American Lichaj Nets Brace In FA Cup Win Over Arsenal

Eric Lichaj. Photo: Nottingham Post

Soccer fans have long known of the magic that can happen during the FA Cup, and now an American International has provided the latest chapter in the long history of the English football tournament.

Eric Lichaj’s two goals for Nottingham Forest lead the Championship side to a 4-2 home upset win over Premier League side and defending FA Cup Champions Arsenal.

The American Lichaj scored his first goal in the 20th minute heading in a set piece kick from just outside the Arsenal goal line to give Nottingham Forest a 1-0 lead. A minute before halftime, he secured his brace with an eye-catching strike from about 18 yards out, giving his side a 2-1 lead at the half.