Best Premier League goals ever on the second day

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Christmas Day will forever be a day of red letters in the calendar of all football fans, with a celebration of the beautiful game to enjoy after our indulgence on Christmas Day.

The years can be strange for every 12 months that pass, but the holiday is always a good time to let your eyes enjoy a little tasty football nostalgia.

So why not take one last little trip along the field of memory when we remember the best Premier League goals from the annual Christmas Eve.

A classic Riise rocket. ⚽? pic.twitter.com/JtAw6N7Sl4

– Liverpool FC (@LFC) 13 April 2017

The second day of 2004 was truly a day to remember for Liverpool fans, as their team defeated West Brom 5-0 at the Hawthorns.

John Arne Riise put the ball on a plate for him and instead of hitting it with his right foot it cannoned of his left shin wide of the goal.

A fantastic solo effort from @teamginola against Watford? #COYS pic.twitter.com/SpYfqE6NCJ

– Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 26 September 2018

It’s fair to say that David Ginola did not score bad goals, but this one was a firecracker even by his standards.

The Tottenham man picked up the ball to the right before running inside with his usual threat and cunning, dropping a shoulder not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES, before sitting down and shooting an unstoppable drive past Alec Chamberlain’s desperate dive.

The goal put the Spurs on track as they won a comfortable 4-0 victory over the Hornets, which would eventually end at the bottom of the Premier League.

Abou Diaby helped finish a brilliant team move / Clive Mason / Getty Images

Many Arsenal fans (and neutrals for that matter) often become lyrical if the player Abou Diaby could have been, and his goal at Villa Park in 2008 proves that they are not wrong.

The injured Frenchman started a floating Gunners move with a nice skill on his own half of the field before he passed the ball to Emmanuel Eboue. The right-back strolled towards Villa’s penalty area before slipping into Diaby, who showed all the calm in the world to think about the emerging Brad Friedel.

Steven Defour was something of a mystery at Burnley. The Belgian represented a signing for the newly promoted team in 2016, but he seemed to disappear after a couple of seasons at Turf Moor.

Still, he left them with an absolute hit to remember him through, putting the visitors 2-0 at Old Trafford 2017 with a lavish free kick.

Sean Dyche’s team would eventually endure a frustrating afternoon, throwing away a two-goal lead late and going back to Lancashire with just one point to show for their efforts.

Rooney made a screamer on Hull 2013 / AFP / Getty Images

Rooney never missed a moment of magic during his time at Manchester United – yes, for the most part anyway.

England’s record goal scorer of all time delivered a beauty on the second day of the second day in 2013, controlling the ball with his thigh before releasing an arrow driver in the upper right corner, when David Moyes’ men came from a goal down to record a 3-2 victory over Skrov.

Tembakan @Cristiano yang tak terbendung lawan kami berikutnya, Sunderland pic.twitter.com/oO6lS4X7Od

– Manchester United (@ManUtd_ID) 9 April 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo produced his fair share of fantastic free kicks in his first gig at Old Trafford, and Sunderland were on the receiving end of a 2007 when he drove home an unstoppable drive from the edge of the box.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men won 4-0 at the Stadium of Light during a comfortable afternoon work in the Northeast.

Andy Cole challenges Liverpool’s Stephane Henchoz / Gary M. Prior / Getty Images

A fantastic career before moving to Blackburn Rovers means that Andy Cole’s play at Ewood Park is rarely mentioned, although 37 goals in his two and a half years at Lancashire is a decent return.

The joy in the former Manchester United man’s face was clear to everyone when he silenced the Anfield crowd on the second day of 2002 and controlled the ball in his chest before shooting past Chris Kirkland at the Kop end.

The strike was enough to secure a valuable point for the guests and knocked out John Arne Riise’s early goal.

2️⃣ days to #Arsenal!

Cuco Martina’s fantastic kickstarted a memorable evening for #SaintsFC in the latest #PL meeting at St Mary’s: pic.twitter.com/osuUVjXwPs

– Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) 8 May 2017

For all the goal machines on our list, Cuco Martina is certainly not a man you would associate with goals, but he produced a wonderful strike to put Southampton in the lead against Arsenal in 2015.

His superb effort with the outside of his right boot is one of the most aesthetically pleasing goals you will ever see, and it gave his side the lead in their 4-0 thumping of Arsene Wenger’s men.

Our next match is against Sunderland – we hope for more of this! pic.twitter.com/hi4F0UNNlf

– Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 6, 2017

You can write the highlights of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s time at Manchester United on the back of a stamp, although this would definitely be at the top of the list.

Armenia’s national team players’ incredible scorpion park put United’s clash with Sunderland to bed as a competition, as the Red Devils took a three-goal lead and secured all three points in the process on Annandag Annandag 2016.

Big Premier League goals were scored on the second day of Christmas

2️⃣ ??????? Trevor Sinclair v Derby, 2000 pic.twitter.com/HNPoWMcgwN

– GoalScorer Challenge ⚽️ (@GoalscorerC) December 26, 2020

And finally, our first Boxing Day goal in Premier League history.

Trevor Sinclair was not a midfielder with 20 goals per season, but when he appeared with one goal he tended to make them special, and this effort in 2001 was no different.

The West Ham man’s acrobatic effort seemed to surprise everyone – including Derby goalkeeper Mart Poom – as he helped the Hammers win an emphatic 4-0 victory over the Rams.

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