Premier League: Top 8 Goal Assists During the 2012-13 Campaign
As we continue to look fondly upon the 2012-13 English Premier League season, cast your minds back to some of the wonderful goal assists we've seen.
In some cases it's not about the finish but all that precedes it, and here the beauty is very much in the buildup play.
Did we miss one? Add it in the comments below as we look to garner the very best of the season's assists.
David Silva vs. Reading
David Silva had a season to forget, but in Manchester City's penultimate game against Reading, he produced a trademark reverse pass.
It's difficult to think of any player in the English Premier League that's better at this particular type of ball, and Edin Dzeko finishes it in style.
Dimitar Berbatov vs. Arsenal
In Fulham's roller coaster game at the Emirates this season, six goals were scored as the two teams shared the spoils.
The Cottagers' second was a peach.
Dimitar Berbatov was released down the right, he glances up and spots the incoming Alexander Kacaniklic, and the quality of the cross is so good that the entire defence is taken out of the game.
What a ball.
Philippe Coutinho vs. Fulham
Daniel Sturridge's hat-trick against Fulham stole the headlines, but take a look at this deft pass from Coutinho for his second goal.
By all accounts, the defence is in the right place, but the Brazilian still finds his striker. Brede Hangeland can only look to the heavens.
(Goal at 2:12)
Steven Gerrard vs. Sunderland
Luis Suarez's second goal against Sunderland was a thing of beauty, not because of the finish, but because of the pass.
This occurred in the early stages of Steven Gerrard's transformation into a regista, and passes like these prove he could be good to utilise that role for seasons to come.
What a ping!
Philippe Coutinho vs. Newcastle
Liverpool absolutely destroyed Newcastle United at St. James' Park this season in a game where all of their attacking talents came to life at once.
Philippe Coutinho can seemingly hit the ball perfectly with any part of his foot, and this dinked pass into Daniel Sturridge is absolutely sublime.
Christian Benteke vs. Liverpool
Aston Villa scored three stunning goals at Anfield this season, but Andi Weimann's is the pick of the bunch.
A one-two between he and Christian Benteke sees the Belgian enter the box on the right, and his sumptuous back-heel finds Weimann in acres to steer home.
Wayne Rooney vs. Aston Villa
Robin van Persie sealed the English Premier League title at Old Trafford for Manchester United against Aston Villa, and his volleyed finish was the pick of the goals.
Credit Wayne Rooney, though, for a Paul Scholes-esque pass over the top of the defence to see his colleague in on goal. The finish makes the pass look even better.
Eden Hazard vs. Newcastle United
Eden Hazard started the season on fire, looking eager to prove he was worth all of the fuss, courting and limelight of a £32 million transfer.
This cute exchange with Fernando Torres remains one of the best moments of a great season, back-heeling into the Spaniard's path so he could poke home.
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