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EPL Top Ten Goals of the Season 2013 (VIDEO)

This season of the premier league has seen incredible goals, from team goals to long range rockets to goals of technical bliss. We compiled what we thought were the top 10 goals of this season.

Enjoy!

Making a list like this always brings about debate. Here at Under The Cosh we go with our guts a lot. In this case we highlighted 3 categories that we judge goals on. We ranked the goals according to these categories to produce our top 10. We’ve defined the 3 categories below. Hopefully you get a sense of our vision. If you don’t, let us know in the comments section.

Technique: So when we look at the word technique we are trying to see the quality of execution. Players practice their shooting technique over and over again until it becomes second nature to them. We aimed to reward goals that showed excellent  and almost scientifically precise technique.

Shock Value: Some goals have great technique but come with a sense of expectation. This makes them a little less exciting for the average football fan. Every great goal whether important or not needs to have a little bit of mystique and must force you out of your seat. That’s what shock value really is and we looked for the 10 goals that got us off our seats with excitement and stunned us into silence afterwards.

Intent: Did he mean it? This category caused a lot more debate between the 3 of us than the other two. Sometimes your technique might be spot on but if we don’t believe you meant it then we can’t put it on my list, simple.

10. Cazorla vs West ham:
Arsenal do what they do best. A well worked flowing team goal and that backheel finish from Cazorla. Classy.
A) technique 9
B) shock value 5
C) intent 10

Score: 24

9. Aguero vs Manchester United:
Sheer persistence to not go down. In the closing stages of the Manchester derby no less. Unstoppable near post finish. What a player!
A) technique 8
B) shock value 8
C) intent 9

Score: 25

8. Bale vs Westham:
Beautiful technique to put it in the top corner. Persistence after being fouled. No time left on the clock. Bale = value for money
A) technique 9
B) shock value 8
C) intent 9

Score: 26

7. Ben Arfa vs Aston Villa:
Fakes the defender and sends in a missile off his weaker foot. How many players can do that?
A) technique 10
B) shock value 8
C) intent 9

Score: 27

6. Remy vs Wigan:
Absolutely audacious and arrogant attempt in a must-win relegation battle. Goalie rooted to the spot in disbelief.
A) technique 9
B) shock value 10
C) intent 9.5

Score: 27.5

5. Luiz vs Fulham:
Its getting ridiculous with Luiz this season. WOW. Stunner!
A) technique 10
B) shock value 9
C) intent 9

Score: 28

4. Jerome vs Southampton:
Minute to go? Why not? He whacks this like his life depended on it. For the distance alone it’s this high on the list.
A) technique 9.5
B) shock value 10
C) intent 9

Score: 28.5

3. Suarez vs Newcastle:
OH MY OH MY. That shoulder control and cool scoop around the keeper. Calmness personified. As far as ball control goes, none better.
A) technique 10
B) shock value 9
C) intent 10

Score: 29

2. RVP vs Aston Villa:
RVP Special. Another one to add to the collection. Only reason this doesn’t get a perfect score is because he’s done this before.
A) technique 10
B) shock value 9.5
C) intent 10

Score: 29.5

1. Lowton vs Stoke:
Take a bow son. The control, the distance, the technique and the placement. Perfection. Even the commentator can’t believe it. Now that’s shock value.
A) technique 10
B) shock value 10
C) intent 10

Score: PERFECT 30!

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