Spurs survived a huge scare in the Premier League at White Hart Lane as they came from behind to win 3-2 against London rivals West Ham in dramatic style.
The Lilywhites fell behind midway through the first half as Michail Antonio headed in from close range, and failed to recover in the first half, going into the break a goal down.
Spurs started the second half with a much higher tempo, and were rewarded six minutes into the second half. Vincent Janssen saw his strike saved by Darren Randolph, but Harry Winks on his full debut was there to score with the follow up.
Vincent Janssen was caught pulling Winston Reid in the box and Mike Dean pointed to the spot for the Dutchman’s infringement. Manuel Lanzini stepped up to fire the Hammers ahead once again.
Dele Alli and Heung-min Son were brought on by Mauricio Pochettino and both had positive impacts, especially the latter. Son did well down the left and pulled back for Harry Kane to tap in with just a couple of minutes of normal time to go.
Son got down the right again just a minute later and was brought down inside the box. Mike Dean correctly pointed to the spot again and Harry Kane kept calm to score his third goal in two games since returning from injury.
Harry Winks made his full debut and impressed many with an excellent display. The youngster looked to make a difference from the start and was involved in Spurs’ best moves more often than not.
Winks was the brightest spark when others looked uninspiring, and was unlucky not to receive the Man of the Match award, and surely would have done if Harry Kane had not popped up with two late goals. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to Winks’ first Premier League start.
What a player wee winks is
— jack caithness (@JackCaithness) 19 November 2016
Harry Winks is brilliant. What a class player he is already
— Josh (@Bucks_PT) 19 November 2016
for me MOTM was HARRY WINKS. When all was dark damp cold and lost he shone through, lifted the ground and brought on the come back
— David Rose (@david_spurs_99) 19 November 2016
Harry Winks definitely MOTM. His role today was crucial. Opened up so well. What a full 90 minutes for him!
— Wesh. (@waweru_jb) 19 November 2016
Harry winks what a first start , unbelievable performance , great player for us in the future !!! What a ending that was ,
— Jay (@jaymccutcheo89) 19 November 2016
Good debut for Harry Winks. Great on the ball, some good, creative attack play. Hope to see more of him.
— Thomas Pinzone (@TJP343) 19 November 2016
— Rajiv Ramlal Jr. (@TheJR22) 19 November 2016
Massive nod to Harry Winks for that performance on full premier league debut. I don’t want to go over the top but he’s better than Modric 😉
— Boggo (@Boggo1) 19 November 2016