Stoke City man has scored the goal of the season.
The reporting of goals scored can more than frequently lead to reporters, pundits and fans alike getting carried away with superlatives but in all honesty the goal netted by Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam is no doubt in the running to be the best goal scored in the Premier League era.
Every aspect of the Scot’s goal confirms the brilliance of the strike.
The fact that effort came away from home against the runaway leaders and was against arguably one of the best keepers in world football should help to sway opinion as to the validity of that claim.
Charlie Adam’s goal
Traditional side angle
The full majesty of the effort is arguably only touched upon from this view. Here we see the former Liverpool man seemingly ‘clump’ the ball in a hugely hopeful manner.
How Charlie saw it
From this angle we can see things just as the Potters star saw them. I.e. he sees Courtois hopelessly out of position and Chelsea players are not quick enough to close down the player, perhaps being more fearful of a forward pass he may be sizing up.
Behind the goal view
Perhaps this angle illustrates the real quality of the effort.
Yes Courtois as a tad out of position but even when running at full pelt back to his line the Belgian is powerless to prevent the effort getting past him.