Top Five: Impossible goals - featuring Manchester United, Tottenham stars

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Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea and Barcelona stars have all scored impossible goals.

Today is Papiss Cisse’s birthday, with the Newcastle striker turning 30-years-old.

Whilst struggling this season to show off his best form, the Senegalese forward scored one of the best goals in recent Premier League history a few years ago.

In the 2011/12 season, having moved to the Magpies in January 2012, Cisse scored 13 goals in 14 games as Alan Pardew’s side finished in fifth place.

His best goal came in a 2-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in May, when he netted both strikes - both of extreme quality.

The opener was a lovely turn inside the box before he volleyed the ball home, but it was the second which won all the plaudits - and numerous goal of the season awards.

An impossible strike from 37 years out, Cisse somehow scored from the touchline with a curving and dipping shot which defied the laws of physics.

It was a goal that no one could replicate in hundreds of attempts, and seeing that kind of impossible strike was a joy to behold.

To celebrate Cisse’s birthday, we commemorate his incredible 2012 strike and look at five of the best impossible goals ever scored.

Lionel Messi vs Getafe

Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs England

Wayne Rooney vs Manchester City

Erik Lamela vs Asteras Tripolis

Frank Lampard vs Barcelona

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