West Ham star Ben Johnson reveals the goal celebration against Aston Villa was a tribute to the fun viral video of him dancing as a schoolboy

West Ham star Ben Johnson confirmed that the celebration for his goal scored against Aston Villa was a tribute to a fun viral video of him when he was a schoolboy.

Johnson gave the Hammers the advantage at Villa Park when he cut inside before huddling into the corner of the net with his left peg.

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Johnson put West Ham ahead in the seventh minute

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And it led to fun celebrations from West Ham players.

It was a good ending for the 21-year-old defender, but his celebration was more memorable as he recreated a dance he did with Panjabi MC’s Mundian To Bach Ke playing in the background.

After the game, Johnson said: “I was 14 then. The boys were hitting me for it this morning!

«Cressy [Aaron Cresswell] I said I had to do it if I scored, so I had to do it, it’s an incredible feeling.

14-year-old Johnson couldn't have planned to do this in a Premier League game

14-year-old Johnson couldn’t have planned to do this in a Premier League game

It was a party atmosphere for the visitors late in the match, as West Ham achieved a 4-1 victory, with Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen scoring the other goals.

The result is a continuation of West Ham’s splendid start to the season, which is clinching in fourth place.

They were sixth in the table last quarter, a superior achievement in the eyes of many. But David Moyes recently said he wants an even better end to this period, something that players believe they can achieve as well.

On Moyes’ comments, Rice said: “We bought it massively.

Rice helped West Ham to victory with a long-distance effort in 38 minutes

Rice helped West Ham to victory with a long-distance effort in 38 minutes

“There was a big question at the beginning of the season if we could do it again, especially with the team rotation, could we be used to playing in Europe and the Premier League?

“I think we have discovered that we can.

“But we’ve only played ten games, there are still a few left and we have to continue like this. This is the standard and we cannot leave it.

“If we want to be a great club, it is necessary to maintain those standards and be at the top of the table.”

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West Ham star Ben Johnson reveals the goal celebration against Aston Villa was a tribute to the fun viral video of him dancing as a schoolboy