Chelsea clinched an impressive victory at the Etihad Stadium on Monday evening courtesy of a goal from an unexpected source, with Branislav Ivanovic slamming in the winner during the first-half of the encounter.
The Serb scored an absolute rasper with his left foot from the edge of the City area, and victory by a solitary goal moved the Blues level on points with City and only two behind league leaders Arsenal.
It was a goal of the type of quality not often associated with a defender, with Ivanovic and other players in his position far more heralded for the ability to repel the ball then finish with a flourish.
Ivanovic's effort inspired GMS to look back at some other fine goals scored by defenders in the Premier League's recent history. Here are eight such examples…