- Eric Lichaj scored twice as Nottingham Forest beat Arsenal 4-2 on Sunday
- His wife Kathryn promised him a dog if he scored a hat-trick this season
- After the victory, a social media campaign convinced his wife to give in
Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj has got his dog - and named it Gunner- after a social media campaign convinced his wife to give in.
The American, who is close to signing a new contract, has called his new pet Gunner after he scored twice to help Forest to a 4-2 win and knock holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup at the City Ground on Sunday.
Following the match, social media went wild no seriously and the hashtag #GetEricADog started to trend.
He posted alongside a picture of Gunner: "Wanted to show everyone the newest member of the Lichaj family.... Gunner. Thank you everyone for for pushing @KatPerko in the right direction! #erichasadog"
Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham, Kathryn said: "I've got pictures of dogs being sent to me, a hashtag going #GetEricADog and everyone saying he deserves one.
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"We're watching the highlights on Match of the Day, I'm really proud of him watching the goals over again and he's still bringing up pictures of dogs."
Lichaj named the dog 'Gunner' which might be a jibe towards the North London team Arsenal and this might no go well with Arsenal boss especially after considering the fact that it was his double that sank Arsenal.
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