The 9 best Premier League goals ever

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We at HITC take you through the best Premier League strikes ever seen, including goals from Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Liverpool & more.

Since the Premier League's inception, we have been treated to an abundance of high-quality goals.

Some have been acrobatic, some have been stylish - and some have been good, old-fashioned thunderbolts that looked like they were going to smash a hole in the back of the net.

So, with the goals flying in year after year, we at HITC Sport thought it would be an idea to look at the nine best Premier League goals ever. Of the thousands to choose from - and in no particular order - here goes...

Thierry Henry v Manchester United

 

A first touch to die for and a volley on the turn against fierce rivals, all to the dulcet tones of Andy Gray. Thierry Henry's wonder-volley for Arsenal is an instant hit.

Dennis Bergkamp v Newcastle United

A team-mate of Henry's, Dennis Bergkamp has gone one better with one of the best first touches of all time against the Magpies. Nikos Dabizas is probably still reeling from this one.

Alan Shearer v Everton

To get straight back into Newcastle fan's good books, here's an Alan Shearer volley that defies the laws of physics with its sheer power.

Wayne Rooney v Manchester City

Speaking of volleys, Wayne Rooney has hit some scorchers over the years. He has also lobbed a goalkeeper from halfway across the pitch. Surely his best goal ever, though, was this phenomenal bicycle kick that proved decisive against Manchester City.

Luis Suarez v Norwich City

It would be unfair, after his contribution to English football, not to include a Luis Suarez goal in this list. There were so many of spectacular quality - but this volley against Norwich is worth revisiting over and over.

Xabi Alonso v Newcastle United

One thing both Rooney and Suarez (along with David Beckham) have also done is catch a goalkeeper off his line to score from distance. But it's another Liverpool player who has provided the best such finish in Premier League history: Xabi Alonso. This goal against Newcastle was hit from well within his own half. What a calculated strike.

Steven Reid v Wigan Athletic

Steven Reid's volley against Wigan clocked 98mph on the speed charts. Unbelievable.

Paolo Di Canio v Wimbledon

Andy Gray features in the commentary once again here, exclaiming 'take a bow son,' while Martin Tyler makes an appearance shouting 'that is sensational!' What technique from Paolo Di Canio. A truly stunning strike.

Tony Yeboah v Wimbledon

Completing our list is a goal worthy of rounding off any compilation. Wimbledon are unlucky to be on the receiving end of a second successive strike on our list here. But what a strike it was from Leeds man Tony Yeboah, around 20 years ago. And it wasn't the only wonder goal the Ghanaian scored for Leeds United, either!

That finishes our list of nine, although you'd need a number closer to 900 to discuss all the screamers scored in Premier League history. We hope you enjoyed!

Are you happy with our list? If not, which goals have we missed out?

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