New footage emerges of Australia hero Andrew Redmayne swooping in to THROW AWAY the Peru goalkeeper’s water bottle – and penalty cheat sheet – during World Cup shoot-out win
- New footage has highlighted Andrew Redmayne’s devious act against Peru
- The Australia goalkeeper appeared to throw his rival’s water bottle away
- The bottle contained instructions as to how to approach Australia’s penalties
- Another video shows that Redmayne did throw the bottle and a piece of paper
- Peru’s goalkeeper failed to stop a single shot from then on as Australia qualified
- Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates
Andrew Redmayne became a national hero on Tuesday morning with his wiggling antics helping secure Australia’s place at the World Cup yet his devious act during the shoot-out has been highlighted once more by new footage.
Redmayne made an outstanding cameo in Doha when he was introduced from the bench by Graham Arnold after two hours of action, with the Socceroos boss viewing the 33-year-old as his penalty specialist.
And Arnold’s bold gamble paid off, with the Sydney FC star saving Alex Valera’s spot kick to send Australia to Qatar later this year.
New footage has highlighted Andrew Redmayne’s devious act in the Socceroos’ shoot-out win
The A-League veteran was the hero for the Socceroos in their penalty shootout vs Peru
However, speculation was rife that Redmayne had thrown rival goalkeeper Pedro Gallese’s water bottle – comprising penalty instructions – behind the goal during the shoot-out.
The Orlando City stopper was seen clutching at his water bottle throughout the nail-biting finale, which was wrapped in a white towel that concealed a small piece of paper detailing instructions on how to combat Australia’s penalties – a tactic that has become commonplace in most shootouts in modern football.
The wide angle of the broadcast shot was unable to make out clearly what the 33-year-old had dispensed of, but new footage has made clear in no uncertain terms that Redmayne did indeed throw Gallese’s water bottle from his grasp.
Peru stopper Pedro Gallese had a bottle with instructions concealed during the shoot-out
Redmayne made a beeline for the bottle, picking it up as his counterpart prepared for a penalty
Redmayne can be seen throwing the piece of paper behind the advertising hoardings before Craig Goodwin put his penalty past Gallese
On Wednesday. Movistar posted a clip showing the Sydney FC man swooping in to rid his rival of the advantageous information.
Redmayne has earned headlines across the globe for his unorthodox approach to saving spot kicks and has been labelled the ‘Grey Wiggle’.
Ajdin Hrustic, Jamie Maclaren and Awer Mabil all easily dispatched their spot kicks past Gallese before Redmayne got a hand to Valera’s effort, proving the intervention to be a decisive turning point for the Socceroos.
Despite his individual heroics, Redmayne refused to take credit for his side’s achievement on Tuesday morning.
‘I’m not going to take credit for this,’ Redmayne said.
‘The boys ran out there for 120 minutes. It’s a team effort. I’m not a hero. I just played my role like everyone else did tonight.
Gallese failed to save Australia’s remaining three penalty kicks and they advanced to Qatar
‘This idea was floated pre-selection that this (shootout) might eventuate in these kinds of circumstances.
‘At the end of the day, it’s the flip of a coin. Either right or left.’
‘I am just so proud of the players,’ Socceroos boss Arnold added.
‘Really no one knows what these boys have been through to get here, it was so hard, the whole campaign. The way they stuck at it, the way they committed themselves, brilliant.’
Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said: ‘We had the expectation to make it, we were close but unfortunately it was not the case.
‘We are flooded with pain. We gave our utmost. They emptied their tanks and we feel deceived we are out of the World Cup. We wanted to avoid the penalty shootout.’
Australia will take on France, Denmark and Tunisia in Group D and are searching for their first victory at a World Cup since 2010.
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