Jamie Redknapp described THAT utterly ridiculous Papiss Demba Cisse goal as “almost illegal.” With that in mind, here’s 5 of the best goals from the Premier League scrap book which do their best to break the law as well as the net.
Tony Yeboah (LEEDS vs Wimbledon, 1995)
It’s worth mentioning the Ghanaian scored two goals which could have easily walked on to this list, but i’m going for this effort against Wimbledon over his wonder strike against Liverpool. The touch and technique to bring the ball under control was sublime, the finish..just plain silly. Can’t have been anybody in the history of the league who could match the power generated by the former Leeds man’s right boot, and there have been plenty of big hitters on these shores. It’s a testament to the player that his goals still bring so much joy nearly 20 years on.
Steven Gerrard (LIVERPOOL vs Middlesbrough, 2005)
Gerrard’s another player who can lay claim to a fair few belters, but this one against Middlesbrough is my pick of the bunch. Again it’s the technique which brings this effort to life, that he brought the ball down so well and hit it so sweetly in such a quick and effortless motion means this goal bends most logical footballing rules. The swerve and pace make this goal perhaps the most unique in the Liverpool talisman’s back catalog.
Robin Van Persie (Charlton vs ARSENAL, 2006)
This guy loves to score a beauty or two, and only a few months ago smashed in one of the goals of the season with a peach of a volley against Everton. However, this first time bicycle kick half volley hybrid freak of a hit captured the imagination of football fans everywhere. I still can’t fully comprehend what i’m watching every time I witness it, and it surely rubber stamps the Dutchman’s reputation as one of the classiest players to ever grace the country.
Paul Scholes (Aston Villa vs MANCHESTER UNITED, 2007)
Much like Yeboah, a couple of great goals stand out when you think of the Ginger master but i’m going for the less celebrated of the two. Whilst his instant hit from David Beckham’s centre against Bradford was no doubt one of the more iconic efforts of our time, this strike against Villa could have knocked Gabor Kiraly’s head off if it didn’t cannon off the underside of the bar and into the net. Amazing goal..even better player.
Erik Edman (Liverpool vs TOTTENHAM, 2005)
Though a little less impressive than the others when it comes to technical prowess, I just had to give the Swedish left back a shout out for this one. Quite what was going through the mind of the former Spurs man is anyone’s guess, after all, he hadn’t even scored a goal for his team up to that point. However when the ball came to him pretty much on the half way line there wasn’t a second thought, he absolutely leathered the thing into the top left hand corner to silence Anfield. Stunning.