REPUBLIC OF IRELAND world Chiedozie Ogbene scored a great goal in extra time as his League One Rotherham United aspect saw off League Two Sutton United within the final of the EFL Trophy at Wembley Stadium.
The Cork man additionally teed up Jordi Osei-Tutu’s 96th-minute equaliser which introduced the game to extra time, turning smartly and squaring the ball to the Arsenal loanee with the support of a minute deflection.
Ogbene’s rasping strike came within the sixth minute of extra time and gave Rotherham a 3-2 lead, with defender Michael Ihiekwe at final consolidating their revenue with a header on 111 minutes.
SCREAMER FROM OGBENE!! 💥
Rotherham gather the lead in extra-time! 🔴🔴
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“It was extremely exhausting for us this day,” Ogbene informed Sky Sports put up-match. “Credit to Sutton United, they showed personality this day. They done the entire lot that you just would possibly maybe maybe maybe maybe imagine but right here is soccer — it’s handsome gloomy any person has to want.
“It was coming to 90 minutes and I was handsome telling the boys to dig deep since you never know what can happen. Credit to the boys, we showed personality. Because I said forward of: it’s easy to present up. To glean a late, late equaliser, it changes the game and I do know they felt it as neatly, when the gang goes and it’s 2-2… It was the foremost moment of the game and I’m handsome so delighted that we didn’t quit this day.”
Of his goal, the Republic of Eire winger — who scored against Belgium within the enviornment window handsome long gone — said: “Y’know, we all like drained legs. It sat neatly for me and they dropped off so I handsome needed to gather a shot and I was lucky it went in.”
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This would maybe maybe maybe likely be Ogbene’s final contribution within the Papa Johns-subsidized EFL Trophy for the foreseeable future. The 24-year-venerable has aspirations of playing his club soccer on the next level — and would possibly maybe maybe maybe enact so with Rotherham if they are able to be triumphant with their promotion push from Legue One.
In the event that they fall short, nonetheless, the extinct Nemo Rangers Gaelic footballer would possibly maybe maybe maybe stumble on a transfer in numerous areas as is he's out of contract with the South Yorkshire club on the stop of this season.
Eire U21 striker JJ Kayode additionally started for Rotherham in this day’s Wembley final, playing an hour forward of he was withdrawn.