Did Charlie Adam score the greatest ever Premier League goal?
Published 05/04/2015 | 10:52
Was Charlie Adam's sensational strike against Chelsea yesterday the greatest long-range goal of the Premier League era? Here are the other contenders.
Charlie Adam: April 2015
Chelsea v Stoke City
While the world focused on Eden Hazard lying prone in the Stoke half, Charlie Adam - from well inside his own half - welts the ball over the head of an unsuspecting Thibaut Courtois, who can only claw at it. Stunning piece of opportunism.
David Beckham: August 1996
Wimbledon 0 Manchester United 3
David Beckham became a star overnight after spotting Wimbledon’s Neil Sullivan well off his line and floating an audacious shot from the half way line over the goalkeeper.
Maynor Figueroa: December 2009
Stoke City 2 Wigan Athletic 2
With the game poised at 1-1, Maynor Figeuroa glanced at goal at and catapulted an outrageous flat-trajectory shot past the scrambling Tomas Sorensen. Figueroa's day was rather spoilt when Sorensen saved his late penalty.
Xabi Alonso: September 2006
Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 0
Xabi Alonso hit a marvellous 60-yard strike in a repeat of his FA Cup heroics at Luton Town earlier in the season when Newcastle visited Anfield in September 2006. Liverpool only had a single goal lead but the Spaniard secured the three points in style, leaving Steve Harper clutching at air.
Joey Gudjonsson: March 2006
Leicester City 3 Hull City 2
Joey Gudjonsson tried his luck from the halfway line and found the top corner with pinpoint accuracy. This goal put Leicester City 2-1 up, his second at the death decided the game.