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Vote: Top 10 goals of the week (Featuring Bale x2, Elano, Bastos, Mata & Gerrard)
Gareth Bale earns the rare accolade of two spots on this week’s top goals list but may still struggle to win out despite fine goals at Norwich and West Brom.
Of the goals you may not have seen, Elano and Michel Bastos smack home beauties before a Juan Mata curler for his 10th league goal of the campaign.
Two goals from inside their own half (by Javier Umbides and Maicon) are more than impressive, as is the super effort from Siena’s Alessio Sestu.
We end with a Steven Gerrard special and a really excellent free-kick from Bryan Rabello which is a must watch, simply for the incredible technique.
Vote in our poll below and if you have time, there are some gems in the narrowly missed list.
1. Gareth Bale (Norwich v Tottenham, January 30, 2013)
2. Elano (Gremio v LDU, January 30, 2013)
3. Michel Bastos (Schalke v Greuther Furth, February 2, 2013)
4. Juan Mata (Newcastle v Chelsea, February 2, 2013)
5. Javier Umbides (Orduspor v Genclerbirligi, February 3, 2013)
6. Alessio Sestu (Siena v Inter Milan, February 3, 2013)
7. Maicon (Porto B v UD Oliveirense, February 3, 2013)
8. Gareth Bale (West Brom v Tottenham, February 3, 2013)
9.Steven Gerrard (Manchester City v Liverpool, February 3, 2013)
10. Bryan Rabello (Chile U20 v Peru U20, February 3, 2013)
Narrowly missed: Yohan Cabaye, Henry Onyenkuru, Hamza Al-Dardour, Lodeiro, Joe Ledley, Adam Matthews, Johny Uchuari, Bakary Sakho, Cleber Santana, Nils Petersen, Ezekiel Isoken Henty, Ninos Gouriye, Thiago Marin, Alessandro Matri, Jean, Renzo Sheput, Dries Mertens (x2), Tonny Vilhena, Ivan Rakitic, Alvaro Negredo, Daniel Sturridge, Sergio Aguero, Jadson, Alvaro Recoba, Billy Knott & Serge Gnabry.
- Updated: February 5, 2013