Top 11 Best Tackles

3. LEDLEY KING on Arjen Robben, 2006

It's not often you can label a tackle 'extraordinary', but this arguably merits the epithet.

Ledley King’s tackle on Chelsea winger Arjen Robben is remarkable for two reasons. One, he starts off a good 15 yards away from the flying Dutchman, who is clean through on goal – and known for his pace.

The other reason is that even after making up that distance, Robben still looks odds on to score. Yet Tottenham’s centre-back amazingly manages to hook the ball away at a bizarre angle – and cleanly enough for Robben to stay on his feet, a rarity indeed.

Maybe the Chelsea attacker is a bit hesitant, but if he is, it's only because King looks so unlikely to get there. A masterful challenge.

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