Maupay had been Spurs’ chief tormentor, bundling in the opener and winding up his hosts by performing Maddison’s darts-themed goal celebration as Brentford held a half-time lead at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
But, with the help of two half-time substitutes, Tottenham came flying out of the blocks in the second half, with goals from Destiny Udogie, Brennan Johnson and Richarlison turning the game around. The turnaround even gave Maddison the chance to respond to Maupay with his own darts celebration.
Speaking to TNT Sports, Maddison said: “He probably hasn’t scored enough goals in the last couple of years for his own celebration, so he probably had to copy mine!”
Posting on Instagram shortly after the match, Maupay said: “Gutted we couldn’t get the win. More goals and less relegations in my career than James Maddison. We go again Monday Bees.”