Monday Night Football Name The Top 10 Premier League Goals Of The Decade
By Mike Parrott
Sky Sports' Monday Night Football named their top 10 Goals for the 2010's with some incredibly famous goals making the list, including one notorious 'Shinnie'.
With the 2010's coming to a close next Month, Sky Sports are rolling out their top 10's for the Decade. The top 10 for Goals in the Premier League were revealed last night on their Monday Night Football segment.
10. Vincent Kompany vs Leicester City (2019)
What a goal this turned out to be for Kompany and his club. With Liverpool looming at the top of the table with only a few games left, Manchester City desperately needed a goal. Enter Vincent Kompany.
Kompany's last goal for City came through an utter rocket from over 30-yards out which soared straight past Kasper Schmeichel and ultimately won City the 2019 Premier League.
9. Andros Townsend vs Manchester City (2018)
Another goal from last Season, this time actually against the eventual Champions, Man City. This goal won Goal of the Season for the 18/19 Season.
Coming off a headed clearance from Bernardo Silva, Townsend unleashed one of the cleanest volleys football has ever seen from over 30 yards out with the ball flying perfectly into the top corner.
8. Emre Can vs Watford (2017)
A winner of the Premier League Goal of the Season, Emre Can scored a spontaneous bicycle-kick against Watford.
The goal didn't have as much weight as some of the other goals on this list but the sheer act of it being a bicylce-kick will get you on a list like this.
7. Olivier Giroud vs Crystal Palace (2017)
The only Scorpion-kick on the list which shows the sheer ability it takes to pull one off. Happening very soon after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's own Scorpion-kick in the Europa League for Manchester United, Giroud wanted a bit of the attention too.
The Puskas winning goal is one of many to Giroud who has scored some of the best goals in Premier League history.
6. Pajtim Kasami vs Crystal Palace (2013)
Everyone remembers Kasami, and it wasn't for his overall career at Fulham, it was for this.
Kasami brought the long-ball down onto his chest then volleyed straight through the ball, pulling Marco Van Basten comparisons, however, this goal was arguably better than the Van Basten special.
5. Jack Wilshere vs Norwich City (2013)
This is easily the worst finish on the list. However, everyone remembers this goal by the amazing link-up play between the Arsenal players.
Countless one-touch flicks were the name of the game with this goal, with Santi Cazorla, Wilshere and Giroud (again) creating a beautiful team goal that will go down in history.
4. Robin van Persie vs Aston Villa (2013)
The goal that marked the end of Sir Alex Ferguson's reign at Manchester United for all the best reasons. With Manchester United needing a win against Aston Villa to win their 20th title, there was no doubt that Robin Van Persie would be the man to do it.
With Wayne Rooney sending a long through-ball from his own-half, Van Persie allowed the ball to come over his shoulder and land straight on his weapon of a left-foot. A poetic way for United's 20th title to be won by Manchester United's #20, Van Persie.
3. Papiss Cisse vs Chelsea (2012)
An absolutely mind-blowing goal. A goal Ricardo Quaresma and Roberto Carlos would blush at, Newcastle legend Pappis Cisse took a physics-breaking volley, beating Petr Cech from 25 yards.
The curve is enough to give this another watch.
2. Peter Crouch vs Manchester City (2012)
Another rocket against Manchester City makes the list, this time from Football legend, Peter Crouch while he was playing for Stoke City.
The original volley goal against Manchester City, Crouch controlled the ball on the corner of the box and volleyed the shot over Joe Hart and sent the fans wild.
1. Wayne Rooney vs Manchester City (2011)
The best goal the Premier League has ever seen, let alone the best goal this Decade.
With Manchester United needing a goal in the 2011 Manchester Derby, Nani's hopefull cross deflected off Pablo Zabaleta's back sending a high-ball into City's box.
Wayne Rooney saw himself partially open, showed his back to the goal and the rest is history.
Easily the best goal of the Decade.