Top 10 goals of the Premier League season

The English Premier League season brought many twists and turn and plenty of stunning goals.


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Here are the top 10 goals from the 2015-2016 Premier League season


Liverpool had opened the campaign full of hope, and they had Philippe Coutinho to thank for giving the Anfield side a hard-earned 1-0 win at Stoke. With less than five minutes remaining on the clock, the Brazilian midfielder collected the ball from young left-back Joe Gomez as he spun away from marker Steve Sidwell before firing an unstoppable strike into the top-right corner of Jack Butland's goal.


CHRISTIAN BENTEKE - Manchester United v LIVERPOOL, 12/09/15

Liverpool were trailing Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford when Jordon Ibe got away down the right and cut the ball back into a crowded penalty area. Daley Blind's backward header sent the ball up into the air and big Belgian forward Benteke executed a textbook overhead kick into the top-right corner to offer the Reds hope of a result.

MATT RITCHIE - BOURNEMOUTH v Sunderland, 19/09/15

A wonderful strike from Matt Ritchie helped Bournemouth to their first Barclays Premier League home win by beating a struggling Sunderland side 2-0. The Cherries were 1-0 up through an early goal from Callum Wilson when a corner was headed clear to the edge of the Sunderland penalty area where Ritchie chested the ball down before firing it into the top-left corner.


Sunderland were still searching for their first win of the season and were already 1-0 up against West Ham when the ball broke to Black Cats midfielder Yann M'Vila. He threaded a pass to Jeremain Lens who had time to look up and notice that goalkeeper Adrian was off his line and produce a fantastic chipped effort that went in off the underside of the crossbar.

RIYAD MAHREZ - LEICESTER v Chelsea, 14/12/15

Leicester were 1-0 up against Chelsea thanks to Jamie Vardy's 15th goal of the season and on course to send the Foxes top of the Premier League when a deep cross from Marc Albrighton was instantly brought down by Riyad Mahrez on his weaker right foot. Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta looked to stick with the Algerian as Mahrez tried to jink his way around the full-back with some neat footwork before creating half a yard of space to smash a left-footed shot into the top corner past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to double their lead.


Arsenal were looking to go top of the Barclays Premier League with a win at St Mary's and they were looking comfortable when Gunners defender Per Mertesacker headed a cross clear but Cuco Martina had other ideas as his ran onto the loose ball to rifle home a half-volley from 30 yards with the outside of his right boot to give the Saints the lead.

DELE ALLI - Crystal Palace v TOTTENHAM, 26/01/16

Teenage midfielder Alli netted a brilliant effort as Spurs came from behind to win 3-1 at Selhurst Park. The 19-year-old collected a knock-down from Christian Eriksen on the edge of the Palace box before taking the ball on his thigh, flicking it back over his head and swivelling around to unleash an unstoppable volley into the bottom-left corner.

JAMIE VARDY - LEICESTER v Liverpool, 02/02/16

Table-toppers Leicester were looking to extend their lead at the summit of the Premier League when Jamie Vardy looked to latch onto the end of Riyad Mahrez's raking ball into the Liverpool half. As the ball dropped over his shoulder, the England striker sent an angled half-volley from 30 yards that flew past back-pedalling goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and into the roof of the net to send the home fans wild.

HARRY KANE - TOTTENHAM v Arsenal, 05/03/16

An enticing North London derby was finely poised when Toby Alderweireld equalised for the hosts shortly after Arsenal's Francis Coquelin was sent off for two bookable offences. A long ball from Jan Vertonghen was expertly kept in near the corner flag by Dele Alli, who flicked it back to Harry Kane and he curled the ball from the left-hand side of the box into the top-right corner giving goalkeeper David Ospina no chance and Spurs a 2-1 lead.

EDEN HAZARD - CHELSEA v Liverpool, 11/05/16

Last season's PFA player of the season had endured a poor nine months by his standards and appeared to pick up a little bit of form when he equalised for Chelsea against Tottenham to secure Leicester the first top-flight title in their history. He continued on the back of that with a mazy run past three Liverpool players before curling a right-footed effort into the bottom-left corner from just inside the area.

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Published 14 May 2016 at 3:00pm
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