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Premier League goals of the week: Gameweek 36

Sean Walsh
Moises Caicedo's strike opened the scoring for Brighton against Man Utd
Moises Caicedo's strike opened the scoring for Brighton against Man Utd / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages
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Another weekend of Premier League action brought another weekend of top goals.

With two weeks of the season remaining, there was plenty left to play for in gameweek 36, with the races for the title, top four and survival all likely to go down to the wire.

Here are the best goals from another frantic two days of Premier League mayhem.


1. Kristoffer Ajer vs Southampton

Brentford scored three really well worked goals in their demolition of Southampton, but the pick of the bunch came late on when Kristoffer Ajer scored his first for the club.

The gangly 6'5 defender spent the afternoon out of position at right-back but coped with the Saints' pressure well, and secured the clincher the Bees had been looking for beautifully.

Receiving the ball from Christian Norgaard on the turn, Ajer cleverly turned away from Nathan Redmond and danced his way past Mohammed Salisu, sitting the Ghanaian on his backside and sticking it between Fraser Forster's legs.

2. Romelu Lukaku vs Wolves

Across west London, Chelsea thought that Romelu Lukaku's second goal of the afternoon would have been enough to secure all three points against Wolves.

After breaking the deadlock from the penalty spot, the Belgian doubled his tally moments later with a sumptuous weak-foot strike from 20 yards.

But there was still life in Wolves yet...

3. Francisco Trincao vs Chelsea

With little over 20 minutes remaining on the clock, Wolves fired their way back into the contest.

After Mateo Kovacic had been dispossessed, Chiquinho quickly sought to release Francisco Trincao on the counter. The Barcelona loanee's trickery saw Antonio Rudiger keep his distance, ultimately colliding with the retreating Kovacic and giving Trincao a yard of space to get a shot away, curling his effort round Edouard Mendy.

4. Moises Caicedo vs Man Utd

The result of the weekend came from The Amex, where Brighton tore Manchester United apart and were deserved 4-0 winners.

All of the Seagulls' goals (and their many other chances for that matter) came at the end of intricate moves, but the pick of the bunch was the opener from Moises Caicedo, who has gone from strength to strength since breaking into the starting XI.

Pascal Gross' blocked shot fell kindly to the young Ecuadorian, who took a touch to set himself before unleashing a fierce attempt from 25 yards, somehow missing a dozen or so bodies in front of him and beating David de Gea.

5. Vitalii Mykolenko vs Leicester

Amid the chaos of Everton's relegation battle, Vitaliy Mykolenko has put in some top performances for the Toffees down the stretch.

The Ukrainian has been defensively sound but has generally lacked quality going forward in the absence of Lucas Digne, but this volley will certainly give Everton fans hope that he has the requisite technique to contribute at both ends of the pitch.

Alex Iwobi's swerving cross dropped to Mykolenko on the edge of the area, hitting it first time and never looking back.

6. Said Benrahma vs Norwich

Our final goal of the week comes from Carrow Road where West Ham toyed with Norwich in a resounding 4-0 victory.

Said Benrahma grabbed two of those goals, with his second of the afternoon our pick for this list.

Jarrod Bowen cutback trickled through the Canaries' penalty area and bobbling into Benrahma's path, and the Algerian's simple side-foot tap somehow generated a searing amount of power to catch Tim Krul by surprise and find the top of the Norwich net.


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