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In the set-piece hierarchy of football, corners and free-kicks have always ruled the roost. Throw-ins, on the other hand, have never been regarded wi ...

Throw-in

In the set-piece hierarchy of football, corners and free-kicks have always ruled the roost. Throw-ins, on the other hand, have never been regarded with the same threat when it comes to creating trouble for the defence. However, in this ever evolving world of modern football, people have even devised ways to make the most of these set-piece opportunities.

From people firing them in like cannonballs to cricket's equivalent of the scoop shot i.e. flip-throws, footballer have turned the simple throw-in into another deadly from which they can seek out goalscoring opportunities.

Here are some the of the best goals we have seen from throw-ins.

#1 Michael Del Lewis breaks the internet with a flip throw

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Michael Del Lewis might not make it to the big leagues, but he will always have a special place in football folklore. The American high-school kid broke the internet at the beginning of the year when he scored from a throw-in which was nearly 30 yards away from the goal.

The lad from McKinney Boyd High School in Texas used his gymnastics skills to propel a missile-like throw straight at the goal. The goal, however, wouldn't have counted if the goalkeeper had decided against handling. But, what’s the fun in that.

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