There were some sensational goals that will stay fresh in fans’ memory for a long time.
The 2021-22 season of the Premier League was heavily entertaining. It took the final game week to decide the champions, the final UEFA Champions League spot, and the relegation battle. It is no surprise that the league attracts the biggest viewership across the globe for any football league.
The level of football across the season was top notch. Since the league has some of the best footballers on the planet, it sees some of the most outrageous footballing moments. This article will focus on the best goals that went in during the last term. The best goals are not just the ones that take the most skill or are scored from tight angles or large distances. The impact of a goal and the timing of it also gives it a lot of importance.
Keeping all that into consideration, there were some iconic goals during the 2021-22 season of the league. Here are the top 10 goals in the Premier League during the 2021-22 campaign:
10. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Newcastle United
Early in the season, the biggest news that gripped the footballing world was Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic return to Manchester United. This is where he became a superstar and the fans of the Red Devils had high expectations. In his first match back at Old Trafford against Newcastle United, the Portuguese scored a brace. The second of his two goals was simply memorable, where he picked up a through ball from Luke Shaw and scored between the legs of a hapless goalkeeper at the Stretford End thus leading to one of the largest ‘SIUU’ celebrations ever.
9. Alexandre Lacazette vs Southampton
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal may have lost on UCL qualification, but on occasions, the club exhibited beautiful football. During their PL clash against Southampton on 11 December 2021, Alexandre Lacazette finished a mesmerising build-up into the top-right corner. The goal was awarded as the Goal of the Month for December later.
8. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Tottenham Hotspur
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two hattricks during the season and one of them came against Tottenham Hotspur on 12 March 2022. The first of his three goals was the pick of the bunch. He picked the ball up approximately 30-yards from goal and unleashed a powerful strike that rocketed into the top left corner, giving Hugo Lloris no chance of saving it. Unsurprisingly, this was the goal of the month for March 2022.
7. Ilkay Gundogan vs Aston Villa
Ilkay Gundogan has the habit of scoring crucial goals for Manchester City. Perhaps his most important contribution came in the last match of the season. The Cityzens were trailing by two goals and produced an epic comeback by scoring three goals in five minutes. The winner was scored by the German, which essentially secured the Premier League title for Pep Guardiola’s men.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Norwich City
The second of Cristiano Ronaldo’s two hattricks came against Norwich City at Old Trafford on 16 April 2022. With the game evenly poised at 2-2 with the last 15-minutes left, the Portuguese sent the stadium into a wave of joy by scoring from a sensational direct free kick. This goal was also crucial as it completed his hattrick and gave MUFC three points.
5. Antonio Rudiger vs Brentford
Brentford demolished Chelsea at Stamford Bridge by a 1-4 away win in one of the most shocking results of the term on 2 April 2022. However, the solitary goal from the Blues was scored by Antonio Rudiger and it was breathtaking. The centre-back picked the ball roughly 35-yards from goal and put his laces through the ball. It beat the goalkeeper on his near post, flying past him into the back of the net after hitting the left post.
4. Mohamed Salah vs Manchester City
Mohamed Salah scored one of the most memorable solo goals of the league against Manchester City on 3 October 2021. The 2-2 draw at Anfield was extremely entertaining. With the scores locked at 1-1, the Egyptian international took the ball from Curtis Jones on the right flank, weaved past three defenders, advanced into the box, danced past Aymeric Laporte and chipped the ball past Ederson from a very tight angle – all in one go.
3. Andros Townsend vs Burnley
Andros Townsend has the tendency to score an out worldly goal from time to time. The English international did the same in Everton’s 3-1 win over Burnley on 14 September 2021. He picked the ball up slightly outside the centre circle and unleashed a curling effort into the top corner that was later adjudged as the goal of the month for October 2021.
2. Rodri vs Everton
Rodri is one of those players who is accustomed to scoring goals from long range. The defensive midfielder has a mean strike and loves to score from distance. One of his best strikes from the Spaniard was his goal against Everton on 21 November 2021. Scoring the goal of the month for November 2021, the midfielder scored from a powerful first-time drive into the top corner.
1. Mateo Kovacic vs Liverpool
Mateo Kovacic scored a major contender for the goal of the season against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on 2 January 2022. The Croatian scored an unbelievable first-time volley while latching on to a loose clearance. The ball looped and dived into the top corner, giving Caoimhin Kelleher no chance of saving it. This was adjudged as the goal of the month for January 2022.