Conor Hourihane loves a good free-kick, we know that much. He has made a habit of banging goals in from dead ball situations in recent years, with no shortage of spectacular strikes to his name.
His goal against Georgia in March will still be fresh in the minds or Irish supporters, and he has added to that list this afternoon.
Aston Villa were taking on German side RB Leipzig in their final friendly before the Premier League season kicks off next week. Having been in the Champions League in recent seasons, Leipzig would provide a firm test for Dean Smith's side.
Hourihane opened the scoring after 16 minutes with this cheeky free-kick into the bottom corner.
— villareport (@villareport) August 3, 2019
While Leipzig would equalise before half time, the Cork man would restore Villa's lead in the second half.
It was from a free-kick again, with this one taking a bit of a deflection before wrong-footing the goalkeeper.
— Rob Aston 🦁💜💙 (@RobA19) August 3, 2019
John McGinn would secure the win for the English side late on, with the game finishing 3-1.
The day should have been even better for Hourihane, providing a couple of big chances for his teammates only to see them fluff their lines.
Considering the emphasis Ireland put on set-pieces, you have to like what you see here.