Goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne was the hero for Australia as they booked their place at the Qatar World Cup after beating Peru on penalties.
In their intercontinental playoff on Monday night, nothing could separate the two nations in 120 minutes.
It resulted in a nerve-wracking penalty to decide who will be competing in the World Cup.
But just before full time in extra-time, Australia manager Graham Arnold decided to substitute goalkeeper Mat Ryan for Sydney FC’s Redmayne.
It proved to be an absolute masterstroke.
Redmayne danced about on his line throughout the shootout in an attempt to put the Peru players off. It’s something we’ve seen goalkeepers do previously but not to this extent!
Australia got to a World Cup cause of this😂😂😂🇦🇺— 𝙇𝙞𝙖𝙢🇧🇪 (@OfficialVizeh) June 13, 2022
Luis Advincula hit the post before Redmayne saved from Alex Valera in sudden death to hand Australia the victory.
What a hero.
But another piece of pure sh*thousery by Redmayne went relatively unnoticed… until now.
Like most goalkeepers in a penalty shootout these days, Peru’s Pedro Gallese had notes on all of Australia’s spot-kick takers on his water bottle. These instructions would advise him on which way to dive.
It seemed to work instantly as he saved brilliantly from Martin Boyle in the opening penalty of the shootout.
But Redmayne wasn’t having any of it.
One fan claimed that the Australia goalkeeper saw the bottle and threw it into the stands leaving Gallese searching for it.
Redmayne throws Peru goalkeeper’s bottle into the stands
And footage has emerged of that very moment.
You can see Redmayne with a bottle in his hand placing it over the advertising boards so Gallese can’t find it.
VIDEO: Redmayne hides Peru goalkeeper’s bottle
Gallese failed to save another penalty and Redmayne became the hero.
Incredible, incredible sh*thousery from Andrew Redmayne.