Posted by: Pete Robertson | August 15, 2011

Premier League – Top 3 Goals of the Weekend.

It’s been a busy old start to the Barclays Premier League, with only one home win from the entire round of matches. Defending champions Manchester United got off to a winning start, as did their closest rivals, geographically speaking at least, Manchester City. But where were the best goals of the weekend scored? After all, that’s what we enjoy seeing, right?

An unusual first candidate in the form of Bolton centre back Gary Cahill, who found himself in space on the edge of the QPR penalty area. With the touch of a multi-million pound striker, Cahill curled the ball perfectly into the top corner, leaving Ranger’s ‘keeper Paddy Kenny no chance of saving it whatsoever. The England international put in a solid performance all round, and with 20 days still to go in the transfer window, efforts like this will only serve to boost his already sterling reputation.

Secondly, a warm welcome to English football, and a warning sent to 18 other teams in the league, handed out from Sergio Aguero. The £38 million man scored a goal earlier in the game, but it was his second of the match that truly stands out. Hit from all of 30 yards, the ball was in the back of the net before the Swansea goalkeeper had a chance to react to it. Aguero was also involved in the build up to a goal for David Silva, and looked like the most dangerous man on the pitch during his second half substitute appearance. The forward combination of Aguero, Silva and fellow striker Edin Dzeko looked formidable, and may well become a familiar feature of the Man City side in the weeks to come.

For my third choice of the week, I was temped to plump for Stephen Ward’s effort for Wolves, scoring the winner from a neatly timed volley outside the penalty area. However, I simply couldn’t look beyond Sebastian Larsson of Sunderland. The athleticism he showed in managing to get himself almost horizontally off the ground before burying a right footed volley past Liverpool’s Pepe Reina was outstanding, and especially when doing it on your debut for a new club. If the Swedish international winger can keep producing performances such as this, Sunderland will know that they’ve picked up one of the best free transfer signings of the summer.

New signing Sebastian Larsson scoring a spectacular debut goal.

Do you agree with my choices? Please feel free to leave a comment below…



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