Classy Alan Shearer phoned Cambridge’s FA Cup hero Joe Ironside ‘to say congratulations’ after winner against Newcastle

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ALAN SHEARER called Cambridge’s FA Cup hero Joe Ironside to congratulate him on his winning goal against Newcastle.

The U’s striker revealed he received a personal message from his idol following the League One side’s shock win on Saturday.

Ironside enjoyed his winning goal with team-mates at St James’ Park[/caption]

Ironside, 28, scored the only goal of the game in the 56th minute to seal a 1-0 victory in the third round.

It sparked wild celebrations among the 5,000 travelling Cambridge fans high at St James’ Park.

Shearer said: “I rang him up this morning to say congratulations. I think he might have thought it was some kind of joke.

“But I just thought it was the right thing to do. What a day for him, what a day for Cambridge.”

Ironside said he had also received a text from Toon legend Shearer, 51, after the game and that it had been set up by ex-Cambridge striker-turned-pundit Dion Dublin.

Ironside said: “I’ve got one [a message] off Shearer this morning. So yeah, that was a nice touch, that was class.

“Dion the commentator set it up – I appreciate that from both of them.”

Ironside did not give details about Shearer’s message but said it had meant a lot to him.

He added: “I wasn’t expecting that on Monday morning.

“Fair play – I really appreciated it, and thanks to him and Dion for getting it sorted.”

Cambridge produced a brilliant team performance to set up a fourth round tie against Luton.

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