Somersaulting LuaLua has Blackpool dreaming of Wembley
LONDON, Feb 8 — Loose-limbed Democratic Republic of Congo striker Lomana LuaLua celebrated with his customary somersault as his superb goal helped Blackpool secure an FA Cup fifth round trip to Premier League Everton yesterday.
The former Newcastle United and Portsmouth forward, who has had spells in Greece, Qatar and Cyprus before returning to English football in October, scored the Championship (second division) side’s second goal in a 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in their fourth round replay at Hillsborough.
LuaLua, sporting a goatee beard, ran with the ball from halfway, before checking on to his right foot and curling a shot high into the roof of the net from the edge of the box after 15 minutes.
LuaLua’s younger brother Kazenga could also feature in the fifth round in the same city with his side Brighton and Hove Albion drawn away to Liverpool.
Liam Feeney scored a stoppage-time winner to secure Millwall a last 16 tie at home to top-flight strugglers Bolton Wanderers after a 3-2 win at Championship rivals Southampton in another replay.
The ties will be played over the weekend of February 18. — Reuters