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Here at SPORTbible, we have a cracking for an innovative free-kick routine and Leeds United came up with a belter against Burton Albion Yesterday.
Thomas Christensen's side came from behind, scoring two goals in quick succession after the hour mark to to continue their fine run of form - with Leeds on a four-game winning run.
And it was a glorious free-kick from Pablo Hernandez, formerly of Swansea City, that levelled matters in 61st minute.
In a routine straight off the training ground, the visitors had several players right in front of Stephen Bywater, blocking his view and frustrating him to the point he pulled down Eunan O'Kane's shorts and received a booking.
Clough on Bywater pulling O'Kane's shorts down: "I said to him he should be concentrating on setting up his wall and nothing else." #lufc
- Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 26, 2017
The players who stood offside then darted so that they were behind the wall while Hernandez curled a beauty into the corner.
Check out the goal from 1 minute 11 seconds onwards:
Leeds tried out the very same trick against Sheffield United earlier in the season but it wasn't as successful as it was at the Pirelli Stadium.
Leeds with the mad tactic of putting their own wall behind the opposition wall. Was followed by a suitably dreadful free-kick attempt. #lufc pic.twitter.com/43gOpWXu7x
- Mark Farrelly (@MarkFarrelly131) October 27, 2017
As good as it was though, I still reckon the recent routine from Union Berlin Under 16's takes the cake.
Obviously bored of the old 'punt it into the box' and hope for the best, they decided to come up with something that has never been seen before. It couldn't be more unique.
A considerable distance from goal, four players crowd around the ball in the same way you call over two players to try something different when taking a free-kick on FIFA 18.
Then, out of nowhere (Randy Orton style], the furthest player from the ball does a roly-poly and sprints into the box. As he makes his run, another player rolls the ball into a teammate, who has dropped deep.
He then serves up a delightfully disguised first-time pass for the onrushing roly-polyer to latch onto and supply the finish. It's a game-changer of a routine - one that will surely be coming to a Sunday League pitch near you.
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