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Morison praises cool Cummings

20 February 2017

Goalscorer lauded for last-minute winner...

Steve Morison applauded Shaun Cummings after the right-back's last-minute goal dumped Leicester City out of The Emirates FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Cummings struck late on to secure Millwall's place in the Quarter-Finals and ensure a third Premier League scalp of the season.

The Lions will now head to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham Hotspur for a place in a Wembley Stadium Semi-Final.

"It's what football is all about - winning games," Morison said. "We had one chance today and Shaun's put it away. As cliche as it is, we enjoy the moment, but look ahead to Tuesday night.

"If anyone knows Shaun, you know he's the calmest man in the world. It was beautiful, what he did. When I saw him go through, I was praying he scored - he was so calm and nonchalant. 

"He's a very calm, chilled and laid-back guy. There's no one that has a bad word to say about him."

The Lions were reduced to 10 men when loanee Jake Cooper was shown a second yellow card shortly into the second-half.

Despite that, with the roar of 15,000 Lions fans behind them, Millwall kept hunting for the victory and duly received their reward in the most extraordinary of circumstances.

Morison added: "I think we were better with 10 men than with 11. Out of the three Premier League teams that have come to The Den, they came here with the best gameplan. They made the pitch massive and in the first half-hour we couldn't get anywhere near them, but Jordan only had one save to make.

"But we kept going, as a team, even when we had 10 men. We could've just sat off and rolled over, but we didn't. We got one more chance and managed to take it.

"We stayed compact with two banks of four and challenged them to break us down. We stuck to our task." 

Goalscorer Cummings, meanwhile, said: "It's a squad game. We've got players that can play all over the park, quality on the bench and quality all over the squad, so whoever comes in is able to do a job for the team.

"When I was in the area, I was thinking "just get a shot away" - when I managed to do it, it hit the back of the net!"

The right-back also responded to questions regarding his calmness on and off the field, before stating that there "won't be much time for celebration" with The Lions taking on Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

"That's just me in general. I don't let things get to me too much, I'm just a calm person. You can see that out on the pitch.

"There won't be much time for celebration. We've got a lot of games coming up, Saturday-Tuesday, and our objective is to get promoted. An FA Cup run is nice, but we move forward to Tuesday to try and get a win to move us into the Play-Off spots."

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