Eric Dier surprised a nation when he confidently struck home a long-range free-kick in England’s 1-1 draw with Russia over the weekends, but Sporting Lisbon fans might have known what was afoot when the defensive midfielder stood over the ball.

For Dier has previous from set-piece situations, having scored a belter for his previous team Sporting Lisbon’s B side, when just a teenager.

Filmed on a shaky camera, Dier is again the unexpected free-kick taker as he finds the top corner in Sporting’s 2-0 win over Porto B from 2012.

Watch the goal below. Could Dier provide Spurs with an extra dimension from set-pieces next season?



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