Everton star Andros Townsend was accused of top-level ‘sh*thousery’ as he pulled off Cristiano Ronaldo’s trademark ‘Siuu’ celebration after equalizing against the Reds at Old Trafford.
Townsend struck in the 65th minute of Saturday’s Premier League clash, driving into the far corner of David de Gea’s net after an Everton breakaway from a United corner at the other end.
Celebrating the crisp finish, Townsend broke out a replica of Ronaldo’s famous pirouette celebration while holding his arms out by his sides.
— 433 (@433) October 2, 2021
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 2, 2021
Fans online were certain the move was a cheeky nod to Ronaldo, who had entered the fray eight minutes earlier after starting the match on the bench.
Andros Townsend scoring at Old Trafford and then hitting the Ronaldo celebration. That is next level shithousery. pic.twitter.com/pvSZKqa2q0
— (@GicaCalcio) October 2, 2021
Tears in my eyes, Townsend looool pic.twitter.com/evzcBHRPHr
— C (@AFC_Carys) October 2, 2021
United had taken the lead through Anthony Martial just before half-time as the Frenchman blasted in a much-needed finish from a Bruno Fernandes assist.
But United’s sketchy Premier League form continued as Rafa Benitez’s high-flying Everton pressed in the second half, gaining reward through Townsend’s equalizer.
The visitors almost snatched a winner just before the end, but Yerry Mina saw his goal ruled out for a marginal offside.
After the scores finished 1-1, Ronaldo was seen storming off the pitch, barely acknowledging a conciliatory arm around the shoulder from Everton goalscorer Townsend.
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