Don't think there was as many strong contenders this season as the last few, and I'm not a proponent of every 25-30 yard strike being seen as such. However, that seems to be most of the choices and Phillips and Adam were a bit more special than the traditional long-range strikes. My vote goes to Adam, though it seems were missing some options. Surely there had to be better goals than Rooney's? Mata's goal against Liverpool was superior to that.
The Özil and Cesc assists were both world class touches. Both were weighted perfectly from unconventional opportunities. I don't think there is much to separate the two.
No chance is that better. The Fabregas pass was a volley through a crowd of players perfectly weighted for Schurrle. It was as close to perfection as possible. Ozil couldn't do it, that's what I'm saying.
I've always thought that the best goal should be determined by thinking how many players could do that given one chance in the same circumstances. Long distance ones are great but the more technical ones, and the ones that come in big games, those are one in a million.
So I'm more inclined to Zamora's outside foot chip. But for the class of goal in an important game, Defoe's dipping volley in the Tyne/Weir derby and Mata's bicycle kick in Liverpool/United, one of those would be my pick.