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Which Premier League wonder goal was the best this weekend?

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The Premier League may be coming to a close with just seven games remaining on the fixture list, but it would seem that the best goals are being saved until last, with six thunderbolts blasting social media into overload this weekend.

Here is our review of those fantastic strikes and how we rate them out of ten:

1. Charlie Adam v Chelsea 

When it comes down to scoring goals from the halfway line or beyond; Wayne Rooney, David Beckham and Maynor Figueroa spring to mind. But adding himself to the elongating list of goalscorers from the halfway line is Stoke City's Charlie Adam whose 60 yard screamer against Chelsea on Saturday got every football fan out of their seat with a round of applause to follow.

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To be able to execute such skill, a player must have expert vision, a powerful strike and an accurate foot. It appears that the Scotsman has all of those attributes in his locker, and that's why his goal earns a whopping 10/10.

2. Jermain Defoe v Newcastle United 

What better way to beat your arch rivals than with a thunderous volley. The former Tottenham Hotspur forward who has just returned to the Premier League with Sunderland from the MLS is already regarded as a Black Cat hero by the fans courtesy of his match winner on Sunday.

BBC Radio 5 Live's Pat Nevin joked "put three goalkeepers in that goal and that is not getting saved." 

The Premier League has seen some vicious volleys in recent years. Pajtim Kasami, Robin van Persie and Peter Crouch have all been credited as scoring the best, put Jermain Defoe joins the top lot in the volley category. 9/10.

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3. Wayne Rooney v Aston Villa

Wayne Rooney has scored some outrageous goals in his time. A half-way line volley against West Ham United last season wasn't quite enough to persuade me to knock his bicycle kick against Manchester City a few years back off the top spot, and despite another thunderbolt rattling the net this weekend that still remains intact, but it's definitely up there.

Balls that are quite high in the air are difficult to get under control, especially when shooting. As a striker, I know that too well, and trying to do what Rooney did against Villa in the past hasn't always worked for me. But the Red Devil is slightly more experienced than me and knows how to finish in that situation. 8/10.

4. Bobby Zamora v West Bromwich Albion

If the quality of goals earned you points, Queens Park Rangers would be more than safe from relegation after Bobby Zamora's audacious chip past Boaz Myhill.

But sadly, that's not the way the league works and QPR are still in danger of the drop. None the less, Zamora should spend the weekend relaxing and drinking champagne after that goal. He should feel like a king. 10/10.

5. Alexis Sanchez v Liverpool

Because of the amount of blissfully brilliant goals this week, Alexis Sanchez has received hardly any credit for his rocket against Liverpool which is a shame because I rated this as the best of the bunch. 

If you actually watch the replay in slow motion, the ball is already in the back of the net before Simon Mignolet has reached out to stop the strike, as pointed out by Jermaine Jenas on Match of the Day 2. The power in the shot is tantalising and that's why it has to get a 9/10.

6. Bafetimbi Gomis v Hull City

What weekend of staggering goals could be rounded off with a fine bicycle-kick from Bafetimbi Gomis.

It may not have been the prettiest of defending from Hull in the build-up, but the finish was enough to punish the visitors.

BBC Radio Humberside commentator David Burns labelled the goal as a "penny-farthing kick" comically. 6/10.

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