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This season we have seen some stunning finishes and there is been nobody there to understand them. We’ve lacked limbs – and let’s hope that changes next season.
Still, a Goal of the Season competition shouldn’t need to be called off simply because the goals were scored in silent stadiums. There were a number of the simplest goals we’ve enjoyed within the league this term…
10. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Brighton v Crystal Palace)
Another derby was lit up by a sublime piece of individual skill as Mateta backheeled into the internet as Crystal Palace beat rivals Brighton 2-1.
And what a cool finish. This seems like a ‘Reverse Traore’; a bit of skill so nonchalant that you simply can not help but purse your lips in an “oooh” for, Gary Neville-style. Sublime.
9. Ola Aina (Fulham v West Brom)
Fulham didn’t have much to shout about on their thanks to relegation, but Aina’s strike against West Brom, an arrowing effort into the highest corner, was one among the exceptions.
The right-back has been solid for the Cottagers this season, who will hope he returns to the club next season. This was a Goal of the Month winner back in November.
8. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United v Everton)
Not all of Fernandes’ goals came from the penalty spot as he channeled his inner Eric Cantona with an audacious contribution to United’s 3-3 draw against Everton.
This one won the Goal of the Month in February; what’s perhaps so glorious about it, is that the way that Bruno pauses for a flash and almost crosses the shock of Robin Olsson’s flapping hands. He’s almost assisted it into the net.
7. Manuel Lanzini (Tottenham v West Ham)
Gareth Bale’s return during a Spurs shirt was completely overshadowed by West Ham’s comeback from 3-0 right down to snatch some extent, with a Lanzini thunderbolt leveling the scores in stoppage-time.
This one is unquestionably one among the highlights of an impressive season for the irons, who got into the Europa League for his or her efforts.
6. Sebastian Haller (West Ham v Crystal Palace)
Haller didn’t score many goals for West Ham but this was a memorable one as he produced a shocking overhead kick to earn some extent against Palace.
It’s not just the leap and therefore the acrobatics but the speed with which the ball arrows into the highest corner. Weird to think that this was this season – Haller is now at Ajax.
5. Harry Kane (Tottenham v Crystal Palace)
Kane had a spectacular season and didn’t score much better than his effort from distance against Palace. Hitting the ball the first time 20 yards out he curled a gorgeous effort into the far top corner during a 4-0 win for Spurs.
Proof that England captains the maximum amount out of the box lately as he can within the box… well, his assists record this campaign also proves that.
4. James Maddison (Manchester City v Leicester)
England international Maddison scored the pick of the goals with this sublime curler as Leicester ran riot at the Etihad on September 27 during a 5-2 victory.
The playmaker has had an underwhelming season but this was far and away from his highlight of the campaign.
3. Mohamed Salah (West Ham v Liverpool)
Liverpool was defending a corner and fewer than 20 seconds later Salah had put the ball within the back of West Ham’s net after a devastating counter-attack during a 3-1 win within the capital.
The touch, the finish, and therefore the control is superb. Proof, if ever you needed it, that Mo Salah remains as world-class as he ever has been.
2. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace v Sheffield United)
Eze announced himself a la mode with a fine individual goal. learning the ball in his half he advanced past two Sheffield United defenders before finding a rock bottom corner.
The South London native has been electric to observe this season and this was only one of a variety of exhilarating solo moments from the midfielder.
1. Erik Lamela (Arsenal v Tottenham)
The Argentinian scored one among the foremost famous goals within the history of north London derbies as he sent a nutmeg Rabona into the rock bottom corner to offer Tottenham the lead.
It was ok to possess won the match, but Spurs ended up losing 2-1 and Lamela was later sent off.