Grandson of Wrexham legend Mickey Thomas recreates famous FA Cup freekick
The grandson of Wrexham AFC legend Mickey Thomas has recreated his famous freekick in the FA Cup.
Thomas shared a video of the wonder-strike by six-year-old Christopher on social media, which bore a striking similarity to his own goal against First Division Champions Arsenal at the Racecourse in the 1992 third round tie.
The iconic moment in front of a capacity 13,343 sell-out crowd has gone down in the annals of the club’s history as a fans’ favourite.
Mickey Thomas said: “My 6 year old grandson Christopher scoring a great free kick with his left foot.”
Wrexham AFC said: “He’s done it, that magic little man at the grand old age of 6. Where have we seen this before?”
My 6 year old grandson Christopher scoring a great free kick with his left foot ⚽️🚀 pic.twitter.com/HnrFBYbZMW
— Mickey T (@therealMickeyT) April 17, 2021
Wrexham’s performance is considered one of the greatest FA Cup giant-killings of all time as they beat reigning league champions Arsenal.
Few at in Racecourse crowd expected anything other than an easy away win for the Gunners, as the Welsh club had finished bottom of the Football League in 1990-91.
A victory for Wrexham looked even more unlikely after Gunners midfielder Paul Merson’s cutback found team-mate Alan Smith, who fired in a first-half opener.
But former Wales international Mickey Thomas, who has 51 caps, and whose illustrious career included playing for Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea, rolled back the years to instigate a comeback.
Wrexham’s 37-year-old captain fired a superb 25-yard free-kick past Arsenal’s England goalkeeper David Seaman to level the score to 1-1 with eight minutes remaining.
The wonder goal spurred a fightback from the underdogs with Steve Watkin’s firing home two minutes later to clinch a famous win when David overcame football’s Goliath.