Forest's two-goal hero Lichaj gets a dog, calls it 'Gunner'

Nottingham Forest's American defender Eric Lichaj, whose goals helped knock holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup on Sunday, has got himself a dog and called it "Gunner".

Lichaj's wife Kathryn said they would get a dog only if he scored a hat-trick this season. Lichaj, 29, bagged a brace in Forest's 4-2 win.

A social media campaign hashtagged #GetEricADog later went viral with fans and teammates bombarding Lichaj's wife with dog pictures.

On Tuesday, he posted a picture on Twitter of himself with a French bulldog, introducing his latest family member as "Gunner". - REUTERS