The contenders for goal of 2021:
December: Lacazette v. Southampton (16 passes, breaking pressure)
November: Martinelli over the shoulder volley v. Newcastle
October: Katie McCabe long range v. Aston Villa
September: Aubameyang counter attacking goal with Smith Rowe v. Tottenham (the Henry slide!)
August: Aubameyang hat trick goal v. WBA EFL Cup
June: Saka goal v. Austria
May: Smith Rowe first PL goal left foot volley v. WBA (would score also against Chelsea in the next match after a high press forced a poor backpass)
April: Lacazette intricate team goal v. Sheffield United
March: Gabriel header v. Olympiakos
February: Nicolas Pepe dribbles around and through three Wolves players to score
January: Tierney in the snow v. WBA, beats his man twice
My picks are either the Aubameyang goal v. Spurs in September or the Lacazette goal v. Southampton in December.
Both are excellent goals but the Auba one probably just takes the plaudits for me because it’s a great counter started by Auba and finished by Auba from Smith Rowe and it’s against Spurs – which has a lot more significance than against Southampton. Auba starts the goal with a half-volleyed chip pass to Smith Rowe, who bursts into the Spurs backfield and has a look to see where Auba is and drags it back to the (former?) Arsenal striker. Auba then slides on his knees reminiscent of Thierry Henry.