Gary Brazil’s Nottingham Forest side put on an inspired Sunday evening performance, as they inflicted a crushing 4-2 defeat on Premier League outfit Arsenal.
With news of a manager being lined-up at the City Ground, Gary Brazil was desperate to make a name for himself as he looks to put himself in for the running.
Indeed, this is exactly what he did as a rampant Forest side put four goals past Arsene Wenger’s Gunners, that saw them soar through to the next-round.
Of course, the victory was made much easier by the efforts of 29-year-old Eric Lichaj.
The former Aston Villa right-back was a pivotal part of the sides dominant performance, as he managed to find the back of the net on two occasions in a display that would have rewarded him with a dog if he’d bagged a hat-trick.
Nevertheless, the American took to his personal Twitter account (@EricLichaj) to show his gratitude and delight, after thanking fans for putting on a special evening at the City Ground.
— Eric Lichaj (@EricLichaj) January 7, 2018
Following the defender’s post, fans took to praising the 29-year-old for his performance, and taking a huge sigh of relief after the victory.
So without further ado, here’s a look at exactly what Forest fans made of the message…
Those goals, especially your second, deserve at least 3 dogs, 2 cats and a pony! Loving your work ???? #nffc
— Lady Tria NFFC (@Tria1313) January 7, 2018
Go on @KatPerko , He’s earnt it today ????
— Neil Blake (@NMBLAKE) January 7, 2018
— craig whitemore (@sceneoriginals) January 7, 2018
Never mind a dog give him a new contract #nffc
— gary barke (@barkeg) January 7, 2018
Take a bow son! Phenomenal game, you are the epitomy of our great club. Thank you for your wonder volley, make sure the lads continue to play this way. See you at the molieux COYR!
— Rich Cooper (@ltcolsharpe) January 7, 2018
You were my MoM, such a strong performance from you and the lads! #COYR
— Tristan Marmont (@tristanmarmont) January 7, 2018
Goal of the weekend with that volley Eric USA USA USA USA USA USA ????quality
— Darren Steele (@DarrenSteele186) January 7, 2018
You are a fans fav Eric. Warbs should have played you more, I bet he noticed you today!
— Trickytreechris (@SmoozerChris) January 7, 2018
— Claire (@LilMissRedDog) January 7, 2018