Bukayo Saka Shows Savage Side by Copying Tottenham Star's Celebration After Scoring in NL derby

Bukayo Saka Shows Savage Side by Copying Tottenham Star's Celebration After Scoring in NL derby

Rene Otinga
September 24, 2023 at 4:24 PM
  • Arsenal and Tottenham played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Emirates
  • Bukayo Saka was among the scorers for Arsenal as he slotted from the penalty spot
  • His goal, which briefly gave Arsenal the lead, prompted the England international to perform an interesting goal celebration

Fans took note of Bukayo Saka’s savage goal celebration after the winger gave Arsenal the lead against Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on Sunday, September 24.

In what was a scintillating game, the two sides had to share four goals as the game ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

The game sparked to life in the 26th minute after Saka’s shot came in off an unlucky Cristian Romero.

Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka celebrates after scoring the team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2023 in London, England. Photo by Alex Pantling
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Three minutes before halftime, however, Tottenham were back in the game through Heung Min Son who came up with a deft finish from James Maddison’s cross, as reported on BBC.

The second half was as relentless as he first as the Gunners once more took the lead, albeit in controversial circumstances, as Romero was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the area.

Intervention of the Video Assistant Referee led to a penalty, which Saka cooly slotted to give his side the lead.

Saka’s goal celebration

As cited n ESPN, Saka decided to use a darts celebration, something which keen fans will have noticed has been used by Maddison before.

This led to fans concluding that the talented winger had a savage side to him, as he copied a celebration of a rival who was literally fighting for three points for his team on the same pitch.

Arsenal’s celebrations was short-lived however, as less than 90 seconds later, Tottenham went forward again and Son found another equalizer, combining with Maddison for the second time.

Despite being the away side, Ange Postecoglou’s showed positivity as they chased a winner while also staying diligent enough at the back not to allow Arsenal in again.

In the end, both teams shared the spoils as Liverpool leapfrogged them on the log after their 3-1 win over West Ham.

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