With the Premier League season now over, we reflect on the best strikes of the 2013/2014 campaign.
There were plenty of memorable goals during the 2013/2014 Premier League season ranging from the lucky to the more beautiful pieces of technical skill. Here are five of the best.
Matt Lowton for Aston Villa against Stoke
What an unbelievable strike this was and what makes it more remarkable is the fact it was cracked into the net by a defender. Lowton showed superb control and skill from considerable distance to set the ball up before scoring the best goal he will ever score in his career.
Robin Van Persie for Manchester United against Aston Villa
Wayne Rooney picked the ball up inside his own half before playing a superb ball over the top. Van Persie created space from the defender marking him, watched the ball drop and then cracked a volley into the corner of the goal. The effort went a long way to helping United secure the title with a 3-0 win.
David Luiz for Chelsea against Fulham
The enigma of David Luiz was on full display in the West London derby as the Brazilian showed exactly what he is capable of. Luiz simply blasted the ball in from long range, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. The power and the flatness with which he hit the ball will make this a famous Chelsea goal long after he retires.
Gareth Bale for Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Spurs were chasing this game late into the 90 minutes and once again it took a superb strike from their key player to secure the points. Bale has scored plenty of memorable goals this season but it was the timing, importance and nature of this strike under pressure which makes it impressive.
Loic Remy for QPR v Wigan Athletic
QPR fans haven’t had an awful lot to shout about this season but this goal from Remy against Wigan is something. QPR were defending a free kick, which hit the wall, they broke away before a short pass to Remy who cracked a great effort into the far corner of the goal on the move. What a hit.
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