Philippe Coutinho may have scored the best goal of the Premier League season

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Sunday's crucial matchup of Premier League top-four hopefuls between Southampton and Liverpool had kicked off and, after just 17 seconds, the game was engulfed in controversy when Filip Juricic went down in the 18-yard box after Reds defender Emre Can made contact. Referee Kevin Friend did not award a penalty to the Saints.

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But then two minutes later, the story from St. Mary's Stadium became Philippe Coutinho and his right foot.

Out of nowhere, the Liverpool midfielder unleashed a rocket from about 30 yards into the top corner to give the Reds a 1-0 lead. The wonder strike was the Brazilian's third league goal this season and it just might be the best goal of the Premier League season so far.

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But is Coutinho's goal better than Andrea Pirlo's 30-yard match winner for Juventus on Friday? Judge for yourself.

Joe Lago is the deputy editor and soccer editor of Yahoo Sports. Follow him on Twitter @joelago.