Van Persie vs Essien vs Taylor vs Tugay
The last couple of months have seen a purple patch of stunning strikes in the Premiership. When Arsenal's Robin van Persie scored his soaring kung-fu volley against Charlton back in October it seemed he had opened and closed the book on the goal of the season. But Matthew Taylor's forty-five yard thumping volley against Everton two weeks ago had Mark Lawrenson on Match Of The Day concluding that the emerging Portsmouth midfielder had 'undoubtedly' scored the goal of the season. A day later Chelsea's Michael Essien powered a reverse banana shot into the top corner of the Arsenal net which arguably given the context of the goal coupled with its sheer technical perfection had surpassed Taylor's effort. Add to these magnificent contenders the peach of a sweet volley struck by Blackburn's Tugay against Spurs and you have quite a sensational battle already heating up for Premiership goal of the season.
Enjoy and check out these goals again (plus some excellent celebrations and commentaries) below:
If I had to vote for one above the others I would edge for the strike by Robin van Persie: the way he flew in the air to volley the ball for me is simply scintillating. But that does not take away from the other superb strikes each of which sum up just how fantastic and awesome football can be.
Whose goal do you think edges it as the best of the Premiership season so far?