With the league game against Sheffield United coming up this weekend, it reminded me of the FA Cup semi-final back in 2003.
We were playing Sheffield United with a place in the final at stake, and late on, with the game poised at 1-0 to The Arsenal, Seamo did this:
Paul Peschisolido looked to have levelled the scores with a header, until David Seaman somehow clawed the ball back out of his goal and the ball was seen out to safety leaving both United and Arsenal fans alike – stunned and David Seaman himself, said that it was the best save he’s ever made:
“I was fortunate enough to make one or two important saves from penalties for England, but from open play that one at Old Trafford was probably the best…”
Let’s also take a moment to feel slightly bad for the fella who missed the effort as Lauren tried to clear the ball when it looked far easier to score!
Thanks to this wondersave from the keeper they call Spunky, we went on to the final and would end up winning 1-0 against Southampton, Robert Pires getting the only goal at The Millenium Stadium. Patrick Vieira was injured and David Seaman was Captain for the day before leaving that summer for Man City.