Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored all four of Sweden’s goals over England in the 4-2 win on the opening night of the Friends Arena. His fourth goal was an astonishing over-head kick which left everyone open mouthed.
But was it the greatest goal ever?
If one is to compare great goals, one needs a yardstick to contrast each goal. For this instance we’ll use Wayne Rooney’s over-head kick against Manchester City. This was dubbed one of the greatest goals of all time and yet it was beaten by Neymar’s solo effort for the Puskas award for 2011. However if Rooney’s goal was outside of the box, it would have definitely beaten Neymar’s effort. As the Swede’s goal was amazingly outside the box, it automatically makes it one of the best goals of the 21st century.
5) Dimitar Berbatov – Since his arrival at Craven Cottage he’s been making appearances in the top 5. This time he was influential in Fulham’s 3-3 draw with Arsenal. Martin Jol must be ecstatic with his signing as he’s helped Fulham make an amazing start to the season. Now 11 games in, he scores a penalty and sets-up two goals in a brilliant 3-3 draw. He is just one of the league’s best players. No question.
4) Marouane Fellaini – Yet another player that keeps getting into the top 5. The Everton midfielder scored again and got another assist in the 2-1 win over Sunderland. It was a fantastic match and Fellaini was just so influential in every move. Sunderland could’ve been 3-0 up before half time but Everton played so well in the second half as they’ve done so many times this season. Fellaini’s influence could see Everton break the top four for the first time in ten years.
EPL News: Top 5 Premier League Player Rankings: Robin van Persie Haunts His Former Club To Make Top 5
Match Day ten began with Manchester United’s comprehensive victory over Arsenal. Robin van Persie took all the plaudits in a game that could’ve seen six or seven goals. The rest of the weekend didn’t disappoint as Aston Villa picked up a shock three points at Sunderland and Chelsea and Manchester City drew at Swansea and West Ham respectively.
5) Ben Watson – The first Englishman to score for Wigan in 2012. That say a lot about Wigan but most of all about the Premier League. Watson’s goal was controversial but clearly over the line. Along with Kone, Watson was vital in their win over Spurs. Roberto Martinez’s side are so exciting to watch and prove to be a bogey side for many a team. Watson isn’t always a starter for Wigan but when he plays he can give Wigan an exciting edge.
Manchester United Transfer Rumors: Will Wilfried Zaha's Sign With Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Or Man. U?
Zaha was born in the Ivory Coast but is a current England under-21 international. He plays as a forward for Crystal Palace and he’s been there since 2009. Zaha is known as one of the best England starlets of our time and has huge potential. Many believe Zaha plays a bit like Red Bull star Thierry Henry but he won’t live up to Henry’s legacy unless he makes the move to the Premier League.
But which club should he join?
Manchester United are endowed with attacking talent and a new arrival probably isn’t needed at the moment. With van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez, Welbeck, Young, Valencia and Nani United probably aren’t going to punt for Zaha. That’s not to mention United starlets such as Keane, Bebe and Henriquez. He wouldn’t want to join a club where he’s not going to get much playing time either.
Arsenal are also blessed with attacking talent. However Zaha is better than most of their options. All Arsenal fans would definitely welcome the arrival of Zaha and he would certainly fit in their squad. But if Zaha has the option to join Arsenal or United and he’s given assurances of game time, he’ll most definitely join the Red Devils.
Top 5 Premier League Player Rankings: Jack’s Back And Straight Into The Top 5, David de Gea Rescues Man. U
Match Day Nine kicked off with Aston Villa sealing a one-all draw at home to Norwich. Manchester United took beat Chelsea on the Sunday in a highly controversial game at Stamford Bridge and Liverpool sealed a 2-2 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby. But who were the top 5 players of another match day billeted with controversy?
5) Jack Wilshere – Jack’s back! Dubbed the “saviour of English football” by a notable pundit, Jack Wilshere showed why he’s earned that title. He passes the ball with consummate ease and in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over QPR, he was absolutely fantastic. Arsenal will be so pleased to have the boy back as will Roy Hodgson. If Jack plays his card’s right, he’ll be back in the England squad in no time. He really is an exceptional talent and Arsenal will surely progress with him in the team.