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‘The best feeling I’ve had in football’

Benik Afobe says scoring against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup made him feel like he was "in Heaven".

The Arsenal striker started MK Dons' August clash with United on the bench but was brought on with his loan club leading 2-0 - and beat David de Gea twice to seal a famous victory at stadium mk.

"When I picture it in my head now I still get chills. It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had in football"

Benik Afobe

“When we got drawn against them we all thought, ‘here we go, we’re going to get smashed’,” Afobe told Arsenal.com. “But every club goes through their rough patches and we were thankful that we caught Manchester United when they were having theirs.

“When I came on I thought to myself, ‘wait a minute, there’s a chance of me getting on the scoresheet today’, and then I scored with my first touch.

“It was a great feeling, especially to do it on TV against a Premier League team. You build on it and get more confident as the game goes on. I couldn’t believe my second goal went in. Someone had to pinch me because it felt like I was in Heaven at the time.

“Jonny Evans came across to tackle me and I tried to put it through his legs, got a lucky bounce, ricocheted through two players and then finished with my left foot past De Gea.

“It shows how confident I was to score with my left foot and when I picture it in my head now I still get chills. It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had in football.”

Benik Afobe in action for MK Dons

Benik Afobe in action for MK Dons

 

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