Twelve of the best goals from the season we'll never forget

The lads are coming with unbelievable tekkers

Goals, the best thing about football.. obviously. Headers, volleys, crosses that turn into shots, they're all just excellent. Each season though, there are a selection that stand out from the rest. These goals are the chosen ones, the superior ones, the ones that get everyone talking.

Whether it's a player running the length of the pitch with the ball, leaving defenders in his wake before carefully slotting home, or a long distance rocket shot caught sweetly on the volley, there's no better sight than witnessing an absolute wonder goal, is there?

This season we've been treated to an array of spectacular goals, and with the campaign nearing its end, we thought it would be a great idea to recap some of the best. Below, you'l find ten of the best goals from the season that we'll never forget. Enjoy.

PLEASE NOTE: These goals are in no particular order, it's up to you to choose your favourite - when you have, let us know on Twitter @FootyAccums.

Dwight Gayle vs Stoke City - September 2018

Dennis Bergkamp-esque, this one. Dwight Gayle epitomises the phrase 'Championship player'. Never really cuts it in the top flight, but takes the piss in the second tier. The 28-year-old has enjoyed a memorable season this time around, helping West Brom reach the play-offs by scoring 23 goals and chipping in with seven assists.

This finish against Stoke is undoubtedly the pick of them, though, as he picks the ball up on the touchline, passes it in-field before receiving it back (on the turn), sitting the keeper down and effortlessly passing it into the net. Top draw.

Adam Reach vs Leeds - September 2018

Sheffield Wednesday haven't had a season to shout about, they almost flirted with the idea of the play-offs, and had to watch on as their fierce rivals, Sheffield United, beat almost everyone in the league to secure promotion to the top flight.

It's a season that the Owls will want to forget as they look to press for a top six finish next term; however, one thing they have done extremely well this time around is scoring absolute belters. In fact, three of the ten goals in this prestigious list have come courtesy of the South Yorkshire club.

The first is this worldie from Adam Reach, who scored an almost identical goal a month later against West Brom (which was unfortunate to be left out of this list, but we simply couldn't justify four Sheff Wednesday inclusions). Reach lets the ball come over his shoulder before winding that wand of a right peg up and letting rip from long range, hits the post then goes in. Always nice when it hits the woodwork first, isn't it?

Eden Hazard vs Burnley - April 2019

Eden Hazard, more like Eden Wizard (Am I right?) Season after season the little Belgian continues to amaze us, even when placed in a crap team next to the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, who wouldn't actually be a bad player if he could just. Stay. On. Side. Maybe lay off the beef wellington's as well, Gonzalo.

Chelsea have been poor this term but their one ray of sunshine, as ever, has been Hazard. The 28-year-old looks set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the campaign, with Real Madrid likely to be his next suitors, and when that inevitably happens Chelsea are, for want of a better word, fucked.

Hazard looked the only creative outlet in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United and constantly takes games by the scruff of the neck when his team need him.

This goal against West Ham was a perfect example of that, as he picked up the ball from just inside the Hammers half and ran with it, continue to run with it, then ran with it some more until he reached the edge of their box, before somehow twisting and turning his way through to the penalty spot, where be effortlessly stroked it past Lucasz Fabianski. Magic.

Harry Wilson vs Manchester United - September 2018

Harry Wilson. Liverpool academy graduate, on loan at Derby County, pings unbelievable free-kick into the top corner away at Manchester United to knock them out of the FA Cup. Runs off doing the Fernando Torres 'five-times' celebration. You couldn't write it. One of many serious free-kicks from Wilson this term. Big future, this kid.

Barry Bannan vs Millwall - August 2018

Barry Bannan always seems to have this in his locker. You look at him and think: cultured central midfielder who's spent his career playing in the Evo-Stik with Stockbridge Park Steels and North Ferriby United. Maybe enjoyed one season in the Conference playing for Halifax Town, but it was a stretch too far.

In reality, Bannan is actually a decent Championship footballer, capable of world class goals like this one against Millwall. Textbook technique, executed to perfection by the Scotland international, bravo.

Mason Bennett vs Wigan - March 2019

This goal defied the laws of physics. He will never, ever be able to do it again.

Jack Grealish vs Derby - March 2019

We cannot wait to see Jack Grealish in the Premier League. Whether it be with Villa (should they win the playoffs) or someone else next season, the creative midfielder simply needs to make the step up to the first tier if he's to stake a claim for international selection.

This term, the 23-year-old has been in inspired form, scoring six goals and notching six assists for the Villains, one of which was this absolute peach of a first-time volley against Derby. Nearly broke the net. Have watched this at least 25 times, enjoy.

Mo Salah vs Chelsea - April 2019

Mo Salah copped a fair bit of abuse for his eight-game goal drought, but with 21 league goals to his name this term, the Egyptian is still on course to claim the coveted Golden Boot award for the second consecutive season.

The 26-year-old broke his duck in the Reds' 3-1 win over Southampton at the beginning of April, before firing this absolute cannon into the postage stamp against Chelsea, helping Liverpool to a 2-0 victory over the Blues at Anfield. Since this strike, Salah has gone on to score a further three goals in three games. What a hit son. What. A. Hit.

Fernando Forestieri vs Norwich - April 2019

The third and final Sheffield Wednesday inclusion in this list, and for us, it's the best. This strike is one of the best we've ever seen; the distance from goal, the precision, the way the net ripples after it flies past the post - everything about it was just sublime. Take a bow, son.

Hiram Boateng vs Port Vale - April 2019

I know what you're thinking, we've neglected the lower leagues here, we're not interested in them because wonder goals simply don't exist outside of the Premier League and Championship. Well, that's not the bloody case, alright. Proven by this masterclass from Exeter City's Hiram Boateng a few weeks ago.

The 23-year-old manages to bring the ball down on his chest, before swivelling and smashing it home without it even hitting the floor. If I tried this i'd end up with a ruptured ACL and an extremely bruised ego. Guess that's why he's a professional footballer and i'm sat here writing about the goals that he scores with tears in my eyes. Nice.

John McGinn vs Sheffield Wednesday - September 2018

Fucking hell, John.

Andros Townsend vs Manchester City - December 2018

Andros Townsend is a funny player isn't he, can go months without doing anything and then just randomly pops up with a world class goal. The English Arjen Robben, Townsend's trademark is the old cut in on the left peg and fire home from distance; he's done it loads, and each time, it looks great, just like when Arjen does it.

This volley though, blimey. This volley took the piss. Away at Manchester City on a cold December afternoon with the score standing level at 1-1, the game is need of a hero. Step forward Townsend, who enters the picture at approximately 900mph and puts his foot through the ball which has sat up perfectly for him to thrash goal-wards. This could have gone really badly, but it didn't. Palace actually ended up winning this game 3-2, inflicting an extremely rare defeat on Man City. Lovely work.


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