GMF's Top 10 Premier League free-kicks

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10. Michael Tarnat v Blackburn Rovers

The German holding midfielder set alight this cracker at Ewood Park. With just four minutes gone, Rovers assembled a two-man wall with the ball 35-yards from goal but they were resigned to watching Tarnat's thunderous effort fly past Brad Friedel.

9. Thierry Henry v Newcastle United

With The Gunners staring down the barrel of a defeat at the hands of The Toon, Henry took centre stage. With the ball wide on the right hand-side, the Frenchman curled the ball over the wall, which hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced beyond Shay Given to salvage a point.

8. David Beckham v Everton

David Beckham signed off his Manchester United career with one of his best strikes in the Premier League. With the ball placed to the right of the penalty area, he curled the ball over a motionless Richard Wright and into the far corner.

7. Elano v Newcastle United

Elano's two-year spell at Manchester City was littered with pieces of individual brilliance, but the Brazilian's crowning moment came right at the start of his career in the Premier League. Faced with Shay Given, 30 yards out, he unleashed a bullet which darted beyond the Irish stopper.

6. Niko Kranjcar v Birmingham City

Despite being wide on the right-hand side, Kranjaer wasn't fazed. Richard Kingson would have had good reason to be confident of keeping out the set-piece, but the Ghanaian couldn't keep pace with the fabulous flat hit from the Pompey man, which flew into the top corner.

5. Patrick Berger v Manchester United

Rarely will a player score a better goal for a visiting team at Old Trafford. Berger replaced guile with raw power as he crashed the ball through the wall to open the scoring in-front of the Stretford End.

4. Matthew Le Tissier v Wimbledon

Perceiving it too close to go for goal directly, Le Tissier had the ball teed up for him, before he flicked the ball up and looeped a volley into the far corner.

3. Maynor Figueroa v Stoke City

After Scott Sinclair was fouled inside the Stoke City half, instead of waiting for his teammates to get forward, Figueroa floated an effort from fully 50 yards over the unawares Thomas Sorensen.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo v Portsmouth

For all his wonderful goals during his time with United, this one tops them all. Having already nonchalantly scored past David James earlier in the half, Ronaldo produced a thunderbolt that left the England goalkeeper motionless.

1. John Arne Riise v Manchester United

A match synonymous with great moments in the Premier League saw perhaps its greatest come from the left-boot of Riise. The Norwegian powered the ball beyond Fabian Barthez to leave Anfield rocking.

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