While none of this weeks goals match up to the stunner scored by Matthew Lowton last week for Villa, you’ll spot a recurring theme from this weeks top 5. Be sure to look out for it (it’s fairly obvious…).
In 5th position is:
Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) vs Shrewsbury Town – Nice curling strike from Pitman.
After receiving the ball mid way into the Shrewsbury half, Pitman was afforded far too much space to dribble into. He punished the defence as he shifted the ball onto his right foot and curled the ball into the top right hand corner of the net from the edge of the box.
Link to watch Pitman’s goal goal starts at 47 minutes 43 seconds
4th position is:
Stephane Sessegnon (Sunderland) vs Newcastle United - Good run followed by a clinical finish by Sessegnon.
He made the goal himself when he received the ball, turning smartly away from a defender and into space. Attacking the space, Sessegnon showed a burst of pace, taking the ball forward before firing a precise, low strike into the bottom left hand corner.
Link to watch Sessegnon’s goal goal starts at 43 seconds
3rd position is:
Adam Johnson (Sunderland) vs Newcastle United - Fine run by Johnson rounded of by a fantastic finish.
Taking advantage of the scrambling Newcastle defence, Johnson cut in from the right hand side and dribbled into the space in the middle of the pitch. As he approached the edge of the box he took a poor touch and it looked like the ball may have got away from him. With defenders approaching Johnson decided his only option was to go for goal and so he did, finishing with a sliding effort that he did remarkably well to control, especially from such a distance.
Link to watch Johnson’s goal goal starts at 2 minutes 36 seconds
2nd position is:
Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - Impressive solo goal by Scannell.
Running onto a through ball down the left hand touch-line, Scannell showed good strength to hold of a defender and good pace to get round him. Dribbling into the box at pace he managed to slip the ball past another defender before keeping his cool under pressure and hammering the ball into the right hand corner from a tight angle.
Link to watch Scannell’s goal goal starts at 42 minutes 13 seconds
And in 1st position is…
David Vaughan (Sunderland) vs Newcastle United - Notice the theme yet?… David Vaughan scores with a cracking strike into the top right hand corner from a very difficult angle
When he was played in his first touch took him slightly wide and with defenders closing down, his chances of scoring appeared slim. His second touch more than made up for his first one though as he smashed a bullet of a strike into the top right hand corner leaving the goalkeeper motionless.
Link to watch Vaughan’s goal goal starts at 3 minutes 9 seconds
So there you have it, a very Sunderland based top 5 with all three of the goals they scored at the weekend good enough to be included. Part of that is down to good goals being scarce in other games but is also a testament to how good the three goals were that I couldn’t leave any of them out.
To any Newcastle fans reading this, I can only apologise for further compounding what was a miserable weekend for you.
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