The Premier League resumed last week after the last international break of the year and as always wasn’t short of great goals. Here are our top picks of the week:
3. Ashley Barnes(Burnley FC) vs Swansea City FC:
The Clarets are enjoying a wonderful season this time around and they solidified their position with another 2-0 victory over Swansea this weekend that sees them sit pretty at 7th, 1 point behind 4th placed Tottenham. Austrian forward Barnes, who is also having a wonderful season scored an absolute beauty to wrap up proceedings on Saturday. While trailing 0-1, Swansea’s Sam Clucas failed to control Leroy Fer’s pass in midfield only for Irishman Jeff Hendrick to pounce on it and pass it onto Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson. The Icelander neatly found the English born Austrian on the edge of the box. Barnes’s first touch was brilliant as it set him up for a right footer that crashed into the near top corner giving no chance to The Swans’ keeper Łukasz Fabiański.
2.) Mohamed Salah(Liverpool FC) vs Southampton FC:
“The King of Egypt” is becoming a regular on our list as the new top scorer in the league scored another brace against Southampton on Saturday night. Even though both the goals were marvelous, his first one was another feast for the eyes. Deep into the first half, the Egyptian’s corner was headed clear by Virgil Van Dijk onto Serbian playmaker Dusan Tadic who looked to play the ball out of play from the edge of the penalty box. But an ever reliable Roberto Firmino was there to dispossess him of the ball which fell to centre back Ragnar Klavan, who found Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum. The midfielder found an incoming Salah on the edge of the box, who curled in an impeccable left-footer that gave Fraser Forster no chance.
1.) Kevin de Bruyne(Manchester City) vs Leicester City:
Kevin de Bruyne is proving every day why he is one of, if not the best midfielder in the world. His goal against Leicester City is our top pick of the week. Minutes after The Foxes was their shot come back of the post, City launched their trademark counter-attack that saw Leroy Sane on the left corner. His pass back was brilliantly controlled by the Belgian international, before launching a pile-driver into the left top corner that gave Kasper Schmeichel no chance.