Five outrageous Leeds United free-kicks this decade

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips shoots

A goal scored directly from a free-kick is a great sight, and it's no different for Leeds fans.

Robert Snodgrass celebrates during his time at LeedsRobert Snodgrass celebrates during his time at Leeds

Down the years, many Leeds United fans would have seen one of their players hit a sweetly struck free-kick that's nestled into the back of the net - with some having more significance than others.

In this last decade alone, there have been some magnificent moments for Leeds fans from free-kicks - here are five of the best since 2010.

Robert Snodgrass vs Millwall - 3/12/11

In a hugely emotional day at Elland Road following the news that former Leeds hero Gary Speed had passed away, with tributes aplenty for the Whites' former number 11, it was perhaps fitting that Leeds ended up winners. They did so through winger Robert Snodgrass, who bagged a brace as Leeds defeated Millwall 2-0. The first of his two goals was an absolute beauty, with the Scotland international taking his free-kick outside the D and slightly to the left, and powerfully curled it into the right hand corner, leaving Millwall goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall with no chance. 

Ross McCormack (R) celebrates after scoring the second goal for Leeds United as Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejectedRoss McCormack (R) celebrates after scoring the second goal for Leeds United as Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected

Ross McCormack vs Charlton Athletic - 9/11/13

This game was more Ross McCormack 4-2 Charlton Athletic, with the Scotland international bagging all four goals for Leeds United in a superb one-man display for the Whites. His fourth was a stunning free-kick to the right of the D on the edge of the box, and McCormack simply powered it into the top left hand corner, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. 

Stephen Warnock vs Yeovil Town - 8/2/14

When goals like this go in against you, it's a sign that perhaps this isn't going to be a good season for you - as Yeovil Town found out, with the club duly being relegated come the end of the 2013/14 Championship season. After going a goal down, McCormack levelled matters for Leeds, before an unlikely match-winner in Stephen Warnock scored the winner in spectacular fashion. 40 yards from goal, Warnock attempted to float a ball into the box, only for the wind to take it beyond the keeper and into the net.

Leeds' Alex Mowatt celebrates scoring their second goalLeeds' Alex Mowatt celebrates scoring their second goal

Alex Mowatt vs Ipswich Town - 4/3/15

The 22-year-old seemed to have the world at his feet at Elland Road, and it was strikes like this which merely emphasised that point further. Positioned to the right of the D yet fairly close to the byline, Mowatt stepped up and curled a tremendous left footed strike over the wall and into Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski's near post. This strike triggered a flurry of goals in a 2-1 victory for Leeds, with all three goals coming in six minutes.

Kalvin Phillips vs Nottingham Forest - 27/8/16

The final entry to the list comes from this season, where Leeds academy graduate Kalvin Phillips gave his fans what would ultimately be a consolation goal in a 3-1 defeat to the Reds. A good 30 yards out from goal and with many expecting Phillips to whip the ball into the box, the 21-year-old instead went for goal and powered the ball past Stephen Henderson at his near post.

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