The Premier League returned with a welcome bang this weekend – but which of our seven contenders do you think scored the best goal of the weekend?
After the tedium of the international break, the excitement began in earnest at Goodison Park, where a Steven Naismith-inspired Everton claimed a much deserved 3-1 win over Chelsea.
We highlighted several reasons why Jose Mourinho’s side can now be classed as being in crisis, but even a rare Nemanja Matic goal – the first contender in our poll – failed to spark them into life. Matic’s strike, a sweet, dipping strike from 25 yards gave Tim Howard no chance in the Everton goal and was a rare moment of brilliance from Chelsea all afternoon.
The second contender in our poll might not be a household name, but there is no doubting the importance of Wes Hoolahan to Norwich – and the Irishman’s second in the 3-1 win over Bournemouth is a worthy contender (despite our prediction that it may poll last in your voting!) after his 40-yard run with the ball culiminated in a smart finish into the bottom corner.
Saturday’s evening’s live games saw Manchester United put Liverpool firmly in their place after a 3-1 success. Daley Blind was the star performer in the match, according to our ratings, but it was Anthony Martial’s strike that really captured the headlines.
The teenage French striker lit up Old Trafford with the match-clinching goal and it’s easy to see why he’s been compared to Thierry Henry, as you can see via this vine.
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Martial’s goal, brilliant as it was, stole the limelight away Christian Benteke’s staggering overhead volley that briefly gave Liverpool hope – but is that the goal that takes your vote?
Ryan Mason’s effort for Tottenham in their 1-0 victory at Sunderland deserves its place on the back of a brilliant build-up, while our final contenders are both Aston Villa players. But even though Jack Grealish’s curling finish from the edge of the box and Carles Gil’s similar effort ultimately counted for nothing as Leicester staged a late fightback to win 3-2, they were both worthy of being nominated.
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