It felt like it would be smooth sailing for Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park when Harry Kane netted his second goal of the afternoon before the half time interval. After Joelinton had put Newcastle United ahead, Kane struck twice in quick succession to send Spurs into the lead.
Jose Mourinho’s team looked good value to take the three points back to North London until Joe Willock stepped up for the Magpies in the last quarter of the game to level the score. In what is an enticing subplot indeed, Willock was born and brought up in Greater London and currently is on loan at Newcastle United – from Tottenham Hotspur’s rivals Arsenal from across the city.
Willock has been a part of the Arsenal academy since he was four and a half years old, and has previously made 40 senior appearances for Arsenal since 2017. So when the ball fell to him in the Tottenham area from a Matt Ritchie cross in the 85th minute, his eyes lit up as he smashed the ball past Hugo Lloris into the roof of the net – a goal that would definitely mean more to the 21-year-old who grew up as an Arsenal fan.
The match ended 2-2, but it was Willock who made the headlines as the points were shared – quite hilariously, at the expense of a Tottenham YouTuber who lost all sense of perception when he figured out that the goal scorer is an Arsenal player.
Expressions Oozing, a famous YouTuber who is known for being a Spurs supporter was distraught when he found out that the equalizer was scored by an Arsenal loanee.
As the YouTuber racked his brains to recall where he has seen the player before, all hell seemed to break loose for him when he finally figured out that it is Joe Willock – the Newcastle forward on loan from Arsenal.
Expressions was at his expressive best as the gravity of Willock’s strike sank in – as not only did Spurs miss out on a glorious opportunity to cover lost ground in the top four race after Chelsea and Leicester dropped points, but their chances were ruined by one of their eternal enemies’ own.
Ex realising Willock is a Arsenal player— Out Of Context AFTV (@AFTVRelated) April 4, 2021