It was an unorthodox finish to say the least, but Will Grigg won’t have cared much about how his second goal against Manchester United went in.
Having lashed home the opener in the first half, Grigg’s second showed a striker high on confidence as powerfully puffed his chest towards Ben Reeves’ cross from the left flank, beating David de Gea to fire Dons 2-0 up.
“It’s a great ball in from Reeves,” he said afterwards. “It just dipped at the last minute, I would’ve headed it but it was a bit too low.
“I felt it was the best thing to do, so it was nice to see it go in.”
Grigg, on loan from Brentford, said the team had confidence that if they were on their game, they’d cause United problems
He admitted a lot of his family are Manchester United fans, and said he always had dreams of scoring against them growing up.
He said: “It was brilliant. As soon as we walked out, it was a great feeling. I’ve got a lot of family who are Manchester United fans, so it was a brilliant occasion.
“All the boys are on a high, there are a few United fans in there. We knew if we turned up tonight, we’d have a chance and a performance.
“There are millions of people who dream of doing that, and I was one of those as a kid. It’s a great feeling.”