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Jermain Defoe’s second goal against Crystal Palace was absolutely unbelievable

The 35-year-old could have just scored the best goal of his career

Jermain Defoe’s vegan diet is finally paying off.

After notching his 200th league goal with the opener against Palace, his second goal was unbelievable.

The England striker channelled his inner Marco Van Basten as he slammed home a brilliant volley from a tight angle.


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Vegan burgers all round

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Vegan burgers all round

This could be up there for the goal of the season award come May, trust us.

The 35-year-old had only scored once all season before today – a winner against Brighton in September.

Bournemouth have been struggling for goals all season and started the day within touching distance of the relegation zone.

No right to score from there

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No right to score from there

Defoe’s brace will really please coach Eddie Howe as his team try to clamber up the table.

And what a second goal it was.

A long ball over the top from was allowed to bounce by Scott Dann.


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Speroni was never getting to that one

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Speroni was never getting to that one

That gave Defoe time to steal in behind him and let the ball come over his shoulder before arrowing a volley into the opposite corner of the net.

Julian Speroni stood helpless as it sailed over his head.

Defoe had no right to even try and score from there but his mix of ingenuity and technique was absolutely class.

As they say, class is permanent.