Bristol City’s match-winner: “I’m an Arsenal fan so I want them”

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Your day is probably not going as well as the one unfolding for Korey Smith on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old former Norwich City youth burst into the box in the third minute of stoppage time at Ashton Gate, and blasted a ball past Sergio Romero to give Bristol City a win over Manchester United and a spot in the League Cup semifinals.

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That’s two dates against Manchester City, Chelsea, or Arsenal — Smith has his preference, as you’ll soon learn — and Smith spoke to reporters after giving dozens of selfies with pitch-invading supporters.

From the BBC:

 “Unbelievable I don’t know what to say. We played brilliantly like we have all season. I wasn’t being tracked when I made the runs forward, I was gutted with the one in the first half but it was a great tackle to be fair.

“I joined when we were in League One with three stands. We have been brilliant this season.

“I’m an Arsenal fan so I want them.”

It’s a great upset, even if the upstart Robins sit third in the Championship and are led by rising star manager Lee Johnson.

While it deprives the League Cup of a monster final four and almost assures a berth in the final to whoever draws Bristol — the two legs kinda kill it — the high of Wednesday isn’t going to die down any time soon. What a win.