Tweet emerges showing Tottenham Hotspur star Eric Dier supporting Newcastle United in 2012

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But today's goalscorer is not a Newcastle United fan.

Tottenham Hotspur have been beaten in the Premier League for the first time since the opening game of the season against Manchester United.

They conceded two second half goals from substitutes Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez, the latter of which proved to be one of the last kicks of the game.

It was a poor second-half performance from Spurs and in the end they could not complain with the final result.

It had all started so well.

Spurs took the lead in the 39th minute and looked to be on their way to an unconvincing victory.

The goalscorer was one of the revelations of the season. The newly shaven England international Eric Dier headed home a Christian Eriksen corner with gusto, finally getting the better of the in form Rob Elliot.

He reeled away celebrating with some passion, but a tweet soon emerged on Twitter that suggested split loyalties.

This message from May 2012, when Dier was an 18-year-old with Sporting Lisbon, appeared to be backing Newcastle United in a game with Manchester City - in which The Toon were looking to win and move into the top four at the detriment of his current team Spurs.

However, it would seem that it was not a fondness of Newcastle United that saw him send the tweet. He is in fact a Manchester United fan and he was hoping for a favour as the battle for the title went to the wire that season.

Of course, City won the league that season with a dramatic final day win against QPR.

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