Tottenham Hotspur picked up another Premier League win on Saturday afternoon.
After a 1-1 draw away at West Ham United on Wednesday evening, Antonio Conte’s side recorded victory in another London derby versus Fulham.
Goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and the in-form Harry Kane saw Spurs bag all three points, although things were rather tense for them in the final stages of the game.
An 83rd minute goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is proving to everyone that he can cut in the English top-flight, meant the hosts were hanging on to some degree.
But Spurs thought they had made sure of the win at the very start of stoppage-time when Richarlison tapped the ball in from close-range.
Sadly for the Brazilian forward, the goal was eventually disallowed after those operating VAR declared that he was offside.
And to make matters worse for Richarlison, that call made his celebration look rather silly.
The former Everton man whipped off his shirt and charged over to the home fans, which of course saw him booked by the referee.
Getting yellow carded for celebrating a disallowed goal? Yeah, that’s gotta hurt…
Video: Richarlison’s celebration for disallowed goal vs Fulham
Ouch. It would have been Richarlison’s first goal in a Spurs shirt after completing a mega-money move from Merseyside this summer.
But while he was made to look a tad foolish by VAR’s intervention, the Brazil international performed pretty darn well against Fulham overall.
It was a display that may see him usurp Dejan Kulusevski in Spurs’ starting XI, or he may take Heung-min Son’s place for a while – who failed to score for the sixth consecutive Premier League game.
But given Spurs’ hectic schedule, which sees them play a midweek game most weeks up until the international break, Conte will certainly be rotating his forwards on a regular basis, even talisman Kane.
That’s why the signing of Richarlison was such a good one for the north London club, as he can play in any one of the three positions up top.
He just needs to tone down his celebrations before a goal is given, as all players sadly should do in the VAR era…