A video is doing the rounds as Tottenham’s Lucas Moura celebrates a late winner at Leicester by hilariously jumping on steward’s back.
The 29 year old winger/forward was so jubilant at his side scoring twice in stoppage time to comeback from 2-1 down to win 3-2 that he leaped into the arms of a bewildered steward.
Steven Bergwijn scored in the 95th minute and then, straight from kick off, scored again to seal one of the most incredible comebacks we’ve ever seen in Premier League football.
There was pandemonium in the away end, the players celebrated within the travelling Spurs fans as they rushed to the front and on the pitch to mob their heroes.
Two Tottenham players were so caught up in the moment that we saw scenes that some would never have seen before.
Footage from the away end shows Lucas Moura (twice) and Giovani Lo Celso jumping on the back of stewards who were struggling to control the chaos.
Another noticeable moment saw Lucas swipe a hat off a celebrating fan and chucked it in pure joy.
Lucas Moura: pic.twitter.com/Tm9qbjKWDz
— Jimmy (@jimomahoneyy) January 19, 2022
Meanwhile, an away fan has been arrested for assaulting a steward, a 22-year-old man from Bedfordshire reportedly spat in the staff member’s face and is now in police custody.
Leicester Police Events posted about the arrest and the game on Twitter, saying: “Not really sure what to say.. Safe journey home #lcfc fans. One arrest of an away fan for assault on a steward. Good luck getting to sleep tonight.”
A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said: “A 22 year-old man from Bedfordshire was arrested on suspicion of assault. It is alleged he spat in a stewards face. He remains in custody at this time.”
A comment on the post by a Twitter user also said a steward had been “trampled” during the aftermath of the match.
City fan, Steve Buckby was at last night’s match, telling LeicestershireLive: “One of the Spurs layers jumped on the back of a steward who was trying to contain the fans spilling onto the pitch – the steward didn’t look happy.”
Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Albrighton (6), Vestergaard (3), Soyuncu (4), Thomas (5), Choudhury (5), Tielemans (6), Maddison (8), Dewsbury-Hall (7), Lookman (6), Daka (7)
Subs used: Justin (7), Barnes (8)
Tottenham: Lloris (7), Sanchez (7), Tanganga (7), Davies (7), Reguilon (7), Royal (6), Skipp (7), Winks (7), Hojbjerg (8), Moura (7), Kane (9)
Subs used: Doherty (7), Bergwijn (9)
Man of the match: Harry Kane
Brendan Rodgers said: “It was 93 minutes of really good work. We showed good resilience in our defending and the goals we scored were terrific. The second goal was a wonderful goal and we’re in a really good position but to concede the equaliser was disappointing so late but then to concede the late winner is a very, very, very poor goal to concede. It’s really hard to accept not to have taken anything from the game. It was really naive.”
Antonio Conte said: “A great win. We didn’t deserve to lose. The draw would have been unfair. We created many chances and were unlucky in many circumstances. My team showed we don’t want to give up and fight until the end. They have shown me great will and desire not to lose this game. The compliment is for my players, not for me.”
On Bergwijn: “In the past when someone asks me about Steven Bergwijn I was very clear. I said that for me he is an important player because he has characteristics that in our squad we don’t have many creative players.
“He is very good in one vs one, good to beat the man. He can play striker, he can play number 10 and for us, for me, he is an important player and we have to try to improve, to become stronger, not to lose a player and become less strong.
“Steven is a player that if he’s in good physical condition and he has good fitness, he can start the games or he can come in and change the game. For me, I think he’s an important player and you know very well the player has to be happy and I think the player is happy to stay with us and play for Tottenham.”
Twitter users reacted as Tottenham’s Lucas Moura celebrates the late winner by jumping on a steward’s back…
I can’t see a difference pic.twitter.com/i5y7IVA1T7
— Luka 🇮🇹 (@Lukathfc) January 19, 2022
— hot5pur (@hot5pur) January 19, 2022
@Zeus1882x: Next season this picture will be recreated with the premier league trophy in your hand
@tdc1980: Fair play the steward held him up
@tajbains: Fuckin love that
@Dale_Ward_: Tell you what, if everyone of those players cared like Lucas, Spurs would be in such a better place
@talkingfballs: The state of all the hi viz, absolutely pathetic. We must stop the fans and players celebrating a moment together. Keep the millionaires from the scum at all cost. Disgusting FUCK THE PRO GAME! Fuck the jobs worth stewards.
@HadenLewis: Asif he just hopped on the stewards shoulder lmao
@HoustonSpurs: LUCAS YOU LEGEND!!!
@AndyTHFC14: @LucasMoura7 is easily the most likeable player in our squad, always gives 100% and is such a funny character
@kaneszn1: How can you not love this man! Legend.
@J4Dunstone: Last night just increased my love for Lucas Moura so much, robbing a fan’s hat, jumping on steward’s shoulders while celebrating, you could cut him open and he’d bleed white. I love him 😍
@antrayuk: Lucas Moura has always been underrated as a player. But this season he is reaching Son levels of fan engagement on a personal level. Kane showed how easy it is to upset loyal fans. Doing what Lucas is doing is special. I just love his actions on and off the pitch #COYS