Tottenham Hotspur recorded their first win of the 2016-17 campaign on Saturday, with a 1-0 victory over London rivals Crystal Palace getting Mauricio Pochettino’s men off the mark.

It certainly was not a vintage performance by last season’s title contenders and it took a Victor Wanyama header with eight minutes remaining to give the hosts all three points.

Pochettino made headlines with his team selection, as Dutch import Vincent Janssen led the line for the North London club, meaning Harry Kane dropped into the number ten role and Dele Alli was omitted.

The former AZ Alkmaar forward has moved to England with a burgeoning reputation after a goal-laden debut season in the Eredivisie in 2015-16.

However, Janssen could not open his Tottenham account despite a number of chances falling his way – with one gilt-edged miss in the second half particularly standing out in the memory.

After the game Tottenham fans took to Twitter to comment on the Netherlands international’s performance, with most glossing over his poor finishing and stating that they were impressed with the new Spurs striker.


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