Premier League: Top 8 goals of the night

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Well, what an evening that was. Fans were treated to a rare midweek fixture list in the Premier League over Tuesday and Wednesday night, and it was one that certainly did not disappoint. 

Manchester United boss David Moyes was stunned as former employers Everton claimed a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, Arsenal recorded a routine 2-0 victory over Hull City at the Emirates Stadium, Chelsea grabbed the spoils in a 4-3 thriller away at Sunderland while Liverpool thumped Norwich 5-1 at Anfield.

Elsewhere, Manchester City beat West Brom 3-2 at The Hawthorns, Swansea were comfortable 3-0 winners against Newcastle, Southampton suffered a surprise 3-2 loss at home to Aston Villa and Tottenham got a morale-boosting 2-1 win away at London rivals Fulham.

Also, Stoke and Cardiff played a goalless draw at the Britannia Stadium whilst on Tuesday night relegation battlers Crystal Palace claimed a vital 1-0 triumph over fellow strugglers West Ham.

Here, on a night packed with some truly awesome goals, GMS looks at the best eight strikes from this week's action:

8. Jonjo Shelvey - Swansea

Kicking off proceedings is Swansea midfielder Shelvey. During a surprisingly emphatic win for Michael Laudrup's men, the former Liverpool midfielder capped off the result with nine minutes remaining with a fine strike from outside the box which the sprawling figure of Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul could only get his fingertips to as it flew into the back of the net.

Watch the goal here:

7. Luis Suarez - Liverpool

In the first of an unprecedented three entries in this particular list, Suarez scored a delightful free-kick to get his own fourth and Liverpool's indeed Liverpool's fourth during their mauling of Chris Hughton's Canaries. 

Watch the goal here:

6. Eden Hazard - Chelsea

On an exciting night on Wearside, Chelsea found a struggling Sunderland outfit in particularly plucky form. With ten minutes remaining of the first half at the Stadium of Light, Belgian maestro Hazard put Chelsea 2-1 ahead with a fine strike after cutting in wonderfully from the left-hand flank.

Watch the goal here:

5. Vlad Chiriches - Tottenham

Given all the abuse Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has had to endure in recent weeks, Tottenham's late win over Fulham last night will presumably have provided a timely confidence boost. The three points were secured thanks to two fine second-half strikes. 

The first came on 73 minutes from the unlikely source of Romanian defender Chiriches. As a Kyle Walker corner was unconvincingly cleared, the centre-back showed sensational technique with a low effort that fizzed into the back of the net.

Watch the goal here:

4. Lewis Holtby - Tottenham

Tottenham's winning goal was arguably even better. Coming courtesy of former Bundesliga ace Holtby, the German international gave his best Gareth Bale impression with a stunning left-footed rasper that nestled nicely beyond the outstretched reach of Mark Stekelenburg.

Watch the goal here:

3. Fabian Delph - Aston Villa

Ten minutes from the end of Aston Villa's hard-fought win over high-flying Southampton Delph - who some have argued deserves to be capped by Roy Hodgson's England - scored with a superb strike from outside the box that swerved wickedly on its way in.

Watch the goal here:

2. Luis Suarez - Liverpool

Guess who? As much as it pains us to repeat names on these sorts of lists, Suarez's genius last night that saw him torment Norwich once again is just impossible to ignore. This goal was number three of the evening, and saw the controversial Uruguayan magnificently chip the defender before netting a great shot on the half-volley.

Watch the goal here:

1. Luis Suarez - Liverpool

Yes, it's him again. We think Suarez's opener at Anfield was the best of the lot. With just 15 minutes on the clock, the 26-year-old stunned the home crowd with a wonder strike hit from all of 40 yards that rose majestically before dipping over the head of the hapless John Ruddy.

Watch the goal here:

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