Brighton and Hove Albion striker Aaron Connolly has told the Daily Mail that his father – a huge Arsenal fan – had one of the best days of his life in the 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Before the international break, Tottenham headed down to Brighton, and were looking for a strong response after losing 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich.
However, Brighton ran riot against Tottenham, with Neal Maupay scoring early on before fellow striker Connolly added two more.
Spurs could barely lay a glove on Brighton, and slumped to a dismal 3-0 defeat, with Connolly running the Tottenham defence ragged in a superb display.
The Irishman, who is still only 19, was making his first Premier League start, and he certainly took his opportunity with two impressive goals.
Connolly will be hoping to keep his place against Aston Villa today, and he has now reflected on that quite remarkable first Premier League start.
Connolly's dad is an Arsenal fan, meaning seeing his son torment Tottenham probably meant even more to him than it would have done against any other opponent.
The Brighton ace suggested that it was possibly one of the best days of his dad's life, and that night they simply sat trying to process what had happened, with the goals clearly a dream come true.
“It was probably one of the best days of my dad's life,” said Connolly. “That night we both just sat there as if to say: “What has just happened?”. We were just trying to let it sink in. It hasn't yet. I couldn't even eat. I was just on a different level,” he added.
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