Weekend Worldies: Best goals including Koscielny overhead kick
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | September 11, 2016
Best goals across the globe for September 10-11
Coral present Weekend Worldies – where we’ve compiled some of the greatest goals across the globe from September 10th-11th, just for your viewing pleasure.
So, scroll down to see top wonder strikes from the Premier League, Championship and even as far as the Russian top-flight…
We start off in the Premier League, and from the most unlikely of entrants on this list, as Arsenal’s Koscielny stunned the Emirates crowd with his first-half overhead kick against visitors Southampton.
The French centre back’s effort was an equaliser after Petr Cech’s own goal, and set the Gunners up to go on and win after Santi Cazorla’s late penalty.
Laurent Koscielny goal vs Southampton (16/17) pic.twitter.com/yMFNlSDgFe
— Best Arsenal Goals (@BestAFCGoals) September 10, 2016
Michail Antonio (Dimitri Payet)
Next up is West Ham United’s recent England call-up Antonio, who bagged a brace on Saturday at the Olympic Stadium against Watford.
However, the winger is only on this list due to the assist for his second strike, which was a stunning Payet Rabona from the right hand side.
— Callum Wm (@Callum_Wm) September 10, 2016
In the same match, after being 2-0 down, Watford staged an incredible comeback to eventually triumph 4-2.
They were helped along the way by Deeney’s delightful chip over the keeper from a tight angle which was an equaliser just before half-time.
— JΛY BUCKS (@TheMasterBucks) September 10, 2016
Moving to the Championship, Dutchman Chery provided QPR with a thunderous opener against Blackburn Rovers just after the hour mark.
The uncapped attacker smashed in a free-kick from well outside the area, but it couldn’t inspire his side to a victory as the visitors got one back a few minutes later.
— QPR FC (@QPRFC) September 11, 2016
Starting his first game for new side Preston North End, on-loan from Everton, Scottish-born Republic of Ireland international McGeady got off to the perfect side.
The 30-year-old former Celtic hero was seemingly inspired from his boyhood club’s 5-1 thrashing of Old Firm bitter rivals Rangers just before kick-off by firing in a 25-yard effort to equalise, though the Lilywhites did eventually lose.
Aiden McGeady introduced himself to @PNEFC fans in the best possible way.
— Football On 5 (@FootballOn5) September 10, 2016
It seems that great goals came in twos this weekend, and another debutant was on target at Deepdale as on-loan teenage striker from Newcastle United Armstrong ensured Barnsley kept up their flying start.
The England Under-19 international showed great strength, skill and composure to win the game for the Yorkshire outfit late on.
Adam Armstrong's goal for Barnsley today! https://t.co/1rwtTAPqDZ
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) September 10, 2016
Back to the Premier League, Liverpool and Lallana enjoyed their home clash against champions Leicester City in the late kick-off as they ran out 4-1 victors.
The former Saints star, who recently got a late winner for England against Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier, smashed in his side’s third of the evening to ensure they regained a two-goal deficit before Roberto Firmino got his second near the end.
What a goal do Lallana, 3-1. pic.twitter.com/lf8SncLqUc
— Anfield Brasil (@Anfieldbr) September 10, 2016
After a shaky start to life back in the Championship, Newcastle have rocketed up to second in the table thanks to four straight wins – their latest being a 2-0 triumph at Derby County.
Frenchman Gouffran got the ball rolling for the visiting Toon after volleying home a strike from a corner in the first-half.
— Sky Sports EFL (@SkySportsEFL) September 10, 2016
We’ve saved perhaps the best until last, as we take you all the way over to the other side of Europe, in a Russian Premier League clash between Amkar Perm and Tom Tomsk.
Uncapped Russian striker Salugin got the sole goal of the game for the hosts just after the break, after somehow finding the net to beat the keeper from on the edge of the centre circle in his opponents’ half.
This goal from the Russian Premier League what a hit! pic.twitter.com/lgtSxwBSxw
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) September 11, 2016