We had 28 goals to enjoy in week 31 of the Premier League season and, luckily for us, there was no shortage of strikes.
It was a week for set-piece specialists, while we were also blessed with the longest strike by a team (no spoilers here) in the last 15 years. Stay tuned.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the best goals Week 31 had to offer.
Known more for his passing than his shooting, Kevin De Bruyne wanted to grab the headlines this weekend.
The Belgian needed just five minutes to open the scoring for Manchester City against Burnley, racing into a Raheem Sterling cut-in and firing a clever volley on goal.
A volley out of the boot is not a bad way to start things off.
Next, we have this 39.6-yard scream from Antonio Rudiger.
The Chelsea man’s willingness to pull the trigger from miles away has entered meme territory in recent months, but he finally landed one to nestle in the back of the net against Brentford.
However, if that leads to what happened next, maybe it should stop forever…
Just two minutes into Rudiger’s world, Vitaly Janelt came down the other end and shot home his own beauty.
A fine one-touch pass gave Janelt an inch of space on the edge of the Chelsea box, and the German made no mistake with an absolute rifle that flew past Edouard Mendy.
And the man from Brentford wasn’t done.
After Christian Eriksen put Brentford ahead, Janelt scored her second of the game with a delicious chip.
The 23-year-old showed the composure of someone with more than two league goals to his name heading into the weekend as he ran from deep and held his nerve against Mendy.
It’s a shame he signed his new contract before this match. There could have been a neater raise on the cards.
Just James Ward-Prowse doing James Ward-Prowse stuff.
What else can we say? Southampton hit a free kick on the edge of the box, and the midfielder stepped forward and shot it into the baskets. According
That’s his fourth free kick goal of the season, and he probably hasn’t even done it.
Anything you can do, I can do better.
From the other side of the pitch this time, Aaron Cresswell showed his own free-kick muscle as he bent this sumptuous effort past Jordan Pickford into the Everton net.
It was the West Ham left-back’s first goal since scoring against Newcastle on the opening day of the season.
It wasn’t the best of weekends for Everton, but Mason Holgate had a fine individual moment to look back on.
The centre-back, who joined the starting line-up late, made his presence known by lobbing a ferocious volley through the crowd and into the bottom corner.
Can we take a second to appreciate Richarlison’s help? the only This is SpartaIt’s the ball in Holgate’s way. Impressive.
Matt Doherty’s flawless diving header (and Harry Kane’s mental assist) nearly made the cut, but we opted for this glorious Son Heung-min team goal instead.
From back to front, Spurs showed their skill at Newcastle by tearing through the pitch with real pace and purpose. Dejan Kulusevski’s renaissance continued as the Swede prowled down the right flank and played a great ball for Son, who could barely miss.
One touch to set up and bang!