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The best Premier League goals of the season (so far)

We’ve picked our five favourite strikes

With no sign of the Premier League returning anytime soon, we’ve been looking back at the season so far.

We’ve seen thrilling matches, some big surprises and plenty of stunning goals. In order of when they were scored, here are our five favourite strikes from the 2019/20 campaign so far:

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool vs Newcastle, September 14)

A goal that sums up the near-telepathic understanding between Liverpool’s attacking stars.

Mo Salah picks up the ball outside the penalty area and slips the ball through to Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian instantly swivels and flicks the ball back into Salah’s path, allowing the winger to dart into space and finish from a tight angle.

Firmino has only scored eight league goals himself this term, but moments like that show why he’s so important to the Reds.

Kevin De Bruyne (Newcastle United vs Manchester City, November 30)

What a goal. What a player.

With City struggling to find any rhythm against Newcastle, Kevin De Bruyne took matters into his own hands.

He brought down a headed clearance outside the box and thumped it in, with the ball smacking the crossbar before going in to make it even sweeter.

Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley, December 7)

When Son Heung-Min picked up the ball just outside the Tottenham penalty area, Burnley won’t have been too concerned. The South Korea star was nowhere near their goal, and they had plenty of bodies back.

But Son looked up and didn’t see many options on, so he started to run with the ball. Then he kept going. And going. Until suddenly he’d raced all the way up the pitch, leaving six defenders in his wake and keeping his cool to slot home.

Gabriel Martinelli (Chelsea vs Arsenal, January 21)

Gabriel Martinelli has had a very impressive first season in English football, but he really announced himself with his solo strike at Stamford Bridge.

With Arsenal down to 10 men and trailing 2-0, it looked like they were going to head back across London empty-handed.

That is, until Martinelli ran onto a clearance from a corner and surged into the Chelsea half. After running virtually the length of the pitch, he still had the composure to give Kepa the eyes and slot into the bottom corner, inspiring Arsenal to come back and secure a draw.

Matej Vydra (Southampton vs Burnley, February 15)

Matej Vydra hasn’t seen too much action since joining Burnley, but he offered a reminder of what he could do with a superb strike against Southampton.

The 27-year-old took one touch to smartly bring a long ball down with his chest, another to get away from the defender, then a third to fire a rocket past the keeper.

As well as being his first top-flight goal since November 2018, it also saw him become the first Burnley player to win the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award.

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