Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock made his first team comeback after a lengthy lay-off, as a substitute at White Hart Lane.
Blackstock came on with the score at 1-1 with only 14 minutes remaining, but could not help Forest stem the tide of a resurgent Tottenham, who won 3-1.
The 28-year-old has been out since early last season after undergoing knee surgery, and made a return to action in the under-21s earlier this month. This game was however his first game back for the first team.
Felt great to be back playing tonight!! Thought the lads played really well and didn't deserve to lose!!!#nffc— Dexter Blackstock (@dexblackstock23) September 24, 2014
Forest acquitted themselves excellently and for an hour appeared to be the better team.
The game's statistics however edged in Tottenham's favours, and not just the goals. Spurs landed five shots on target to Forest's two, with 20 overall efforts compared to seven from the visitors.
Both sides struck the woodwork, with Spurs having 62 per cent possession compared to Forest's 38 per cent.