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We take a look at five great free-kicks from English football.

On this day in 1991, Paul Gascoigne netted a long-range free-kick in an FA Cup semi-final with Arsenal.

It was a goal that befitted his reputation, and one that is commonly considered as one of the greatest free-kicks in footballing history.

It was just one of many great strikes that Gazza scored, and he is just one of many great free-kick takers to have graced the shores of England.

From the long-range power of John Arne Riise and Steven Gerrard, to the technical plays of Matt Le Tissier and the straight up devilry of Cristiano Ronaldo, some of the greatest ever free-kick takers have played in England.

We take a look at five of the best free-kicks to have been scored in England, featuring legends from Spurs, Southampton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United.

Matt Le Tisser - Southampton

Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United

Laurent Robert - Newcastle United

John Arne Risse - Liverpool

Christian Ziege - Tottenham Hotspur

Not strictly in the top five of all time, but there has to be a place for Paul Robinson’s long-range kick against Watford. Aided by the wind and some strange bounces, the ball went flying over Ben Foster’s head, and led Spurs to a victory over their local rivals.

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