By Harvey Byrne

Ryan Mason thanked Tottenham supporters on Twitter after the clash against Hull on Wednesday evening.

The 25-year-old youth graduate left Spurs in the summer in a £13million deal to the Tigers.

It was his first return to White Hart Lane in the opposition side since his move and he received a warm welcome from fans of the north London club.

The one-time capped England international entered the pitch as a 66th minute substitute, coming on for Sam Clucas.

He alongside several other former Spurs men in Jake Livermore, Tom Huddleston and Michael Dawson were unable to stop Mike Phelan’s outfit from falling to a 3-0 defeat.

However, the occasion was bigger than the result and Mason paid tribute to his old supporters on his personal Twitter account after the match.

A Christian Eriksen double alongside a Victor Wanyama strike ensured their team all three points against the 19th placed Tigers.

It has seen them remain in fifth, but they are still within touching distance of Manchester City in fourth with just three points separating them.

Spurs currently boast a better goal difference than the Manchester club and a win against Burnley  on Sunday alongside a City defeat against Arsenal could see Tottenham move back into the top four.

In other Tottenham news, Victor Wanyama has explained why he had a go at the Spurs bench against Hull.