Arsenal fans were quick to hail Joe Willock after the midfielder scored a late equaliser for Newcastle United against Tottenham Hotspur.
Steve Bruce’s side earned a point in a 2-2 draw against Spurs, which could prove to be vital in their hopes of staying in the top flight.
Willock is on loan at St James’ Park until the end of the current campaign, having seen his first team opportunities at Arsenal limited this season.
The 21-year-old started Sunday’s game against Arsenal’s fierce rivals Spurs on the bench, but came on with 10 minutes remaining and netted a huge goal for the Magpies, blasting in from close range after Tottenham failed to clear a cross.
Spurs had earlier scored a quick fire double through Harry Kane to lead before half-time after Joelinton had given Newcastle the lead.
With Chelsea losing to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, a win over Spurs would have seen them overtake the west London side in the table and into the top four.
But Willock’s goal will be a bitter blow for Jose Mourinho, whose team were perhaps fortunate to be leading after a spirited display from the hosts.
The fact the equaliser was scored by an Arsenal player will not be lost on Tottenham supporters either, with their counterparts from north London quick to remind their rivals online.
@koolboy1993 wrote: “He keeps playing like that we can get 28m out of him.”
@Gunnerforev a_31 tweeted: “Spursyyyy.”
@AditiaGD1: “Great performance. Hale end academy and he is still a young player. truly extraordinary.”
@irmafernandez: “True Gooner!”
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Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Willock said: “Yeah, it was big. I thought the boys played really well. When we were behind, I thought it was a bit harsh, so I’m happy to make a big impact like that.
“Yeah, I’m an Arsenal player, so it does make it a bit sweeter, but I’m happy to come here and do my job, come on the pitch and make an impact like the manager told me to do.
“He told me to come on, run around and try to score. Run in the box and try to score goals, that’s what I like to do.
“As a group of players, collectively we’re all here to fight for each other. If we play like we did today, then we’ll have no problems staying in this league.”