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Top free-kick scorer of the Premier League

8 Oct 2018

Since August 2011 Juan Mata is the player that has scored more goals from free-kick in the English competition, 8 in total. Manchester United and Chelsea have enjoyed his precision. He even explain his method in his YouTube channel.

Mata's stunning goal that showed United the way to victory against Newcastle last Saturday is another example of his great skill in the free-kick. From a set piece and with time to think the best option, his gifted left-foot makes every foul a problem for the rival goalkeeper.

Since August 2011, Juan has been the player who has scored the most goals from free-kick in the Premier League (eight). No one matches his numbers in the years he has been in the English football. With United´s shirt, Newcastle (Saturday was not the first goal from free-kick Mata managed to score against this team), Southampton, Stoke, Watford or Leicester have been the victims of the Spanish international accuracy.

Also with Chelsea

With the Chelsea kit, he scored a great goal against his current club (in October 2012). And only a miraculous save by David de Gea prevented another spectacular goal to the Red Devils. In the 2012/13 season also scored against Arsenal.

In his YouTube channel, Juan Mata explains how to execute a foul. In the video it seems a simple process, but statistics show otherwise. The Asturian is still determined to enlarge his mark in the Premier, and with goals like Saturday's, everything is easier.

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