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Lichaj still hopes for dog despite missing out on hat trick

(Mike Egerton/PA via AP). Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English FA Cup, Third Round soccer match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at the City Ground, Nottingham, England, Sunday, Ja... (Mike Egerton/PA via AP). Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English FA Cup, Third Round soccer match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at the City Ground, Nottingham, England, Sunday, Ja...
(Mike Egerton/PA via AP). Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj, center, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English FA Cup, Third Round soccer match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at the City Ground, Nottingham, England, ... (Mike Egerton/PA via AP). Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj, center, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English FA Cup, Third Round soccer match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at the City Ground, Nottingham, England, ...
(Mike Egerton/PA via AP). Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj scores his side's first goal of the game during the English FA Cup, Third Round soccer match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at the City Ground, Nottingham, England, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP). Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj scores his side's first goal of the game during the English FA Cup, Third Round soccer match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at the City Ground, Nottingham, England, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) - Eric Lichaj missed out on a dog after falling one goal short of a hat trick in Nottingham Forest's FA Cup victory over Arsenal.

The American defender is hoping to convince wife Kathryn Lichaj to still allow him to get a pooch.

Lichaj tweeted Monday that "if anyone is bored on this Monday morning send dog pics, memes, gifs to @KatPerko" - his wife's user name. The hashtag "getericadog" completed the tweet.

After scoring twice in Forest's shock 4-2 victory over FA Cup holder Arsenal on Sunday, Lichaj revealed that he'd been hoping to take a penalty as his wife had promised him a dog if he scored three times in a game this year.

Lichaj's teammates also posted dog-related GIFs and videos on Monday.

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