By Russell Edge

23rd Sep, 2017 | 3:26pm

'Was class', A liability' - Tottenham fans divided by defender's performance v West Ham

By Russell Edge

Tottenham fans have been left divided on social media after the performance of Serge Aurier in their victory over West Ham.

The Ivory Coast international made a bright start to the game, offering an attacking threat down the right flank while also demonstrating his defensive capabilities with a last ditch tackle to deny Marko Arnautovic from pulling the trigger.

However a accumulation of fouls saw him pick up a yellow card in the second half, before a reckless lunge at Andy Carroll saw him pick up his second booking and subsequently his marching orders.

While his dismissal had many Spurs fans up in arms on Twitter, there were those who could look past the red card and credit him for a fine performance.

Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:

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Aurier arrived at Tottenham from French side Paris Saint Germain over the summer, and has established himself as an important member of the first team squad, although Saturday was his first start in the Premier League.

However, his place in the starting XI is not guaranteed, with former Burnley defender Kieran Trippier and young full back Kyle-Walker Peters both vying for the same position.

His suspension is only for domestic ties, which means he could play a part in Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Apoel Nicosia.

In other Tottenham news, Alan Shearer has claimed Spurs boss Pochettino needs to be more like Mourinho.

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