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Millwall keeper Archer looks back on "unbelievable" headed save

24 February 2016

"It's not something that you see on the pitch every day," Jordan jokes

Millwall keeper Jordan Archer has described his spectacular headed save during last Saturday's win over Peterborough United as "unbelievable" and is glad he and his team-mates were able to enjoy making a joke of it after the game.

With the score at 0-0, Mark Beevers miscued a back pass to Archer, hitting his effort high up in the air and forcing the keeper to quickly retreat backwards before producing an eye-catching diving header to nod the ball over the bar.

Footage of the save quickly went viral all over the world, with many people describing it as one of the best they had ever seen in football.

"There was quite a few things said in the dressing room after it," an amused Archer revealed.

"It was all light hearted stuff and because of the result we were able to have a bit of a laugh about it.

"The whole incident was a bit unbelievable to be honest and it wasn't until I watched it back that what happened really hit home.

"It's not something that you see on the pitch every day!"

The clean sheet against Peterborough was Millwall's fourth from their last five games in all competitions but Archer insists that it is his outfield team-mates who deserve plaudits for their defensive solidity.

"As a goalkeeper it is always important to be keeping clean sheets," he added.

"But the whole team deserves credit for defending well, especially the back four because they have been brilliant in the last few weeks.

"Our performances and results since Christmas have generally been very good and that has been a real team effort.

"We are closing in on the final stretch of the season so we have to keep up our momentum and finish strongly."


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