The Premier League never fails to amaze the fans and the week 27 was just another proof of the same.
While leaders Manchester City and Liverpool FC recorded routine and comfortable wins, fellow top 4 candidate Manchester United were humbled by fellow Northerners Newcastle United. Chelsea returned to winning ways following back to back defeats. In the big North London Derby, Tottenham came out victorious against Arsenal. Here are the top goals of the week:
3.) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool FC) vs Southampton FC:
Liverpool FC solidified their claim to a top 4 finish after registering a comfortable 2-0 win over Southampton FC. Their two star men Mo Salah and Bobby Firmino set up each other for the two goals. The second one by Salah was beautiful to watch. Joel Matip found Salah a little outside the penalty area with Oriel Romeu and Wesley Hoedt on his toes. Salah turned and found Firmino while he started to make his run into the box. The Brazilian with defender Jack Stephens behind him saw Salah’s run and produced a delightful back-heel pass to Salah who was in acres of space. The Egyptian superstar efficiently guided the ball into the net passed a diving Alex McCarthy.
2.) Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) vs Leicester City:
Sergio Aguero is back in full form after a 4-goal hat-trick from the Argentine talisman. City thumped the former champions 5-1 at the City of Manchester. With the match nicely won and Aguero already bagging the match ball, Man City’s record goal scorer decided to do something spectacular. Substitute Phil Foden(Golden Ball Winner at the FIFA U-17 World Cup) went round Wilfred Ndidi to find the City number 10 outside the box. “Kun” struck powerfully from 20 yards out that went in off the upright giving Kasper Schmeichel no chance to save.
1.) Jose Izquierdo (Brighton and Hove Albion) vs Stoke City:
Two weeks in a row, we have two goals of the season contenders as our top pick of the week, incidentally scored by the same person. If last week’s wonder strike was impressive, this week’s team goal was nothing short of breathtaking. Captain Lewis Dunk played it back to goalkeeper Matt Ryan, who forwarded the ball to Shane Duffy. The Irish centre-back found Dale Stephens, who in turn found fellow Englishman Solly March. After a 20-yard run he squared the ball to Izquierdo on the left flank. With acres of space in front of him, The Colombian forward ran forward playing two cheeky one-twos with March and Stephens respectively before curling in a right footer into the bottom right corner in between the converging pair of Erik Pieters and Kurt Zouma.
🎯 "Am I watching Brighton or Barcelona?"Relive Saturday's sublime goal against Stoke City Football Club…👏🏻 Jose Izquierdo#BHAFC 🔵⚪️
Posted by Brighton & Hove Albion FC on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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