Tottenham Hotspur fans react to Scott Parker performance on Twitter

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Tottenham Hotspur fought back to claim a 1-1 draw at the death against league leaders Manchester United.

Clint Dempsey's injury time equaliser was a historic occurence for Tottenham; it marked the first season in Premier League history Spurs had not lost a game to Manchester United; and the first time in 23 years they had gone the whole campaign without defeat in either game.

He proved to be the thorn in their side, just like he was when he scored the winner in the 3-2 victory at Old Trafford in September.

One player who performed a starring role that afternoon was Sandro, but of course the Brazilian was missing from yesterday's line-up after injuring his knee the previous weekend, and will be out for the rest of the season.

Taking his place in the line-up was Scott Parker, who only made his comeback from injury last month, and fans are keen he stays fit, but the Tottenham hierarchy are said to at least be considering bringing in reinforcements while the transfer window remains open.

It should also be noted it was Parker's first league start of the season, which shows just how much football he has missed this campaign.

So how did he get on against the league leaders?

One key statistic shows exactly what he did with great effect - Parker's five interceptions was the highest of any player on the pitch, (with Michael Carrick and Steven Caulker finishing with four each), as he worked hard to break down United's attacks and spread the ball out wide to key men Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale to do the damage.

He also gave away three fouls, more than any other Spurs player, as he sought to keep United from gaining any fluency going forward, and made it to the 80th minute before being substituted for Tom Huddlestone.

With debate raging among fans as to whether Tottenham need to sign another additional defensive midfielder as cover, we took a look at supporter reaction on Twitter to see what they made of his performance, and how close he is to being back to his best...

Here is a selection...

@tomjackson10: great performance. absolutely run them off the park, very average, deserved more than a point, thought Parker was exceptional #thfc #coys

@_thelilywhites: Thought Scott Parker looked a little rusty 1st half but got back in the second. Still needs a few games to get back into full swing #thfc

@cgpete28: Maybe we do need a DM. Sandro out, parker ageing, Hudd and Livermore not good enough. #thfc

@daviddomb11: For a first PL start of the season and to last 80 mins, Scott Parker was outstanding. Delighted to have him back #thfc

@pierack: Parker should stick to the defending element of midfield play and let dembele be the more advanced of the two. He's limited #thfc

@p_nicky: Felt like Parker was further forward than dembele all the time and that's never a positive. #coys

@sithole_snr: Scott Parker is so lively in that midfield it's as if he was neva out for so long... Lack of fitness is letting him down tho

@marksearlegolf: What an honest, hard working pro Scott Parker is. After not much football since his injury I thought he put in a tremendous shift 2day #COYS

@hohum74: Got to remember this is Parker's first start of the season. Got to give him time to work on shape playing alongside Dembele. #coys

@bronroar: Immense effort from Scott Parker. Proof a new midfielder is not needed.

What did you think of Parker's display? Do Spurs need to spend more money just in case?

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