Spurs trailed Leicester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when Jamie Vardy’s injury-time penalty separated the teams at the half-time interval on Sunday afternoon.
Leicester controlled the possession in the early stages of the contest, but Spurs had the better of the chances, with Harry Kane going close twice in the opening 45 minutes.
But the opening goal of the game came from the penalty spot, as Serge Aurier, who is valued at £18 million (as per Transfermarkt), fouled Wesley Fofana in the penalty area, with the Leicester defender having his back to goal.
After referee Craig Pawson looked at the incident at the pitch-side monitor, a penalty was awarded, and Vardy dispatched the spot-kick confidently, as he struck the ball down the middle of the goal to give the visitors the lead on the day, before going on to seal their victory in the second half.
Aurier has come in for criticism for his role in the incident, with plenty of Tottenham Hotspur supporters unhappy with the defender’s challenge on the Foxes defender.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from a number of Spurs supporters from Twitter below….
Aurier is actually stupid and ndombele lo Celso duo is not working
— lamchouguer (@lamchouguer1) December 20, 2020
Very poor, never looked like we were in this game. Never looked like we cared very much either. Aurier was a disgrace.
— NeilW (@WhoriskeyNeil) December 20, 2020
Has to hook Aurier for that at half time no excuses
— Ian Ryan (@ianryan95) December 20, 2020
Aurier benefits from Sissoko covering him btw. He’s not actually been that great this season
— – (@ThfcGed) December 20, 2020
Aurier doing Aurier things finally. Foxes got to him.
— Wes Pohler (@PohlerWes) December 20, 2020
Aurier is an idiot. Jose needs to sub him.
— Andrew Spooner ????? (@andrewspoooner) December 20, 2020
Sorry but that is a penalty all day long. Stupid from Aurier who has actually been decent so far this season.
— Lewis Taylor (@mrlewistaylor) December 20, 2020
Aurier just can’t be trusted. He will always have that in him
— Jacob Baum (@jacobadambaum) December 20, 2020
That was the old Aurier there
— Fenton (@LiamFenton11) December 20, 2020
Get Aurier out of my club
— Mr Sweet Giblets (@lilthicc_) December 20, 2020
Good to have old Serge Aurier back. I missed him.
— Franklin Out (@_TheUnderdogs_) December 20, 2020