By Harry Sykes
Nacer Chadli failed to make an impact against former club Tottenham on Saturday – and Spurs fans on Twitter were grateful.
Chadli was named in the West Brom starting XI for the lunchtime Premier League clash at White Hart Lane but was completed overshadowed as Tottenham ran out 4-0 winners.
A Harry Kane hat-trick and an own goal from Gareth McAuley secured the three points for Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they continued their winning run.
Former Spurs winger Chadli scored West Brom’s goal when the two sides drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
But the £13million signing of last summer could not repeat the feat at the home of his former club and was substituted 61 minutes into the clash with his team two goals down.
Spurs supporters thanked Chadli for not scoring, with some claiming they did not miss him one bit while others missing his skills on the wing.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Katherine Rupp (@KatherineRupp) January 14, 2017
Chadli looked relieved to come off. #COYS
— The OO (@TedDennison) January 14, 2017
— RuckerHaringey (@RuckerHaringey) January 14, 2017
Nacer Chadli delaying and losing possession inside the 18 while attacking. Seems oddly familiar. #COYS
— Sissokodou (@iamTHFC) January 14, 2017
Awesome first half by us today, i feel sorry for Chadli, he deserves to play on a better team #COYS
— Coys’Life (@Tommyroed) January 14, 2017
Ok officially over Chadli now. Scored goals against Arsenal. Over it #COYS
— SuperSav (@Supersav1985) January 14, 2017
Tottenham’s sixth consecutive league win has lifted them to second in the league table, their highest position this season.
They have narrowed the gap on leaders Chelsea to just four points and are one point above Liverpool, who travel to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a striker has signed after Spurs agreed terms.