Sportsmail ranks the top 10 goals scored at the new Wembley after Gerard Deulofeu’s stunner

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Gerard Deulofeu scored one of the most incredible goals the new Wembley has ever seen in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win for Watford over Wolves. 

The impudent chip was all the more impressive as it launched the comeback for his side at 2-0 down.  

So where does Deulofeu’s brilliance rank for Sportsmail among the top ten goals scored under the arch? (England and Tottenham home games don’t count).

10. Jesse Lingard vs Crystal Palace (2016 FA Cup final) 

A fresh-faced Lingard came off the bench and smashed home the goal that won his boyhood club the FA Cup.  

He’s since gone onto the dizzy heights of a World Cup semi-final with England, an achievement on par with sneaking into our top ten for his sharp reaction and thunderous effort. 

United were reduced to ten men but fought back to win a game as memorable for Alan Pardew’s sensual touchline dancing as the result itself.  

The ball fell to Jesse Lingard just inside the area and he showed sharp reactions to bang it in

The ball fell to Jesse Lingard just inside the area and he showed sharp reactions to bang it in

The ball flew into the top corner in extra time as 10-man United came from behind

The ball flew into the top corner in extra time as 10-man United came from behind 

Lingard scored the winner for his boyhood club on the big stage three years ago

Lingard scored the winner for his boyhood club on the big stage three years ago

9. Moses Odubajo vs Rotherham (2014 play-off final)  

This was a belter. It was like trying to follow an ice hockey puck after Odubajo made contact. 

His strike for Leyton Orient flew past Adam Collin and the goalkeeper turned around in disbelief at what he’d seen, or rather didn’t see. 

Ultimately Rotherham fought back and won on penalties so Odubajo’s goal wasn’t garnished with the silverware it deserved. 

Moses Odubajo smacked an absolute belter for Leyton Orient against Rotherham

Moses Odubajo smacked an absolute belter for Leyton Orient against Rotherham

The goalkeeper looked behind him with arms outstretched in pure disbelief

The goalkeeper looked behind him with arms outstretched in pure disbelief

Odubajo whipped his shirt off and went for a sprint down the touchline to celebrate

Odubajo whipped his shirt off and went for a sprint down the touchline to celebrate

8. Santi Cazorla vs Hull (2014 FA Cup final)

The only set-piece to feature on this list. To be fair, this one from the diminutive Spaniard was a rocket. 

Hull had taken a shock 2-0 lead in the final and it looked like turning into a nightmare afternoon for the Gunners. 

But 16 minutes in, Cazorla swung the momentum back with a cannon of his own, straight into the top corner. Aaron Ramsey’s goal in extra time will be remembered for winning it but it was Cazorla who sparked the turnaround.  

Santi Cazorla was the man to spark Arsenal's fightback after going 2-0 down

Santi Cazorla was the man to spark Arsenal’s fightback after going 2-0 down

The Spanish midfielder found the top corner with his long range free kick

The Spanish midfielder found the top corner with his long range free kick 

Cazorla gave the goalkeeper no chance as he struck the shot with so much power

Cazorla gave the goalkeeper no chance as he struck the shot with so much power

7. Didier Drogba vs Tottenham (2012 FA Cup semi-final)

A vintage Drogba goal. The Ivorian backed into William Gallas and collected Frank Lampard’s raking ball from deep inside the Chelsea half. 

The powerful forward then rolled his man with a clever touch and bullied Gallas again, thumping his effort past Carlo Cudicini.

A couple of seconds before he scored, it looked like the Spurs defence had everything in hand but in a flash the net was bulging. 

Didier Drogba shrugged off the attention of William Gallas and hammered his finish home

Didier Drogba shrugged off the attention of William Gallas and hammered his finish home

The striker turned Gallas with ease after a lovely little flick with the outside of his boot

The striker turned Gallas with ease after a lovely little flick with the outside of his boot

Drogba waited for the ball to bounce up nicely for him before powering the finish home

Drogba waited for the ball to bounce up nicely for him before powering the finish home

6. Nemanja Matic vs Tottenham (2017 FA Cup semi-final)

This one is still relatively fresh in the memory, although Nemanja Matic was in the Blue of Chelsea before his move to United. 

Eden Hazard weaved a spider’s web around some Spurs defenders and teed up the Serbian with a perfectly weighted ‘come and smash me’ lay-off. 

Matic duly obliged and the icing was put on the cake of Chelsea’s 4-2 win. 

Nemanja Matic scored a stunning goal for Chelsea against Tottenham two years ago

Nemanja Matic scored a stunning goal for Chelsea against Tottenham two years ago

He smashed his shot past Hugo Lloris and the Frenchman could only watch helplessly

He smashed his shot past Hugo Lloris and the Frenchman could only watch helplessly

The Serbian international was brilliantly teed up by Eden Hazard with 10 minutes to go

The Serbian international was brilliantly teed up by Eden Hazard with 10 minutes to go

5. Dean Windass vs Bristol City (2008 Championship play-off final)

I won’t be welcome in the city of Hull for slotting this down at No 5.

Probably the most iconic goal in the club’s history, scored by their favourite son. Dean Windass settled the Championship play-off final and ensured promotion to the big time with one swing of his right boot. 

Frazier Campbell lifted his head up and the cross was perfection. Windass had all the time in the world to bottle it but kept his head, showed immaculate technique and further etched his name into Hull folklore with a goal worth £60million to his club. 

Dean Windass sent the Hull fans into delirium with his incredible goal against Bristol City

Dean Windass sent the Hull fans into delirium with his incredible goal against Bristol City

The ball from Frazier Campbell sat up perfectly for Windass to smash into the net

The ball from Frazier Campbell sat up perfectly for Windass to smash into the net

The goal was a fitting way to celebrate his hero status at Hull and ensure promotion

The goal was a fitting way to celebrate his hero status at Hull and ensure promotion

4. Nick Powell vs Cheltenham (2012 League Two play-off final) 

The former Manchester United prospect lit up the new Wembley back in 2012 with an unstoppable strike for Crewe Alexandra.  

The first touch was almost as accomplished as the finish. He used his instep to wrong-foot the defender, turn it around the corner and slash a finish into the top corner. 

Powell made a habit of scoring highlight-reel goals but hasn’t fulfilled his early promise and now plies his trade at Wigan.  

The ball was fed into Nick Powell at the edge of the Cheltenham penalty area

The ball was fed into Nick Powell at the edge of the Cheltenham penalty area

He twisted the defender the wrong way, raced onto his second touch and found the top corner

He twisted the defender the wrong way, raced onto his second touch and found the top corner

Powell's goal was the first of Crewe Alexandra's and they secured promotion

Powell’s goal was the first of Crewe Alexandra’s and they secured promotion 

3. Gerard Deulofeu vs Wolves (2019 FA Cup semi-final)

The audacity to try this and pull it off at 2-0 down in the FA Cup semi-final is astonishing. 

With Leander Dendoncker blocking the most obvious route to goal, Deulofeu used him as a mark to bend the chip around and John Ruddy could hardly believe it when the ball nestled in his top corner. 

The fact that this one launched a remarkable comeback for Watford before he went on to score the winner in extra time also boosts it up to No 3 in our list.  

Gerard Deulofeu lofted an impudent chip over the head of John Ruddy in goal

Gerard Deulofeu lofted an impudent chip over the head of John Ruddy in goal 

Leander Dendoncker blocked the obvious route to goal so Deulofeu went aerial

Leander Dendoncker blocked the obvious route to goal so Deulofeu went aerial 

The Spaniard's strike brought Watford back into the game and he also scored the winner

The Spaniard’s strike brought Watford back into the game and he also scored the winner

2. Gary Alexander vs Scunthorpe United (2009 League One play-off final)

A true once in a life-time goal from Gary Alexander gives him the runners-up spot.  

With Millwall a goal down to Scunthorpe 10 minutes before half time, it seemed almost pre-meditated that Alexander wanted to have a crack from way out. 

He cushioned the ball down from a header on the left flank, miles from goal, let it bounce once before unleashing a ridiculous half-volley that sailed in. The afternoon was bitter-sweet for Alexander in the end. He scored a brace and had a chance to put the game to bed but missed and Scunthorpe came back to win promotion. 

Gary Alexander took on a half-volley from an area on the pitch few would have shot from

Gary Alexander took on a half-volley from an area on the pitch few would have shot from

The ball sailed over the head of Joe Murphy but Scunthorpe ended up wining the game

The ball sailed over the head of Joe Murphy but Scunthorpe ended up wining the game

Alexander cushioned the ball down and then smacked in the goal of his life

Alexander cushioned the ball down and then smacked in the goal of his life

1. Yaya Toure vs Sunderland (2014 EFL Cup final)

This is one of those goals that seems to get better with every watch. 

With City one down in the second half and unable to break Sunderland’s dogged defence, Toure ambled forward in that typically languid style. He exchanged passes with Zabaleta and on the return took one quick look up at goal from 35 yards out before whipping in his shot. 

At first it almost looked like a cross but the ball sailed over Vito Mannone’s head and from there, City never looked like losing. 

It was a special goal at the new Wembley and typical of the Ivorian who married such power with an unrivalled elegance and technique.

Pablo Zabaleta played the ball to Yaya Toure and it seemed like nothing was on

Pablo Zabaleta played the ball to Yaya Toure and it seemed like nothing was on 

The Ivory Coast midfielder caught Vito Mannone off guard with an incredible finish

The Ivory Coast midfielder caught Vito Mannone off guard with an incredible finish

Toure's goal sparked the comeback for Manchester City to win the game 3-1

Toure’s goal sparked the comeback for Manchester City to win the game 3-1 

The powerful midfielder tops out list for the best goals scored at the new Wembley

The powerful midfielder tops out list for the best goals scored at the new Wembley 



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