By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Josh Onomah scored his first Tottenham goal on Wednesday night – and fans took to Twitter to commend his display.
The 19-year-old winger broke his duck against Gillingham in the EFL Cup as Mauricio Pochettino’s side won 5-0 to secure a smooth passage to the last-16 of the competition.
Pochettino made 11 changes from the team that won 1-0 in the Premier League against Sunderland on Sunday, and used the match against League One opposition to give Onomah a start on the right side of the forward line.
The academy graduate repaid his manager’s faith by scoring Spurs’ fourth goal in the emphatic win at White Hart Lane as he was one of two players on the night – along with Vincent Janssen – who netted for the club for the first time.
Supporters were delighted that Pochettino had given some game times to Onomah, who has been a regular in the matchday squad this season and made a series of cameo performances for the club last season.
Fans praised the teenager for bringing some thrust to the attack and combining well with senior players like Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Pro Shadow Boxer (@LoyalSpurs) September 22, 2016
Ok so it was Gillingham but a lot of positives tonight. Janssen, Winks, Onomah. Edwards lively when he came on. Wimmer solid as ever. #COYS
— Chris. (@dobbin59) September 21, 2016
Onomah, tidy performance & soo glad he got a goal. Would like to see him play centrally, but he linked up nicely with Eriksen & Lamela #COYS
— Ryan Alex (@Major_Hank) September 21, 2016
— Skins (@skinsTHFC) September 21, 2016
Marcus Edwards CCV Winks Onomah Walkes the future is very bright ?? #COYS
— Robert Milburn (@milburn138) September 21, 2016
— spursnut (@spursnut25) September 21, 2016
— Arizona Hotspur (@ArizonaHotspur) September 21, 2016
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