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Premier League Top 5 Goals: Sturridge’s floater takes cake

Oct 29, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

While it’s tough to top last week’s incredible team goal by Arsenal (via Jack Wilshere) and Pajtim Kasami‘s wonder-strike, this week’s Top 5 goals are hardly pushovers. 

#5 Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

With seven goals in seven matches, it’s safe to say that Sergio Aguero is in the form of his life. On Sunday he proved it against Chelsea when he slipped behind Gary Cahill and latched on to Samir Nasri‘s though-ball to unleash a ferocious left-footed shot into the top corner. The near post blast positively baffled Petr Cech, who was left sprawling as to how Aguero (who is right footed) could possess so much power. 

#4 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Whoever edited this video for the Premier League is clearly a United supporter because no one in their right mind would consider Wayne Rooney’s header better than Aguero’s shot. Regardless, Rooney once again stepped up for the Red Devils when they desperately needed him to do so, falling back and cleverly skimming Robin van Persie’s corner to the far bar. 

#3 Luis Suarez (Liverpool)

If you’re still focused on the fact that Luis Suarez is a quack, then you’re head is in the wrong place. The man is capable of anything on the pitch and if not yet the hands-down best player in the Barclays Premier League, he’s certainly the most entertaining. Here he latches on to Kolo Toure‘s pass, goes through the wickets on Jonas Olsson and pokes home to the far post with relative ease. 

#2 Fabio Borini (Sunderland)

Fabio Borini pulled off some incredible moments when he was at Roma but since being acquired by Liverpool, he’s been troubled by a lack of form and injuries. The loan spell at Sunderland may be just the answer to his Premier League problems. On Sunday, he finally showed exactly what he’s capable of by taking Jozy Altidore‘s layoff and ripping a shot that took a hard right turn into the top corner, winning the Tyne-Wear derby. After the match Borini told reporters that he had predicted scoring the game winner to a friend before the match. Now that’s vision.

#1 Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)

Quick recap – Aguero is in the form of his life and Suarez is the most entertaining player in the league. So where’s that leave Daniel Sturridge? Well, he too is in the form of his life and his place atop the goal scoring chart (with eight) proves it. Against West Brom he showed just how delicate his touch is, carefully stabbing a left-footed floater into the far post, playing Boaz Myhill like a fool. Now if we can only do something about that awful celebration dance.

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