Jamie Redknapp has selected a somewhat surprising choice for his best Premier League goal of all time after listing the top 20 efforts in the competition’s history.
The debate about the greatest goals in the Premier League has raged in recent days following amazing scorpion kicks scored by Olivier Giroud and Henrikh Mkhitaryan – with Redknapp causing controversy when he claimed that the Arsenal’s striker’s recent effort against Crystal Palace was not one of the finest goals in the modern history of England’s top flight.
In his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp has elaborated on his stance, naming the 20 greatest Premier League goals ever.
“Not everyone will agree with my choices and there are plenty of strikes I would have loved to have included,’ he wrote.
“I can’t even find room for two of the Premier League’s greatest players – Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard – but they scored enough goals that I’m sure they won’t mind!”
Strikes from Alan Shearer, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Wayne Rooney are included – with Thierry Henry appearing twice – but it is Paolo Di Canio who takes the crown for his iconic volley against Wimbledon in 2000.
“His flying volley is the purest strike you will ever see. In terms of technical difficulty it’s 10 out of 10,” he said of the Italian’s strike for West Ham against Wimbledon.
According to Redknapp, Manchester United have scored five of the greatest Premier League goals ever, with Arsenal scoring four, and West Ham and Tottenham two each.
Jamie Redknapp’s top 20 Premier League goals of all-time
1. Paolo Di Canio (West Ham v Wimbledon, March 2000)
2. Thierry Henry (Arsenal v Manchester United, October 2000)
3. Dele Alli (Crystal Palace v Tottenham, January 2016)
4. Matt Le Tissier (Blackburn v Southampton, December 1994)
5. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United v Man City, February 2011)
6. Robin van Persie (Manchester United v Aston Villa, April 2013)
7. Tony Yeboah (Leeds v Liverpool, August 1995)
8. Pajtim Kasami (Crystal Palace v Fulham, October 2013)
9. Dimitri Payet (West Ham v Crystal Palace, April 2016)
10. Dennis Bergkamp (Newcastle v Arsenal, March 2002)
11. Paul Scholes (Bradford v Manchester United, March 2000)
12. David Beckham (Wimbledon v Manchester United, August 1996)
13. Gareth Bale (West Ham v Tottenham, February 2013)
14. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal v Norwich, October 2013)
15. Luis Suarez (Liverpool v Norwich, December 2013)
16. Patrik Berger, (Charlton v Portsmouth, August 2004)
17. Thierry Henry (Arsenal v Liverpool, April 2004)
18. Peter Crouch (Stoke v Manchester City, March 2012)
19. Eric Cantona (Manchester United v Sunderland, December 1996)
20. Alan Shearer (Newcastle v Everton, December 2002)