Most glorious of Wednesday afternoons folks. Today we have the best goals of the week on display for you. Less to choose from this week as we mentioned yesterday, goals were at a season low. Despite this, there were several eye catchers. We actually had a hat trick this week, so we have Hat Trick Hero, Team Goal of the week, and the usual Top 5.
Hat Trick Hero
Patrick Bamford of Leeds was literally being chastised by the NBC announcers during the game about his lack of goal scoring. So what did Patrick Bamford of Leeds do? He simply went and dropped a dazzling hattie on everyone’s face. He scored all three Leeds goals to secure the points against Aston Villa.
Team Goal of the Week
This one hurts my soul deeply, but it was a beautiful goal. Not necessarily the best fit for ‘team goal’ but I’m giving it to them. They took advantage of poor positioning on multiple levels to get in behind, and work it back in front of goal for an easy header. This goal ultimately won the game for Leicester which was certainly even sweeter for the Foxes.
Tom Cairney scored a wonderful consolation goal for Newcastle late against Palace. In the 95′ minute, his left footed strike from 22 yards out found the top corner to beat the keeper. I would have this higher on the list if it had actually meant something.
#5 Son Heung-Min
Another connection between Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min gave the Spurs the winning goal late against Burnley on Monday. The pair have now combined for a goal seven times this season. This one was incredible as Kane saw the run of Son, and headed the cross in his direction. Son did the rest, and the Spurs went home happy.
#4 Raul Jimenez
This may have been the most satisfying strike of the weekend. Wolves took a free kick near the corner flag late in this match. Jimenez waited for scraps around the edge of the box. Sure enough, the cross in was headed out, and fell right to his feet. He trapped the ball, calculated the precise moment to strike, then let loose. The goal gave his side the lead, but it would not last long.
#3 Jacob Murphy
Just a few minutes after Wolves grabbed the lead, Newcastle won themselves a free kick just outside the box on the right side. With three men over the ball, Jacob Murphy ultimately takes the kick, puts it around the wall to the near post, beating the keeper low. It seems the height of the ball is what gave the keeper so much struggle in locating its location. Well taken Jacob.
#2 Patrick Bamford
By this point, Bamford had already decided the outcome of the match. Leeds were up 2-0, but he was searching for his hat trick. He found it in the 74′ of the match. Lovely one two play from his teammates left him room in the box to receive a pass. After receiving the pass he immediately found himself surrounded by Villa defenders. No problem though, as he calmly kept the ball at his feet and squared his body to the goal before accurately placing his shot in the top left corner.
#1 Michail Antonio
Not quite a bicycle goal, but pretty damn close also. Antonio gave West Ham an early lead against Manchester City, a lead that would eventually turn into a draw. Words don’t really do a goal of this caliber any justice, so just check it out for yourself.
That’s it folks. Week 6 is in the books. Europe is in competition today and tomorrow, and the Premier League is back on Friday. I’ll see you then.