The Premier League has almost reached its business end with just 9-game weeks to go. Manchester City are now even closer to the title and 4 more wins will ensure them of their title after they got the better of defending champions Chelsea FC. 2nd and 3rd placed arch-rivals Manchester United and Liverpool FC respectively registered wins before their “Derby” clash on Saturday. 4th placed Tottenham Hotspurs also stayed on course for a Champions League birth next season while Arsenal and Everton faltered.
Here are the top goals of the week:
3.) Sadio Mane (Liverpool FC) vs Newcastle United:
Liverpool FC’s front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have been in tremendous goalscoring form and the later scored another gem of a goal against The Magpies on Saturday. Early in the second half Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino found themselves near the Newcastle penalty area with 6 defenders surrounding them. While Firmino took 3 defenders away, Mane made a clever run inside to receive the Brazilian’s cheeky side-footed pass on the edge of the penalty area. After a deft first touch, the Senegalese winger nicely slotted home the ball in between the two converging defenders. His shot hissed past the diving goalkeeper’s hands to find the right corner.
2.) Riyad Mahrez(Leicester City) vs AFC Bournemouth:
The Algerian gave another glimpse of what the World will miss at this Summer’s FIFA World Cup on Saturday. Trailing by a first-half Joshua King penalty, Leicester City earned a free kick in the 96th minute of the game; Riyad Mahrez stepped up to take the responsibility. The 2015-16 PFA Player of the Season calmly curled the ball passed a four men wall of Simon Francis, Charlie Daniels, Callum Wilson and Andrew Surman. The inch perfect ball then curled in just enough to creep into the net beyond the reach of Asmir Begovic.
1.) Nemanja Matic(Manchester United) vs Crystal Palace:
The tall Serbian doesn’t score many goals, but when he does they are unputdownable. He scored his first Manchester United goal on Monday night, and what a goal it was and what value is added in the context. Undoubtedly his goal is our pick of the week. After trailing 0-2, The Red Devils came back to level the match at 2-2. In the stoppage time, when Pogba’s shot was blocked by James McArthur, the ball fell nicely for the Serb. After a brilliant trap with his left foot, Matic set himself up for a brilliant half-volley match winner that curled out of the diving hands of Wayne Hennessey. Manchester United won again in “Fergie Time” and maintained their second place before the North-West Red Derby next weekend.