The Premier League is 10 weeks old already and the spectacular goals just keep piling in every week now and then. Here are our top picks from this week:
3.) Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool FC) vs Huddersfield Town:
Liverpool returned to winning ways after a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town at Anfield, despite a Mohamed Salah penalty miss. After Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino’s goals for The Reds, Georginio Wijnaldum’s third goal was a beauty. Salah passed the ball to the Dutchman inside the Huddersfield penalty area with 8 defenders around. After getting around and away from three defenders immediately blocking his way with three deft touches, the former Newcastle United man fired a cracking right footer in between three converging defenders. The 26-year old’s 75th minute strike gave The Terriers’ goalkeeper Jonas Lössl no chance as the ball crashed into the top right corner.
2.) Darren Fletcher (Stoke City) vs Watford:
In a match marred by controversy with Troy Deeney assaulting Joe Allen in an on field altercation, The Potters came out 1-0 victors at Vicarage Road. The goal by Scotsman Darren Fletcher was as picturesque as it gets. Xherdan Shaqiri’s 16th minute corner was surprisingly directed straight outside, in spite of the presence of 5 Stoke players in The Hornet’s penalty box. The corner was brilliantly volleyed by Fletcher towards the bottom right corner. The curving volley from the former Manchester United man, bounced just in front of Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes to crash into the goal.
1.) Andre Ayew (West Ham United) vs Crystal Palace:
Our goal of the week was West Ham United’s second goal against Crystal Palace, during the hosts’ come from behind draw at Selhurst Park. The Hammers took the early lead on 31st minute when Aaron Cresswell’s cross was expertly tucked in by Javier Hernandez. The second by Ghanaian Andre Ayew was a breathtaking solo effort. After running with the ball from the centre circle, the former Swansea man cut back in and then back out to leave The Eagles’ captain Scott Dann in his strides. The 27-year old then unleashed a venomous left footer from outside the penalty box to the top left corner that gave Julian Speroni no chance.