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Premier League goals of the week - gameweek 26

Sean Walsh
Mohamed Salah scored his 150th goal for Liverpool at the weekend
Mohamed Salah scored his 150th goal for Liverpool at the weekend / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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The 2021/22 Premier League season keeps on rolling (despite the best efforts of Storm Eunice) and the goals keep on falling.

There were 30 goals across 10 games this weekend, but we've managed to whittle down our favourite six.

Here are the best strikes from gameweek 26 of the Premier League.


1. Emile Smith Rowe vs Brentford

Despite losing his place in the starting lineup to Gabriel Martinelli recently, Emile Smith Rowe is continuing to shine whenever he puts an Arsenal shirt on.

Thomas Frank revealed in his pre-match press conference that the midfielder's weaving runs between the lines and in the half spaces would threaten his Brentford side, and Smith Rowe demonstrated those abilities to open the scoring in their meeting on Saturday.

The 21-year-old jinked between Sergi Canos and Kristoffer Ajer before bending a shot round Pontus Jansson and beyond goalkeeper David Raya into the far corner.


2. Aaron Lennon vs Brighton

While Wout Weghorst deservedly grabbed the headlines for his superb display in Burnley's win at Brighton, the pick of the goals came from Aaron Lennon.

The Clarets played the Seagulls at their own game by forcing them into an error high up the pitch, allowing Jay Rodriguez to slip Lennon in and fire off the underside of the bar and past the helpless Robert Sanchez.


3. Hakim Ziyech vs Crystal Palace

Fresh from their Club World Cup victory in Abu Dhabi, Chelsea scarcely looked like the world champions that the special crest in the middle of their shirts suggested at Selhurst Park.

Both sides had chances to steal a win, and Hakim Ziyech's composed volley from a lofty Marcos Alonso cross ensured the Blues broke Crystal Palace hearts late on.


4. Sadio Mane vs Norwich

After falling behind to a heavily-deflected Milot Rashica goal, Liverpool needed to take their game up a few notches in order to secure a comeback win at home to Norwich.

And that's exactly what Jurgen Klopp's men did. They brought themselves level with the Canaries after Kostas Tsimikas' header fell to Sadio Mane, who produced an acrobatic overhead kick to finally breach the Norwich defence.


5. Mohamed Salah vs Norwich

But Liverpool weren't done there.

Minutes later, Alisson's long punt forward was met by the advancing Mohamed Salah, but he still had plenty of work to do.

The windy conditions meant his touch wasn't a perfect one, and it allowed the Norwich defenders - as well as goalkeeper Angus Gunn - to swarm him. But in typical Salah fashion, he slalomed his way past all comers and coolly slotted home his 150th goal in a Liverpool shirt.

Shoutout to Luis Diaz who scored his first goal for the club with a lovely dinked finish - we just didn't want this list to be too red-heavy.


6. Ruben Neves vs Leicester

There are few midfielders deadlier with the ball at their feet 20 yards from goal than Ruben Neves, and he delivered again to give Wolves the lead in Sunday's win over Leicester.

With his back to goal, Raul Jimenez selflessly decided to knock a bouncing ball back into the feet of Neves, who caressed it into the bottom corner of Kasper Schmeichel's net with the inside of his boot.


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