Andros Townsend was a second half substitute for Newcastle United against Leicester City, but was unable to turn the game in their favour.
Townsend was a £12 million January signing from Tottenham, and was making his fourth appearance for the Magpies.
As well as attempting to help his own side avoid relegation, a big performance from the winger could have helped his former team in their quest to win the Premier League title, up against league leaders Leicester.
He was unable to help either, shut out by a committed Leicester City side which kept a clean sheet against Newcastle in a 1-0 win to extend their advantage at the top of the Premier League table back to five points.
Townsend came on in the 55th minute, and created one chance, but did not manage a shot at goal. He had 26 touches in total, being dispossessed once.
He joined Newcastle to get back to playing regularly after being frozen out at Spurs, and to give his Euro 2016 hopes a boost, but so far it is not working out.
Tottenham are surely feeling pleased with their negotiations, managing to get £12 million out of Newcastle, and the 24-year-old is yet to live up to his price tag.
Spurs fans reacted to Townsend's display on Twitter, with chairman Daniel Levy's negotiating skills hailed as being first class.
We are now resting our hopes on Townsend scoring , OMG what a thought #coys— Neil (@monkey1959neil) March 14, 2016
Townsend performing poorly for Spurs, once again. Levy still a genius for getting over £2m for him!— Rory Harper (@RoryHarper1) March 14, 2016
£12m for Townsend , levy needs locking up the thief.— GaryLDN (@GaryLDN) March 14, 2016