Tottenham Hotspur’s Fans Celebrate Erling Haaland’s Goal By Doing The Poznan With Anti-Arsenal Chants Also Heard Across The Stadium

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Some Tottenham Hotspur supporters were seen beaming with unbridled joy, as they perfomed the Poznan, after the opening goal for Manchester City on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Erling Haaland scored in the 51st minute to hand Manchester City the lead in the rescheduled Premier League affair, with some Tottenham Hotspur supporters doing the Poznan in the stands.

What Is The Poznan?

The Poznan is basically a form of sporting celebration that involves supporters turning their backs to the pitch, linking shoulders side-by-side, and jumping up and down in unison.

This celebration is mostly associated with supporters of Polish side Lech Poznań, although it has been performed by fans of several other football clubs across the globe, notably; Manchester City and Leicester City.

In Poland, and among many fans across Europe, it is not called “the Poznan” but is known as a “Grecque”, and as earlier indicated it is performed globally by fans.

Why Is The Celebration Recently Done By Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Referred To As The Poznan?

The activity was coined “The Poznan” by Manchester City supporters, as they offered their respects to the club (Lech Poznań) that inspired them to celebrate in that manner.

Additionally, It is primarily referred to by English football fans as “doing the Poznan”, all pointing towards where the celebration originated from. 

Ahead of the game against Manchester City, the build-up was heavily dominated by conversations surrounding whether Tottenham Hotspur wanted to defeat the Cityzens given what it could mean to the title race.

A win or draw against Pep Guardiola’s side would have offered Arsenal the advantage going into the final day of the season, as the Gunners would only have needed just a win in their final game of the campaign to seal the league crown.

However, Spurs failed to give their neighbors any advantage as they were defeated 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, courtesy of a brace from Erling Haaland.

Haaland scored in the 51st minute, tapping home the ball, thanks to a well-worked assist from Kevin De Bruyne.

It erupted electric celebration from Manchester City supporters, with some Spurs supporters also joining in to celebrate the goal, knowing the blow that goal has handed to Arsenal’s title hopes.

Erling Haaland scored the clinching goal in the 1st minute of added time via a penalty, after Jeremy Doku was fouled in the box by Pedro Porro.

Alongside The Poznan Celebration What Else Did Tottenham Hotspur Fans Do?

Meanwhile, chants of “Stand up if you hate Arsenal” were also heard around the stadium after the opening goal.

Tottenham Hotspur troubled Manchester City for most parts of the encounter, but the Cityzens were spirited and they ultimately secured the crucial 3 points, which puts them at the summit of the Premier League table.

Manchester City always go a notch higher whenever the season is at its ending stage, and they have reprised it once again this campaign.

Following the win over Spurs, Pep Guardiola’s side raced to the summit of the Premier League table with 88 points from 37 matches, 2 points better than Arsenal, who have dropped to second.

This indicates that Manchester City only needs a win over West Ham United on the final day of the season to be crowned champions for the fourth season in a row – an unprecedented feat in English football history.

Moreover, Tottenham Hotspur needed to defeat Manchester City to put pressure on Aston Villa in the battle for the UEFA Champions League, with Unai Emery’s side sealing qualification if Spurs failed to pick any points against the Cityzens.

Unfortunately for the Lilywhites, their loss to the Cityzens meant that Aston Villa had booked their place in the UEFA Champions League for the 2024/25 season.

Manchester City Injury Issues

In addition, Manchester City are fretting about the fitness of goalkeeper Ederson Moreas, after he picked up a knock against Spurs following a collision with Cristian Romero in the 63rd minute.

Kevin De Bruyne also appeared to have picked up an injury minutes after the hour mark, but he looked good to continue, before he was substituted in the 69th minute for Jeremy Doku.

Goalkeeper Ederson also exited the fray for Stefan Ortega, who produced excellent saves to prevent Tottenham Hotspur from scoring.

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