Tranmere Rovers forward Paul Mullin was delighted with the collective team performance as his extra-time winner knocked out Watford and set up an Emirates FA Cup fourth-round home tie against Manchester United on Sunday.
Mullin, who struck the equalising penalty in the initial fixture which secured a replay at Prenton Park, was on hand again to head home in the 104th minute to seal a 2-1 victory over the Premier League Hornets.
Tranmere led at the break through Manny Monthe’s powerful opener but were pegged back after the hour through Kaylen Hinds profiting from a goal-mouth scramble.
But Mullin, 25, was on hand to head in Corey Blackett-Taylor’s flick on past goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann which means Micky Mellon’s men will host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils this weekend on BT Sport.
Mullin said: “It was a great night. To score the goal to get us the win and get us the cup tie against Manchester United is a great feeling, and it’s probably the best I’ve ever had.
“It’s been great. To come on at Watford away and score the penalty to get us the replay was a great feeling. When I took it around the keeper, I thought my chance might have gone, but thankfully I had another chance and I got another chance and I was able to tuck it away.
“It is a fantastic feeling and I’m made up.
“I like to think whether I start or come on as a substitute, I can make an impact and get straight into the pace of the game and I’m just made up we can all celebrate a cup tie against Manchester United.
“I thought we were fantastic, and I think between the lads, over the two games we have showed that we can give them a game.
“And obviously we have gone and got the winner, and it was well deserved.”
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