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Top Of The Shots: Sunderland's Best Goals From Strikers

We complete our 'best goal scored eleven' by taking a look at the greatest goals scored by our forwards.

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For the last time, we bring you a compilation of the greatest goals scored by a Sunderland player from certain positions.

In this weeks edition, we take a look at the goals scored by the fantastic array of striking talent we've had the pleasure to see represent the club.

Vying to join our team of wonder strikes is a bumper package of goals all worthy of inclusion for you to pick and choose from.

Electrifying strikes such as Super Kev's thunderbolt against Chelsea and explosive derby day goals are among the choices in this exciting package.

In a quick review of the rules, there's only one goal per player to be included and they must have been scored from open play.

Next week, we'll bring you the final selected team of goals, which you've voted for throughout the feature.

After six weeks of selection, we've seen the greatest goals ever scored by the Black Cats and now we're just two strikers short from a full team.

Recapping the team so far, we have the former Estonian number one, Mart Poom in goal. In defence, we have Nedum Onuoha, Andy Melville, Gary Bennett and Kieran Richardson.

Our midfield see's last week's winner Carlos Edwards at right midfield, with Bolo Zenden, Lee Cattermole and David Vaughan alongside him.

Who will fill the striking spots? Review the goals below and pick your favourite!

The contenders:

Vic Halom v Manchester City

Everything about this goal really. The occasion of the match, the atmosphere in Roker, the significance of the goal and, of course, the strike itself. Amazing.

Niall Quinn v Port Vale

Sir Niall's greatest goal for the club has to be this audacious chip against Port Vale back in '98, which put the lads three to the good after twenty minutes.

Stephen Elliott v Newcastle

In a pulsating derby back in 2005, Sleeves got the lads back on level terms immediately after conceding during a whirlwind 7 minutes.

Fraizer Campbell v Norwich

After a substantial lay off through injury, Fraizer returned with a bang, which saw him earn an England call up. During this hot patch of, shall we say, resurgent form, Campbell scored this wonderful volley against the Canaries.

Jermain Defoe v Newcastle

The fifth goal of the choices. Fifth. Five. Did I say it was the fifth goal choice already? Oh, how appropriate it's Defoe's goal that made it five in a row against them up the road. What a coincidence. Re-watch and enjoy Jermain make it five in a row.


Darren B£nt v Manchester United

Surprisingly, Moneyboy actually scored a goal that wasn't a well smelt out tap in/one and one/penalty. His best goal for club came at Old Trafford with a well took 7th minute strike to beat Ben Foster in the United net.

Kevin Phillips v Chelsea

There's not been many better goals that have graced the Stadium of Light than Super Kev's one against the Blues. In a 4-1 revengeful win against the London outfit, Phillips but the lads two-nil up after twenty three minutes with this thing of beauty.

Kenwyne Jones v Reading

In his first home game for the lads, the 6 million pound signing from Southampton showed us all why we spent the money with this fantastic swivel and long range effort, setting us on our way to a 2-1 win against relegation rivals Reading back in 2007.

Dennis Tueart v Oxford

After only three minutes, Dennis put the lads ahead with this absolutely tremendous goal against the U's back in 1973. Sunderland went on to win 1-0 that day, banishing memories from their last visit to the Manor Ground, which they lost 5-1.

Marco Gabbiadini v Newcastle

I couldn't not put this into the selection. Fondly remembered for this goal, Marco killed Newcastle off in the 85th minute to make it 2-0 and send Sunderland on to a Play-Off Final against Swindon Town.

That's all your choices. Choose your favourite and vote for it below.

Remember to return next week for the final week, where we bring you the complete ‘Best Goal Scored Eleven'.

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