WATCH - Former Kilkenny minor hurling star scored a peach of a goal at Old Trafford last night
Remember the name Thomas O'Connor.
The former Tullogher Rosberson and Kilkenny minor hurler made a very big impression during Southampton's 2-1 victory over Manchester United in FA Youth Cup in Old Trafford last night.
The Saints were trailing 1-0 with seven minutes remaining when O'Connor scored a fine equaliser before Will Smallbone completed the comeback win with a stunning goal.
“It’s the best game I’ve ever played in,” he told southamptonfc.com.
“It was an unreal performance from the boys. Even when we went 1-0 down we still felt like there was something in it for us.
“Everyone just gave it there all and we got back to 2-1 in the end. Obviously when you go one down everyone is kind of nervous.
Unreal win against United at Old Trafford in the youth cup tonight! #WeMarchOn— Thomas O'Connor (@OconnnortThomas) December 12, 2016
“But everyone dug deep and everyone believed that we were good enough to get those two goals back.”
On his goal, he added: “I can’t even remember it, to be honest.
“I found myself down the left channel – normally I don’t even go down the channel but I just found myself in space there.
“I cut in and it was just instinct to hit it with my right, which I don’t do very often, but luckily it went in.”
Watch the goals from the game below: