The Premier League 2019-20 was a rollicking affair while it lasted. Below we've selected five teams, based on their success over the years, as Indonesia's most popular clubs. In the 53rd minute, Sheffield forward Oliver McBurnie had a goal disallowed by VAR due to offside. Tottenham Hotspur had beaten Burnley 5-0 at home in December 2019. This season, the Frenchman added another one to his ever-growing list of beautiful strikes. His initial chip came off the goalkeeper, but then with some amazing ball control, foot work, quick thinking and, more importantly composure, took a second bite at the cherry and chipped again, this time slotting comfortably into the back post. The lead was 2-0 when the goal happened. Having only opened his account in the Premier League the week before, the Iranian international added a second in a truly spectacular fashion, acrobatically connecting to a cross for the equaliser. Jakarta: Few places in the world can match the passion for football held by fans in Indonesia, where stadiums are regularly packed to the rafters to cheer on the Southeast Asian country's top sides. You can argue about its place in the top five but a De Bruyne contribution had to make it: very honourable mentions, too, to a brilliantly controlled finish at the Emirates and a wondrous dipping post-shutdown free-kick against Chelsea. Son collected it and made a slow run forward. Bet your dollars to doughnuts there won't be a better goal this season. This is arguably one of the greatest goals ever in the Premier League history. So while we desperately wait for top-flight action to resume, we have enough moments to pick, dissect, analyse, and mull over. City have a case but Liverpool show, in the next 22 seconds, why they are the most ruthless top-flight side of the modern era. Left-back Andy Robertson was unsure whether to go for a cross into the box or pass the ball back. In the 82nd minute, full-back Benjamin Mendy had attempted to execute a cross into the box but the ball was cleared away by the Newcastle defence. The Tottenham Hotspur striker showed amazing awareness and poise to score against Burnley in December, which the London side won 5-0.
He instead chose to give the ball to Fabinho, who received it, took a touch to set himself up and let one fly from long. His response?
Jahanbakhsh's tears of joy after scoring this belter showed how much it meant to him. The ball wasn't goal bound but out of nowhere Jahanbakhsh jumped high in the air and executed the bicycle kick as a hapless Kepa Arrizabalaga saw the ball reach the back of the net.
Goals have meant more, been hit harder and screamed into the top corner from further out but this one was just pure Wolves. A touch to tame it, another to create half a yard for the shot, and then Neves is curling a picture-perfect strike in off the crossbar before two onrushing United players can reach him. Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the defending champion. Chesting the ball down right outside the box, he squeezed it past the onrushing defenders by rifling home a scorcher that hit the underside of the bar before bouncing off into the goal. His calm finish was the icing on the cake.
Frank Lampard's Chelsea was an in-form team and it was leading 1-0 till the 84th minute of the match. Why not start with the thing that grips us the most in the beautiful game - goals?
As a snapshot of the practice, precision and clarity, topped off by moments of brilliance, that characterise Nuno Esprito Santos side it could hardly be bettered. SON HEUNG-MIN: TOTTENHAM VS BURNLEY - DECEMBER 7, 2019. Even though Liverpool were running away with the title, the season witnessed plenty of events over many eventful months. But nothing caps Fikayo Tomori's stunning 25-yard finish. MOUSSA DJENEPO: SOUTHAMPTON VS SHEFFIELD UNITED - SEPTEMBER 14, 2019. With the clock winding down and only a few seconds left, Christian Atsu sent a loose ball Shelvey's way, who latched on to angle a ferocious effort over the wall and into the bottom corner for the smash-and-grab equaliser as the Toons earned a valuable point. The cross from the right was received by centre-back Lewis Dunk with his head. Like that sumptuous low-drive against PSG, or the scorching long ranger against Bordeaux, or this wonderful free-kick against Bournemouth. Sportstar picks the top-five of the lot, in no particular order.
Given that he has not scored since, it may prove his final significant act for the club. Such was the nonchalance in his execution. He whipped in an incredible in-swinger which crashed into the top corner, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. Son wins 2019-20 Premier League Goal of the Season award, Preview - The AFC Asian Cup Bracket Challenge, Hotshots: Adriano (FC Seoul) 2016 AFC Champions League, The most popular football clubs: Indonesia, Shenhua striker Kim faces fitness race for ACL. Shanghai: Shanghai Shenhua striker Kim Shin-wook faces a race against time to be ready for Octobers resumption of the 2020 AFC Champions League after suffering a fractured tibia in his clubs Chinese Super League meeting with Dalian Pro on Monday. His vision, touch, use of space and running power are all for the ages. Liverpool are six points clear of City when they meet at Anfield but a defeat would make things very interesting. The first-half was goalless as both teams were cautious.
A volley of simply startling power, and yet total control, that rasps past everyone and gives City a lead that, with an impressive strike of his own, Shelvey will soon cancel out. They flow straight upfield, Sadio Man carrying the ball to the byline, and Fabinho is more than 25 yards out when the centre is half-cleared to him.
There were several memorable goals scored throughout this 11-month long season, the longest in history, and An acrobatic goal is always special. Fabinho scores from more than 25 yards out to set Liverpool on their way to a crucial 3-1 victory over Manchester City in November. Kuala Lumpur: Football in Asia never sleeps, so weve compiled all of the days major stories in one place. From Omar Abdulrahman to Xavi, the Continental competition has been graced by numerous creative maestros and unsurprisingly a number of them feature in our selection of great assists as their touches of genius have enabled those around them to take the goalscoring glory. Son embarked on his buccaneering run from just outside Tottenham's own area, and took apart almost the entire Burnley line-up before sliding it past Nick Pope. However, this wonder strike against the Red Devils perfectly encapsulates his season. As rehearsed set pieces go, it was something special. Benjamin Mendys delivery from the left at St James Park is headed away firmly enough and De Bruyne, chesting the clearance down 22 yards out, has plenty to do. But sometimes genetics still have their say. The vast island nation's Liga 1 top flight features teams from as far northwest as Banda Aceh on Sumatra and as easterly as Jayapura on Papua, while intense rivalries often reach fever pitch. The match had ended in a 2-2 draw. There is no better footballer in the country than De Bruyne. Chelsea's young guns have well and truly stepped up to the plate this season, even scoring several peaches along the way. Kuala Lumpur: As we build up towards the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 , the-AFC.com celebrates the Continents premier national team competition.
Liverpool's planning prevails in Premier League season like no other | Jonathan Liew, Original reporting and incisive analysis, direct from the Guardian every morning, Premier League 2019-20 review of the season. Tottenham Hotspur might have had a topsy-turvy campaign, but Son Heung-Min has delivered consistently for his side. The Korea Republic international was diagnosed with the injury the day after the game, according to the clubs official social media, and he will return to Shanghai from Dalian, where Shenhua are playing their CSL matches, for treatment. Who says Kevin De Bruyne is just a fine playmaker and assist-maker? FABINHO: LIVERPOOL VS CRYSTAL PALACE - JUNE 24, 2020. Korean forward Son Heung-min ran from one end of the field to the other with insane pace and scored with a neat finish. That was when Brighton won a corner. And, you know what, he cant half strike a ball. Instead, Moutinho rakes a low, diagonal pass beyond the edge of the D, wrong-footing everyone except Neves. Newcastle United hosted Manchester City in November last year. Kim is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks, leaving him facing a battle to be fit in time for Shanghais involvement in the continental competition, which returns to action on October 16. A breakout star in an otherwise stumbling Aston Villa side, Jack Grealish rose to prominence this season with a series of impressive performances. For all his undoubted qualities Ayew has rarely set pulses racing in the same way his father, the great Abedi Pele, achieved in the 1980s and 1990s. The AFC Asian Cup has seen numerous wonderful moments and growth, with the UAE 2019 edition setting new records as Qatar clinched the title for the first time. That was his first goal for the Blues, and also one to remember. Joo Moutinho plays a short corner to Diogo Jota, who has run from the near post to a spot just inside the area, and receives possession straight back. But a Moussa Djenepo wonder goal helped led the Saints to a hard-fought victory. Nonchalance, personified. Copyright 2022, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD. 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Kuala Lumpur: In recent months, the-AFC.com's '5 of the Best' series has highlighted the finest goals to have been scored in the AFC Champions League over the years, but this week we turn our attention to the providers. Incredibly he retains the composure to dance between Fabin Balbuena and Angelo Ogbonna, leaving him with only Roberto to beat. The Korean ace has taken up the mantle of being the talisman of the team after Harry Kane's unfortunate injury, and gone hell for leather ever since. It needs to be seen from all angles to be believed. We select a few contenders for the Premier Leagues goal of the season and invite you to have your say. Kuala Lumpur: With no less than 13 goals to his name, there can be little doubt that the AFC Champions League's 2016 edition was a campaign to remember for FC Seoul favourite Adriano. We have nominated some contenders for this category but this is just to get the discussion going: offer your suggestions below the line . And what a moment to do so too! Here are the 10 best goals scored in the Premier League thus far. In the absence of anything truly resembling a Vincent Kompany moment, perhaps this goal was the nearest thing in terms of significant title-race timing. KEVIN DE BRUYNE: MANCHESTER CITY VS NEWCASTLE UNITED - NOVEMBER 30, 2019. ALIREZA JAHANBAKHSH: BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION VS CHELSEA - JANUARY 1, 2020. Call this a fortuitous goal or Fabinho's pure instincts, either way this goal was straight out of the top drawer. Brighton & Hove Albion's Alireza Jahanbakhsh did exactly that. When Lewis Dunk gets his head on to a deep corner but aims it away from a crowded six-yard box there seems little risk to Chelseas lead. As the scores were deadlocked at 1-1 with only eight minutes of normal time left, De Bruyne just decided to pull another rabbit out of his hat in his inimitable style. This was only the 35th strike of his career, and also, arguably, the best so far. They look vulnerable early on when the visitors have loud appeals turned down for a handball by Trent Alexander-Arnold. Obvious jokes about that last bit aside, he finishes the job in style with a perfectly-weighted chip. Check it out below. Let's begin with the cheekiest goal you'll see this season. He suddenly increased his pace to evade two opposition players and dribbled past two others with same speed and was one-on-one with the goalkeeper in no time. After watching De Bruyne's volley sail right under his shin, Shelvey must have vowed to make things right. But Jahanbakhsh, who has hardly even glanced at the goal, throws himself into an overhead kick and none of the three players running out to meet him can intervene in time.
What a way to arrest your run of 60-goalless games! So it was always going to be difficult for a travelling Southampton side to gain any points from this fixture. An underrated wonder, Joao Moutinho doesn't normally score goals but whenever he does, he makes sure your jaws drop. Alireza Jahanbakhsh throws himself into an overhead kick to score a memorable goal for Brighton against Chelsea in January. Mohamed Salah's backheel strike against Watford may look easy, but the truth is that he made it look easy. Accurate, audacious, and awe-inspiring. A long ball during a Burnley attack was intercepted by Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen. Jetro Willems equalised for the Magpies just three minutes later as the sides headed into half-time at 1-1. The ball found the back of the net as flying Palace keeper Vicente Guaita, who dived to his left, was unable to make the save. Palace and West Ham were grinding to a forgettable draw when Ayew, fed by Connor Wickham in an area of absolutely no danger on the right touchline, scored probably the best goal of 2019-20. Heavily criticised for failing to have any impact during his debut campaign, Jahanbakhsh managed to silence his naysayers, albeit for the time being, with a wonderful overhead kick. His stunning solo goal against Burnley is a perfect example. Be the first one to comment on this story, Paul Merson's 5 bold predictions for the 2022-23 Premier League season, Ranking 5 players with the best non-penalty minute per goal involvement in the Premier League, 5 Premier League players with most home goals this season (2021-22). The rebound fell to Kevin De Bruyne who controlled it with his chest, let it bounce in front of him and smashed it past Martin Dubravka on the volley to give his side the lead. After some neat footwork inside the area, he lined up a shot from a tight angle to place the ball perfectly into the far post leaving David de Gea no chance. The emotions spilled out again on New Years Day with Brighton six minutes from a home defeat to Chelsea. It is the 90th minute and Ayew could be forgiven for slinging a cross into the box; instead he drives towards it with the air of someone imbued with a greater purpose, his cause aided slightly when James McCarthys run takes Mark Noble away. His thudded drive past Claudio Bravo is excellent in its own right but, most importantly, it sends Liverpool on their way to a resounding win and a lead at the summit that they never look like surrendering.
Sheffield United has been pretty formidable at home this season. The cavalry are all up, the angle now perfect to whip a moving ball on to the head of Willy Boly or Ral Jimnez. His side was already leading 2-0 against Crystal Palace at an empty Anfield stadium. The 2019/20 Premier League season, which began in August 2019 came to an end after 352 days on July 26, Sunday. It was a Christmas miracle and such extraordinary feats of soloism are with Son Heung-min and Moussa Djenepo offering honourable exceptions becoming rare in the modern top flight. He is moving slightly away from goal and has Jonjo Shelvey charging into his line of vision to his left. Review the candidates and vote for your favourite at the bottom of the article. Also: Players | Flops Signings | Matches | Gripes | Pundits | Managers | Young players, Welcome to theguardian.com review of the 2019-20 Premier League season. On his day, the Belgian wizard can score worldies too like this one here. He appears to have reached trouble when Declan Rice stretches to intervene and at this point there are four West Ham players between Ayew and the goal but a gyrating pirouette sees to that. Ever since Anthony Martial introduced himself to the Mancunians with that goal against Liverpool on his debut in 2015, he has racked up a whole bunch of amazeballs for the Red Devils. In todays wrap, a three-time title winner departs an ASEAN powerhouse, a star striker races the clock ahead of the ACL restart and a date is set for footballs return in Lebanon. He had the opportunity from the deadball situation just outside the box, but the angle was so tight that Wolves clustered around inside the area thinking someone would head home, but Moutinho certainly had other ideas. This was a long ranger among many from Liverpool midfielder Fabinho. Thirteen minutes later, Djenepo received the ball in midfield from Sofiane Boufal, dribbled past three players and scored the winner in style. He is at least 12 yards out and at a slight angle to the goal, so to leave Kepa Arrizabalaga standing with a perfectly sliced effort into his far corner is some achievement. Divock Origi's miscued shot fell perfectly for Salah, who without even taking a touch, did a dummy and nudged the ball from the heels of his boots with consummate ease. Also check out our previous editions: acrobatic goals, solo goals, volleys, long-range screamers, chips, free-kicks, curlers, saves, team goals and flicks, tricks and backheels. The Brazilian latched on to Ilkay Gundogan's free back pass and unleashed a 35-yard pile-driver to open Liverpool's account for the evening. Making his first foray into the rarefied atmosphere of Asias premier club competition, Adriano rarely looked back after finding the net four times on Matchday One against Buriram United his astute runs, sublime touch and deadly finishing earmarking the Brazilian forward as one to watch wherever he played that year. London: Son Heung-min's amazing effort against Burnley has been voted as the 2019-20 Premier League Goal of the Season. Collecting the ball just outside the Spurs penalty area, Son embarked on an 80-metre solo run on 32 minutes which included beating several opposing players before slotting home. Jonny's poor attempted clearance off a Chelsea corner found Tomori, who latched on to the loose ball and whipped in an extraordinary curler to break the deadlock. Ice-cool finish! But, in common with a number of the Seagulls high-profile signings that year, things never really took off in his first season and by December 2019 he was yet to score. After reviewing the five, don't forget to vote for your favourite at the bottom of the article. Jahanbakhsh had arrived at Brighton in July 2018 with a 17m price tag and a burgeoning reputation after an outstanding season with AZ Alkmaar.