The Last Premier League game week before the first International Break of the season just went by. Barring one big surprise, all the big guns won. Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC and Watford FC (after defeating Tottenham at home!), all made it 4 out of 4 before the international break. Man United, Man City and Arsenal returned to winning ways. Here are the top goals of the week:
3) Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) vs Newcastle United:
Raheem Sterling was the most criticized English player at the World Cup. But ever since the start of the club season, the England international has been in red (or should we say blue) hot form. He has scored twice in the season, and both of his strikes have been a treat for the eyes. On Saturday, he scored one such goal against Newcastle. With 8 minutes on the clock, Benjamin Mendy found the City winger on the left edge of the penalty area. With 2 defenders ahead of him, the former Liverpool academy graduate, cut back inside, before unleashing a right footed curler. The ball went in between 4 converging defenders, and away from the reach of a diving Martin Dubravka.
2) Kyle Walker (Manchester City) vs Newcastle United:
The England full back was another one of the criticized players at the World Cup, after his carelessness costed his team to concede. Ever since his 50 million move from Tottenham last summer, the full back failed to score even once for Manchester City. All that changed however, on Saturday. Raheem Sterling ran into the City attacking third before cutting the ball back onto Sergio Aguero. City’s record goal scorer calmly passed the ball onto an onrushing Kyle Walker. The England international took a touch, before unleashing a belter of a shot. His grounded shot went into the bottom left corner like a tracer bullet.
1) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal FC) vs Cardiff City:
Arsenal are starting to find their rhythm after registering back to back wins against West Ham United and Cardiff City. In a well fought 3-2 win, Winter signing Aubameyang scored an absolute beauty. The goal had the parts of a typical Arsenal build up goal. Mesut Özil found Alexandre Lacazette with a forward ball near the Cardiff penalty area. The Frenchman brilliantly passed it onto his fellow striker, with a delightful back-heel pass. The former Borussia Dortmund forward Aubameyang, took a neat first touch to set himself up and then hit a perfect shot into the bottom right corner. A full stretched Etheridge couldn’t reach the perfectly placed shot. The Gabonese Captain’s strike is our Goal of the Week for Game week 4.
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