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Everton’s top five Premier League goals of 2016-17

A look back at the Blues best League goals of the campaign

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This season proved to be a goal-laden one for the Toffees as they racked up a total of 62 for the campaign.

That’s the most the club have managed since Roberto Martinez’s first season in charge and the best since the 65 managed in the 1994/95 campaign .

2017 has so far been filled with goals, with the Blues having scored 37 since the turn of the year, the fifth most ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United.

Goodison Park has seen the most action with the Old Lady seeing no fewer than 42 in this campaign, a massive 68% of the club’s goals.

So, while Tom Davies’ strike was voted Goal of the Season at The Dixies, what other strikes are worthy of recognition? Here are Royal Blue Mersey’s top five goals of the campaign.


Romelu Lukaku vs Manchester City

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Collecting the ball just short of the halfway line, Lukaku was on his own and isolated.

No matter, though, as he proceeded to surge down the left wing, outfox Gael Clichy with a smart drop of the shoulder and finish calmly past Claudio Bravo.

It was a show of pace, power and finishing all rolled into one from the Belgian and a demonstration of him at his utter best.


Tom Davies vs Manchester City

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Tom Davies’ Wayne Rooney moment, this was the goal that announced him as the next big talent to emerge from the youth ranks at Goodison Park.

Collecting the ball in his own half, the 18-year-old became a man possessed, outfoxing two Manchester City players with a sublime chop before playing a one-two with Ross Barkley to get into the box.

Once there he showed the composure of a maestro to delicately chip the ball over Bravo and into the back of the net. For a first senior goal, they don’t get much better than this. If Messi or Ronaldo had scored it, you’d never hear the end of it.


Romelu Lukaku vs Bournemouth

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Another Romelu Lukaku goal makes it onto the list, hardly surprising given he’s scored nearly 40% of his team’s league goals this season.

This was a demonstration of how the Belgian can be deadly outside the box as well as in it. Collecting the ball on the edge of the box he dodged a Bournemouth challenge before curling superbly into the bottom corner.

A superb strike by anybody’s reckoning and one that sparked a wild game that would see the Blues come away with a highly entertaining 6-3 win and three points.


Idrissa Gueye vs Sunderland

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While the rest of the goals on this list are individual brilliance, this was a team goal of the highest quality.

Starting with a superb 30-yard pass from Tom Davies (which he totally meant) to find Seamus Coleman on the right, the Irishman produced an inch perfect pull back for the onrushing Idrissa Gana Gueye to smash into the roof of the net.

The pass, the pullback and then the finish, from a man who isn’t renowned for his finishing ability, showed that Everton are the team that plays beautiful football.


Morgan Schneiderlin vs West Bromwich Albion

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Another team goal and another first strike for a defensive midfielder, this was simply excellent from January recruit Morgan Schneiderlin.

Starting with Lukaku on the right, the Belgian holds off a challenge and fires a fierce pass into the feet of the French midfielder. Unperturbed, Schneiderlin escapes his marker and lifts the ball over Ben Foster and into the far post like a world-class striker.

Not a bad goal at all to open his Everton account and one that will have left Baggies boss Tony Pulis tearing his hair out given he tried to take the player to the Hawthorns.

Poll

What do you think was Everton’s Goal of the Season?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Romelu Lukaku vs Manchester City
    (3 votes)
  • 85%
    Tom Davies vs Manchester City
    (35 votes)
  • 2%
    Romelu Lukaku vs Bournemouth
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Idrissa Gana Gueye vs Sunderland
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Morgan Schneiderlin vs West Bromwich Albion
    (0 votes)
41 votes total Vote Now