Chiedozie Ogbene has an assist and a goal against Sutton United in the EFL Cup Final.
Belgium. Sutton United. Chiedozie Ogbene doesn’t care who he is, he scores goals and gets assists.
Rotherham were set to lose today’s EFL Trophy final. It was deep in added time at the end of the second half when Ogbene won the ball. He was just outside the box. He was not in a shooting position, but could turn around to center the ball in the box. His cross was deflected but not to safety.
Instead, he found himself at the back post where his teammate, Jordi Osei-Tutu, kicked the ball towards the top corner.
That goal (and Ogbene’s assist) came in the 96th minute of the game. Or rather, to be more precise, the 90+6th minute of the match. Ogbene scored in the 96th minute of the game during extra time.
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This time he picked up the ball outside the box and was in a shooting position. He drifted into the space between defense and midfield and was picked off by a team-mate. A tired backline broke away from him to let him take a touch before he unleashed a ferocious strike past the goalkeeper’s outstretched hand.
It’s a howl from a player who is just too good for the level he’s playing at.
Rotherham manager Paul Warne was unhappy with the number of games Ogbene played for Ireland last week. He played both games, against Belgium and Lithuania, but it clearly didn’t affect him as he was the best player on the pitch late in the game against Sutton United.
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