One of the fans’ favourite awards, Goal of the Season always offers value for money. With a growing number of top players in the Premier League, the amount of stunning goals is growing season by season. This year is no different, and has offered many a good goal. But to win goal of the season, you need a bit of magic, and some spectacular finishing. It takes a lot for a goal to be good, to potentially the Goal of the Season.
Here are the nominations for goal of the season.
Leighton Baines vs Newcastle. Despite being 30 yards away from goal, Baines hit a rocket of a free kick, which swerved furiously away from Tim Krul, leaving the Dutchman with no chance. A thunderbolt of a set piece.
Robin van Persie vs Aston Villa. Wayne Rooney played a delightful 40-yard pass to the Dutchman, who hit the ball first time on the edge of the box to smash past goalkeeper Brad Guzan. A sensational volley that won United the league.
Luis Suarez vs Newcastle. Jose Enrique’s hopeful 50-yard punt down the field was met by a magical touch by the Uruguayan, who controlled the ball with his shoulder before rounding Tim Krul. A stunning piece of control to level the scores for Liverpool.
Matt Lowton v Stoke. With just 4 minutes left at 1-1, Lowton controlled the clearance from a corner with his chest, before unleashing a 30-yard volley that flew over the defence and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, to give Villa a huge 3 points.
Gareth Bale v West Ham United. With seconds left of normal time, Gareth Bale took centre stage. Just under 30 yards out, Bale sidestepped Gary O’Neill before launching an unstoppable, dipping shot into the top corner. A stunner from the PFA player of the year.
David Luiz v Fulham. Chelsea were just casually passing the ball around in Fulham’s half without looking too threatening. But then David Luiz decided to shoot from 35 yards out, and his precise bullet flew into the top corner.
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