There were some superb goals that were scored in the last matchweek of the Premier League.
Here are the goals of the week from Premier League Gameweek 16:
3.) Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City vs Newcastle United):
The 2015 PFA Player of the year is back among the list of best goals scored. Matt Ritchie’s failed clearance fell to Wilfred Ndidi near the centre circle and the Nigerian found Mahrez with his short pass. The Algerian started his run from the centre circle going past Isaac Hayden before unleashing a ferocious left footer from outside the box. His shot crashed into the top right corner after a failed attempt by the Magpie’s goalie Karl Darlow to palm it away.
2.) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool FC vs Everton FC):
Two things are constant in the Premier League: Drama and Mohamed Salah scoring. The Premier League top scorer scored again in spectacular fashion in the Merseyside derby for the Reds. Latching onto Joe Gomez’s ball from the right on the edge of the Everton penalty area, the Egyptian out-muscled defender Cuco Martina to the ground before turning. With recently booked Idrissa Gueye in front of him in the penalty area, Salah got the better of him easily and opened up space in front of him to shoot. In spite of Ashley Williams blocking his way, the African Footballer of the Year produced an inch perfect left footer that sailed into the top left corner.
1.) Jermain Defoe (AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace):
Our goal of the week came from a 35-year old veteran who scored his 161st Premier League goal. No sooner than Crystal Palace had taken the lead after coming back from an early goal down, AFC Bournemouth struck back. Midfielder Lewis Cook’s long ball from inside the Cherries’ half was allowed to bounce inside the Palace penalty area by Jermain Defoe. With Palace goal scorer Luka Milivojevic on his shoulder, the former England international produced a sublime half volley from a very acute angle, that sailed over Julian Speroni’s goal. The goal was very similar to Marco Van Basten’s wonder strike in the 1988 Euro Cup.