Top Five NUFC Premier League Goals Ever
No I’m not a mackem but I have been a bit naughty.
Got my old man the NUFC 1000 Premier league Goals DVD for Christmas and I held out for a couple of hours before opening it up just to check that the discs played ok…
A few hours later and I was exhausted. I still reckon I’ll never see us lift a trophy in my lifetime but as long as we have players capable of scoring goals like so many of these, I can just about forgive them that.
Along with naming your best and worst elevens, picking the best goal(s) seen is a topic that most of us never tire of.
After my hours of research watching the box, I’ve picked the following five as my top goals of the last couple of decades, in reverse order;
(5) For all the sad people out there who are happy to write off Papiss Cisse after a handful of poor performances, I present exhibit A – that instinctive volley at Stamford Bridge last season. It was outrageous and instinctive, one of several contenders for my top five from a player who has only been here a matter of months. He’ll come again, don’t you worry.
(4) Another player who played on instinct at St.James’ Park was Andy Cole. Last season was exciting but when we finished third straight after promotion it was just exhilarating. At the heart of it was Cole and when he was put through against Aston Villa for his record breaking goal, the anticipation was delicious before he tucked the ball away and the ground erupted.
(3) Impossible not to include a goal from the 5-0 against Manchester United in 1996 and the pick for me was Daveed Ginola’s masterful turn and vicious shot across Schmeichel and into the far corner. He didn’t score many but when he did…
(2) It’s no show without Shearer and I had to include his blockbuster against Everton, that’s how to hit a ball.
(1) My number one favourite is a bit of a personal thing. Not the best goal in the world in terms of skill or technique but when Les Ferdinand scored on the 4th September 1996 at Joker Park it was something special. Away fans were banned but there were a good few of spread around their ground and the best possible payback for the shocking behaviour of their fans was when Sir Les knocked the winner in after Beardsley had equalised. Loved it.
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