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Luke Steeles Cup Glory

Luke Steeles Cup Glory

Such classic games are mostly remembered for their last minute goals, in this case Brian Howard's last ditch strike that sent Liverpool crashing out of the FA Cup. Yet many will argue that the hero of the hour was in fact Luke Steele, thrown into the deep-end to make his debut in goal at Anfield after signing on an emergency loan from West Brom. The twenty-three year old pulled off a string of top-drawer saves to seal an historic win for the Tykes, denying Rafa Beniztez`s men of some of the much needed silverware down at Anfield.

The young stopper was snapped up by Manchester United in 2002 from his hometown club of Peterborough before being loaned out to Coventry City. The 6ft 2" 'keeper then moved to West Brom, and after yet another loan spell at the sky blues last season, Barnsley manager Davey brought Steele in on loan after finding it difficult to break into the side at the Hawthorns.

The Barnsley boss Simon Davey told the pre-match press conference on Thursday;
"We`ve kept tabs on Luke for a long time, as we were preparing for Heinz (Muller) to leave in January. I spoke to Tony Mowbray and he`s allowed Luke to join us on an emergency loan."

Steele`s first real save of the day was when Xabi Alonso tried placing a splendid shot into the far corner, but the young 'keeper turned the ball wide with his finger tips. Although Steele couldn`t do anything about Dirk Kuyt`s 32nd minute strike, he raked in the plaudits for a second time when he denied Yossi Benayoun a certain goal after the Israeli danced his way into the Barnsley box and struck low from eight yards.

Again Steele proved his mettle when he denied Dirk Kuyt a certain goal, the Dutchman`s rising effort seemed destined into the roof of the net, but the Steele was more than up to the task.

The last Barnsley goalkeeper to put on a superb display was the giant German Lars Leese, who kept the likes of Karl Heinz-Reidle, Michael Owen, Patrick Berger and Steve McManaman at bay when the reds came away from Anfield with a fine 1-0 win in the Premier League back in November 1997.

One thing is for sure, Simon Davey certainly has an eye for a good 'keeper and the Barnsley fans will be hoping that their gaffer can secure the services of the young Englishman on a permanent basis.

Writer:MattyG
Date:Saturday February 16 2008
Time: 11:24PM

Comments

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good effort matt
aball2112
16/02/2008 23:33:00
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Steele gave an outstanding performance .He can be tried at higher level and why not by England . The GKS attached to defend England are not deserving to hold a goal keeping position at that position .
davemanu2000
17/02/2008 06:36:00
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Gave us neutrals all a chuckle. Well done Tykes.
greyhound
17/02/2008 16:19:00
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barnsley 2 liverpool 1 i will never be sick of hearing that yeeehaaaa
ozanne park rangers
17/02/2008 18:51:00
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Good on Steele for a stunning performance, would he have made a performance like that if you was playing at Layer Road!!?
will it ever happen
17/02/2008 20:39:00
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Your keeper was immense .. by far the best indiviual perfomrance of the 5th round.. should definatley pick up the BBC award for player of the round.... Well done Barnsley.. see you at wembley !
Chix
18/02/2008 07:16:00
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CONGRATS FELLAS, WELL DONE!!!
Blue is the colour
18/02/2008 12:12:00
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