Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter to Ben Osborn's performance

Ben Osborn impressed as Nottingham Forest almost pulled off an upset at White Hart Lane.

For an hour it seemed as though Nottingham Forest were about to pull off a memorable upset at White Hart Lane.

Their initial lead against Premier League side Tottenham was not the work of the XI which has propelled Forest to the top of the Championship, but a team made up of mostly second string players.

None of them impressed more than midfielder Ben Osborn, who came agonisingly close to scoring a first half wondergoal.

A dazzling run saw him waltz through the Spurs midfield and unleash a curling shot which beat Michel Vorm, only for the Forest man to see his shot hit the crossbar.

Osborn played all 90 minutes, and completed a higher percentage of his passes than any Forest midfielder, with 85 per cent.

His four successful dribbling attempts were as many as England internationals Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend managed between them for Tottenham.

Osborn also made five tackles, a figure matched by Spurs midfielders Benjamin Stambouli and Andros Townsend, but bettered by nobody.

At only 20, the midfielder has shown himself to be an excellent prospect, and while Ryan Mason rightly is grabbing the headlines, Osborn was a crossbar away from similar acclaim.

Here's a look at how Forest fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...

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