Matt Bound flashed a left-footer
over, Bird twice brought Southall to his knees and Appleby twice went close.
It took a bit of a fluke goal for us to get over the line there, if you remember the Candeais left-footer
that he claims he meant, though I'm not sure about that.
Then against the run of play, Iraq's Ahmed Yaseen Gheni found space on the edge of the rival box, but his left-footer
missed the target in the 34th minute.
For some reason there are a lot of people either in or around the game who get a bit squeamish when it comes to lefties stepping up from 12 yards; whenever one misses, the old joke will come, 'why let a left-footer
take it, they always miss'.
Yu Dabao then angled in a left-footer
in the 78th minute to ensure the fourth straight victory for China in its Asian Cup opening game and improve its record against Kyrgyzstan to 3-0.
People never know whether to expect the right-footer whipping it in or the left-footer
curling it the other way.
Wycherley then pulled off two top-class saves, tipping over a Ryan Qualter thunderbolt from 16 yards before palming Slew's left-footer
round the post, as the Pilgrims fought to get on level terms.
He said: "Shinnie was shouting it was definitely for a left-footer
but I felt confident.
Butt fisted away Ashique Kuruniyan's left-footer
from the box to rescue his side once again two minutes later.
Denis Cheryshev's swerving left-footer
from the edge of the box had opened the scoring for Russia in the 31st minute of normal time but an unmarked Andrej Kramaric headed in a cross from Mario Mandzukic eight minutes later to restore parity.
"He's been the best football player in the world for more than 10 years," the Manchester United midfielder told TF1."He is unique, he has a unique size, what he does with the ball is unique, he's a pure left-footer
. He'll always be an idol.
His return from injury gave the team balance, he has a timing of pass that they've missed, he's a left-footer
on the left-hand side and has the confidence to get forward.