A few weeks ago I had a great day with the mates watching the FA Cup final. A bit of a disagreement arose over which goal is the Premier League's greatest. As usual, with the drink in, the banter increased to hilarious proportions.
The Man U fans, predictably attempting to needle me, said that Wayne Rooney's overhead kick against City was the best. I felt it was my duty to point out that, if you watch the video carefully, he shins it, so it was a fluke. I posited that my vote for the best ever EPL goal went to Dennis Bergkamp for his thing of beauty against Newcastle. Rarely before has a statement divided a room so much! Half of the room believed it to be a fluke and half of the room agreed with me.
|Bergkamp's wonder goal against Newcastle United.
His best, and for me the best in EPL history, was against Newcastle in 2002. The flick, the pirouette, the strength to hold off the defender and the cool slotted finish make it unique. We have seen many overhead kicks, scissor-kicks, dribbles and long range piledrivers but we have seen nothing, before or since, like Bergkamp's masterpiece.
But which side of the room are you on? Fluke or genius?