Tottenham’s season began with defeat at Old Trafford, going down 1-0 to Manchester United.
Kyle Walker’s own goal sealed the win for the home side in the first half. Spurs had started well before that, and Eriksen came close to opening the scoring for the visitors.
Neither side really looked ready for the curtain raiser. It was unfortunate that a mistake won the match for the hosts.
Tottenham stayed in the game until the death. Eriksen tested debutant Romero late on to no avail.
Toby Alderweireld enjoyed a fine first performance in a Spurs shirt and Michel Vorm deputised well in Hugo Lloris’ absence.
Here’s the best of the rather sensible Twitter reactions…
Michael Owen's been so overly negative – we've done just fine. United haven't created much either. It's come down to one mistake. #COYS
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) August 8, 2015
Don't have a meltdown over losing 1-0 at Old Trafford. You're not Arsenal fans.
— Liquid Spurs (@LiquidSpurs) August 8, 2015
We haven't offered much but neither have they. Should have gone for it earlier
— Adam Flanagan (@therealflannerz) August 8, 2015
— Spurs Fan (@Tottenham_N17) August 8, 2015
Either Man Utd, a team with a number of world class players, are average, or Tottenham are actually decent. COME ON YOU SPURS!
— The Fighting Cock (@LoveTheShirt) August 8, 2015
Plenty of positives to take from the game. More than matched a side most expect to be a shoe-in for the CL places. Still work to be done.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) August 8, 2015
Not bad. No shame in losing 1-0 at Old Trafford with an incomplete side.
— Seb Stafford-Bloor (@SebSB) August 8, 2015
#thfc FT, 1-0 to Utd. Central midfield was a problem area as expected in 1st half but Spurs stayed in the game & were fighting at the end.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) August 8, 2015
5 – Manchester United have won their opening game for the fifth time in the last seven seasons. Marathon.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 8, 2015
Very little between the teams. A platform to work on. The 2 CMs positions very much up for grabs.
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) August 8, 2015
Look on the bright side: Spurs scored the first goal of the season.
— New York Spurs (@nyspurs) August 8, 2015
Well played Spurs. Started stronger. Ended stronger. Goal against the run of play. Encouraged. Onwards and upwards #c?ys
— Colin Wright (@colinwright1959) August 8, 2015
Alderweireld looks like a real player, strong in defence and driving forward at the end trying to force a goal.
— T H F C (@thfc) August 8, 2015
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) August 8, 2015
we really have the best away fans in the world
— Billie (@Billie_T) August 8, 2015
Unlucky. Alderwiereld looked good. Need at least 3 players. Burly midfielder, another creator and at least one striker. Unlikely #COYS
— Theo Delaney (@theodelaney) August 8, 2015