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Did Charlie Adam score the greatest ever Premier League goal?

Published 05/04/2015 | 10:52

Did Charlie Adam score the greatest ever Premier League goal?
Did Charlie Adam score the greatest ever Premier League goal?

Was Charlie Adam's sensational strike against Chelsea yesterday the greatest long-range goal of the Premier League era? Here are the other contenders.

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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.


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