Onomah came off the bench in the 89th minute of Tottenham’s 3-1 victory against Aston Villa, replacing another teenage sensation in the form of Dele Alli.
This was the 18-year-old’s third senior appearance for Spurs after previous cameos against Burnley in the FA Cup and Anderlecht in the Europa League, but the way he is being incorporated into the match-day squad it seems this could be his breakthrough campaign in North London.
Oxford knows all about making his top flight debut after he shone for West Ham in their opening day victory against Arsenal that set in motion a wonderful run of results.
However, the 16-year-old has rarely been seen since and last came on against Liverpool for the final nine minutes back in late August.
Currently working hard with West Ham’s under-21s, Oxford is destined to become a star in time and Hammers manager Slaven Bilic will be patient with him, just as Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will be with Onomah.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday morning, Oxford wrote the following message to Onomah: “Well deserved bro,” and it certainly was.