By Richard Parks

Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to rave about Kieran Trippier for his performance in their 2-0 Premier League win against Watford on Monday night.

Spurs moved a step closer to qualifying for next season’s Champions League with a scrappy victory at Wembley Stadium.

Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane took the  fourth-placed Londoners five points clear of Chelsea with only three matches to play.

Trippier was selected at right-back ahead of Serge Aurier and played the full 90 minutes of a match that manager Mauricio Pochettino had hailed beforehand as vital.

The right-back continued his excellent form against Watford by providing the cross which Orestis Karnezis fumbled in the build-up to the first goal and then set up Kane for the second.

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Trippier, 27, has come in for criticism from a large section of Spurs fans at various times this season, with many highlighting his defending as a major issue, especially against strong teams.

But the England international was widely hailed as the hero by supporters after the match, an unexpected position for the player hailed last night as “a punk” and even “world class”.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

In other Tottenham news, the club have blown Manchester United out of the water to seal the signing of 2018, with many claiming the deal is now done.

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