Alan Hutton has revealed he was left teasing West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass after his two goals against Brighton last weekend.
The former Aston Villa star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists he was not letting his old Scotland teammate claim either of his strikes after they were both deflected into the back of the net.
Snodgrass‘ brace was not enough to hand the Hammers the win over the Seagulls, Graham Potter’s side fighting back to force a 3-3 draw in east London.
With both shots on target, the goals have been noted as his, meaning he has now netted five times for the Irons this season,
However, Hutton lifted the lid on his conversation with the 32-year-old after the game, revealing he was ripping into him for his celebrations after his deflected finishes.
Hutton told Football Insider: “Two deflections, I’ve already told him! He tried to claim them but I didn’t let him get away with it.
“I said I can’t believe you nearly jumped into the crowd, celebrating a deflection. It was all a laugh and a joke, he takes it well.”
Snodgrass has established himself as a mainstay under David Moyes since his appointment as manager again in east London, featuring in every single Premier League game following the change of manager.
The Scottish winger, who played 28 times for his country, was out on loan at Aston Villa during his fellow countryman’s first spell in charge of the Hammers.
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