As ever, the goals were flying across the Premier League on Saturday with drama up and down the country.
In this feature, we present the pick of the day’s strikes, beginning at Manchester City versus Southampton.
Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring with this effort following superb work from Raheem Sterling and a dismal error from Maya Yoshida.
It was 2-0 on 20 minutes when Fabian Delph bagged his first goal for the Citizens since moving to the Etihad Stadium from Aston Villa during the summer. The central midfielder’s long-range shot took a fierce deflection and trickled in past Maarten Stekelenburg.
Alex Kolarov restored City’s two-goal advantage after Shane Long had pulled one back after being picked out by a delightful cross from De Bruyne.
Over in Bournemouth, Romelu Lukaku struck again. Having recently established himself among the youngest players to reach 50 goals, the Belgian frontman looks to be targeting 100 in double-quick time! The Cherries are struggling defensively, but there aren’t too many teams who can stop the Everton man when he’s in the mood.
We’re presenting this goal here not because of the quality of the goal—by any means—but because of the nightmarish defending. The pressure’s already on Steve McClaren up at Newcastle United, and if he can’t organise his troops better than this—when they conceded against Crystal Palace—then there isn’t too much hope for the Toon.