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Classy Alan Shearer calls Cambridge FA Cup hero Joe Ironside ‘to say congratulations’ after win over Newcastle

ALAN SHEARER called Cambridge FA Cup hero Joe Ironside to congratulate him on his winning goal against Newcastle.

The U striker revealed he received a personal message from his idol following the shock League One win on Saturday.

Ironside enjoying his winning goal with teammates at St James' Park

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Ironside enjoying his winning goal with teammates at St James’ ParkCredit: Rex

Ironside, 28, scored the only goal of the game in the 56th minute to seal a 1-0 win in the third round.

It sparked wild celebrations among the 5,000 traveling Cambridge fans at St James’ Park.

Shearer said: “I called him this morning to say congratulations. I think he probably thought it was some kind of joke.

“But I just think it’s the right thing to do. What a day for him, what a day for Cambridge.”

Ironside said he also received a text from Toon legend Shearer, 51, after the game and it was set up by former Cambridge striker Dion Dublin.

Ironside said: “I have a [a message] off Shearer this morning. Yes, it’s a great touch, it’s classy.

“Commentator Dion set it up – I appreciate that from both.”

Ironside did not give details about Shearer’s message but said it meant a lot to him.

He added: “I wasn’t expecting it on Monday morning.

“Fair play – I really appreciate it, and thank him and Dion for arranging it.”

Cambridge produced a stellar team performance to set up a fourth round draw with Luton.

Watch the entire Cambridge team copy Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Siu’ celebration after beating Newcastle in the FA Cup

https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8185287/alan-shearer-fa-cup-joe-ironside/ Classy Alan Shearer calls Cambridge FA Cup hero Joe Ironside ‘to say congratulations’ after win over Newcastle

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