Arsenal loanee Jordi Osei-Tutu helped Rotherham United to lift the EFL Trophy at Wembley on Sunday, scoring a 96th-minute equaliser on the way.
Arsenal defender Jordi Osei-Tutu has been on loan with Rotherham United since the January transfer window, and he featured in his biggest fixture yet as the side took on Sutton United in the EFL Trophy final at Wembley on Sunday.
The game didn’t immediately go to plan for Osei-Tutu or Rotherham, as he was named on the bench and former Arsenal academy product Craig Eastmond gave Sutton a 2-1 lead in the 48th minute.
But Osei-Tutu got his chance with 10 minutes to go, coming off the bench to try and rescue the match.
The Arsenal youngster did just that, scoring a dramatic 96th-minute goal to level things up.
Picking up a loose ball in the box on his right foot, Osei-Tutu pulled the ball into his path and onto his weaker left. He then powered a finish into the top corner, with the aid of a slight deflection, to send the Rotherham fans wild.
The goal sent the game to extra time, in which Rotherham scored twice more to secure the trophy and the first medal of Osei-Tutu’s career.
“It’s probably the biggest highlight of my career so far,” Osei-Tutu said afterwards. “First of all, playing at Wembley, [in] such a good tournament.
“Credit to the boys, credit to Sutton as well for pushing us right until the end. I think the boys showed great determination and managed to pull through at the end.”
It’s certainly a moment Osei-Tutu will remember, and a big positive after a difficult few years with injuries and disrupted loan spells.
Rotherham will now turn their attentions to trying to achieve promotion to the Championship, as they sit top of League One – but only on goal difference!