Tottenham Hotspur fans excited about Walker-Peters following debut

Some Tottenham Hotspur fans may have still been mourning the loss of Kyle Walker following the right-back’s impressive performance for new club Manchester City on Saturday, but he was soon forgotten by the end of the weekend.

The reason being the performance of Kyle Walker-Peters, who took the vacancy for Sunday’s Premier League opener against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

The 20-year-old, who joined Spurs’ academy in 2013, made his top-flight debut and ended the 2-0 win with Sky Sports’ Man of the Match award.

Kieran Tripper’s injury meant that Walker-Peters was called into action, and even though it is early days, the youngster has given manager Mauricio Pochettino something to think about.

Dele Alli and Ben Davies got on the scoresheet for Tottenham, but the focus was on Walker-Peters, who has made a case for being included in the club’s clash against Chelsea at Wembley this Sunday.

After the match, the young defender took to Twitter, and the fans responded with praise.