A Tony Yeboah-esque volley lit up Leeds' Championship clash last night

Souleymane Doukara won’t score many better goals over the course of his career.

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IF LAST NIGHT’S match is anything to go by, the good times are coming back at Leeds.

A 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest brought them up to third in the Championship — seven points behind second-place Newcastle.

It was not long ago that the Yorkshire club were one of the best sides in the Premier League.

David O’Leary’s ‘babies’ famously got as far as the semi-final of the Champions League in the 2000-01 campaign.

Yet it is now over a decade since Leeds were relegated from the Premier League, with the club enduring nine seasons in the Championship and three in League One since then.

But last night’s convincing triumph renewed talk of a potential first Premier League appearance since 2004.

And there was also a stunning goal to consolidate the win, as Souleymane Doukara sealed the victory with a beautifully struck 20-yard volley to cap a memorable night.

Doukara’s goal was somewhat reminiscent of another Leeds star during the good old days.

Tony Yeboah, the Ghanaian who briefly took the Premier League by storm in three seasons with the club, quickly gained a reputation for scoring spectacular goals and in particular, volleys, such as the one against Liverpool below.

If Leeds do ultimately win promotion this season, then perhaps Doukara’s similarly exquisite effort will take on symbolic significance.

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