Tottenham Hotspur’s attacking midfielder James Maddison reacted cheerfully to a provocation from Arsenal’s wing forward Bukayo Saka.
Tottenham drew 2-2 in the 6th round match of the 2023/24 English Premier League (EPL) against Arsenal held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 24th (Korean time). Tottenham continued their undefeated streak with 4 wins and 2 draws in 6 EPL games.
Both teams were off to a good start in the EPL with 4 wins and 1 draw before this game. Tottenham and Arsenal had a fierce battle for victory. The first goal was scored by Arsenal. Arsenal opened the scoring in the 26th minute of the first half when Bukayo Saka’s shot hit Christian Romero and went in. This goal was recorded as Romero’s own goal.
Tottenham also counterattacked immediately. In the 42nd minute of the first half, Maddison, who overcame a duel with Saka on the left side, gave the ball to Son Heung-min, who was running into the center. Son Heung-min cut into the net with a left-footed shot. The first half ended 1-1.메이저놀이터
In the 9th minute of the second half, Arsenal was awarded a penalty kick due to Romero’s handball foul. Saka, who played as a kicker, calmly scored to make it 2-1. Arsenal’s lead did not last long. In the 10th minute of the second half, Maddison intercepted the ball from Jorginho and delivered a penetration pass to Son Heung-min, who finished with a right-footed shot. No more goals were scored and the game ended 2-2.
There was a funny scene in this game. When the first goal was scored, Arsenal’s Saka celebrated as if he was throwing a dart in front of the camera. Even when he scored a penalty kick in the second half, Saka held the same celebration. This ceremony was Madison’s unique ceremony. Madison used to celebrate by throwing darts when she scored a goal.
After the match, Maddison commented on Saka’s celebration. He said: “Saka and I had a bit of a joke. “We had a little trash talk during the international match,” he said. Maddison continued, “I heard that Saka did a dart ceremony. “He must have been doing this until the moment I helped score the first goal.”
In fact, Maddison peeled away Saka’s defense through his unique de-pressing ability during Tottenham’s first goal. Although the touch was a little long, he did not give up and ran to the end and passed a pass to Son Heung-min to help score the equalizer. For Madison, it was perfect revenge on Saka.