Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard take on accuracy challenge

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Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Andrea Pirlo, Robbie Keane and Clint Dempsey - who would you say is the most accurate from a set-piece?

If you said Pirlo, you wouldn’t be alone - but the Italian, who now plies his trade for New York City FC, failed to impress when he took on an unofficial accuracy test recently set up by Sky Sports.

Gerrard and Lampard, however, nailed the challenge at the first attempt - and you can see the video by scrolling down this page.


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Pirlo needed three attempts to knock off the top block - perhaps the 36-year-old is beginning to lose his touch - whereas the two former England internationals both got it in one.

Why couldn’t they be that accurate from the penalty spot at major international tournaments?

Video: The accuracy challenge

The best moment came towards the end...

Keane, like Pirlo, couldn’t quite master the test while Dempsey smashed all of the blocks in one go and that was that.

The best moment of the video, however, came towards the end when Keane picked out the back of Geoff Shreeves’ head. Bullseye.

This video, of course, doesn’t prove anything about the respective qualities of the five players - it was all just a bit of fun.

But which of the five players would you rather have taking a free-kick or a penalty for your team? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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