Premier League

Goal of the season

The 2011/12 Premier League season will go down as one of its finest, with great games, goals, sackings and spats ensuring there's never been a dull moment. Our Football Desk never agrees at the best of time and it's no different here, as we choose our goals of the season. Remember to vote!

Robin van Persie, v Everton (10/12/2011): There may have been more unlikely goals this season but the clinical brilliance of this Van Persie strike summed up the masterful season the Dutchman enjoyed. Alex Song's chipped pass over the Everton back-line found the Premier League's most devastating left foot and Van Persie's technique was impeccable as he arrowed the ball into the far corner in picture-perfect style. AB

Ramires, v Barcelona (24/04/12): The Chelsea midfielder's goal was an effort of superb technique. With Chelsea trailing 2-0 and down to ten men Ramires burst forward onto a brilliant defence-splitting pass from Frank Lampard before producing a sublime chip on the run over Victor Valdes. If Lionel Messi had scored the goal we would still be talking about it now. PO'R

Papiss Cisse, v Chelsea (02/05/12): Newcastle ace Cisse caused jaws to drop with his injury-time wonder-strike. The Senegal international was 25 yards out when he struck on the half-volley with the outside of his foot from the left of the penalty area. His stunning, swerving effort left Petr Cech without a chance as it flew over the goalkeeper to nestle in the top right-hand corner. RG

Peter Crouch, v Manchester City (24/03/12): For a player who dominates in the air Peter Crouch has an incredible first touch. The striker demonstrated that prowess by scoring a wonder goal in Stoke's 1-1 draw with Man City. Crouch controlled Jermaine Pennant's flick-on before volleying an unstoppable shot across the penalty area into the far corner of Joe Hart's net. JP

Hatem Ben Arfa v Blackburn (07/01/12): Sadly, due to the demise of the FA Cup, the Frenchman's incredible, mazy dribble against Blackburn only really received the credit it deserved from the YouTube generation. Leaving six opponents in his wake before smashing past goalkeeper Mark Bunn from close range, Ben Arfa's goal was a far better demonstration of skill, speed and technique than either Peter Crouch or Papiss Cisse. PF

Sergio Aguero v QPR (13-5-2012): Ok I'll admit it wasn't technically the best but it certainly served up a fair slice of drama. The Argentine had been denied several times by an inspired Paddy Kenny in the Rangers goal but his shimmy to avoid Anton Ferdinand's lunge followed by an ice-cool finish were truly things of beauty to the blue half of Manchester. CH

Posted by Adam Bate, Peter O'Rourke, Rachel Griffiths, James Pearson, Pete Fraser & Chris Harvey

Who scored the goal of the season?

  • Robin van Persie, v Everton
  • Ramires, v Barcelona
  • Papiss Cisse, v Chelsea
  • Peter Crouch, v Manchester City
  • Hatem Ben Arfa v Blackburn
  • Sergio Aguero v QPR
  • Other