Wolves fans have been reacting on social media to Matt Doherty’s first game in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt.
The Republic of Ireland international was handed his full debut by Jose Mourinho against Everton on Sunday, following his recent £15 million move to the club.
Spurs set up with a flat back four, but with Doherty pushed very high for the hosts.
Having operated as a right wing-back for Wolves for so long, it was going to be interesting to see how the 28-year-old would get on without a right-sided centre-back playing fairly close to him and covering the space he leaves behind.
Unfortunately for Doherty, it was not a remarkable first outing, and the system change clearly gave him a lot to think about.
He did have one great chance to actually score; Harry Kane clipping a ball over the top only for Doherty to be thwarted by Jordan Pickford from close range.
It was generally a tough outing for Doherty, although he was by no means Spurs’ worst player.
Some Wolves fans naturally took a small degree of pleasure seeing the defender struggle for his new club:
Had a Weston against Everton
— Oxley-Wolf 💛🖤 ^-^ (@wyndowlicker) September 13, 2020
He’s made his bed so now got lye in it. Stupid move
— Dave (@DaveWW1877) September 13, 2020
we wolves fans tried to warn you that Doherty was no good in a back 4 !!!
Play him as a wing back and he will be ok #wwfc
— (\/) ¢ ₩ ○ / f 🐺 (@LeeMcWolf) September 13, 2020
Nuno legitimately sent Doherty on a mission to finish off Mourinho. Then buy him back for £75,000 next summer.#wwfc
— Joshua (@Joshua93Ww) September 13, 2020
— Tom Wolverson (@wwfctom_) September 13, 2020
So let’s talk about Matt Doherty and his defensive disasterclass
— Luke (@Luke_WWFC02) September 13, 2020
— 👑 (@HMstephens20) September 13, 2020
Sold Matt Doherty to Spurs to weaken their defence…
Jeff Shi masterclass pic.twitter.com/ofqrdYlydN
— george (@wolvesgeorge_) September 13, 2020
Another few games like today and we will be able to take Matt Doherty back on loan after Christmas !! #wwfc
— Nick Daniels (@molineuxman1977) September 13, 2020