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Eric Lichaj has just scored an absolute worldie to put Nottingham Forest ahead against Arsenal

The defender scored two goals in a game for the first time ever and he will never forget his second goal

Well, well, well.

FA Cup goals really are like London buses

Eric Lichaj doesn’t score many but he scored twice in one game for the first time in his career against Arsenal.


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This was his first

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This was his first

And what a second goal it was.

Championship side Nottingham Forest were edging the contest and applying significant pressure to the FA Cup holders goal for most of the first half.

With the score level at 1-1 a ball was flashed across the Gunners’ box and nearly nodded in.

A soft headed clearance from Rob Holding only reached the edge of the box, but when everyone saw it was Lichaj arriving onto the ball there was an audible sigh of relief among the Arsenal fans.


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How wrong they were. 

The American controlled the ball on his chest and expertly tee’d himself up to plant a looping volley into the top corner.

All David Ospina could do was stand and admire as the shot flew into the top bin.

Zero backlift, perfect flight

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Zero backlift, perfect flight

Forest had all the confidence of a side that was going toe-to-toe with the most successful FA Cup team ever.

Arsene Wenger could only watch on from the stands as his three-game touchline ban began.

It’s fair to say Twitter users lost their mind a little bit over Lichaj’s goal…

Take a bow, Eric.

Things got even better for the hosts when 18-year-old Ben Brereton scored from the penalty spot to put Forest 3-1 up.

Danny Welbeck pulled one back for the Gunners, capitalising on Jordan Smith’s mistake.

Forest were then handed ANOTHER penalty when Debuchy slid in on Armand Traore from behind in the box.

Keiran Dowell stepped up to score down the middle but there were huge protests from the Arsenal players because of what looked suspiciously like a double touch on the penalty.

If that wasn’t enough action for you Joe Worrall then flew in on Welbeck and received his second yellow card in 45 seconds.

No upset here, it’s the famous team going through to the next round…