Norwich City-conqueror Green revels in wonderful Portsmouth FA Cup moment

FA Cup specialist Andre Green toasted another dramatic winner as Pompey created a Carrow Road shock.Â

Saturday, 5th January 2019, 7:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:30 pm
Twitter has been reacting to Pompey's late FA Cup win. Picture: Joe Pepler

The on-loan Villa player registered a last-gasp strike to earn victory at Rochdale in the previous round.

And today the substitute repeated his remarkable trick to claim a memorable 1-0 triumph at Premier League-chasing Norwich.

The hosts had been playing with 10 men following Grant Hanley's 15th-minute sending off for a challenge on Ronan Curtis.

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Twitter has been reacting to Pompey's late FA Cup win. Picture: Joe Pepler

Yet the third-round encounter appeared destined for a Fratton Park replay '“ then Green struck at the death.

He said; '˜The celebration was a bit of a blur, my adrenaline took over, I didn't know I was going to run all that way back to the fans!

'˜I am thankful today, it was a bit of luck. I need to take my opportunities and feel like I have been.

'˜The goal went in slow motion, I saw the ball coming over knowing I had to get this touch perfect '“but it wasn't a perfect touch. I gave myself a bit too much to do.

'˜I had to take on two people and get a bit of luck with the ricochet and am just thankful it came back to me, I was there in the right place at the right time.

'˜To be fair, my legs were going after that long run, mentally it's hard when you are going into the last minutes and need to score.

'˜But that's what we get paid to do and play under pressure.'

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