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Penney stars in Hamburg derby

24 February 2020

Matt Penney put his name in the St Pauli history books on Saturday by scoring a memorable goal in the Hamburg derby.

The 22-year-old, who is away from Hillsborough on a season long loan, was named in the starting line-up as St Pauli travelled to city rivals Hamburg in Bundesliga 2.

The odds were stacked in the favour of a home win, with Hamburg well in the mix for promotion and a return to the top flight.

But St Pauli, who were without a win on the road in almost a year, stunned their bigger rivals and picked up all three points with a 2-0 victory.

Henk Veerman broke the deadlock after 20 minutes before Penney fired home his first professional goal in spectacular fashion.

The ball fell at the feet of Penney some 25 yards from goal and the Owls loanee sent an unstoppable effort into the bottom corner to stun the 50,000 plus crowd at the Volksparkstadion.

Penney has made 11 appearances this season for St Pauli under former Owls boss Jos Luhukay.

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