After a brief offseason, the English Premier League is back to invigorate our weekends. With some of the best players and managers entering the picture, this is one of the most anticipated Premier League seasons to date. And it didn’t take long for the unbelievable goals to start flying again. Here are the top 5 goals from the opening slate of matches.
5.) Adama Diomande- Hull City
The first goal of the Premier League season was an absolute beauty. Diomande hammered home this bicycle kick en route to the newly promoted Hull City’s victory over defending champion Leicester City.
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4.) Diego Costa- Chelsea
It seemed like West Ham would steal a heart in Monday’s week one matchup of London clubs, but the Premier League villain Diego Costa scored this dramatic late winner for Chelsea.
3.) Sadio Mane- Liverpool
In his first match for new club Liverpool, Sadio Mane had the club’s fans salivating with this lovely goal that helped Liverpool achieve a 4-3 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Extra points for the celebration with manager Jurgen Klopp.
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2.) Coutinho- Liverpool
Liverpool were actually behind 1-0 when Coutinho scored on this lightning bolt free kick. This goal or Sadio Mane’s goal easily could have earned the top spot on this list, but I’m an Everton fan who didn’t want to put a Liverpool goal #1. Sue me.
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1.) Xherdan Shaqiri- Stoke City
The former Bayern Munich prodigy also delivered a free kick wonder strike to earn Stoke City a 1-1 draw in their opener versus Middlesbrough. This was the best goal of the weekend, and the arms crossed “deal with it” celebration helped earn it that distinction.
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