Mason Mount savours 'special' goal for Chelsea against Southampton - and Portsmouth fans are loving it
Pompey fan Mason Mount described his goal in Chelsea’s 4-1 win at Southampton as ‘special’.
And his obvious delight in netting during a win against that lot up the road has endeared him even more to the Fratton faithful.
The former Fratton Park season-ticket holder scored Chelsea's second goal at St Mary’s – his fourth in eight Premier League games this season.
The 20-year-old celebrated by cupping his ears in the direction of Southampton supporters, and afterwards admitted his strike took on extra significance given his Portsmouth roots.
Mount, a one-time pupil at Purbrook Park school, told talkSport: 'I was born not too far away, so yeah, maybe that extra bit special feeling for me scoring here.
'But I think the times I've played here I've won every time so it's been a good place for me and obviously the main focus was winning today, and we did that.'
Those words and his goal went down well with Pompey fans on social media – and with his dad, Tony, who simply tweeted: ‘Special Goal’.
And that was quickly backed up by others who were obviously proud of the now England international’s latest accomplishment in a career clearly on the ascendancy.
Here’s a selection of the comments posted on our Facebook page – Portsmouth FC – The News and on Twitter…
Shane Sargant: I went as Chelsea is my 2nd team. Was brilliant seeing this, and hearing you only a small team in Portsmouth. Home atmosphere was absolute ****. Mason mount is a blue is blue he loves Portsmouth PUP.
Darryl Harnden: Makes up for Danny Ings celebrating in front of us! Good work Mount!
Ryan Shankland-White: Little dig at Ward-Prowse too in there. Had the chance to sign for them but didn’t because of his Pompey roots.
Dean Moret: Give mason mount the freedom of Portsmouth city.
David J Utley: Absolutely amazing Mason! PUP
@oakgrange That a boy Mounty #PUP
@caprisunholic19: As a Portsmouth supporter that must be even more special.
@mattiopontio: #playupmounty #mountyplayup!!
@tda1833: Pompey boy he did is proud.