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Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier

ERIC Dier joined Tottenham to play in matches like Saturday's London derby victory over West Ham, but did not expect to be the man scoring the last-gasp winner.

The England U21 international moved to White Hart Lane from Sporting Lisbon over the summer and made an instant impact as he grabbed the only goal of the game against their local rivals.

Dier appeared on the edge of the West Ham box in added time to secure three points for the visitors after both sides had been reduced to 10 men.

Kyle Naughton was dismissed for handball, with Mark Noble spurning the chance to score from the resulting penalty, before the Hammers had James Collins sent off in the second half.

Dier was delighted with his start at Spurs and was happy to be involved on the opening day of the new Premier League season.

"I was just really happy to play to be honest and to score on top of that, well, I never imagined it," he said.

"I saw the keeper coming out in the corner of my eye and I wanted to touch the ball around him and put it in. It all happened really quickly."


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