It’s that time of the year where we start looking at just which goal was the best scored this season. Here are my top league goals this season – I’ve tried not to be bias. (VERY difficult). Vote in the poll:
HATEM BEN ARFA vs Bolton – a game deadlocked at 0-0 with Bolton seemingly more than content with loading their box to prevent anything passing meant it required something really special to break it down. And it did. Receiving the ball inside his own half with a delicious turn, Ben Arfa evaded the attentions of 4 Bolton defender’s before sliding it past the on rushing Jussi Jaskeleinen. He scored an even better one in the FA Cup.
PAPISS CISSE vs Swansea – Swansea bossed this game with the possession steeped in the favour of the south Wales outfit, but both chances created, the clinical Senegalese striker put away. The second of which was a delight; ball moving away from goal, he opened his body up before curling an absolute pearler in the only place it could go. All this off-balance.
PETER CROUCH vs Manchester City – since his move to Stoke this season, the big man hasn’t had the media attention he had at Spurs. Let me tell you, had he scored this in lily-white, the southern media would be orgasmic for days. On the volley, 30 yards out, Crouch struck and absolute beast of a shot darting into the far corner.
LUIS SUAREZ vs Norwich - The 3rd of his hat-trick, the mercurial Uruguayan evaded the attention of his marker on the half way line. What happened next was pure ingenious quick thought and technique. A lovely 50 yard chip over the keeper whilst on the move wheeled him away for his first Liverpool hat trick.
PAPISS CISSE vs Chelsea – this lad doesn’t score tap-ins, and with his current record of 13 goals in 12 appearances, he’s already had a few belters. But without doubt, the strike at Stamford Bridge was right up there. Steeped in injury time, a throw in fell back to Cisse on the angle of the area, 30 yards out. He hit it first time with the outside of the boot, eliciting a ‘banana’ shot reminiscent of that Roberto Carlos strike – with the ball whistling over and passed Petr Cech, going in off the goal frame. The thing is, he could have 2 or 3 more contenders.
ROBIN VAN PERSIE vs Everton – we’ve been used to the Alex Song – RvP partnership this season, and this was a delight. A flighted diagonal from deep via the right boot of Song glided over the shoulder of Robin Van Persie , before directing it on the volley into the back of the net. Stunning technique.
SEB COATES vs QPR - Who knew a centre-half has this kind of agility. A goal mouth scramble led to the ball being flicked into the air, before Coates applied the finish. With aplomb.
So what’s your choice of goal of the season (providing there isn’t any more), vote in the poll!
Comments also welcome.
- Papiss Cissé Enters His Bid For Premiership Goal Of The Season [Video] (deadspin.com)
- National Sport: Cisse double sinks Chelsea (coventrytelegraph.net)