Late submissions for Goal and Miss (guess who) of the Year

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Somebody tell Santa Claus we’ve got a couple last-minute additions to his naughty and nice lists.

FC Groningen striker Michael de Leeuw may not be a household name, but he should fall in the good graces of Santa (assuming he’s a fan of the football) after scoring a ridiculous goal against NEC.

De Leeuw was making a run into the box when he suddenly had to readjust his body in order to reach a cross. De Leeuw spun in the air like a performer in The Nutcracker, and simultaneously back-heeled the ball into the net. This is just stupid:

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Meanwhile, over in Italy, Roma cruised to a 4-0 win over Catania, but the can’t-miss (no pun intended) highlight of the game came courtesy of Gervinho, who may have produced the worst miss of his career. And ya’ll know that’s saying something.

See for yourself:

Gervinho did get on the score sheet earlier, and has enjoyed a much better form in Italy than he ever showed at Arsenal. But still, that miss has to land you on the naughty list, right?

(Video H/T 101GG)


Goal of the month? How about goal of the season!?

Aston Villa’s Matthew Lowton scored this screamer against Stoke City on Saturday, and what an important goal it was, too. Relegation-threatened Villa needed a win, and Lowton’s goal in the 87th gave them one!