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GOAAAALLLLL: The Best Strikes Of The Season

September 08, 2015

- Grant Whittington

The 2014-2015 football season has drawn close, aside from significant details such as the FA Cup final and the Champions League finale. The league portion of the campaign has been concluded and the champions are confirmed with Hull, Burnley, and Queens Park Rangers enduring the heartache of relegation. The official Goal of the Season has yet to be confirmed, and there are plenty for the judges to scratch their heads over.

3 of the Best Goals from the 2014/2015 EPL Season

After much deliberation, and plenty of watching them again. And again. We’ve come up with our three favourites from this season…

Ángel Di María (Manchester United v Leicester)

While little went right for the EPL’s record signing Ángel Di María, his initial form for the Red Devils was little short of sensational. One of his own personal highlights was a goal scored during the stunning 5-3 defeat against Leicester City in September (featured above, and almost better in Spanish!), although it actually put United 2-0 up after 17 minutes at the time. After bursting from midfield with electric pace and feeding skipper Wayne Rooney, Di Maria collected a return pass before floating a delicious chip offer the struggling Kasper Schmeichel. The vision and the execution were brilliant, especially when you consider the pace at which the Argentine was travelling with the ball.

Bobby Zamora (QPR v West Bromwich Albion)

In a season that ended in huge disappointment and relegation for QPR, Bobby Zamora’s incredible goal during the 4-1 win at West Bromwich Albion in April was one of the highlights. Already leading 2-0 following strikes by Eduardo Vargas and Charlie Austin, Zamora outstripped Albion defender Joleon Lescott on the right hand angle of the penalty area before nonchalantly lobbing the bouncing ball over Boaz Myhill with the outside of his left boot. He managed this without even breaking stride, and it was a goal that was entirely out of context in Rangers’ season.

Charlie Adam (Stoke City v Chelsea)

Thibaut Courtois has been one of the best performing goalkeepers in the EPL this season, although he was mercilessly exposed by a moment of brilliance by Stoke’s Charlie Adam during a 2-1 win for the Blues at Stamford Bridge. After collecting the ball inside his own half, Adam took a couple of forward steps before unleashing a ferocious left-footed drive from the edge of the centre circle. The ball dipped and swerved dramatically in the air, before dropping over the stranded Courtois and into the net. While the Belgian was off his line, the quality of Adam’s strike was incredible and unfortunate that it was in a losing cause.

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