St Johnstone goal hero Scott Tanser bent it like Beckham to send Dundee deeper into the relegation mire.
Tanser’s terrific freekick on 54 minutes – a left-footed, dipping strike from 25 yards – set Saints on their way to a full house of wins over the Dark Blues this season.
Callum Hendry’s header made sure of the three points but it was Tanser’s sublime setpiece, which couldn’t be stopped despite goalkeeper Seny Dieng getting a touch, that provided the highlight for the home fans.
He revealed that he took his inspiration from right-footed former England and Manchester United hero David Beckham.
Tanser said: “I don’t watch any left-footed takers but I have watched a lot of videos on how Beckham used to take them.
“If you watch how he does it, you gain some knowledge to do similar.
“You need to get so much pace on it to get it in and that’s what I did against Dundee.
“He was an idol for me growing up.
“We weren’t in the same position but set-pieces are what I like to take and he was the main man at that.”
Tanser felt like he was overdue a freekick goal.
“It has been coming,” he said.
“I have had a few that have hit the bar.
“There were a few people around me on the pitch saying they wanted it but I had a great feeling about it so took and the rest is history as they say.
“People might say they don’t see it but I will be out there practising on my own and it came off.
“I have been the main freekick taker for a while but I haven’t had any results so now I think I have shown why I should be on them.”
As for Saints as a whole, Tanser is hoping they can go on and secure the seventh spot the currently occupy.
“It is two different leagues now because of the split and seventh is the only position we want,” he said.
“We had a great chance to get into the top six but it didn’t happen so we’ve just got to look forward now and finish seventh.
“With performances like that one against Dundee I don’t see why we won’t.”