'Send him on loan', 'Absolutely shocking' – Spurs fans fume at first-half of one man v Leicester
Tottenham have to beat Leicester today to secure third place in the league but things didn’t go to plan in the first-half of their final game at Wembley – and fans are furious with stand-in defender Kyle Walker-Peters.
Things started to go wrong before the kick-off as Jan Vertonghen was injured in the warm-up, leading to Victor Wanyama taking his place on the team sheet.
And it got even worse very quickly on Sunday afternoon as Jamie Vardy was left free to nod home in the fourth minute, with Walker-Peters seemingly marking two men.
Harry Kane – needing at least three goals to catch Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot – equalised for Spurs in the seventh minute after running through on goal.
But Riyad Mahrez, in possibly his last game for Leicester, put the visitors back in the lead in the 16th minute and fans blamed Walker-Peters for this goal too.
Meanwhile, Liverpool weren’t having it all their own way against Brighton, despite dominating play and getting refused a stonewall penalty, until Salah popped up with the opening goal midway through the first-half. Another goal from Dejan Lovren before half-time puts all the pressure on Spurs.
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As it stands Liverpool will pip Spurs to third and the season will end in disappointment for Pochettino.
Here are the best reactions from Tottenham fans to Walker-Peters:
Sign Mahrez and send KWP on loan he’s having an absolute stinker
— SPURSinGIFs2 (@SPURSinGIFs2) May 13, 2018
And that my friends is why KWP doesn't play.
— Chad Smith (@Chadwicks22) May 13, 2018
Okay, may I know why we didn't play KWP more often, @SpursOfficial ???
— Alok Badri (@alok_TTID) May 13, 2018
That’s just about the worst defended free kick I’ve ever seen. KWP had two men at the near post, such a basic, avoidable error. Why’s Lloris not getting them organised?
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) May 13, 2018
KWP marking of Vardy there….absolutely shocking
— SpursWorldwide (@SpursWorldwide) May 13, 2018
Proper shit all round from KWP that
— RaggaMan (@SpursJunglist) May 13, 2018
KWP gives away the free kick and then forgets to mark Vardy. Excellent.
— Ciarán (@LordFIMM) May 13, 2018
— Caroline Williams (@ceewill116) May 13, 2018
Shite defending from Spurs. Why Walker-Peters started over Aurier or even Trippier I don't understand. Why Dier started over Sanchez I don't get either
— |R|S (@zerofoxgiven75) May 13, 2018
Yeah Walker Peters is rubbish although that’s a blatant foul on Eriksen. Referees doing us dirty YET again this season
— . (@BenSpursFan) May 13, 2018
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