Danny Ings scored one of the goals of the season so far when he scored a superb overhead kick for Aston Villa against Watford on Saturday.
From Tyrone Mings’s flick-on, the centre forward adjusted his body before producing an acrobatic effort that fizzed into the corner of the net.
The goal put Villa 1-0 ahead – a lead they would not relinquish. Anwar El-Ghazi later scored a second half penalty.
Ings’s goal, though, certainly stole the show. Let’s take a look at five of the greatest overhead kicks ever scored in the Premier League:
Stan Collymore (Bradford City v Leeds United, October 2000)
Three days after signing for Bradford City, Stan Collymore was handed a start in the West Yorkshire derby against Leeds United.
After scoring an overhead kick on debut, Collymore ran over the away support – a celebration which caused controversy in the weeks and months ahead.
Rory Delap (Southampton v Tottenham, March 2004)
More well-known by Premier League fans for his insane long-throwing ability, Rory Delap also had a penchant for the spectacular during his career.
On this occasion, whilst playing for Southampton, Delap ran into the path of a header before producing a stunning overhead kick.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United v Manchester City, February 2011)
The greatest ever?
As Martin Tyler famously said on commentary – this overhead kick from Wayne Rooney defies description. Take a look.
Christian Benteke (Liverpool v Manchester United, September 2015)
With the Reds 3-0 down in the game, Benteke pulled off an outrageous overhead kick late on to score what proved to be a consolation at Old Trafford.
Emre Can (Liverpool v Watford, May 2017)
The second Liverpool representative on this list, Emre Can’s bicycle kick is perhaps more notable due to the fact he was on the move before striking the ball.
Whether it was in fact a bicycle kick or a scissor kick is debatable, but its quality is undoubted.
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