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Hatters' FA Cup success crosses the Atlantic

Luton Town's players celebrate their victory over Norwich City at the end of the match Photo: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

They created the biggest FA Cup shock in more than thirty years - and now Luton Town's achievement is big news across the globe.

Even the 'New York Times' website has carried the story about the Hatters' famous win at Premier League Norwich City.

The players too, including Scott Rendell who scored the winning goal, are still revelling in the success. The profile of his Twitter account now includes 'History maker 26-01-13', and he's now hoping Luton's cup run can go beyond the Fifth Round.

''Nobody gave us a hope really in the third round against Wolves', said Rendell, speaking with ITV Sport. 'We turned them over and kept a clean sheet, and we've done exactly the same here to Norwich.

'Hopefully we can get another draw, away from home. It's great revenue for the club and willobviously give it a stable footing which this club needs. It's massively helpful for this club for years and years to come, and we're enjoying it while it lasts at the minute'.

Luton Town fans celebrate victory in the stands Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Goalkeeper Mark Tyler, a Norwich fan who started his career with the club, says their approach to the FA Cup ties are in stark contrast to the Conference games, where they're favourites more often than not.

'We've got a good team shape, we're hard to beat, we've just kept a fourth cleansheet in five games. No one wants to play us at the moment, but mostly it's down to hard work' said Tyler.

'We've got a great staff here. They're very thorough we have our game plan. We're not going to boss games like this like we do in the league, so it's a bit different for us.'But the boys took it on board the last two days on the training ground, and itwas exact the same against Wolves. We're solid and long may it continue'.

Luton's Scott Rendell celebrates scoring his side's winning goal during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Credit: Blue Square/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Luton's 1-0 win at Norwich saw them match Sutton United's achievement back in 1989. They were the last non league club to beat top flight opposition in the FA Cup, when Coventry were beaten 2-1.

Luton Town players celebrating in the dressing room after the FA Cup Fourth Round match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Credit: Blue Square/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Manager Paul Buckle, made the substitutions which led to Luton's winner. JJ O'Donnell, who created it for Rendell, both started on the bench along with striker Stuart Fleetwood.

'You live and die by your decisions' said Buckle. 'Certainly I felt it was the right

time, with players like Rendell and Fleetwood they understand how we want to play.

'It was a good surface being a Premier League club. I trusted that if we could break, we can cause them a problem in the end.'You wouldn't swap this. We had four thousand fans who pushed the team on. They were incredible. We've got a huge fanbase, a great history, and this group and the staff have added to that history'.

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