Search

Video: Was Ibrahimovic’s bicycle kick better than this selection?

09:33 15 November 2012

Sweden

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) celebrates scoring his wonder goal - his fourth against England. Photo credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

PA Wire

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored ‘the best goal I’ve ever seen live’ in the eyes of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard but was it the best bicycle kick?

Former QPR hero Trevor Sinclair have scored sensational bicycle kick goals as well as Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Emile Heskey.

The Sweden striker took advantage of Joe Hart’s weak headed clearance and volleyed it with his back to goal straight in on the full.

But is it the greatest bicycle kick goal of all time?

London24 has looked at a selection of goals and have come up with these as other options.

Trevor Sinclair (QPR v Barnsley)

A goal that did not rely on a goalkeeping error in the first place and was right out of the top drawer.

The R’s ace scored that goal in the same season (1996/97) as David Beckham’s strike from the half-way line against Wimbledon and beat that effort to goal of the season.

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United v Manchester City)

A goal worthy of winning any game, but a Manchester derby made it more special.

With 12 minutes to go and the game locked at 1-1, Nani's ball into the box was acrobatically struck into the net, past Joe Hart, by the England international to win the game for the Red Devils.

Emile Heskey (Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory)

The former Liverpool man was much maligned for his goalscoring record but he produced a stunning overhead kick for his new side.

Victory failed to deal with a corner and the former England international lashed his bicycle kick home.

Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United v Liverpool)

The Bulgarian striker, now at Fulham, made it 2-0 with a stunning strike after half time to make it 2-0.

Nani’s cross was controlled by Berbatov, with his back to goal, who then bicycle kicked it past Pepe Reina and into the net.

Then Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson said: "The second goal wasn’t really a chance. We thought we had it under control."

Which of these was your favourite or have we missed one? Let us know by voting in our poll and comment using Facebook below.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

29 minutes ago
Leyton Orient striker Chris Dagnall is mobbed by his O's team-mates as they celebrate the second goal in their 4-1 win over Crewe last weekend. Pic: Simon O'Connor

O’s forward keen to enjoy good run in the side.

Colin Munford
16:30
The Essex FA are staging new courses for referees in 2015

Latest news from the Essex FA

Facebook
15:30
Top level action returns to London with the UCI Track Cycling World Cup (pic: Luke Webber/British Cycling)

UCI Track Cycling event coming to Lee Valley

United Kingdom
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce before the match

While the Football League managers have dropped like flies, Hammers manager Sam Allardyce finds it hard to believe there have been no Premier League casualties

Sam Allardyce

Most read sport

Twitter sat back and watched as the world went bargain-hunting crazy on Black Friday.

There was definitely something buzzing at JCB when he delivered his immigration speech.

What would you do in order to get a discounted TV?

The judge was having none of it and labelled the driver’s version of events as ‘ludicrous’.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition