Photo: Victor Wanyama taking on former Spurs star Scott Parker in friendly

Charlton Athletic's Callum Harriott in action with Fulham's Scott Parker

Tottenham came up against Fulham in a friendly at Hotpsur way on Saturday.

Charlton Athletic's Callum Harriott in action with Fulham's Scott ParkerCharlton Athletic's Callum Harriott in action with Fulham's Scott Parker

Saturday's friendly between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham saw former Spurs captain and midfield general Scott Parker come up against recent White Hart Lane arrival Victor Wanyama, himself a notorious anchorman from his time at Southampton and Celtic, in photos from the Spurs website.

And though Fulham edged out the game 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Luca de la Torre, it was a good opportunity for Mauricio Pochettino to run the rule over some young players that were part of the Spurs side, as well as recent signings Wanyama and Vincent Janssen.

And it was no surprise to see pictures published by the Spurs website turn up on Twitter showing the Kenyan tussling with the former Tottenham favourite.

Parker had a couple of years at Tottenham when he was seen as one of the best midfielders England had at their disposal. His first season saw him make the PFA Team of the Year and he was also named Spurs player of the year.

Parker's technical and tenacious approach often saw him pirouetting with the ball to help start attacks from deep in midfield, even though he enjoyed his football more under Harry Redknapp than under his successor Andre Villas-Boas.

Manchester City's Samir Nasri in action with Southampton's Victor WanyamaManchester City's Samir Nasri in action with Victor Wanyama

The 35-year-old left White Hart Lane in 2013, and is about to enter his fourth season at Craven Cottage.

Spurs have signed a different beast in Wanyama, who is a much more of a destructive, physical player than Parker was in his pomp. 

But if the former Saints man can have as positive an impact as Parker did when he first arrived, he will be a very good signing indeed.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring their third goalVictor Wanyama celebrates scoring for Southampton

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