Tottenham Hotspur started their English Premier League campaign in typical winning fashion on Sunday with a comfortable 2-0 victory away to Newcastle United.
Dele Alli and Ben Davies were the goalscorers on the afternoon, eventually making the breakthrough after a dogged Newcastle were let down by captain Jonjo Shelvey, who was sent off early in the second half for a stamp on Alli.
In a week when Danny Rose made the headlines with severe criticisms of the club, it seemed fitting that it would be his replacement in the team, Ben Davies, that would pick up a vital goal.
His performance was excellent throughout the match, as was the showing of young Kyle Walker-Peters, both demonstrating that perhaps the full-back troubles at Spurs have been overstated this summer.
If Davies keeps this up then Rose may find it tougher to get back into the first team as quickly as he’d like.
Fans were quick to praise the left-back for his goal and his performance in general and took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
BEN DAVIES!!!! The most underrated player on the squad #THFC
— Andrew Labib (@Andrew_Labib) August 13, 2017
— Matt Elsdon (@mattelsdon79) August 13, 2017
— Nick Davison (@nick_davison10) August 13, 2017
Ben Davies is so underrated, there's no way Rose is gonna come straight back into the team
— Samuel Denny (@SamuelHotspur) August 13, 2017
Ben Davies will get a bonus for scoring. Rose won't like that! 😂😂 #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) August 13, 2017
— Kevin Deamer (@kdeamer82) August 13, 2017
KWP looks as good as anyone, Alli menacing, defence solid, Eriksen 2 assists. Davies saying 'Rose who?' What were we worrying about? #thfc
— Cock On A Ball (@cockonaball1) August 13, 2017