Sunday marks the halfway point of the 2014-15 Premier League season, and so far it is yet to disappoint. 470 goals have hit the back of the net, but here we’ve narrowed it down to the top five.
5. Enner Valencia strikes for West Ham
The Ecuadorian international was brought to Upton Park to help the Hammers to a top-ten finish in the league. In his first start for Sam Allardyce, Valencia made his mark on the Premier League with a stunning strike from 25 yards out to help earn a 2-2 draw against Hull City. West Ham currently sit fifth on the table while enjoying their best start in Premier League history.
4. Angel di Maria chip against Leicester City
Manchester United shelled out over $90 million to get Angel di Maria from Real Madrid, and the Argentinian winger showed why he’s worth the big bucks with a ridiculous chip against Leicester City. United would go on to lose the game 5-3, but his goal at the King Power Stadium will go down as one of his best ever.
3. Charlie Austin control and finish vs. Southampton
Charlie Austin has been the savior for Queens Park Rangers, helping the Hoops stay safe from relegation with 12 goals on the season. Taking on Southampton at St. Mary’s, Austin showed a bit of class as he controlled with his right foot, spun around and volleyed home with his left all in one motion.
2. Phil Jagielka stuns Liverpool in Merseyside Derby
The Everton skipper has only scored eight times in over 200 appearances for the Toffees, but by the looks of his goal against Liverpool, you would think he was a world class striker. Down 1-0 against their crosstown rivals, Jagielka came through in stoppage time with a booming volley of his right foot, soaring off the bar and in to save a point for Everton.
1. Graziano Pelle’s acrobatic volley against QPR
Remember Charlie Austin’s goal that came in at number-three? That wasn’t even the best goal of the match as Graziano Pelle scored off an acrobatic volley to give Saints the win. The Italian striker popped the ball up to himself before burying a ridiculous overhead kick into the side netting for Ronald Koeman’s men. Don’t expect to see two goals of that quality in the same match again.