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Premier League Goals Of The Week Matchday 34 (Video)

That’s Premier League gameweek 34 in the books. There were some huge moments which look as though they could define the landscape at both ends of the table.

Arsenal may have put the final nail in Manchester United’s European coffin,

Tottenham lost ground in the top-four race and Everton inched closer to the drop after results went wildly against them.

Here are the best strikes on show in gameweek 34.

1. Granit Xhaka vs Man Utd

Worldies and red cards, that’s all Granit Xhaka does.

The Arsenal man avoided the latter and produced the former as he put Manchester United to the sword with this thunderbolt from range in his side’s 3-1 win.

It was Xhaka’s first of the season and his first in the Premier League since December 2020.

2. Rodri vs Watford

Gabriel Jesus scored four goals as Man City dismantled Watford 5-1, and yet it was Rodri who produced the game’s most memorable moment.

Jesus turned creator as he played a cross out to Rodri on the edge of the Watford box, and after chesting it down, the Spaniard unleashed a scorching half-volley which left everyone’s favourite cycling GK grasping at air.

The fact that he does this all after effectively stepping over an injured Kevin De Bruyne makes this moment even better.

3. Joelinton vs Norwich

Jacob Murphy’s backheel-nutmeg is the perfect start to this highlight and Joelinton’s emphatic finish is the ideal end.

Things got a little scrappy in between but the Newcastle man saved the moment by taking out all his anger and frustration on the football which he struck so hard that Tim Krul looked like he’d been hit by a hurricane.

After four months as a midfielder, Joelinton returned to his striker role for this one, and the decision definitely paid off.

4. Bruno Guimaraes vs Norwich

This guy’s doing alright, isn’t he?

Aided by a poor pass from Krul, Bruno Guimaraes came flying towards the Norwich goal and flashed some glorious flair as he dinked the ball over the onrushing Dutchman and into the back of the net.

He’s already got more goals for Newcastle in four months than he managed in two years with Lyon.

5. James Ward-Prowse vs Brighton

James Ward-Prowse bagged the 14th free-kick of his Premier League career as he dragged Southampton to a 2-2 draw with Brighton.

It didn’t look the greatest on first viewing, but it’s his ability to pick the space that his team-mates create in the wall and arrow the ball into the back of the net that makes him stand out from the crowd.

With 18, David Beckham is the only player in league history with more free-kicks to his name.

6. James Ward-Prowse vs Brighton

Keen to prove he’s not a one-trick pony, Ward-Prowse went on to fire home from range without the help of a set-piece to secure his side a point.

Another backheel pass, this time from Oriol Romeu, set Ward-Prowse up from the edge of the D, and the midfielder made no mistake with a first-time finish that flew into the bottom corner.

He now has nine goals for the season, making this his most productive campaign ever.

7. Divock Origi vs Everton

When you need a goal against Everton, just call Divock Origi.

Brought off the bench to change the game for Liverpool, the Belgian did exactly that. He played a role in the opening goal before adding the second to kill the game off.

His movement to get into position for the header is nice, but this one is all about Luis Diaz’s overhead assist. He didn’t mean it, but we don’t care.

Bruno Guimaraes Claims Newcastle Can 'Definitely' Be Bigger Than Arsenal

Newcastle new signing and Lyon former midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has claimed the Magpies “definitely” have potential to be a bigger club than Arsenal, who were also interested in signing the Brazilian last month.

It was the Gunners who were initially leading the chase for Bruno, who quickly made a name for himself with Lyon,

after only arriving in Europe from Athletico Paranaense in January 2020.

But Newcastle eventually agreed a deal with Lyon worth up to €52m (£44m) if all add-ons and bonuses are triggered.

While Bruno signed a long-term contract until 2026 that makes him the highest-paid player currently at St James’ Park.

Having ultimately chosen Newcastle over Arsenal, Bruno’s response when asked by The Guardian whether he considers the former to have potential to be the bigger of two was: “Definitely.”


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“It’s already a club with a great tradition, a big history.

I have no doubts about my decision to come here. I believe in everything the owners told me about their project.

“We’re going to be a big power in world football.

The owners were very up front that, this season, the idea is to stay in the Premier League.

But, the main objective in the years to come is to be in the Champions League and, eventually, to win the Champions League.”


Newcastle currently remain in the bottom three but are only one point from safety and unbeaten in the league since before Christmas, taking five points from their last three games.

Bruno is yet to make his debut, with no further fixtures played since the transfer deadline passed.

Defenders Dan Burn and Matt Targett joined him in arriving at the club late in the window.