During Spurs’ victory over Fulham, Richarlison received a yellow card for celebrating a score that was ultimately disallowed due to offside.
The Brazilian forward received a rare spot in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven on Saturday after completing a £60 million move from Everton to North London this summer. And due to goals from Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, in-form Spurs came away with all three points.
Aleksander Mitrovic of Fulham, who has now scored six goals in the league this season, was able to salvage one goal for Marco Silva’s team, but it wasn’t enough as Antonio Conte’s team appears strong in second place.
Richarlison was unfortunate
When Richarlison, who never ceases to entertain, thought he had made it 3-1 after tapping in from close range in the dying moments of Saturday’s game, things for newly promoted Fulham could have gone from bad to worse.
He then started to go for the corner flag and take off his shirt in celebration, but the goal was ultimately disallowed for offside after a replay was submitted to VAR.
Richarlison received a warning for stripping off his shirt after celebrating a goal, adding salt to the wounds. As you may expect, the incident drew a lot of responses on social media. Here are some of the greatest tweets. For the Brazilian forward, this week has been an unusual one. Brennan Johnson clattered Richarlison last weekend during Tottenham’s 2-0 victory against Nottingham Forest because the latter opted to act cocky.
With the outside of his boot, the 25-year-old played a crucial part in Kane’s second goal by whipping in a beautiful cross. He then completed a couple keepy-ups and played a one-two with Yves Bissouma shortly after that.