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‘Best feeling I’ve ever had in football’ – Exclusive: David Norris underlines Portsmouth highlight

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David Norris has described the goal he scored for Portsmouth against Southampton as the best feeling he has ever experienced in football.

The former midfielder scored a stunning 20-yard volley for Pompey in a 2-2 draw against their arch-rivals in a Championship game at St Mary’s in April 2012.

It was a game with significance at both ends of the league table, with Southampton battling for automatic promotion and Portsmouth fighting to avoid relegation.

Billy Sharp looked to have won the game for the Saints when he put them 2-1 up late on, but Norris snatched a point for the visitors in the 94th minute in spectacular style.

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The midfielder lashed home a volley from 20 yards in the final minute of injury-time to snatch a point for Pompey and keep alive their hopes of Championship survival, sending the away fans at St Mary’s into delirium.

Norris scored eight goals in 42 appearances for Portsmouth and has looked back on his time at Fratton Park in an exclusive interview with Football League World.

The former midfielder was in no doubt over his favourite memory for the club, describing his goal against Southampton as the best feeling he has ever experienced in football.

“The goal against Southampton,” Norris told Football League World, in an exclusive interview with Chief Editor Sam Rourke, when asked if he had a favourite memory from his time at Portsmouth.

“It was just an unbelievable feeling, an unbelievable moment. It really hit home just how big that rivalry is.

“They still go on about it, I get reminded of it every few weeks on my social media.

“When I scored that, it’s the single best feeling I’ve ever had in football.

“Especially with the circumstances around the game, I think we conceded in the 89th minute to go 2-1 down, so for that to happen the way it happened was unbelievable.”

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