Jordan Archer save: Millwall goalkeeper makes incredible stop from over-hit back-pass

The former Tottenham stopper had to improvise at the Den 

Simon Rice
Sunday 21 February 2016 15:17
Jordan Archer stops the back-pass going in for an own goal
Jordan Archer stops the back-pass going in for an own goal

Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer improvised with both impressive and comical effect to stop his team-mate's over-hit back-pass from ending up as an own goal.

The stopper was forced to defend his net without using his hands when Mark Beevers accidentally put too much power on a pass back.

With the ball heading for the back of the net, Archer's quick thinking saw him rapidly back-pedal before leaping into the air and heading the ball over the crossbar.

The incident just before half-time ensured the score in the League One meeting at the Den against Peterborough remained 0-0 before Millwall went on to eventually win the match 3-0.

Watch the incident below...

Talking to Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday, Archer joked: "I'm not going to repeat what went through my head when I first saw the back pass!"

The former Tottenham player went on to explain: "I was initially thinking about chesting it then I realised it wasn't dropping, so I had to just back-track and get anything on it, and thankfully I got it over the crossbar."

Discussing the reaction of his team-mates at the interval, Archer said: "Everyone was a bit shocked and it was a bit comical as well. It was all fun and games really."

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