The Premier League has announced a 10-goal shortlist for its annual Goal of the Season award.
Strikes ranging from Daniel Sturridge’s crucial late equaliser against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in September to Vincent Kompany’s rocket against Leicester City more recently at the Etihad Stadium.
Fan votes will be combined with those made by a panel of experts and supporters have until 17.00 on Friday, May 17 to cast their vote for the strike they feel is the pick of the bunch.
JEAN MICHAEL SERI
Fulham 4-2 Burnley, August 26
When Jean Michael Seri scored with his first shot on target, Fulham fans would have been right to have got a bit excited about what was to come.
Ultimately the signing did not work out as hoped but nobody could take away his sublime strike from outside the area in a six-goal thriller at home to Burnley back in August.
Jean Michael Seri scored with his first shot on target in the Premier League back in August
Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool, September 29
This stunner from distance was massive, even at such an early stage in the season.
The Liverpool striker picked his head up before taking aim with what looked to be a speculative effort.
It arrowed at goal with deadly precision and it sparked wild scenes in the way end as a full stretch Kepa Arrizabalaga was beaten.
Daniel Sturridge scored a stunner to rescue a vital point for Liverpool away against Chelsea
Fulham 1-5 Arsenal, October 7
To some Arsenal fans it was obvious, but after Aaron Ramsey flicked in with ease in the rout against Fulham, many were left scratching their heads as to why he was being allowed to walk out of the door on a free to Juventus.
It was a big goal, too. Arsenal were 2-1 up and well aware how momentum could swing were Fulham to find another equaliser. But this was a brilliant team goal that was littered with flicks and tricks, eventually finding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out wide.
The striker crossed into the six-yard box for Ramsey and with the delivery ending up behind him, he improvised brilliantly to flick into the net.
Aaron Ramsey netted with a sublime piece of skill in Arsenal’s October rout against Fulham
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Chelsea, November 24
The South Korean has had a sublime year where he left opposition markers for dust with his pace and power in Tottenham’s attack.
Those assets were shown off in all their glory against bitter rivals Chelsea back in November when he did brilliantly to turn a long forward pass from Dele Alli into a meaningful chance.
He burst past a back-tracking Jorginho to cut in from the right wing, embarrassed David Luiz with a slalom into the area before finessing a left-footed strike past a helpless Kepa.
Son Heung-min enjoyed a spectacular season and get rave reviews for his goal in November
Manchester City 2-3 Crystal Palace, December 22
Words do not really do this goal justice. Simply file this one under ‘thunderbolt’, please.
City struggle to clear their lines following an outswinging Palace free-kick and David Silva thinks he has done enough with a firm header away on the edge of his own area.
But primed and ready is Townsend who, with no time to think, unleashes a stunning strike on the volley which rifles past Ederson and into the top corner. Both the goal and the result – which felt huge at the time in the title race – had City fans speechless.
Andros Townsend struck one of the best goals of his career as Crystal Palace stunned Man City
Burnley 2-1 Fulham, January 12
This was a strike that just oozed class from a player with quality far superior to many of those around him.
World Cup winner Andre Schurrle beat the offside trap to meet a long ball over the top, he traps it from the air brilliantly before firing a strike on the half-volley into the far corner.
Those inside Turf Moor will be waiting a long time to see a better goal than that in Lancashire.
Fulham went up at Turf Moor after a truly special goal from World Cup winner Andre Schurrle
Newcastle United 2-0 Burnley, February 26
Burnley were camped deep, eight outfield players behind the ball and Fabian Schar’s options in attack were looking rather slim.
The Swiss footballer decided he did not need his team-mates on this occasion as he took aim himself from 25-yards with a rocket into the top corner.
It is pretty much unstoppable as it goes in after clipping the inside section of where the post meets the crossbar. Burnley must be cursing their luck to have had three Goal of the Season strikes scored against them…
Fabian Schar won the adoration of his team-mates after a 25-yard rocket at home to Burnley
Crystal Palace 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion, March 9
Scoring against your bitter rivals is one of the sweetest things footballers can do to gain cult hero status among supporters and Anthony Knockaert certainly endeared himself to Brighton fans with his strike against Palace back in March.
A diagonal from defence picks him out wide on the right wing and he only has the goal in sight, driving at Patrick van Aanholt before cutting onto his left foot and finding the top corner with a curling strike.
Selhurst Park went silent and the derby bragging rights were with Brighton thanks to Knockaert’s moment of brilliance.
Anthony Knockaert pulled his tongue out in celebration but his goal was in vain against Palace
Chelsea 2-0 West Ham United, April 8
He picks it up from Ruben Loftus-Cheek with his back to goal, spins on the spot given no-one is within five yards of him and he is away.
Splitting Declan Rice and Mark Noble with ease, Eden Hazard then shifts from one foot to the other leaving defenders sprawling before firing past Lukasz Fabianski.
Hazard got himself another before the game was out in a match that some inside Stamford Bridge regarded as one of his best ever performances for the club. Like this goal, he was sublime on the night.
Eden Hazard was at his mercurial best when he danced through West Ham to score a stunner
Manchester City 1-0 Leicester City, May 6
It is hard to argue if there was a more important goal in Manchester City’s season than this thunderbolt from their talisman.
Leicester City had City frustrated and Pep Guardiola’s side knew anything less than three points would hand the advantage to Liverpool with one game remaining for the Premier League title.
Up stepped Vincent Kompany who, despite his team-mates pleading for him not to shoot, took aim from 25 yards with an outside-of-the-foot finish which gave Kasper Schmeichel no chance.
He won’t have scored a more important goal than that in his entire career.
Vincent Kompany scored a thunderbolt which was vital as City chased down successive titles
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