Gray opens up on emotional winner

Gray opens up on emotional winner

Andre Gray has opened up on his personal anguish and emotional celebration following his winning goal against Leicester.

The 27-year-old came off the bench to turn home a stoppage-time effort in a 2-1 win as the Hornets ruined Brendan Rodgers’ first game in charge of Leicester at the weekend.

Gray’s strike was his sixth of the season but the first since his aunt Sarah died recently and the former Burnley man revealed the raw passion behind his celebration.

“It was a massive mix of emotions,” said Gray, who took off his shirt after the goal. “I have had a tough couple of weeks, I lost my auntie.

So it was an important goal for many reasons. “It was about two weeks ago now, so it has been difficult. It was unexpected and tough. She always used to come to the home games.

“Most of the time I wouldn’t even know, she would just get the tickets directly from the liaison. It was important to score in a home game and do that for her.

“For the club, this game was a six-pointer to keep fighting for that seventh spot and give ourselves a gap against Leicester.”

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