Tony Yeboah – Wimbledon vs. LEEDS UNITED (September 1995)

A month earlier, Ghanaian hotshot Tony Yeboah had scored one of the greatest-ever Premier League goals against Liverpool FC. This was a major contender too against Wimbledon as Yeboah threatened to turn the 1995-1996 Goal of the Season competition into a personal crusade.

Leeds were leading the Dons 2-1 with half-time beckoning but had dominated the first half and their two-goal cushion was restored in brilliant style by Yeboah.

Yeboah collected the ball from a tame clearance by Kenny Cunningham but he still had so much to do. He controlled the ball on his chest, knocked it on with his knee, then took another deft touch to evade the challenge of Alan Reeves before launching a missile of a shot beyond Paul Heald. The ball was hit with such venom it nearly burst the Selhurst Park crossbar.

It was a moment of mesmerising brilliance from a player who had it in his locker and had now demonstrated this to Leeds and British supporters twice in consecutive months.

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