Rendell strike scores Luton an historic victory

Scott Rendell of Luton Town celebrates his goal during the FA Cup with Budweiser fourth round match between Norwich City and Luton Town at Carrow Road on January 26, 2013 in Norwich, England.
Scott Rendell of Luton Town celebrates his goal during the FA Cup with Budweiser fourth round match between Norwich City and Luton Town at Carrow Road on January 26, 2013 in Norwich, England. Jamie McDonald - Getty Images

LUTON Town goalscorer Scott Rendell was still pinching himself long after scoring the winner which sent Premier League outfit Norwich City spinning out of the FA Cup yesterday.

Rendell, who scored the only goal of Luton's 1-0 win at Carrow Road, told BBC Sport: "It's unbelievable to score the winner in a cup tie like this.

"It's an unbelievable feeling to come to a Premiership club like Norwich and turn them over.

"It's fantastic to be part of history. We were aware of it. It's been a fantastic day for everyone."

Luton, which lies 85 places below Norwich and plays in the Blue Square Conference, now moves into the fifth round and will be joined in the draw by fellow giantkillers League One MK Dons who defeated EPL strugglers Queens Park Rangers 4-2 on their own patch.

Brighton and Hove Albion also gave Arsenal a scare at Amex Stadium.The Championship outftit twice came from a goal behind to level at 2-2 before a late Theo Walcott goal put the Gunners through.

Wigan did just enough to beat non-league Macclesfield 1-0, while there was no problem for Reading who thrashed League One side Sheffield United 4-0 at home.

Both Manchester United, who beat Fulham 4-1 at Old Trafford, and Manchester City, which won 1-0 at Stoke are also into the fifth round draw.

They will be joined by Everton, who which won 2-1 at Bolton, Barnlsey which beat Hull 1-0, Blackburn, which won 3-0 at Derby and Middlesbrough which defeated Aldershot Town 2-1.Huddersfield and Leicester must replay after drawing 1-1.

Topics:  fa cup, football, premier league, scott rendell, soccer




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