Premier League goals of the week: Gameweek 17

Kyle Picknell
Solly March celebrates his banger against Southampton
Solly March celebrates his banger against Southampton / Warren Little/GettyImages

With the World Cup firmly in the rearview mirror, the Premier League came roaring back into life this week, beginning with Tottenham Hotspur doing some incredibly Spursy things in the early kick-off on Boxing Day.

Seemingly as hungover as everyone else, Harry Kane and company did manage to fight back for a 2-2 draw at Brentford, while Newcastle, Brighton, Fulham, Liverpool and Arsenal all chalked up convincing wins.

Everton, because they are Everton, and can't allow their fans a shred of happiness, even for one moment, conceded a 95th-minute winner at home to Wolves.

On Tuesday, Chelsea and Manchester United were both shockingly comfortable against Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest respectably, while Manchester City got the job done (and more goals for Erling Haaland) in their 3-1 win over Leeds on Wednesday night.

Here are all the goals of the week, just in case you missed any.

1. Solly March vs Southampton

Sometimes you've just got to cut inside and stick your laces through it. Here's Solly March to show us how it's done. WOOF. That's a goal even Arjen Robben would be proud of.

2. Mo Salah vs Aston Villa

This pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold. Good God. I want to take it out for dinner. Three courses. The second cheapest bottle of red. Whatever dessert it wants. Just incredible, incredible vision and execution from the Liverpool right-back.

Andy Robertson's touch across goal isn't bad, either.

3. Erling Haaland vs Leeds United

Manchester City doing Manchester City things. Erling Haaland doing Erling Haaland things. There isn't much else to add here. This is football how it is meant to be played from Pep Guardiola's team.

4. Harry Kane vs Bournemouth

What a header this is. Kane has it all to do with a deep cross from Clement Lenglet that is more hopeful than anything but plants it across goal and into the top corner anyway. A beautiful finish.

5. Miguel Almiron vs Leicester City

Making a game as complicated as football appear simple is an art in itself. Here Miguel Almiron's give-and-go cuts through Leicester like the proverbial hot knife through butter - it's two passes but suddenly he's in on goal.

The old Almiron might have fluffed the finish, too, but not this season's iteration, currently playing like a man possessed (by the ghost of Diego Maradona).

6. Daniel Podence vs Everton

The pass from Joao Moutinho. The first-time finish from Daniel Podence. Wolves' two tiny Portuguese magicians combine to devastating effect against Everton. A lovely goal.

7. Eddie Nketiah vs West Ham

This, to me, is perfect centre-forward play. Eddie Nketiah takes the ball into feet, spins Thilo Kehrer and fires into the far corner all in one movement. Who needs Gabriel Jesus?

8. Stefan Bajcetic vs Aston Villa

Talk about composure. 18-year-old Stefan Bajcetic comes on and scores with his first two touches to seal the game in only his second Premier League appearance.

Darwin lad, take note. That's how you do it.

9. Mason Mount vs Bournemouth

Tidy finish here from Mason Mount to put Chelsea 2-0 up at home to Bournemouth. Kids reading this at home: I'm legally obliged to tell you, just like my father did, that you don't always have to shoot with power. Sometimes all it takes is accuracy.

(I still ignored him and shot with power at every single available opportunity but that's a me problem. Still do.)

10. Marcus Rashford vs Nottingham Forest

Superbly worked by Christian Eriksen and Marcus Rashford. Manchester United and Erik ten Hag rip their opponents open from a corner and make it look easy in the process.