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27th Mar, 2017 | 1:55pm

Michael Bridges picks favourite Leeds goals, chooses Everton stunner

By Will Butcher

Michael Bridges cannot decide between his stunner against Everton or a curling effort against Southampton as his best goals in a Leeds shirt.

Bridges, 38, played for Leeds for five five years between 1999 and 2004 in an injury-hit stay at Elland Road, scoring 21 goals in 82 league and cup encounters.

Replying to a fan on his personal Twitter account, the versatile forward picked two strikes in the 1999-00 season with the goals against Everton and Southampton just a month apart.

Bridges scored a sublime volley that looped over Toffees goalkeeper Paul Gerrard in October 1999 during an enthralling 4-4 draw at Goodison Park, as he scored an impressive brace.

However, Bridges could not choose between his strike on Merseyside or a last-minute minute effort against Southampton, that saw him curl a bouncing ball beyond Saints keeper Paul Jones.

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The former Sunderland and Newcastle forward was in red-hot form after moving to Elland Road for the 1999-00 season, scoring 21 goals in all competitions.

However, injury struck and Bridges managed just 41 appearances over the next three season with the Yorkshire club, before leaving after the financial collapse saw Leeds relegated.

The journeyman forward went on to play for the likes of Bristol City, Carlisle and Hull before finishing his career in Australia with Newcastle Jets.

Bridges now works as an Australian TV pundit with Optus Sport among other channels, where he covers the Premier League down under.

In other Leeds news, co-owner Andrea Radrizzani has made this £17million purchase one of his top priorities.

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