Photos: Jermain Defoe's warm embrace with Roberto Soldado

The Sunderland striker shared a warm moment with the Tottenham Hotspur forward yet to fill his shoes.

Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe endured a frustrating return to White Hart Lane yesterday afternoon.

The 32-year-old failed to net for Sunderland and suffered the disappointment of a late defeat against his old club.

Jan Vertonghen gave Spurs the lead but it was Defoe that tricked that very same defender into needlessly giving a free kick away in his own half - and that free kick brought about Sunderland's equaliser. But Christian Eriksen scored late on yet again to give Tottenham all three points and send Sunderland back to Wearside empty handed.

For Defoe, it wasn't quite the dream debut or the return to north London he would have wanted. More is surely to come from the veteran striker, however, as he is yet to gain full fitness in readjusting to the Premier League.

What was perhaps most intriguing about the Sunderland striker's return to the Lane, meanwhile, was that opposite number Roberto Soldado probably endured a more disappointing day for Tottenham. The Spaniard is pictured above in a warm embrace with Defoe and he is yet to fill the 32-year-old's shoes when it comes to scoring goals at Spurs. That feat looks as though it's going to Harry Kane...

Here, meanwhile, are the best pictures of a disgruntled-looking Defoe on his Tottenham return!

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