28/11/2012 11:28, Report by B Hibbs & Matt Singh

Video: Eric chips & lobs

Among the characteristics Eric Cantona certainly didn't lack as a player and a person were imagination and audacity; beautifully evidenced by this selection of goals chipped over the flailing arms of outwitted keepers...

Eric vs Southampton, The Dell, 1993/94
Where others would have blasted a shot or, if not quite as selfish, sought to tee-up a team-mate, Cantona had the imagination to spot the goalkeeper off his line and dink his shot into the top corner with aplomb.

Eric vs Sheffield United, Bramall Lane, 1994/95
"…Oh, exquisitely done," screeched Martin Tyler as a breakaway United attack in a 2-0 FA Cup third round win over Sheffield United ended with the breathtaking deftness of Cantona's touch and arguably the finest of his lobbed goals.

Eric vs Sunderland, Old Trafford, 1996/97
It's the go-to goal for all Cantona compilations: audacious idea, brilliantly executed? Check. Befuddling his opponents? Check. Dramatic, cocky celebration? Check.


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