pick mine.

    Also Owens goal and 4th for united against city 09 to cap off the best game iv seen in the prem........just for sheer drama!

  • Comment number 22.

    14. Fantastic goal, but that was in the FA Cup.

  • Comment number 23.

    well said rob of the rovers

  • Comment number 24.

    15: No one apart from patchy slags off Scholes do they?

  • Comment number 25.

    Shaun Bartlett's goal for Charlton against Leicester in 2001 should surely have been up for consideration.

  • Comment number 26.

    The RVP screamer v Charlton a few years back didn't get a mention? say what?

  • Comment number 27.

    Too hard to pick one.

    Schmeichel against Everton?

  • Comment number 28.

    14. Wasn't sinclairs in the FA Cup?

    Hard to Pick, Tony Yeboah, then Tomlinson's chip and then Crouch this season.

  • Comment number 29.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 30.

    29: swindon bluearmy

    did it really? now that's a fancy trick

  • Comment number 31.

    oops...shin, bound to get modded:

    Rooney's goal in 2011 should not be on the list as it came off his shin, looked great but technically not the best...and to prove it's not just being a "bitter blue" my fav goal is actually Rooney against Newcastle when he was arguing with the ref...the ball came across and smashed it in...absolutely incredible goal!

  • Comment number 32.

    30. At 09:31 20th Apr 2012, cantona7 wrote:

    HAHA my bad! that would be some goal!

  • Comment number 33.

    innocent mistake - hope it stays. made me smile.

  • Comment number 34.

    How can the Rooney goal be the best when it came off his shin? I think the Di Canio goal is better.

  • Comment number 35.

    29

    Not being a bitter blue!! H then A then H then A

  • Comment number 36.

    34: witeter

    we're still debating whether or not it was his shiN - the jury's out

  • Comment number 37.

    Mario Stanic, on his debut for Chelsea v West Ham. Controlled the ball, flicked it off his thigh, then again off his toes before hitting an unstoppable shot from 35 yards. Stunning.

  • Comment number 38.

    Despite being a massive fan of both Leeds and Tony the Tank (I thought his goal v. Wimbledon was even more spectacular), my vote without question goes to Bergkamp's goal v. Newcastle.

    To have the speed of thought, immaculate technique and composure to pull off 'that' turn and finish is just mind-boggling. Agree with (5), never seen anything remotely close to it before or since.

    What about Zola's back heel volley? Think it was against Liverpool but stand to be corrected.

  • Comment number 39.

    35. At 09:34 20th Apr 2012, Meido wrote:

    No not at all, as I stated Rooney did score my fav goal (poss second as di canio's was something else) It is a genuine observations... still have to concede given the look of it and the circumstances I appreciate why it's on the list....just shouldn't be

  • Comment number 40.

    Rooney's goal against Man City is heavily overrated. I appreciate the context in which it was scored and the audacity that he went for it, but if you watch it carefully you will see that it came off his shin. If you ask him whether he intended to overhead shin the ball into the net he would say no. This makes it technically flawed compared to the others who seem to catch the ball perfectly (Yeboah, DiCanio) or do incredible things (Le Tissier x2, Cantona). Surprised Boksic's 45 yard lob against Leicester isn't in there, but like many others, he didn't play for a fashionable team. Didn't Poyet score a couple of volleys on the opening day of seasons

  • Comment number 41.

    @38 The Zola volley was against Norwich, and was in the FA cup I believe

  • Comment number 42.

    40. At 09:37 20th Apr 2012, Pharce wrote:

    Didn't P Mendez score a beauty for pompey too ??

  • Comment number 43.

    My vote would be for Rooney's overhead kick, admittedly it did come off his shin but that doesn't really matter, it's all about the situation: winning goal in one of the biggest Manchester derbies in years. Plus he really had something to prove to the fans after his little strop around Christmas time. Great moment.

    Other than that one, Bergkamp vs Newcastle and a few Le Tissier goals also stand out. Dalian Atkinson's goal was also pretty spectacular, he beats about 5 players.

  • Comment number 44.

    @ 40.

    I remember Zola lobbing the ball over the top for Poyet to volley home (possibly against Sunderland), that was pretty special.

  • Comment number 45.

    Dalian Atkinson, Bergkamp's hat-trick against Leicester or any one of about a dozen Le Tissier goals. Can't believe some people actually think Rooney's goal against City was the best ever.

  • Comment number 46.

    Two goals by Le Tissier sometime in the 90's stand out for their sheer outrageousness, one against Villa and the other against Blackburn. Controlling the ball, flicking it around 2 or 3 defenders and then curling it into the net from at least 25 yards. IMO incomparable.

  • Comment number 47.

    On second thoughts, who was it that lobbed Ben Foster from a goal kick a couple of years ago? Paul Robinson? Or Tim Howard maybe? That one gets my vote.

  • Comment number 48.

    I've scored a goal like the overhead "shin" before...admittedly missed the previous 50 attempts but I've done it...could I ever score a goal like di Canios or Bergkamps? not a chance..think that sums it up for me

  • Comment number 49.

    Bergkamp's and Le Tissier's goals against Newcastle took a level of skill and ball control that very few players can match.

    Scoring from overhead kicks, volleys, or from long range looks amazing but it's not a rare event and, let's be realistic here, most of the time it represent 10 failed previous attempts to do the exact same thing. We get a couple like that every month in the Premier league, and in some of the lower leagues too.

    Surely the "best" goal should reflect a skill that is only seen every couple of seasons and can only be pulled off by the best players in the world.

  • Comment number 50.

    Beckhams strike was one of those freak wondergoals that come around once every few seasons, just as Cardiff City's Mark Hudson did this week, but from further out again. Yeboah's volley was an absolute peach, and Rooney's bicycle kick was sublime. It's difficult to call as they are all so good. It's split between Le Tissiers second on the video or Di Canios's for me. I'd probably take Di Canio's volley if I had to. It was struck so perfectly. No.1 Di Canio it is for me.

  • Comment number 51.

    49. At 09:44 20th Apr 2012, dancondliffe wrote:

    Agreed!

  • Comment number 52.

    Pedro Mendes vs Man City. Start of Pompey's 2006 great escape!

  • Comment number 53.

    @48 swindonbluearmy

    Context is important. There are better goals out there than Zidane's in the Champions League final, but because of the occasion it is thought of as better. Same with Giggs' goal to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup back in '99.

  • Comment number 54.

    Laurent Robert had two great strikes for Newcastle against Tottneham in Dec 2003 (a match we won 4-0) or his cheeky little overhead backheal type thing against fulham in that same season, could both be in there.
    BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY WHERE IS TIOTE'S STRIKE!
    But for me it is Yeboah for Leeds

  • Comment number 55.

    Is this Sky Sports related 'promotion' still going on?

    Anyway, just for something a bit different, Poyet v Sunderland. Fantastic team play followed by a delicious flying volley!

  • Comment number 56.

    52. At 09:45 20th Apr 2012, Ben Mitchell wrote:
    Pedro Mendes vs Man City. Start of Pompey's 2006 great escape!

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    thats the one....beauty!

  • Comment number 57.

    I am amazed no one has said this, I believe it's figiroas (sp?) for Wigan from the half way line. I have never seen a free kick like it. Amazing technique.

  • Comment number 58.

    Stan Collymore for Forest at Old Trafford. 35 curler into Schmeichel's net. Absolute belter.

  • Comment number 59.

    Too many amazing different types of goal almost warrants a category for volley, tap in, team goal, skill, power shot, distance etc.

    Special mention to Dennis Bergkamp for not only the greatest hattrick but his final goal against Leicester in 97 at Filbert Street. (Possible mention for greatest game)

    Others not mentioned yet but worth a watch again!

    Lampard chip v Hull
    Ronaldo free kick v Pompey
    Phillipe Albert v United
    Kinkladze v Southampton
    Henry v Liverpool 2004

  • Comment number 60.

    Rooney's "shin" goal shouldn't even be in here. Importantly they've missed the previous 20 seconds of the clip where Rooney's terrible touch and pass almost causes the sweeping move to break down completely, and then as we have noted, he gets his overhead all wrong and is lucky to score off his shin when he intended to hit it with his foot. Bergkamp's always sticks in my mind, as no matter how many times I watch it, I still can't work out quite how he did it!

  • Comment number 61.

    Robin Van Persie volley against Charlton, Sept 30th 2006. Could there ever be a more perfect volley? Running at speed between two defenders, a perfect connection to the cross mid-air above waist high in front, and the ball flew like a tracer bullet into the net from 20 yards. Unbelievable skill, and how it was missed from the top 20 I'll never know.

  • Comment number 62.

  • Comment number 63.

    Robbie Blake for Burnley against Man Utd..... strike!! (I'm obvioulsy a Burnley fan)

  • Comment number 64.

    Also, DiCanios was a great goal, but why didn't he just hit it with his left foot instead? Of course if he had volleyed it with the left without the little jump it wouldn't be in this list, but I remember thinking it wasn't the best goal scored that year in teh end of season compilation. can't for the life of me remember which one I thought was better though.

  • Comment number 65.

    For me it's close between Beckham, Di Cannio and Rooney... but what about Hernandez's backwards header against Stoke? Never seen anything like it before!

  • Comment number 66.

    Come on , it's Bergkamp's by a mile....sheer , utter GENIUS.

  • Comment number 67.

    @ 61, agree that Van Persie's volley v. Charlton was incredible! So many good goals but I was surprised that didn't feature, perfect technique.

  • Comment number 68.

    Le Tissier's hat-trick against Newcastle. I don't think I've ever seen a player who gets applauded for his goals by opposing fans quite as much as Le Tissier.

  • Comment number 69.

    How does Le tissier goals get ahead of Scholes volleys against Bradford and Villa?

  • Comment number 70.

    #64 Ian White

    Also, DiCanios was a great goal, but why didn't he just hit it with his left foot instead?
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Maybe he's right footed?

    Also, to hit it with his left would have narrowed down the angle I think.

  • Comment number 71.

    Wow! Comparing on ur feet volleys to rooney's audacious over head? At least he tried and u have the nerve to say it came off his shin so it ain't that good?

    Perfectionists or what! Ppffftt!!!

  • Comment number 72.

    71. At 09:56 20th Apr 2012, Meido wrote:

    No one said it was no good because it was a cracking goal...but to be on the list it should be "technically perfect" which it was not

  • Comment number 73.

    @ 71.

    With so many good goals we can afford to be a bit picky!

    To be fair, for one of Le Tissier's goals, the man himself has admitted that he didn't mean to sidefoot it along the ground, he meant to smash it but scuffed the shot! I couldn't believe he admitted it seeing as it looks for all the world like he meant to do it.

  • Comment number 74.

    #70 MrBlueBurns wrote

    Maybe he's right footed?
    Also, to hit it with his left would have narrowed down the angle I think.


    Th edistance between left and right foot is minimal, therefore teh decrease in angle would be also minimal. If he's not good enough to hit it with his left then it's not that great a goal. Essentially you're saying he wasn't good enough to do the ordinary so he had to do something flashy! The other goals in here show players executing skills perfectly. They are better goals I think.

  • Comment number 75.

    69

    Are you serious??

    Scholes volleys became legendary, but at the end of the day he was under no pressure from Villa players, the ball was dropping out of the sky, he had time to set himself and it was a volley, which is a single strike of the football. It was a great goal, but there is no way on this Earth that it is a better goal than Bergkamp's v Newcastle, Le tissier v Newcastle or Blackburn, or even Yeboah's volley, which was even better than Scholes'.

  • Comment number 76.

    #74 Ian White

    Blimey, you're hard to please?

    I think may people like seeing the technique involved in, for example, using the outside of the boot rather than using the other foot. Personally, I think all footballers should in general be much more two footed than they are but, hey, that's the way it is.

    Don't think it takes anything away from Di Canio's goal.

  • Comment number 77.

    #75, under no pressure? It's a clearance from a corner that, it's been headed out goes high in the air, he is 25 yards out and he smashes it against the underside of the bar and in - it is a classic volley! How can you ask whether I am serious or not? Who mentioned Bergkamp's v newcastle's? And how would Yeboah be streets ahead of the volley when they are both the same technique? It's ok, you can say a man utd player scored a great goal, it doesn't give you a disease.

    And what about his bradford volley, pinged from Beckham from a corner and he just smashes it straight in! What an incredible volley!

  • Comment number 78.

    Those goals are good, but im sure I remember better ones, didnt Le Tiss score a free kick that from a flick up?

    On Rooneys goal, its more luck that it ended up in the net as he shinned it, had he connected with his foot it probably would have gone elsewhere..

    @8 Nice shout on Danny Rose's goal v Arsenal, super strike!

    Also what about Bale's high left volley from a few seasons ago?

    Overall Cantona, Henry and Le Tissiers second were the best

  • Comment number 79.

    #75 derwaldmann - 22-01-2011
    69

    Are you serious??

    Scholes volleys became legendary, but at the end of the day he was under no pressure from Villa players, the ball was dropping out of the sky, he had time to set himself and it was a volley, which is a single strike of the football.
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    By that rationale, Zidane's volley in the 2002 Champions League final was the least that should of been expected of him is it?

  • Comment number 80.

    Denis Bergkamp's goal (vs Newcastle) was simple genius... The control and turn around made the defenders look like a bunch of amateurs. Sheer brilliance! Best goal I've ever seen in an EPL game... ever!

  • Comment number 81.

    The Le Tis multiple flick and volley for me, Rooney's was overated, was lucky as it came off his shin (unbiased opinion). If you want overhead technique search Hugo Sanchez on youtube. Was heavily considering Di Canio, Cantona and Bergkamp though as these were the other goals that needed a huge technical ability to pull them off.

  • Comment number 82.

    ok it was in the fa cup but giggs goal vs arsenal has to be up there with the greatest goal. you know the one where viera gave giggsy the ball and arsenal won ..... :-). if its in a premier league game so many to choose from so many great memories ronaldos unstoppable free kick vs portsmouth or his one where he picked it up in his own half and ran the length of the pitch against fulham. ronney vs newcastle when he was arguing with the ref corner/free kick was taken cleared out of the box and he just smashes into the top corner and well that over head kick. to many to think of as a united fan some fantastic goals scored by scholes, beckham, van nistelrooy, solskjaer, yorke, cole..... and thats just the memory of a united fan. i have to say the best goal i have seen all season is bale against city.

  • Comment number 83.

    77

    "It's ok, you can say a man utd player scored a great goal, it doesn't give you a disease."

    Get over yourself. Man U players have scored some fantastic goals, probably more than any other team, but you were banging on about Scholes' volley against Villa as a serious contender for the best goal ever scored in the PL. His goal v Bradford was better than that for a start. There is much more to a great goal than smacking it in on the volley. United have scored far better team goals than that one.

    It's OK, you can admit that somebody other a United player has scored the best ever PL goal, it won't give you a disease.

  • Comment number 84.

    Agree with 75,

    Yeboah (v. Liverpool), Shearer (v. Everton) and Van Persie (v. Charlton) all more technically difficult volleys. Not to say Scholes' goals weren't brilliant, but they

  • Comment number 85.

    James McFadden for Everton v I think WBA or Reading, dinks the ball over the defender's head on the edge of the box and runs around him to volley it into the top corner.

    Also Paolo Wanchope for Derby v Man U. Ran 80 yards and beat nearly every MU player.

    Sadly, they didn't play for glamorous clubs, so they don't count.

    If you are going to pick a Rooney goal, how about his first PL goal for Everton v Arsenal, as opposed to the overhead shinned miss-kick.

  • Comment number 86.

    I am surprised, out of the so many wonderful goals scored by Ronaldo (free kicks) for Manu, none of those is recommended!! poor guy & poor fans...

  • Comment number 87.

    Scholes' goal vs Bradford City was pretty smart.

  • Comment number 88.

    d'oh...

    meant to say:

    Agree with 75,

    Yeboah (v. Liverpool), Shearer (v. Everton) and Van Persie (v. Charlton) all more technically difficult volleys. Not to say Scholes' goals weren't brilliant, but they were a little less difficult to execute than the ones listed.

  • Comment number 89.

    79

    "By that rationale, Zidane's volley in the 2002 Champions League final was the least that should of been expected of him is it?"

    Where did I say Scholes' goal was expected? I said it was a great goal, but gave reasons as to why it is not the best goal ever scored. Actually, by that time in his career, I DID almost expect Scholes and Zidane to bag those fantastic volleys.

  • Comment number 90.

    @ 85.

    Completely forgot about that Wanchope goal, what a stunner!

    Remember Branco Strupar for Derby scoring a few spectacular goals in his time too.

  • Comment number 91.

    Re the Rooney effort. You say

    allowed him to send a right-foot bicycle kick high beyond Joe Hart.

    It should read

    allowed him to send a right-SHIN bicycle kick high beyond Joe Hart.

    :-)

  • Comment number 92.

    #83, his volley against villa is hardly a run of the mill volley. How many other volleys in 20 years of PL football have you seen go in like that from a cleared corner - I wasn't calling it the greatest goal of all time, but christ it should definitely be getting a mention, it was one of those great moments. And to be asked if I'm serious by mentioning it? Too right I'm serious, go out and try it yourself!

  • Comment number 93.

    Bergkamp's goal against Newcastle is technical perfection. Volleys & overheads look amazing but no-one has repeated what Bergkamp did in that game since then. A moment of football gold, definitely the greatest goal!

  • Comment number 94.

    Think a more suitable question is which one of these goals did you try the most when out with your mates playing footy after seeing it happen?

  • Comment number 95.

    #89 derwaldmann - 22-01-2011

    Maybe it's just lost in transition then. I read your words as suggesting that despite being great goals, they aren't that special. Hey ho.

  • Comment number 96.

    92

    Where did I say it was run of the mill. The article is about the greatest PL goal ever scored and you mentioned it. What are we supposed to do, just accept that you're right? :)

    I said it was a great strike, but no way is it even in the top 5.

    "Too right I'm serious, go out and try it yourself!"

    I have no idea what this is supposed to mean, sorry.

    Best goal in PL history for me is Bergkamp v Newcastle. His inital lay off, followed by his ambling jog forward for 30 yards, as soon as he gets into the Newcastle half, he turns on the afterburners, spots the gap in the Toon defence, the pass to him is sublime, his vision to see what the defender is going to do, followed by one of the best first touches ever seen, the balance to spin the defender inside out, the patience for a split second just to have a look up and then the beautiful slide rule finish. That's a goal.

  • Comment number 97.

    Best was bergkamps against newcastle a few years back, aboslutely mesmorising. One that no one seems to have mentioned that I think was pretty special was a goal by drogba either last season or the season before which involved a deco chip, a lampard volleyed heal pass and drogba side footing the volley into the corner.

  • Comment number 98.

    I can't believe anyone is seriously suggesting some of Le Tissier's goals don't deserve to be nominated and that a volley should be in the list instead.

    In my book, volleys look great, but it's just 1 piece of skill, just the shot, some go in and some go miles wide or over. But goals like Le Tissier's against Newcastle where he has 4 absolutely perfect but very difficult touches are so much better. Just look at that goal against Newcastle that's been nominated, he's 35 yards from goal, receives a header from a teammate that's behind him, flicks it with his heel while running so that's it's in front of him, is then closed down by a defender so touches the ball that's in the air past him, is closed down by another defender, lobs it over his head and then runs on to that ball and half volleys the bouncing ball with the side of his foot past the bemused keeper. 4 incredible perfect touches resulting in a goal that was literally out of no where.

  • Comment number 99.

    I think the best goal is Dennis bergkamp aganist Newcastle. The flick round the defender, the speed to get past and the strength and technique to place in the corner was just amazing!

  • Comment number 100.

    None are worthy of comparison with the goals of Shaun Goater for Man City. Most strikers choose the easy way using feet or head.
    The Goat could score with any part of his anatomy.
    'Feed the Goat and he will score'

 

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