Socceroo goalkeeper Adam Federici earned widespread praise after Bournemouth's dramatic shootout win over Preston North End in the Capital One Cup overnight.
Federici was colossal against his Socceroo teammate Bailey Wright’s side, saving three shootout spot kicks to ensure the EPL club made it through to the last 16 following the 2-2 draw at Deepdale.
The Australian was hailed for his performance in what was a dramatic night for the Cherries and Federici personally.
In April the 30-year-old was inconsolable after his gaffe saw Reading bundled out of the FA Cup following a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal.
At the time the gloveman took to Twitter to apologise for his costly error, sparking an outpouring of support from Reading fans who adopted an Aussie #flagsforfeds campaign.
Overnight brought a very different emotion.
Delighted to play my part tonight ! On to the next round , thanks to the supporters who made the trip to , safe journey home
— adam federici (@federici32) September 22, 2015
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was impressed with how Federici handled the night.
"Feds' showed what a top-class goalkeeper he is with some great saves," he told BBC Radio Solent.
Fellow Cherries keeper Artur Boruc added his praise on Twitter.
— Artur Boruc (@ArturBoruc) September 22, 2015
The goalkeeper has been named in the Socceroos’ squad for their World Cup with Jordan next month.
Elsewhere Aussie goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer also made his first appearance of the season in England's League Cup, helping Leicester City to a 2-1 home win over West Ham United.
The draw for the last 16 will be made on Thursday.comments