'What dreams are made of' - Peschisolido on iconic Sheffield United goal

'Most emotional I've felt' - Paul Peschisolido on THAT Sheffield United goal against Nottingham Forest

Paul Peschisolido says one particular goal for Sheffield United is his favourite moment of his entire career.

The former Canada international had a long and varied time in England, which included three years at Bramall Lane between 2001 and 2004 following a successful loan spell.

It was during the 2002/03 season where Peschisolido had his two most iconic moments in a Blades shirt.

One is probably something he’d rather forget in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal. David Seaman pulled off arguably one of the greatest saves ever to stop the striker scoring a header.

The other is equally as unforgettable for United fans, but in a more positive way.

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Trailing Nottingham Forest by two goals in the Division One playoff semi-final, the Blades came back to take the game into extra-time.

Peschisolido was brought off the bench and scored the goal that gave United the lead. It led to his now famous ‘Oh my God’ celebrations.

Paul Peschisolido remembers THAT goal

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“It still brings hairs up on the back of my neck when I see that one clip behind the goal where it is just red and white shirts bouncing up and down. There’s a little boy crying,” Peschisolido told The Sheff United Way podcast.

“You can’t unsee that. It’s what dreams are made of and that was one of mine. I still get emotional seeing that today. It was incredible, what a moment.”

On the goal itself, Peschisolido recalls: “Paddy Kenny launches the ball up the pitch. It bounces and it looks like there’s no defenders around so I got onto the ball and just ran towards goal.

“I made a few little dummies left and right. I beat my fellow Canadian Jimmy Brennan and I actually shanked it off my instep and it’s just bobbled into the corner.

“Then I set of on the most ridiculous celebration and embarrass myself. But I don’t care because it’s the most emotional I’ve felt scoring a goal.”

Peschisolido has a fan drawn picture of his celebration, which will forever remain an iconic moment for supporters.

The Blades went onto finish third that campaign, which the retired forward says was a missed opportunity as they were the best team in the division.

After beating Forest, United lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the playoff final. Peschisolido would leave in the summer of 2004, two years before the club was eventually promoted to the Premier League.

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