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Four superb goals -- but which one was the best?

On a rainy Monday morning, these four pieces of skill will definitely put a smile on your face.

YOU’LL BE WATCHING football for many, many more weekends before you get another Saturday with such a selection of quality goals.

Here are the three that everyone is talking about this morning — and one from last weekend that possibly tops the lot.

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal v Norwich)

A breathtaking team goal. Wilshere’s finish was relatively simple but his build-up play with Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud was jaw-dropping.

Paddy McCourt (Barnsley v Middlesbrough)

A brilliant solo slalom from “the Derry Pele” Paddy McCourt who wriggled his way past five or six Boro defenders before scoring.

YouTube credit: Barnsley FC

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain vs Bastia)

If ever a goal could be described as typical Zlatan Ibrahimovic, this inspired back-heel flick might just be it.

YouTube Credit: jeriel80

Stephanie Roche (Wexford Youths Women v Peamount United)

Ok, so this one is from last weekend but Stephanie Roche’s goal for Peamount in the Women’s National League deserves all the plaudits it gets.

Since it was uploaded on Saturday, Roche’s brilliant juggle, swivel and volley has 600,000 views on YouTube — and the number keeps on rising.

YouTube Credit: Eileen Gleeson

They’re all pretty special — obviously — but which is the best of the four?


Poll Results:

Stephanie Roche (1422)
Paddy McCourt (782)
Jack Wilshere (677)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (185)




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