Nemanja Matic scored one of the best goals ever seen at Wembley during Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Tottenham on Saturday.
The midfielder, without a goal this season, collected the ball from Eden Hazard 30 yards out and blasted an unstoppable shot into the top corner with 10 minutes remaining to seal a 4-2 win for Antonio Conte’s side.
Here, we look at five other memorable strikes at the national stadium.
Ricky Villa (Tottenham v Manchester City, FA Cup final replay, 1981)
With the scores locked at 2-2 in the replay following a 1-1 draw in the first match, Villa won the game with a brilliant solo effort. The Argentinian picked up the ball 30 yards out and jinked inside and out, beating four defenders, before sending a low shot into the net past Joe Corrigan.
Paul Gascoigne (England v Scotland, Euro 96)
Gascoigne won the hearts of a nation when he produced a moment of brilliance to help England beat Scotland 2-0. After David Seaman kept out Gary McAllister’s penalty following Alan Shearer’s opening goal, the playmaker ran on to a long ball, flicked it over Colin Hendry’s head and volleyed home before celebrating in style. ‘Gazza’ then recreated the ‘Dentist Chair’ pose in a light-hearted response to media reports of a drunken night out for the Three Lions.
Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea v Middlesbrough, FA Cup final, 1997)
Di Matteo stunned Wembley when, with just a minute played, he surged forward at pace before smashing a right-footed 30-yard shot that hit the underside of the crossbar before crossing the line. Boro failed to recover and Eddie Newton added a second for Chelsea seven minutes from time.
Yaya Toure (Manchester City v Sunderland, League Cup final, 2014)
Trailing 1-0 to Fabio Borini’s 10th-minute opener, Manchester City needed a spark. Toure provided that 10 minutes after half-time with a brilliant equaliser. The midfielder collected the ball from Pablo Zabaleta 25 yards from goal and curled a brilliant effort over Vito Mannone and into the far corner. Samir Nasri netted just a minute later before Jesus Navas’ goal at the death sealed a 3-1 win for City.
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United v Crystal Palace, FA Cup final, 2016)
Lingard fired the winner for United in extra-time after Juan Mata had cancelled out Jason Puncheon’s strike. Antonio Valencia’s drilled cross was cleared to Lingard just inside the area and the forward fired a half-volley with the outside of his boot into the top corner. The England international also netted in the next season’s Community Shield and League Cup final at Wembley.