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Top of The Shots: Best SAFC Goals From Left Midfield

We continue the weekly 'best goal scored eleven' feature by moving onto the finest goals scored by the clubs' left midfielders.

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Today we move further up the pitch for the first time as we begin to look at which midfielders will be included in our eleven.

In a bumper selection, we review some of the best goals scored by those on the left flank, either playing as an out and out left midfielder, or as a left winger in an more advanced, attacking role.

Recapping the rules, only goals scored in open play are allowed and no more than one goal per player is to be involved. Therefore, versatile players, such as Kieran Richardson and Micky Gray, who have already featured will not be included in the midfield choices.

Last week, Gary Bennett and Andy Melville took the centre back spots with their goals against Manchester United and Oxford United. They join Mart Poom, Kieran Richardson and Nedum Onuoha in the greatest goal scored eleven.

What memorable goal and scorer will be next to join the squad? That's up to you.

The Choices:

Kevin Kilbane v Southampton

A somewhat unpopular figure during his time at the club, Kilbane still scored a number of fantastic goals whilst he donned the red and white stripes. Memorable goals against Derby and Charlton are just pipped by this over-head kick against Southampton back in 2001.

Fabio Borini v Newcastle

That goal. I don't really need to explain this to you. You all remember it fondly. Jozy Altidore actually did something in a Sunderland shirt by laying it off for Fabio to latch on to and smash the ball into the top corner. Cue pandemonium.

Sebastian Larsson v Liverpool

Starting left midfield on his debut, the beautiful Swede marked the occasion with this fantastic volley to put the lads back on level terms at Anfield on the opening day of the 2011/12 season.

Andy Reid v Norwich City

Sporting a slim appearance, Reid scored his first of two in this 2nd round league cup-tie against Norwich back in 2009. After storming up the left wing with his abundance of pace, he calmly placed the ball past former Black Cat, Ben Alnwick with this exquisite chip.

Bolo Zenden v Tottenham Hotspur

In probably one of the craziest games at the SOL since its opening, which saw disallowed goals, penalties galore and Michael Jackson dances, Bolo scored one of the greatest goals the stadium will ever see. A volley of utter perfection from the Dutchman finally sealed an impressive 3-1 win against Spurs.

Allan Johnston v Bolton

He scored a number of fantastic goals for the club and it's probably impossible to pick his best. However, his strike against Bolton was sublime. Taking the shot on first time, squeezing it between three defenders and placing it bottom corner makes this goal a standout.

Ross Wallace v Luton Town

The final day of the season where Roy Keane's men claimed the Championship title at Kenilworth Road, Ross Wallace scored the fourth of five with this long-range strike. The most surprising thing about this goal? He kept his shirt on!

Julio Arca v Bradford City

We all know the goal. Taking it from box to box, Julio waltzed up the wing and emphatically chipped the goalkeeper from outside the box. Amazing. - Yes, okay. I'm cheating with this inclusion, but it had to feature.

That's your lot! Which goal was the most spectacular? Cast you vote below!

Has this reminded you of some memorable goals? Leave a comment below or tweet me your suggestions: @djroberts22

Remember to come back next week when we bring you the next selection of great strikes by the lads.

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