Scoring a free-kick can be one of the most beautiful moments in football. Whether its curled up and over the wall, blasted into the top corner, or... some are not quite so conventional.

GMS contributor Matthew Wall takes a look at some of the most weird and wonderful free-kick routines that have graced the English game.

We have chosen to only feature the converted attempts, although their have been plenty of other less successful.

BIRMINGHAM CITY v Everton | 12/04/2008

Taking nothing away from Mauro Zarate's superb free-kick, but Radhi Jaidi played a big part in this superb free-kick routine.

Tunisian defender Jaidi stood in front of the keeper blocking his view and attempting to out him off.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard was left at a standstill, as Zarate's superb free-kick curled up and over the wall, and into the top left corner.

Click here to watch the routine.

PRESTON NORTH END v Derby County | 21/01/2006

David Nugent and his Preston North End team mates capped a superb free-kick routine with a goal in the league match against Derby County.

The Preston midfielder flicked the ball up in the air before volleying it over the wall and into the path of Nugent. And the rest is history - as they say.

Watch the well worked free-kick here.

NEWCASTLE UNITED v Stoke City | 10/03/2013

Steven Taylor's hilarious - albeit unsporting antics were enough for Yohan Cabaye to divert his free-kick.

Taylor can be seen dancing around and tormenting Asmir Begovic in the Stoke goal, whilst Cabaye prepares to take his free-kick.

Taylor's job seemed to work, as Begovic was left at standstill, unable to get anywhere near Cabaye's shot.

Click here to see Taylor's antics.

COVENTRY CITY v Everton | 03/10/1970

Willie Carr and Ernie Hunt combined to score this spectacular effort in the top flight game between the two sides, all the way back in 1970.

In those days, footballers weren't known for being flash and inventive with their set piece routines, but this one certainly was.

Willie Car, the ginger Scott, flicked the ball in a Brazilian 'esque' manner, and Ernie Hunt blasted the volley into the back of the net.

One of the best free-kicks we've ever seen, but it rarely gets the credit it deserves.

Watch the terrific effort here.

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