Tottenham managed to clinch a 3-1 victory over Leicester City on Sunday but the result could have been different if it wasn’t for the heroics of Hugo Lloris.
Indeed, the Foxes travelled to Wembley and showed plenty of attacking intent, but their endeavours were largely thwarted by the Frenchman.
The turning point of the match arrived in the second-half as Jamie Vardy came off the bench with a golden opportunity to score a deserved equaliser from the penalty spot.
But Lloris won the mental battle and parried a weak penalty around the post, sparking delirium in the stands and amongst the Spurs players, with Jan Vertonghen’s reaction particularly catching the eye on social media.
Think it’s fair to say defender Jan Vertonghen was pretty astonished to see Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris finally save a Premier League penalty for Spurs.
— Last Word On Spurs (@LastWordOnSpurs) February 10, 2019
Indeed, the 31-year-old looked stunned by the crucial penalty save, and supporters were eager to share that feeling on Twitter.
However, one fan jumped to Lloris’ defence and suggested that his penalty saving record is better than supporters are willing to give him credit for.
Here’s what the Spurs fans had to say about their defender’s reaction to the incident:
This is fantastic. His face.
— Louise McAuliffe (@McAuliffeLouise) February 10, 2019
Jan represents every true Spurs fan in the country!! #COYS !!
— J Chiff (@JChiff) February 10, 2019
— Phil Brown (@brownout1) February 11, 2019
that was everyone’s face
— Andrew Burr (@VanDerBurr) February 10, 2019
— Daniel (@dpad328) February 10, 2019
Weren’t we all
— Sarah Walsh (@scarahstarer) February 11, 2019
Unfair as he’s saved 25% of penalties he’s faced
— Graham Bickerton (@GBickerton77) February 10, 2019
If keepers only stood still like Hugo did, far more would be saved – just a theory
— Adam McCulloch (@mccullocha) February 11, 2019