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Ben Godfrey speaks after being brutally mocked by Erling Haaland in hilarious exchange

Ben Godfrey speaks after being brutally mocked by Erling Haaland in what was a rather hilarious exchange gone viral overnight.

The Everton player praised his teammates after securing a surprise 1-1 draw at Manchester City, while also revealing that Haaland was left ‘upset’.

The Norwegian star, currently leading the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, and let’s face it, will claim it come the end of the season, continued a fine run of goalscoring form by putting Man City ahead 24 minutes in.

However, Demarai Gray was on hand to help his side come away with a point, scoring a stunning equaliser after Rodri gave the ball away, ran down the left and curling home a shot from just inside the area.

“Massive,” Godfrey said to Sky Sports when asked how big a point that was. “I think we showed our character today. We’ve always had a team spirit. That’s the standard. Work rate and togetherness. It feels good to get a point.

“It’s always going to be tough. I don’t need to tell you Erling Haaland’s a good player. I just had to do my job. Yeah of course he was [upset]. You could see his reaction. He got his goal and is always causing people problems and it’s those challenges you have to look forward to.

“You come here and give yourself a chance to score and we did that. I’ve seen Demarai [Gray] do that day in, day out in training. It’s nothing less than he deserved. To be 1-0 down at half-time, it’s easy to let that get to you but we knew we would get a chance. We’ll take the point.

“The Boxing Day result was upsetting. To concede so late on was never nice. That highlights our character to have such a disappointing result then come to a place like City and get a result.”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: “We played really well. We played good football in all departments. We won the second balls but we couldn’t win.

“We’ve dropped five points at home in the last two games which is always tough to take. I would say they had eight at the back. Brentford played in the same shape but we couldn’t control their long balls and their second balls. We allowed them one chance and it was a fantastic goal, you have to say ‘congratulations’ but in general what we did was really good.

“The body language of the players against Leeds was amazing and gave me confidence. I saw how they were on the pitch so I kept with most of them. Rico [Lewis] looks like he’s the best in every game. He’s so smart and helps the way we want to play the game, creating chances and controlling the game.

“The best Everton was for 10 minutes in the first half and then they scored a fantastic goal from a counter-attack. We needed to score the second goal.”

Everton boss Frank Lampard: “The quality of the finish was top drawer. Demarai wants more of that and I do. It got us the point. You ride your luck a tiny bit of course. We deserved more last week after the result. Sometimes football pays you back in different ways.

“We have two home games in the league and we need to go and get some points but we have to fight for every bit of it. It’s a big point for us.

“We stayed in the game and we got what we deserved. People are waiting for you so we had to defend ourselves with the performance. After the Wolves game, it was all negative, but with football you have to wait for your day to respond. We’ve not achieved anything yet but we have to take this result forward against Brighton.”

This is what fans said as Ben Godfrey speaks after being brutally mocked by Erling Haaland in the hilarious exchange…

@jthemmings: hope Martinez and Casemiro have watched the City Everton game and how easy it was for Godfrey to make Haaland look silly. Get up the freaks arse from the first minute & he won’t make half time #MUFC

@connjam: Ben Godfrey for the majority of the game had Haaland’s number and it left the golden boy rattled and frustrated all game. His goal celebration at Godfrey was embarrassing and testament to Godfrey and without doubt with a less corrupt officiating system he’d have seen red.

@eddymcdonald: Haaland is a proper greasy haired little shithouse isnt he. Runs like a little kid when Tarkowski charges at him there, after snapping someone cos he’s been getting bullied all game by Ben Godfrey. Hope we are the team to keep rattling him now me. Little nerdy twat

@Culturecams: Haaland put one back on Godfrey. I respect it 🤣

@jamieneild17: Lampard tactics spot on. Godfrey living rent free in Haaland’s head. Happy new year, up the toffee’s.

@steveywonder440: Godfrey thought he could bully haaland today. He started with a bad foul within the first 60 seconds, awoke the beast and got completely bullied himself for the following 45 minutes 🤣

@muxatheduke: That Haaland and Godfrey beef yesterday was something big but we didnt notice 😂

@UpperGwladysBlu: Ben Godfrey showed today why he should start ahead of Yerry Mina every time. Great performance & battle with Haaland.

@Kag1878: That’s the Everton i like that wee seen today one that digs in & puts in a shift for the shirt & his team mates ….. Ben Godfrey my motm up against a world class striker but also a horrible bastard in Haaland …. ⚽️💙

@Frankie_D11: That Haaland/Godfrey battle was lovely yesterday!!! Give it to eachother for 90 mins, then a shake of the hand at the end!!!

@LouisWrittle_: The battle Haaland’s having with Godfrey is brilliant, the way he’s so fired up is great to see. 😂👏

@Erling_Era: Haaland is just hilarious. He’s got Godfrey on strings.

@FavelaFIair: This battle between Haaland and Godfrey is killing me he really isn’t letting it slide 😭😭

@EllisNordhoff: Our defenders, particularly Godfrey, rattled Haaland today. Maybe that’s the key to stopping him. Never seen him react like that before but it really got to his head, as shown by that shocking tackle on Mykolenko.

@IchigoProp: Haaland might genuinely batter Godfrey in a couple of minutes 😭😭

@JDNalton: Thought Ben Godfrey did really well not to overreact to Erling Haaland’s antics yesterday. In the end, it was Haaland who got too wound up and could have been sent off for that lunge on Tarkowski.

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