By Wayne Veysey

2nd Jan, 2017 | 7:36am

Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Wimmer display against Watford

By Harry Sykes

Kevin Wimmer returned to the Tottenham starting XI in their 4-1 Premier League win at Watford on Sunday – and supporters took to Twitter to hail his display.

The Austria international took his place in a rejigged defence as manager Mauricio Pochettino was unable to call upon suspended pair Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen.

Wimmer was one of a three centre-backs selected in a 3-5-2 formation, lining up alongside Eric Dier and the returning Toby Alderweireld.

It was a a selection that paid dividends as Spurs ripped Watford apart at Vicarage Road, romping into a four-goal lead after just 46 minutes through two goals apiece from Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

Fans were impressed with the display of Wimmer in just his third league start of the season and took to social media to hail his solid contribution to the win.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Spurs’ win at Watford was their fourth in a row in the Premier League, following victories against Hull, Burnley and Southampton.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in good shape ahead of their showdown against bitter rivals Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night.

Antonio Conte’s side are six points clear at the league summit after winning 13 consecutive league games.

In other Tottenham news, the club have agreed the terms of a 21-year-old move in January.