EPL Review: Wolverhampton's David Jones and the Weekend's Top-Five Goals

Adam Hirshfield@ahirshfieldFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2010

EPL Review: Wolverhampton's David Jones and the Weekend's Top-Five Goals

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    David Jones is mobbed by teammates following his sparkling tally on Saturday against Stoke City.
    David Jones is mobbed by teammates following his sparkling tally on Saturday against Stoke City.Ian Walton/Getty Images

    The 2010-11 English Premier League campaign opened with a bang on Saturday and Sunday.

    Chelsea opened its regular-season scoring account with six goals in a 6-0 drubbing of West Bromwich Albion.

    Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City played to a tightly played and strong willed nil-nil draw.

    And Arsenal came back on a late own-goal to earn a draw at home side Liverpool.

    But there were also some terrific goals scored in the EPL's opening weekend.

    Here are five of the best.

5. Aston Villa's Stillian Petrov V. West Ham

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    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14:  Robert Green of West Ham United fails to save the header of Stiliyan Petrov of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park on August 14, 2010 in Birmingham, E
    Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

    A fantastic on-rushing header from Stillian Petrov, left, put Aston Villa up two on West Ham. They later added a third for a 3-0 win on Saturday.

4. Alex Baptiste of Blackpool V. Wigan

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    WIGAN, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14:  Alex Baptiste of Blackpool celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Blackpool at the DW Stadium on August 14, 2010 in Wigan, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey
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    Alex Baptiste of Blackpool scored from an incredible, wide angle to complete the scoring in his side's shocking 4-0 road victory over Wigan.

    The Premiership new boys, considered by many to be the likeliest side to get sent down, scorched Wigan in their opener, prompting their visiting fans to shout "Bring on the Arsenal!" Blackpool travels to the Emirates next weekend.

3. Didier Drogba of Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14:  Didier Drogba #11 celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on August 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Phil Col
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    Defending EPL leading scorer Didier Drogba scored a hat trick to open his 2010-11 goal-scoring account in the Blues' 6-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion.


    His first goal, by far the prettiest of the three, came on a long free kick that burst through a West Brom wall and beat goalkeeper Scott Carson to the near side. The tally gave the Blues a 2-0 advantage just before the half, a lead they'd build on in the second frame.

2. David N'Gog of Liverpool v. Arsenal

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    Here's amateur video of David N'Gog's amazing tally for Liverpool on Sunday against Arsenal. Great angle and great crowd reaction.

1. David Jones of Wolverhampton v. Stoke City

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    Check out David Jones' free-kick sparkler to open the scoring in Wolves' 2-1 win over Stoke City.

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