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Watch: Northern Ireland's Shane Ferguson nets two 'worldies' in three minutes to send Millwall through in FA Cup

Double delight: Shane Ferguson celebrates after becoming Millwall’s hero
Double delight: Shane Ferguson celebrates after becoming Millwall’s hero

By Graham Luney

Millwall manager Neil Harris hailed his super sub Shane Ferguson after the Northern Ireland international came off the bench yesterday to score twice in three minutes to knock fellow Championship side Hull City out of the FA Cup.

Ferguson took inspiration from his Northern Ireland team-mate Josh Magennis, who hit a second-half hat-trick as Championship side Bolton came from a goal down at half-time to beat League One Walsall 5-2 and reach the fourth round on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers looked bound for today's draw after Jon Toral's 51st-minute opener but Ferguson struck in the 82nd and 85th minutes.

Have a look at his two eye-catching strikes:

"I'm so pleased for Shane - his two goals indicate the form he is in," Harris said. "They were class goals. It's what you expect from an international footballer. He has got the ability to do that. His confidence should be sky-high."

Newport County dumped 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City out of the FA Cup at a raucous Rodney Parade thanks to Padraig Amond's late penalty in a 2-1 victory. Fulham also lost to League Two opposition as Oldham fought from a goal down to beat the Cottagers 2-1.

Non-league Barnet knocked out Championship high-flyers Sheffield United 1-0 but Manchester City made no mistake, thumping Rotherham 7-0.

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