Tottenham Hotspur fans react to Erik Lamela's performance

Tottenham Hotspur fans display banners during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 at home to Newcastle United today.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian midfielder Erik Lamela controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham...

Tottenham Hotspur suffered their first defeat of the new season today as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Newcastle United.

Spurs had beaten Aston Villa and drawn at Manchester City, meaning that many expected Mauricio Pochettino's men to ease past a struggling Newcastle side.

The Magpies lost their first two games at the hands of Arsenal and Norwich City, meaning few were even giving Newcastle a chance of getting anything.

 

However, Newcastle were resolute defensively and managed to take the lead in the first half, as Christian Atsu picked out club-record signing Joelinton, and he fired past Hugo Lloris for the only goal of the game.

Spurs dominated possession, but went from side to side too often, failing to really penetrate the Newcastle defence and create clear-cut chances.

Christian Eriksen couldn't change the game, and a VAR decision on a potential penalty on Harry Kane didn't go in Tottenham's favour. When Kane scuffed a late chance from close range, that was that, and Newcastle claimed all three points.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

A host of Spurs players flopped on the day, with midfielder Erik Lamela one of those, with the Argentinian failing to really impact the game before being hooked in favour of Eriksen.

Fans have been slating Lamela on Twitter, suggesting they don't want to see Lamela starting ever again as he was 'woeful' today, urging Mauricio Pochettino to drop him once and for all as the Argentinian simply isn't good enough, and shouldn't be starting ahead of Eriksen or Giovani Lo Celso.

Tottenham Hotspur fans display banners during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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