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Suarez, Coleman and Rooney in 13 of the best goals from the Premier League season

What do you think was the best strike from the 2013-14 campaign?

ROONEY’S LONG-RANGE lob against West Ham? The pair of beauties that Suarez bagged against Norwich City? Or Coleman’s blistering drive against Swansea City?

What’s your goal of the season from the 2013-14 Premier League campaign?

Here’s 13 of the best in no particular order.

Drumroll please.

1. Oct 19th – Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) v Norwich

Sometimes Arsenal’s mesmeric, one-touch football around the penalty box can yield a dividend. It did in glorious fashion here through Wilshere.

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2. Oct 21st – Pajtim Kasami (Fulham) v Crystal Palace

The Swiss midfielder only netted for the first time for Fulham, when lining up against Sunderland at the start of this season. His second goal won’t be forgotten, an amazing volley which dips brilliantly into the net at Selhurst Park.

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3. Oct 26th – Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) v West Brom

Sturridge struck 24 goals for Liverpool this season. This sublime chip against West Brom is the pick of the bunch.

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4. Nov 9th – Adam Lallana (Southampton) v Hull City

A wonderful solo effort by Lallana as he left a string of defenders in his wake before slotting to the net.


5. Dec 4th - Luis Suarez (Liverpool) v Norwich

He scored many goals this year but the Uruguayan's opening effort of the night at Anfield back in December was a bit special.

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6. Dec 4th - Luis Suarez (Liverpool) v Norwich

And Suarez wasn't satisfied with his opening goal in that game. He went on to add three more with the strike that complete his hat-trick a beautiful solo effort.

Go to 2.11

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7. Dec 22nd - Seamus Coleman (Everton) v Swansea

We're told that plenty locals were piled in to The Fleet Inn in Killybegs to watch this pre-Christmas clash. The hometown boy provided them with cause to cheer with this cracking drive to the net. Check out the swerve.


8. Dec 26th - Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) v West Brom)

Free-kicks scored directly are great. Free kicks scored after the ball hits the bar twice are even better. Take a bow Christina Eriksen, a rare transfer success story for Tottenham this season.

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9. March 22nd - Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) v West Ham

David Beckham watched on in the Upton Park crowd to see Wayne Rooney do this in the early stages of the game. Adrian's suspect positioning in goal drew criticism but Rooney's control and technique were marvellous.

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10. March 22nd - Alexander Tettey (Norwich) v Sunderland

Now this is how to score your first goal in the Premier League. Alexander Tettey struck this devastating volley from outside the box for Norwich City.

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11. April 26th - Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) v Aston Villa

An errant clearance by the Aston Villa defence is calmly controlled by the chest of a Swansea midfielder before he unleashes a stunning volley from the centre circle that dips over Brad Guzan. That Swansea player was Jonjo Shelvey. Remarkable.

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12. May 3rd - Ross Barkley (Everton) v Man City

It was a breakthrough season for Barkley and he capped it off with this brilliant strike last Saturday. The perfectly weighted layoff by Steven Naismith allows him to sweep in a superb goal.

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13. May 7th - Yaya Toure (Man City) v Aston Villa

The machine from the Ivory Coast has spearheaded his side's challenge and this goal on a heavy, sodden pitch on Wednesday night was superb.

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