JOE’s Top Five weekend goals: Welbeck, Hoilett and Ronaldo
The Premier League was the place to be for glorious goals this weekend, but we’ve also found room for a pretty important goal scored by a pretty familiar face in La Liga. And a goalscoring goalkeeper.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid v Barcelona)
Not the most spectacular of the ridiculous amount of goals he scores these days, but he won’t score many as significant as the winner in El Clasico at the Camp Nou.
Saying that, it was still a brilliant finish after a wonderful through ball from Mesut Ozil. And how about that for a celebration? Vintage Ronaldo in more ways than one.
4. Scott Sinclair (Swansea v Bolton)
Swansea’s style of play means that they’re more likely to pass the ball into the net rather than score speculative efforts from long range. Not that they’ll be complaining too much about this cracker from Scott Sinclair, mind. Apologies for the shoddy quality of the clip below.
3. Alan Marriott (Mansfield Town v Wrexham)
Some will claim that this goal was a pure fluke, but we’re not having that. As far as we’re concerned, Mansfield Town ‘keeper Alan Marriott spotted his opposite number Josllain Meybi off his line and landed the ball precisely on a spot from which he knew it would bounce over his head and into the empty the net. Seriously.
2. Danny Welbeck (Manchester United v Everton)
There were so many brilliant goals in the game of the season at Old Trafford, but we reckon Welbeck’s effort to put United 2-1 up was the best of a pretty special lot. The England striker showed brilliant close control to make space for himself on the edge of the box before curling it brilliantly past Howard into the top corner.
He probably thought it might be enough to win the game for the Red Devils, but as we all know now, that wasn’t quite the case.
1. Junior Hoilett (Blackburn v Norwich)
Hoilett’s contract runs out in the summer and Spurs and Bayern Munich are amongst the clubs said to be interested in acquiring his services. And after goals like this, it’s no wonder. Skip ahead to 5:00 in the video below to appreciate Hoilett’s brilliance for yourself.