Welbeck's 'T' celebration explained

Striker netted Albion's final goal in the 4-0 win over West Ham United.

By Charlie Hanson • 07 March 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Danny Welbeck celebrates his goal against West Ham.

Danny Welbeck has explained the ‘T’ celebration which followed his goal against West Ham United on Saturday.

Some thought it was for his close friend and teammate Tariq Lamptey, who also goes by the nickname T, but Danny explained otherwise.

“I was walking past the academy gym last week and there were a couple of under-12s and 13s in there. They were gassed to see me and so I went in and had a chat with them.


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“One of the kids was called Tate and he said ‘the next goal you score, please do a T for me!’ I’ve not seen him yet, but I am excited to know his reaction.”

The goal was the 32-year-old’s second of a Premier League season which has been disrupted by injury.

“It was a nice goal, a good team goal having started from the back with [Jason] Steeley. When I got into the position I saw that the corner was open and it was a tidy finish.

“In training I score that goal a lot, but not in games as I am not usually in that position. But with this manager and the positions he wants his forward players to pick up, hopefully I can score a few more.

“I am feeling good. I had a bit of a knock so it was good to have got some minutes in the last couple of games to build myself up.”