Crystal Palace's first Premier League game of the season could not have gone much worse, but debutant Timothy Fosu-Mensah showed promise.
Fosu-Mensah moved to Manchester United on loan just days earlier and was thrown straight into Frank de Boer's starting XI.
The talented Dutch defender could not stop his team losing 3-0 at home to Huddersfield Town, but he did prevent the scoreline becoming even more embarrassing.
Fosu-Mensah showed his talent and speed with a superb last ditch tackle on Steve Mounie, who was closing in to complete a hat-trick.
Mounie had begun with at least a five yard head start on the defender, whose determination even at 3-0 down said a lot about his desire to become a success at Palace.
Up next is a very difficult trip to Liverpool for the Eagles, and more heroics may be required from Fosu-Mensah to prevent a similar embarrassment.
He did enough to show he deserves another opportunity in Palace's team, on a day where there were very few bright spots at all for De Boer's side.
Here is a look at how Crystal Palace fans reacted on Twitter to Fosu-Mensah's debut...
That tackle by Fosu-Mensah... Guess one of the reasons he was signed was for his recovery pace. #cpfc— Lee McBride (@LeeDMcBride) August 12, 2017
What the hell happened to Riedewald? His confidence was shot to pieces. Fosu-Mensah stopped the game being an embarrassment. #CPFC— Nick (@NickCPFC10) August 12, 2017
Loftus-Cheek and Fosu-Mensah were both good today. Garbage everywhere else tbh. #cpfc— Sam Hesketh (@abjekt) August 12, 2017
I'd give everyone a 3/10 today except Fosu-Mensah and RLC who were class #cpfc— Freddie Curran (@freddie3curran) August 12, 2017