Norwich 0 Luton Town 1: Buckle wants promotion after cup upset

Norwich 0 Luton Town 1: Paul Buckle says his side are good enough to be promoted to League Two after a cup upset at Carrow Road

The Sport Review staff
By    
Norwich
0
Luton Town
1

Paul Buckle targeted promotion to League Two after Luton Town sealed a memorable victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road in the FA Cup.

Luton became the first non-League side to beat a top-flight outfit in the competition since Sutton were victorious against Coventry in 1989, with Scott Rendell scoring the winner against Chris Hughton’s men in the 80th minute.

The Canaries had chances to take the lead but Leon Barnett and Grant Holt wasted the home side’s best opportunities before the Conference outfit struck to secure a historic cup upset.

“The boys are under pressure every week. We are good enough to play in the Football League, we just need to get out of the Conference,” Buckle told BBC Sport.

“Getting back in the league is the main priority for us but, for me as a manger, this win today is right up there.

“You need great belief and we had that today. We trained really hard for this game and it paid off. If there’s one thing about today that I want the players to take away, its belief. Belief that they can achieve something special.”

Luton chairman Nick Owen heaped praise on Buckle’s side for a “tremendous” performance which booked their place in the fifth round draw on Sunday.

“It’s a lot to take in. The players were tremendous today. They held a Premier League team for 90-plus minutes,” he added.

“It’s a huge day for them, for me and for our supporters. Norwich pushed us all the way but we were good for the win in the end.

“Scotty scored, it’s what he does best, but everyone played their part.”

MORE: Top 20 Nigerian players in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature

MORE: The 15 best African players to have worn the Arsenal shirt

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Slideshow
The Sport Review
The 13 best African players to have worn the Liverpool FC shirt
Slideshow
The Sport Review
Top 25 most stylish footballers: Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
15 of the best foods to eat after a gym workout
The Sport Review
Arsenal WAGs 2017: Meet Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
12 young Arsenal players who fans should get excited about
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Federer, Kohlschreiber, Verdasco and more are 30 and thriving in Dubai
The Sport Review
Four stats highlight why Chelsea are better without Cesc Fabregas
The Sport Review
Dubai 2017: Stan Wawrinka, the quiet champion, falls to outsider Dzumhur