After a cracking weekend of Premiership football, it is time to review some of the goals that caught the eye. To pin-point one as the best 'Goal of the Week' is quite an unenviable decision to make, especially as there were quite a few extraordinary ones. Therefore, we present the chosen three goals here and readers can decide which one they think is the best.
Luka Modric - Tottenham 4-0 Liverpool
What makes this goal especially significant is the fact that it shows exactly why Spurs did the right thing in rejecting Chelsea's huge £40 million offer for the Croatian. It also shows that the player has put Chelsea behind him, or at least at the back of his head, and is concentrating on his football.
Spurs gave Liverpool a torrid time, bombarding them at every opportunity. Within seven minutes, White Hart Lane was celebrating a screamer. Wrestling Liverpool defenders, Jermain Defoe did well to lay-off for Modric. The Croat instinctively pounced on the ball, and without a second thought lashed it with power and precision. It bounced off the underside of the crossbar and into goal as a delighted Modric raced to the corner flag.
It is definitely an early contender for the goal of the season.
Nani - Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea
Many will regard this match as the final proof of the fact that Nani is no longer in his illustrious predecessor Cristiano Ronaldo's shadow. In what was a glorious performance, his 23 yard pile-driver, which gave United the all-important second goal, will be seen as the moment where he finally staked claim to be considered a senior and significant figure at United.
Johnny Evans long, diagonal ball was expertly taken by the Portuguese and although replays later suggested that he had drifted in from an offside position, it had no bearing in what he was about to do. He cut inside, held off Juan Mata and swung at the ball with his right foot. The next thing Old Trafford saw was the net ripple, before it dawned on them that the ball had already reached that back of the net and that they had just witnessed a screamer in every sense of the word! They errupted as Nani preformed his trademark acrobatic celebration.
Fernando Torres - Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea
Chelsea's most expensive signing had an overall good game at Man United although his ghastly miss seven minutes from time will hang like a grey cloud over his improved performance. The miss was abysmal and not something you'd expect from a quality player like Torres. However, when Man United emerged for the second half with a 3-0 lead, his immediate goal gave Chelsea hope. It was only his second goal in 24 appearances, but what a way to score. He timed his run perfectly to reach Nicholas Anelka's through ball, and from an acute angle, just beside the post, he dinked it over David de Gea with the outside of his right foot.
It was quality, precisly the reason Chelsea paid £50 million for him. However, how Torres' season goes will depend on how he reacts to the infamous miss later in the game.