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‘Came up big when it mattered’ – Some Tottenham fans salute one man after Watford draw

Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 0-0 draw by Watford on Saturday afternoon, and after the match their fans thanked a key performer for his part in earning the point.

Spurs went across London in mixed form and potentially up against it as they were taking on a side who have completely turned their fortunes around since changing their manager.

Watford are on the up whereas Tottenham are just beginning to stutter again under Jose Mourinho, not being helped by the injury to Harry Kane.

Given the doubts over them going into the game, Spurs actually made a decent start to the contest, with a huge penalty appeal turned down early on, while their hosts could have been reduced to 10 men after a poor challenge from Etienne Capoue unbelievably went unpunished.

Things turned around a little after the break though, and it was the Hornets who were given a golden chance to open the scoring when Jan Vertonghen was adjudged to have handled in the box, but Tottenham found a hero when they needed it the most.

That came in the form of custodian Paulo Gazzaniga, with the Spurs stopper guessing correctly to keep Troy Deeney’s penalty out of his net and keep Mourinho’s men in the contest.

Tottenham could have won it late on when Erik Lamela went close, but in the end they were forced to settle for a goalless draw, much to their annoyance.

Although it wasn’t the result Spurs fans were looking for at Vicarage Road, they were quick to recognise the impact that their goalkeeper made in the match, and were full of praise for him on Twitter after the game, when replying to a post from the Argentine.

Gazzaniga has been an able deputy for Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal, and plenty of supporters made it clear how thankful they were for his penalty save.

Here are some of their posts:

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