Ex-Portsmouth favourite David Norris ribs Sheffield United's Billy Sharp on eighth anniversary of his famous goal against Southampton

It’s a goal that brings back vivid memories.

Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 5:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th April 2020, 12:52 pm

Today marks the eighth anniversary of David Norris’ famous volley that earned Pompey a late, late 2-2 draw against bitter rivals Southampton.

It’s regarded as the best feeling of Norris' career, with his thumping hit sending the travelling Fratton faithful into ecstasy.

Limbs is the modern-day word to describe wildly celebrating a goal – and those scenes behind the goal inside St Mary's epitomise the definition.

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Having now been dubbed “St David’s Day” by Blues supporters, the video replay has been doing the rounds of Twitter, with Norris himself fondly reminiscing.

And the ex-Ipswich man also got into a bit of light-hearted ribbing with former Southampton striker Billy Sharp.

Sharp twice put the home side ahead in the game, only for his efforts to be cancelled out by Chris Maguire and then Norris.

Attempting to quell Norris’ celebrations, Sharp wrote: ‘Leave it David, miss hit swinger for a draw the point was a better point for us than for use.’

David Norris celebrates his famous St Mary's leveller in April 2012

It was a year of contrasting fortunes for the south-coast foes, with Southampton enjoying promotion to the Premier League and Pompey suffering relegation after entering administration and handed a 10-point deduction.

But Norris’s retort reminded Sharp of what his goal cost Nigel Adkins' side.

With Southampton to a stalemate, it meant they’d subsequently miss out on winning the Championship title by a point to Reading.

Norris tweeted: ‘We were on our a****..admin..loan players everywhere and you still couldn’t beat us. Them dropped points got you a runners up medal.’