Sport

Adebayo Akinfenwa captivated fans as he danced and then JUMPS overhead as Wycombe scored the equalizer in the 98th minute

WYCOMBE WANDERERS hero Adebayo Akinfenwa was the toast to the town on Saturday – but not for actually scoring the goal.

The 39-year-old EFL veteran delighted fans with a hilarious celebration after Wycombe took an impressive point against Sunderland in the 98th minute.

Adebayo cult hero Akinfenwa hurls himself on top of his comrades in front of an ecstatic home audience

first

Adebayo cult hero Akinfenwa hurls himself on top of his comrades in front of an ecstatic home audienceCredit: Getty

Joe Jacobson scored in the dying embers of the League One clash, sending Adams Park into a fit of ecstasy.

His Wycombe teammates all bunched up on him after he scored at the moment of death, with Akinfenwa on top.

But the man with the nickname ‘The Beast’ couldn’t resist a celebration before hurling himself over his excited teammates.

The striker displayed impressive leaps for a large man, but was uncharacteristically graceful as he darted straight into his teammates’ bunch.

Official Wycombe Twitter The account posted the hilarious clip, in which Akinfenwa replies: “I don’t care if you’re 9, 19, 29 or 39, how much you can enjoy.”

The League One meeting pitted third place in the Wycombe table against second-placed Sunderland, in a clash that could be promoted.

Most read in the Premier League

FREE BET: GET MORE THAN £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMERS DEBTS

And Sunderland themselves thought they had caught a late goal as Ross Stewart’s 93rd-minute goal made it 3-2 for the visitors.

There is a large amount of overtime though after that Corry Evans had to be taken away on a stretcher after a horror head collision.

That meant there was time for Wycombe to score an impressive equalizer, prompting Akinfenwa to celebrate happily.

Sunderland took the lead in a messy game thanks to David Stockdale’s own own goal, before goals from Anis Mehmeti and Sam Vokes made Wycombe 2-1.

Stewart scored his first goal just over five minutes before half-time, and then appeared to have won deep into second-half injury time against Jacobson’s late equalizer.

And despite not scoring, Akinfenwa shows he still has a lot in the tank at the age of 39 – although it’s in glorious celebratory form.

Akinfenwa confirmed last year he was in talks with WWE on his wrestling prowess when he hangs up his boots, with this season expected to be his last as a player.

Read ours Move blog News Live for the latest gossip, gossip and deals done

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4428230/adebayo-akinfenwa-dance-celebration-wycombe-sunderland/ Adebayo Akinfenwa captivated fans as he danced and then JUMPS overhead as Wycombe scored the equalizer in the 98th minute

Huynh Nguyen

Daily Nation Today is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@dailynationtoday.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button