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Harry Maguire responds to England goal celebration after Roy Keane criticism

Harry Maguire responds to England goal celebration after Roy Keane criticism

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Harry Maguire has defended his goal celebration during England’s 5-0 World Cup qualifying win over Albania which former players described as over the top and unnecessary after his poor performances for Manchester United.

The centre-back opened the scoring already in the 9th minute of the game.

Harry Kane doubled the Three Lions’ lead, and later the Spurs striker netted two more goals to have a perfect hat-trick to his name.

Jordan Henderson also marked his name on the scoresheet for England.

Former United captain turned pundit Roy Keane repeatedly described the celebration as “embarrassing” while former England forward Jermain Defoe said the celebration left a “sour taste in people’s mouths”.

“No, it wasn’t directed at no one, it was a knee slide, I obviously put my hands on my ears,” Maguire said in a post-match interview.

 

“I’m Manchester United captain, of course I’m going to get criticism when the team isn’t doing well. I fully expect that but it wasn’t directed at anyone.

 

“Scoring for your country is a great feeling. The first goal in a crucial qualifier, we knew how important the game was… how important the first goal was.”

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“Embarrassing”. Roy Keane reacts to Harry Maguire’s celebration after scoring for England