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'I followed my dreams to the Premier League. He followed his to the burger van'

Wayne Shaw made headlines by eating a pie on live TV.

WHEN A NON-league side makes it to the business end of the FA Cup, a cult hero is often born.

Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw regularly appeared in interviews ahead of the non-league side’s clash with the Premier League giants, and further pencilled his name into folklore with his performance during the 2-0 defeat to the Gunners.

Shaw was photographed hoovering the dugouts, while he visited the bar at half-time, and then was seen eating a pie on live television.

Incidentally, Shaw and BBC pundit Alan Shearer were once team-mates in the Southampton youth team.

“He did (play in the same team as me), absolutely. When we were 14 or 15,” said the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer before Sutton took on Arsenal in the FA Cup.

“I actually followed my dreams to the Premier League, and he followed his to the burger van, I think.”

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