The 10 Greatest Premier League Goals of the Decade No.2: Paolo Di Canio, West Ham v Wimbledon, 2000

Ollie Irish

26th, November 2010


By Ollie Irish

Still shockingly good…

How many players would watch that cross (sent over by Trevor Sinclair, stat fans) pinging towards them and then attempt a jaunty scissor-volley? From that angle!? Not many – no English player I can think of, anyway, with the exception of Glenn Hoddle maybe. As the commentator on this brief clip says, it’s a very special goal indeed. Shame old Paolo turned out to be a bit of dodgy salute merchant.

Di Canio celebrates after scoring his masterpiece against Wimbledon. He didn’t quite have the fascist salute down at this time

More in this series:

No.10: Dietmar Hamann, 2004

No.9: Paul Scholes, 2006

No.8: Robert Pires, 2002

No.7: Shaun Bartlett, 2001

No.6: Paul Scholes, 2000

No.5: Robin van Persie, 2006

No.4: Wayne Rooney, 2005

No.3: Thierry Henry, 2000

So, just one goal to go. We’ll post it next week. Any idea what it might be?