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EPL Star: Why I Copied CR7's Celebration Against Man Utd

Everton star Andros Townsend has explained why he copied Cristiano Ronaldo's celebration after scoring against Manchester United.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Townsend's celebration at Old Trafford

The star-studded Red Devils failed to bounce back from the loss to Aston Villa as they drew 1-1 with Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

Townsend got the equaliser for the Toffees in the second half and celebrated with Ronaldo's trademark 'Siuuu' celebration in front of the visiting supporters.

Read: Everton Star Mocks CR7's Celebration As Utd Struggle At Home

However, the Everton winger claims the celebration was a sign of respect for one of his favourites players and not meant to be disrespectful.

"It's a mark of respect to a guy who influenced my career. I spent many hours on the training pitch and in the video room trying to analyse his free-kicks and his stepovers and the way he dedicates himself to football.

"It wasn't an imitation, it was a mark of respect to one of my idols. I probably didn't do the celebration justice - and didn't execute it perfectly."

Here are 11 other athletes who have copied Ronaldo's celebration in the past: 

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