Watch madcap sub keeper Andrew Redmayne put off Peru stars with dance moves as Australia win shootout to reach World Cup

MADCAP supersub keeper Andrew Redmayne went full Bruce Grobbelaar to seal Australia’s World Cup place with a winning penalty save.

Redmayne, subbed on after 119 minutes, danced wildly across his line to put off Peru’s six spot-kick takers at the end of a drab 0-0 draw.

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Andrew Redmayne went full Bruce Grobbelaar to seal Australia’s World Cup place
The sub keeper's antics helped them defeat Peru in the play-off for Qatar

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The sub keeper’s antics helped them defeat Peru in the play-off for QatarCredit: Getty

And his theatrics did the trick when bemused Alex Valera fired a poor effort which was easily saved as the Aussies won 5-4 on pens.

The 33-year-old had only TWO caps to his name before Monday’s epic cameo performance, which has already seen him dubbed the ‘Grey Wiggle’.

Pedro Gallese had the dream start for Peru in the shootout after saving Boyle’s rasping penalty with an immense save.

But jaws hit the deck when Luis Advincula hit the post to draw things level before Redmayne’s moment of magic at sudden death.

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A few familiar former Premier League faces started brightly for both sides.

Former Manchester City and Brighton midfielder Aaron Mooy was pulling the strings early on and he teed up Martin Boyle.

The former Hibs star whipped a menacing pass in front of goal but no one was there to make the crucial touch.

Ex-Watford striker Andre Carrillo hit back strongly for Peru, finding Sergio Pena in the middle but he was mowed down by Mitchell Duke.

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Boyle whipped in a string of inch-perfect crosses, and Jackson Irvine almost bundled home the opener, but he scuffed his shot and Bailey Wright was offside.

After the break Mooy lashed a warning shot just wide of goal then Carrillo responded by fizzing a cross beyond former Brighton stopper Ryan and agonisingly close to goal.

Aziz Behich nearly sealed it with a wonder goal in extra time after knocking a cheeky touch through the legs of Tapia, and wriggling beyond another Peruvian shirt before cracking a shot just wide of the right-hand post.

Redmayne replaced Aussie No1 Mat Ryan for the shootout

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Redmayne replaced Aussie No1 Mat Ryan for the shootoutCredit: Getty

Aussie boss Graham Arnold admitted he sent Redmayne on to mess with Peru takers’ heads before the shootout.

Arnold said: “I’m just so proud of the players. No one knows what those boys have been through to get to here,

“It was so hard, the whole campaign, and the way they’ve stuck at it and committed themselves to it, incredible.

“Andrew Redmayne is a very good penalty saver, and to try to get him on the mental aspect while we were making that change, to add that bit of uncertainty in their brains, that was the reason.

“The doubters don’t bother me, it is these boys I care for, the game I care for.

“I do it for my family and I want to dedicate this one to my brother, Colin. When my parents died when I was young, I didn’t have anyone really to support. My older brother has been that my whole life, and he is No 1.”

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