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Defender pulls off stunning injury-time penalty save

World of Sport

A plucky defender has made himself a hero among fans after pulling off a stunning penalty save deep into injury time.

Hungarian top-flight team Honved were clinging desperately to a 1-0 lead in their match against arch-rivals Videoton, and as the clock ticked into injury time it seemed they had done enough to collect all three points.

But just as the final whistle was about to blow, Honved goalkeeper Szabolcs Kemenes lost his head and brought down former Crystal Palace striker Sandor Torghelle in the box.

Referee Zsolt Szabo had little option but to point to the spot and send Kemenes off - and with all three of the side's substitutions having been made, Honved's Croatian defender Ivan Lovric was asked to don the gloves to try and save Nemanja Nikolic's spot-kick.

The 27-year-old stepped up to the mark in stunning style, however, using all of his 6'4" frame to launch himself off towards the bottom right corner and secure an incredible win for his team.

The victory leaves Honved on top of the table after three matches, and though it's still early in the season fans are unlikely to forget Lovric's heroics should they finish the season as champions.

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