Andros Townsend brutally recreates Cristiano Ronaldo’s trademark after scoring Everton’s equalizing goal in Manchester United draw – before labeling the Portuguese icon his ‘IDOL’
- Andros Townsend finished a brilliant Everton counter-attack at Old Trafford
- His right foot finish earned the Toffees a point against Manchester United
- He celebrated by recreating Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic ‘Siuuu’ party
- Townsend said afterwards that the Portuguese legend was his ‘idol’
Everton’s Andros Townsend stunned Manchester United with an equalizing goal in the second half, then recreated Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous celebration in front of the away supporters.
United took the lead in Saturday afternoon’s kick-off via Anthony Martial – after Ronaldo was left on the bench by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – but the Toffees deserved a run as Townsend executed a swift counterattack beautifully.
After his accurate right foot finish, Townsend sprinted to the outstanding fans and performed the Portuguese’s famous jump-and-turn party over the years – but Townsend was quick to praise his ‘idol’ after the match .
Andros Townsend recreated Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous party after his goal on Saturday
The Everton winger completed a lavish counter-attack and decided to celebrate in style
When asked about the celebration, he stated: BT Sport: ‘He is my idol, I trained for hours to perform his techniques.
“I probably should have worked on the party! But all due respect to him.’
The experts at BT Rio Ferdinand and Jermaine Jenas praised the 30-year-old Townsend, who was brought in on a free transfer by Rafa Benitez in the summer.
Ferdinand said, “It’s refreshing to see someone speak so eloquently. He is a very very good professional and you will get your rewards if you work hard. This manager won’t let you rest on your laurels.’
BT experts Rio Ferdinand and Jermaine Jenas praised 30-year-old Townsend
Ronaldo was left on the bench by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but came into action in the second half
Jenas added: “After the move to Everton it went under the radar but Everton knew what they were getting from him.”
Townsend praised the impact Benitez had on him at the start of this season, saying: “It was difficult for me to analyze why I didn’t score, the manager has brought the best out of me at Newcastle and seems to be here.” to get the best.
“It’s non-stop, always wants to improve, he never pats you on the back, he always wants more and thinks there’s a higher ceiling to reach.”