Danny Welbeck scored Brighton’s third goal in their demolition of Liverpool, with his celebration eerily similar to that of Manchester United star Marcus Rashford’s signature.
Brighton star Danny Welbeck cheekily mimicked Marcus Rashford’s signature celebration after scoring his side’s third goal in their demolition of Liverpool.
The Seagulls left the Reds shell-shocked at the AMEX Stadium by claiming a 3-0 win, with Welbeck coming off the bench to secure the three points. Solly March had already scored a double by the time the former Manchester United man came on.
Liverpool dropped down to ninth after the defeat and Welbeck made sure to rub their noses in the loss even more with his celebration. The striker came up through United’s academy, spending six years in their senior team before spells at Arsenal, Watford and now Brighton.
He started Saturday’s clash with Brighton on the bench, replacing Evan Ferguson with 24 minutes remaining. By that time, the hosts were in total control of the game, but Welbeck made it safe 15 minutes after coming on.
March flicked on a throw-in with a header before Welbeck flicked the ball over Joe Gomez and fired in a volley past Alisson. The striker ran over to the home crowd to celebrate before standing to attention and pointing a finger to his head.
That celebration is reminiscent of Rashford’s own one, which he also performed earlier on Saturday after scoring against Manchester City. Welbeck had already left Old Trafford by the time Rashford broke into the senior team.
Though it appears he drew inspiration from the Red Devils star as he enjoyed his side’s stunning win. March put the Seagulls two goals up with two strikes early into the second-half.
First, he converted Kaoru Mitoma’s low cross, before firing in a superb left-footed strike after Ferguson’s through-ball. Welbeck then came on to make the win safe and leave boss Roberto De Zerbi delighted.
“We are really happy for the result, for the quality of play. We expected another tactical disposition of the opponent but we understood immediately the different situation and responded fantastically,” the Italian told Premier League Productions.