First-half goals from Connor Wickham and Andros Townsend were enough to get the better of us, but we did have a glorious chance to get back in the game before half-time.
Juan Foyth was fouled in the penalty area and Kieran Trippier was the player that stepped up to face Julian Speroni. Although we had attackers such as Lucas Moura and Fernando Llorente on the pitch, the defender was given the opportunity to get us back into the game, and he blasted the spot-kick wide of the post.
Spurs did have other chances to score, but Speroni did a great job of saving almost everything he faced. This wasn’t the first time Trippier has cost us a goal this season, with his error leading to Manchester United’s only goal in our loss to the Red Devils.
Trippier hasn’t tapped into the form that he hit at the World Cup, and we are yet to see him perform consistently for Spurs this season. Several Spurs fans seemed to have had enough of the defender and ripped into him on Twitter.
Terminate his contract we’ve had it.
— Ant. (@AnthonyCOYS) January 27, 2019
— 로또1등러 (@light_deok) January 27, 2019
We all saw that coming let’s be fair
— Jack Carter (@jack22857047) January 27, 2019
I’m so disappointed that I laughed right after he missed the penalty.
— Jude Foxington (@fuzzywuzzytail) January 27, 2019
Well imagine we had a second striker to take penalties
— Billy Hughes (@Billyhughes27) January 27, 2019
Sell Treppier to Poundland for a freaking penny!
— Dovid Ben Rivkah Trepp (@David_Trepp) January 27, 2019
— AO (@Adam_Oliver1) January 27, 2019
Don’t think he’s actually worth anything
— Corey Lewis (@coreyjakelewis) January 27, 2019
— . (@MxrtiaI11) January 27, 2019
I’m literally fed up of letting Tottenham ruin my weekend and most of the following week!
— Rhys Williams (@RhysWilliams_28) January 27, 2019
Seriously, absolute nightmare 😥
— Jason Snell (@JasonSnell73) January 27, 2019
You have to ask, Why Trippier? Why not Llorente I mean he’s your striker….right!?!
— Baba Yaga (@Chief_Concern) January 27, 2019
Buzzing we didn’t but any players last year
— James Caulfield ✌️ (@jrcaulf) January 27, 2019