Premier League: Top five goals by unlikely scorers

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Some of the greatest goals in living memory have been scored by big-name stars of England's Premier League.

Wayne Rooney's stunning overhead kick against Manchester City, Dennis Bergkamp's miraculous turn and finish against Newcastle United and Thierry Henry's solo goals against Tottenham and Liverpool are just a few of the unforgettable goals from the past 21 years.

However, it's not just the usual star strikers, wingers and attacking midfielders who have scored stunning goals during the Premier League era.

These five may not have appeared on the scoresheet too often – but their goals will continue to live long in the memory.

5. Tony Adams v Everton

A goal to send shivers down the spine of any Gunners' supporter.

This thumping finish by Tony Adams, perhaps the best captain in Arsenal history, ensured the north London outfit would lift the Premier League trophy for the first time under manager Arsene Wenger.

The goal was matched by an equally iconic celebration from the legendary Arsenal skipper. A statue of his pose from that afternoon in May 1998 at Highbury can now be seen outside the Emirates Stadium.

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4. John O'Shea v Arsenal

One of the greatest matches in Premier League history – Arsenal 2 Manchester United 4 – was finished off by a quite magnificent goal by United's Irishman John O'Shea.

The versatile defender/midfielder received the ball from a clever Paul Scholes pass, before chipping the ball quite brilliantly into the net with his left foot.

His shocked celebration said it all.

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3. Claude Makelele v Tottenham

Claude Makelele was so good that he now has a position named after him.

But the defensive midfielder, who played for Chelsea between 2003 and 2008, hardly ever scored. In 217 appearances for the Blues he scored twice – and one of those was a scuffed penalty rebound.

The other, however, was this sublime 25-yard effort past Tottenham's Paul Robinson.

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2. Erik Edman v Liverpool

Sweden international Erik Edman spent one season at Tottenham – but he will always be remembered for his extraordinary 35-yard strike against Liverpool at Anfield.

A strange hush fell upon the home of Liverpool when the defender picked the ball up from deep inside the Reds' half – almost as if the home fans sensed what was coming.

Edman smashed the ball with his left foot to score one of the most remarkable goals in Premier League history.

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1. Sebastian Coates v Queens Park Rangers

Sebastian Coates was considered one of the world's most promising central defenders a couple of years ago. Sadly, since then, he has failed to make a significant impact at Anfield.

That is, apart from when he scored this breathtakingly good goal against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

His stunning acrobatic effort left everyone gobsmacked.

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