A stunning volley from Alan Shearer has been voted among the best Premier League goals of all time after a poll was put out by Sky Sports to recognise some of the top flight’s best strikes.
The other nominees are as follows; Andros Townsend for Crystal Palace against Manchester City, Paulo Di Canio for West Ham United against AFC Wimbledon, Glen Johnson for Portsmouth against Hull City, Eric Cantona for Manchester United against Sunderland, Pajtim Kasami for Fulham against Crystal Palace, Dietmar Hamann for Liverpool against Portsmouth, Thierry Henry for Arsenal against Manchester United, Matt Le Tissier for Southampton against Newcastle, David Beckham for Manchester United against AFC Wimbledon, Gareth Bale for Tottenham Hotspur against Stoke City, David Luiz for Chelsea against Fulham, Tony Yeboah for Leeds United against AFC Wimbledon, Matthew Lowton for Aston Villa against Stoke City, Robin Van Persie for Arsenal against Charlton Athletic, Juliano Belletti for Chelsea against Middlesbrough and Wayne Rooney for Manchester United against Manchester City.
Shearer’s stunning volley against Everton in the Premier League back in 2002 levelled the score up at St James’ Park before Craig Bellamy scored a late winner after Kevin Campbell had given the Toffees a lead, according to the BBC. Joseph Yobo was also sent off shortly after Campbell struck which encouraged the momentum to shift to the Magpies.
Members of the Toon Army can also vote for the ‘stunning volley’ via the Sky Sports website.
Shearer’s stunning strike was certainly a worthy inclusion in the list of nominees and it was undoubtedly one of the best goals he netted during his illustrious career.
Having netted a ridiculous 260 g0als in total in the Premier League (Transfermarkt), there were plenty to pick from but it comes as little surprise that it was his hit against the Toffees which made the cut given the technique involved.
Whether it is good enough to beat some of the other strikes on the list remains to be seen.
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