Tottenham team-mates congratulate Victor Wanyama on Twitter

Tottenham's Victor Wanyama celebrates with manager Mauricio Pochettino after scoring their first goal

Spurs beat Crystal Palace 1-0 yesterday.

Tottenham's Victor Wanyama celebrates with manager Mauricio Pochettino after scoring their first goalTottenham's Victor Wanyama celebrates with manager Mauricio Pochettino after scoring their first goal

Tottenham Hotspur picked up their first win of the Premier League season yesterday with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.

It was a game that on balance they deserved to win but in the end it came courtesy of an unlikely goalscorer.

When Spurs splashed out to bring Victor Wanyama to the club from Southampton this summer it is doubtful his goal-scoring ability was high on their list of requisite qualities.

Tottenham's Victor Wanyama celebrates as he applauds fans after the matchTottenham's Victor Wanyama celebrates as he applauds fans after the match

But he finished with a close range header to earn all three points for Spurs at the Lane.

It was the Kenyan international’s first goal since joining Spurs this summer and he took to Twitter after the game to express his joy at scoring such a significant goal:

He was not the only one congratulating him on the goal.

Plenty of Spurs players also took to Twitter to revel in his first goal for the club.

Harry Kane, who set him up for the goal, had a message for him as did Erik Lamela – Tottenham’s goalscorer in the opening game of the season against Everton – whilst Jan Vertonghen was also congratulatory:

Next up for Spurs is Liverpool next Saturday.

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