MADCAP Supersub goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne passed Bruce Grobbelaar to seal Australia’s World Cup spot with a penalty shoot-out winner.
Redmayne, who came on as a substitute after 119 minutes, danced wildly over his line to save Peru’s six penalty takers at the end of a dismal 0-0 draw.
And his theatrics did the trick as an amused Alex Valera fired a poor shot that was easily saved as the Australians won 5-4 in the pen.
The 33-year-old only had TWO Caps to his name ahead of Monday’s epic cameo, which saw him already referred to as “Grey Wiggle.”
Pedro Gallese got Peru’s dream start in the shootout after saving Boyle’s resounding penalty with an immense save.
But jaws hit the deck when Luis Advincula hit the post to level things ahead of Redmayne’s sudden death magic moment.
A couple of familiar former Premier League faces started brightly for both sides.
Former Manchester City and Brighton midfielder Aaron Mooy pulled the strings early on and signed Martin Boyle.
The former Hibs star whipped a menacing pass in front of goal but nobody was there to make the decisive touch.
Ex-Watford forward Andre Carrillo hit back hard for Peru and found Sergio Pena in the middle but he was mowed down by Mitchell Duke.
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Boyle whipped in a series of inch-perfect crosses and Jackson Irvine nearly bundled the first set home, but he scraped his shot and Bailey Wright was ruled offside.
After the break, Mooy lashed a warning shot just wide, then Carrillo responded, hissing a cross over former Brighton stopper Ryan and coming agonizingly close.
Aziz Behich nearly sealed it with a miracle goal in extra time after smashing a cheeky touch through Tapia’s legs and snaking past another Peru shirt before flicking a shot just wide of the right post.
Aussie trainer Graham Arnold admitted he sent Redmayne to grapple with the heads of the Peru goalkeepers before the shootout.
Arnold said: “I’m just so proud of the players. Nobody knows what these guys went through to get here
“It was so hard, the whole campaign, and the way they stuck with it and fought for it, amazing.
“Andrew Redmayne is a very good penalty taker and trying to get him on the mental aspect while we were making that change to add that bit of uncertainty in their minds, that was the reason.
“The doubters don’t bother me, it’s these guys I care about, the game I care about.
“I’m doing it for my family and I want to dedicate it to my brother Colin. When my parents died when I was young, I had no one to really support. My older brother has been my whole life and he’s number 1.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5554591/andrew-redmayne-australia-peru-world-cup/ See insane subkeeper Andrew Redmayne comfort the Peruvian stars with dance moves as Australia win in the shootout to reach the World Cup