The former Spurs midfielder had grown a sizeable afro since his last goal in 2011.
39 - Tom Huddlestone has scored his first Premier League goal of the season with his 39th shot (including blocked shots). Haircut.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 28, 2013
Tom Huddlestone said he would cut his hair when he scored and he did today 😂 https://t.co/dW6wT36esO— Jordaaaaaan (@JordaanBroown) December 28, 2013
It does make you wonder how long he had that celebration queued up, however—and how many days those scissors were tucked sheepishly back into his wash bag.
Update 7:00 p.m. GMT, December 28
We know exactly how long Huddlestone has been waiting to try the celebration: He told Sky Sports in his post-match interview it dated back over a year:
Yeah, that's been sorted out from the beginning of last season at Tottenham. I just had to wait for today for it to happen [...] It is a little bit [of a relief to score] - just the chance to try out different hairstyles again rather than just leaving it as it is.
Not only is the hair celebration great fun, but it looks set to be for a great cause, too.
According to Sky Sports reporter Bryn Law on Twitter:
Huddlestone's hair! Club will be auctioning it for charity soon.. pic.twitter.com/plof9tB5G9— Bryn (@BrynLaw) December 28, 2013