Many Leeds United fans on social media have been reflecting on Tony Yeboah’s scorcher against Liverpool from August 1995.
The club have brought a wry smile to some supporters after sharing a clip of the wonder goal on Twitter, as they continue to try and stay connected with the fanbase amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by sharing a selection of strikes from throughout our illustrious history.
Yeboah, himself, has lauded his hit at home to the Anfield natives as his favourite goal from his time at Elland Road, having spent two years in West Yorkshire and scoring 29 times in 56 outings across all competitions.
Yeboah’s long-range hit against Liverpool has often been lauded as one of the greatest goals in Premier League history, while some supporters have extended that praise to claim it was the best, or at least one of the best, goals ever scored by a Leeds player.
The strike started with the ball being played out to Tony Dorigo on the wing, who floated possession across to Rod Wallace. Yeboah, meanwhile, avoided the attention of Phil Babb to find a pocket of space, from where he perfectly timed his volley for an inch-perfect connection which sent the ball flying into the net off the underside of the crossbar.
The hit won us the match on that glorious Monday night at Elland Road, and fans have flocked to social media to offer their thoughts as they reflected on the moment…
— David Nealon (@david_nealon) March 22, 2020
Sat in the east stand lower that year. Can still see it.
— Lufcanxiety (@lufcanxiety) March 22, 2020
Always liked the Sky commentary “Yeboah with a chance” like you could class it as a chance from that distance!
— Mick Ward (@MWardy21) March 22, 2020
One of my all time favourite Leeds goals. Loved Tony yeboah. #mot
— Richie Bee (@B83346419Bee) March 22, 2020
I still think this is the best goal I ever saw at Elland Road. I can still hear the sound of the ball hitting the bar and just bouncing in the goal, it seemed to be a delayed reaction from the crowd because it was unbelievable that it went in
— Mike (@MDLimLV) March 22, 2020
Watched this at me Dad’s mates.
KFC, pint of coca cola, Vienetta, happy days.
— M.P-Y (@m_perryyoung) March 22, 2020
@furg111 just never ever gets old this 🤩🤩
— Daniel Firth (@DannyFirth81) March 22, 2020
I actually think this is the greatest goal Leeds have ever scored
— Gavin Dixon (@gavdixon01) March 22, 2020
— Jörn Fincke (@FinckeJorn) March 22, 2020
My first game as a season ticket holder, sat in the Kop 😊
— Caroline Howe (@cazza_m_leeds) March 22, 2020
In other Leeds United news, reports have detailed the club’s plans for a £15m transfer.