We have seen 21 goals in the midweek, 15 less than the previous Premier League Gameweek. Most of the goals were regulation strikes and that’s why it was not hard to pick top five goals of the week from the bunch.
Chelsea kept their winning run alive through a clinical finish from Cesc Fabregas, Adam Lallana ran the show for Liverpool to help them climb up to second spot, City clinched their first home win since September and agonizingly for the Gunners fans, Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Goodison Park. The Cherries spent a full day at the 8th spot, their best ever position in the League and Salomon Rondon’s headed hat-trick stretched West Brom’s impressive run of form this season.
Now, we list below five goals of the week in descending order of quality –
Marc Pugh goal vs Leicester City (AFC Bournemouth 1-0 Leicester City 34′)
After a long time, Marc Pugh started for Bournemouth against defending champions Leicester. Benik Afobe’s shot was blocked by Zieler and the ball landed in front of Pugh. The winger adjusted his body brilliantly to launch a side-volley, which had enough pace to beat the flying Leicester custodian.
Salomon Rondon goal vs Swansea City (West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Swansea City 63′)
Salomon Rondon’s aerial threat was no match for the Swans defense as the Venezuelan striker made history by scoring the only second headed hat-trick in Premier League. Rondon’s third header was the best of the lot, Brunt’s cross from the left hand side was met by a jumping Rondon to guide it in the corner.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal vs Crystal Palace (Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United 88′)
A sliding Zlatan Ibrahimovic handed Manchester United the winner against Crystal Palace at the dying minutes of the game. A perfectly waited pass from Paul Pogba was perfectly met by the big Swede to slot it into the corner.
Cesc Fabregas goal vs Sunderland (Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea 40′)
In the absence of Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas took the center stage as the Blues made it to 10 wins in 10. It was a first time side-footed finish from the Spaniard to curl the ball past Pickford and in the end, this goal gave Antonio Conte’s boys all the three points they wanted.
James McArthur goal vs Manchester United (Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United 66′)
The quality of the passing movement that led to the goal was a treat to the eye. This goal made it to the goals of the week not because of individual brilliance but due to the team effort being put into it.
Which one was the best Premier League goal of the week? Share your opinions in the comments below!