Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente finally got off the mark for his new club in their 3-0 win against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday night, which sent social media into meltdown.
After 17 appearances for Spurs, the former Swansea man scored the opener in the 3-0 victory. Llorente has found a starting place hard to come by this season, with most of his appearances coming from the bench.
With Spurs already qualified as Group H winners, manager Mauricio Pochettino rested some of his key players and started the Spaniard up front. The bosses faith in the striker was repaid in the 20th minute, after a beautiful piece of play led to the forward slotting home past goalkeeper
All you llorente haters out there, this young kid is gonna be a sensation.— Martin Griffiths (@martygee56) December 6, 2017
There it is. Fernando Llorente's first Spurs goal. Nice touch and turn before slotting home from Aurier's low cross.— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) December 6, 2017
MY EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF A FERNANDO LLORENTE GOAL! #COYS— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) December 6, 2017
Despite the ironic comments, Llorente did in fact play well on the night, and linked up very well with