This pause in play has allowed us to take stock, but also get a little wistful at the season so far. Yes, Liverpool appear to be running away with the title – but what about some of the great goals we’ve seen?
We’ve racked our brains and come up with some of the best strikes we’ve seen in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
WATFORD v Liverpool
Liverpool were cruising to a first Premier League title and travelled to a Watford side swamped in a relegation battle in February.
At this point the Reds just turn up a win anywhere, don’t they? Not this time. The Hornets’ summer signing came of age with a man of the match performance, scoring a brace and assisting skipper Troy Deeney.
But it was Sarr’s second goal, a mix of pure pace to get away from Virgil van Dijk and nonchalance to chip the ball over arguably the league’s best goalkeeper in Alisson that makes it even more impressive.
NEWCASTLE UNITED v Man United
Premier League debuts don’t come much sweeter than this. Starting alongside your brother in the heart of the Newcastle midfield against Manchester United is one thing – but scoring the winner for your boyhood club is the stuff of dreams.
After a quick Toon counterattack, Matty Longstaff arrived late on the edge of the box and drove a right footed shot past David De Gea.
The combination of the strike, the moment, and the atmosphere means it takes its rightful place on our list.
Sheffield United v SOUTHAMPTON
Southampton have had some precocious talents over the years, think Dusan Tadic and Sadio Mane. And in Moussa Djenepo, they might have another who will light up St. Mary’s Stadium judging by this sublime solo effort.
The Mali forward picked up the ball on the half turn, 30 yards from goal and combined strength with will-power to shrug off Ollie Norwood, putting John Egan on the floor before finishing with aplomb.
Kevin De Bruyne
Newcastle United v MANCHESTER CITY
When class and technique meet a full throttle rip-snorter you often find Kevin De Bruyne. The Man City team simply doesn’t work as well when KdB is out of the side and he showed again why he’s the first name on the City team sheet.
With the score locked at 1-1, the Belgian caressed a high ball on his chest, let the ball bounce before unleashing a rippling strike that hit the under side of the crossbar and into the net.
No chance for Newcastle ‘keeper Martin Dubravka. ‘Ave some of that!
CRYSTAL PALACE v West Ham United
It’s been somewhat of a Premier League renaissance for Jordan Ayew this season. He’s Palace’s top scorer with eight goals, but they don’t get much better than this one.
As the game moved into the 90th minute Ayew picked up the ball on the right wing and moved inside. With few options in sight, he beat Declan Rice with a drag back before dancing past two more Hammers defenders.
Suddenly one on one with the keeper he coolly chipped the ball over the despairing Roberto and won the game for his side.