Premier League fans were treated to some holiday gifts this week, including some breathtaking goals and two nostalgic homecomings.
Jose Mourinho returned to Old Trafford almost a year after getting the sack, and Chelsea club legend John Terry–now part of Aston Villa’s managing staff–reunited with his mate Frank Lampard.
As if things couldn’t get any more exciting, Amazon Prime Video launched a UK-based streaming service with special features for subscribers.
Let’s take a look at the five best goals from a memorable midweek in the Premier League…
1. Rodri’s Rocket vs Burnley
After a shocking 2-2 draw away to Newcastle last Saturday, Manchester City faced many question marks heading into the away trip against Burnley. The Cityzens made no mistake however, decimating Burnley 4-1. Rodri’s goal emphasized just how well the reigning-champions were on the day. Unstoppable.
2. Mount Silences Villa
Like City, Chelsea had a shocking result last weekend, losing 1-0 at home to West Ham. The likes of Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham have stole the headlines from Mason Mount as of late, but the 20-year-old Englishman came up with the goods against Aston Villa, hitting a sweet strike past Tom Heaton to seal a 2-1 victory. Immaculate.
3. Dele Bamboozles United
Jose Mourinho’s return to the Premier League is helping Dele Alli get back to his peak form. Dele now has four goals and one assist from Mourinho’s first four games in charge of Spurs. His goal against Manchester United was a work of art. Crafty.
4. Origi haunts Everton (again)
Divock Origi is clutch, simple as that. His goals for Liverpool in 2019 hold so much weight. If not for the Belgian’s meaningful contributions, Liverpool might not be in the same position they are today. Origi haunted Pickford at Anfield in the Merseyside Derby last season and did so again on Tuesday night. Lightning strikes twice.
5. Gabriel Jesus’ bender vs Burnley
Sergio Aguero’s muscle injury means he will miss the Manchester derby on Saturday, but City fans shouldn’t be too worried. Gabriel Jesus’ first-half performance against Burnley saw him score two goals, and the Brazilian was unlucky not to grab a hat-trick later on the match. Jesus put away his second goal in spectacular fashion. Beautiful.
Mane’s magic vs Everton
Lionel Messi came out this week and said he chose Sadio Mane as the world’s best player. After sharing the Premier League Golden Boot with Mohammed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last season, Mane has been the main attacking threat for Liverpool this season. Mane left Pickford with no chance on Tuesday and is unlucky not to make the top five list. Clinical.
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