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Watch: Top 5 goals from the Premier League weekend

Suyash Upadhyaya | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:30 IST

Week five of the English Premier League saw more twists and turns in this already thrilling season of the Barclays Premier League. The biggest clash of the weekend was the showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford, in which United ran away 3-1 victors. Chelsea's misery continued as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park, and Leicester City reaffirmed their status as the most exciting team to watch in the league after making a late comeback against Aston Villa, winning 3-2 after being 2-0 down.

A total of 22 goals were scored in 9 games played so far, with Newcastle United vs West Ham being the only fixture yet to be played, late on Monday night. Here we look back at five of the best goals scored over the weekend, a few of them worthy of being goal of the season contenders come the end of the season next year.

Daley Blind

vs Liverpool

After a drab first half at Old Trafford, and with the scores locked at 0-0, the match needed a spark in the second half. Blind's curling effort provided just that, after a well worked set piece routine found him at the edge of the penalty box. Pure technique, this one.

Carles Gil

vs Leicester City

A swift Aston Villa counter attack by Gabriel Agbonlahor on the left wing ended with him squaring the ball to Carles Gil, who sweetly curled the ball past Kasper Schmeichel with his left foot to put his team 2 - 0 up. Little did Villa know what was about to hit them, as a blitzkrieg by Leicester in the last 15 minutes saw them come out on top with a scoreline of 3-2.

Anthony Martial

vs Liverpool

Pressure on his shoulders, making his first appearance after an estimated 50 million euro move from Monaco, Anthony Martial announced himself to the English Premier League in style. Scoring the third goal to seal the match for Manchester United in front the Stretford End, Martial's run and calm finish past Simon Mignolet was Thierry Henry-esque.

Nemanja Matic

vs Everton

At number two is a bullet from Chelsea's Nemanja Matic against Everton, albeit in a losing cause. Matic's shooting ability has been criticized since he joined Chelsea, after arriving at the club with a reputation of being a long-range specialist. However, this strike will now do that reputation absolutely no harm.

Christian Benteke

vs Manchester United

The best goal of the weekend was undoubtedly Christian Benteke's acrobatic overhead kick vs Manchester United to give Liverpool some hope of making a comeback into the game, reducing the score to 2-1. Back in 2011, the same end of Old Trafford had seen Wayne Rooney score a similar goal in the local derby vs Manchester City, but this effort by Benteke may have just eclipsed Rooney's stunner.

First published: 14 September 2015, 5:19 IST
Suyash Upadhyaya @SuyashU

A believer of the Indian football dream and an ardent cricket fan who likes to explore the nuanced side of all sports, Suyash finds creative expression in sports writing. Lover of literature, Liverpool FC, and an earnest economics enthusiast, he has just joined Catch News after completing his post graduation at Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai. When not staying up the whole night watching football, he loves spending time playing the sport itself, reading, and generally wondering when he'll decipher everything about the world around him.