Tony Yeboah's Thunderbolts - 25 Years On
21 Aug 2020 03:48 pm, by YorkshireSquare
It was on this day 25 years ago back in 1995 that Tony Yeboah scored one of the greatest goals in not just Leeds United’s history but probably in Premier League history. As a tribute to that goal and the arguably even better goal he scored a month later against Wimbledon we look at a few selected goals from the archives including those Yeboah thunderbolts. These are in no particular order. and I'm not saying they are the best ten Leeds goal ever ever, Peter Lorimer scored a hat full of absolute screamers which unfortunately are not on YouTube, but they are certainly ten of the best.
Johnny Giles, 20th March 1971
Leeds United 2, Crystal Palace 1
Revie's midfield general, a hard but skilful player. One of the truly great midfield players of that era. His sometimes telepathic footballing double act with King Billy was a joy to watch and he scored some great goals too such as this long range effort against Crystal Palace.
Harry Kewell, 3rd January 2000
Leeds United 1, Aston Villa 2
Love him or hate him you can't deny Harry Kewell's ability. He scored a lot of good goals too like this effort against Aston Villa in January 2000. Controlled on the chest, a knee forward before a left foot volley which gave David James no chance in the Villa net.
Bradley Johnson, 19th January 2011
Leeds United 1, Arsenal 3
Bradley Johnson was known for striking a ball pretty hard, usually somewhere over the South Stand down Elland Road but occasionally he got one just right. Having held Arsenal to a draw at the Emirates it was back to Elland Road for the replay. Leeds were already two down when Johnson struck but strike he did, an absolute screamer into the top right corner from 3 yards out.
Luciano Becchio, 22nd December 2012
Leeds United 2, Middlesbrough 1
Luciano Becchio was somewhat overshadowed by Jermaine Beckford in his early days at Leeds United but once Beckford left he shone. His record speaks for itself, 86 goals in 219 appearances. With 75 League goals he is 10th in the all time records. My favourite Becchio goal is his strike against Middlesbrough, left foot volley in off the post.
Tony Yeboah, 21st August 1995
Leeds United 1, Liverpool 0
Tony Yeboah had scored thirteen goals in his first season at Leeds but he started the 1995/96 season on fire, a man posessed. He scored two goals in the first game of the season against West Ham, the second nearly breaking the roof of the net but it was the Liverpool game that really launched him into the spotlight. Thirty yards out, first time, boom. I'm not sure David James even saw it.
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