The 5 Greatest Premiership Goals Scored By 'Keepers

We challenge you to watch these without cracking a grin.
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We challenge you to watch these without cracking a grin.

Like a good floodlight failure or a fight between two teammates, a goalkeeper’s goal is one of those weird anomalies that football occasionally throws up, just to remind you that there is no other sport in the world which is so unpredictable, chaotic and mad.

Here are the only five goals to be scored by 'keepers in the history of the Premier League....

5. Asmir Begovic - Stoke v Southampton, 2013

The most recent goal scored by a keeper was Asmir Begovic’s effort for Stoke against Southampton.

Now twiddling his gloved thumbs on Chelsea’s bench, Begovic’s wind-assisted goal bamboozled the error prone Artur Boruc between the Southampton posts.

4. Tim Howard - Everton v Bolton, 2012

A year before Begovic’s effort, the long-standing Everton keeper Tim Howard scored an extremely similar goal against Bolton.

Hoofing the ball up the pitch from a pass back, Howard’s strike bounces outrageously before finding it’s way into the Bolton goal.

3. Paul Robinson - Tottenham v Watford, 2007

Robinson had already found the net for Leeds with a header in a League Cup tie and added to his tally with a pretty unique goal for Spurs.

While many a goalkeeper has scored accidentally with a big punt upfield that was hit on the volley from their hands or from a pass back, Robinson scored from a static free kick struck deep within his own half.

2. Brad Friedel - Blackburn v Charlton, 2004

Believe it or not, some keepers have scored with efforts that were actually intended to find the net.

The sight of a goalkeeper coming upfield to add an extra body in the box for a late corner, is one that seems to strangely unsettle defences. Perhaps it’s no surprise, when some are capable of producing a finish as adept as this one from the then Blackburn keeper Brad Friedel.

1.  Peter Schmeichel - Aston Villa v Everton, 2001

The legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel was a serial scorer of goals. He hit six in one season for his first club Hvidore, two during his time at Brondby, one for Denmark and even converted with a spectacular overhead kick in a European match for Manchester United.

So it came as little shock when Schmeichel became the first keeper to score in the Premier League, with this well-struck volley for Aston Villa.