Eric Dier criticised for 'horrible miscue' before Brentford goal

‘Dier from Dier!’: ‘Fed up’ Tottenham fans are left to rue centre back’s ‘horrible’ fluffed clearance that handed Brentford a crucial corner in their Premier League return…. moments before Ivan Toney’s goal

  • Ivan Toney doubled Brentford’s lead over Spurs after a poor Eric Dier clearance
  • Tottenham fans slammed Dier as  a ‘catastrophe waiting to happen’ online
  • Antonio Conte’s men went on to secure a 2-2 draw after falling two goals behind
  • Harry Kane returned to the scoresheet after his World Cup heartbreak in Qatar
  • Brentford fans taunted England star with chants of ‘you let your country down’ 

Fans have slammed Eric Dier over the Tottenham defender’s skewed clearance prior to Brentford’s second goal in their 2-2 draw on Boxing Day.

The England international blazed a left-footed clearance directly out for a corner while under minimal pressure, which came before Ivan Toney doubled the hosts’ advantage. 

Toney added Brentford’s second of the day from the resulting corner, turning in at the back post from Christian Norgaard’s flick on.

Eric Dier was criticised by fans for his clearance which led to Brentford’s second goal

Fans quickly expressed their frustrations at Dier, suggesting the goal was ‘inevitable’ after his mistake.

‘As soon as Dier sliced it for a corner it was guaranteed to be a goal and it was always always always going to be Toney. Spursy,’ one fan tweeted.

‘I’m just so fed up of Eric Dier. So fed up,’ another added.

‘As long as Eric Dier starts for Spurs, the trophy drought will continue. Nobody even near him on that miscue. He’s a catastrophe waiting to happen.’

Supporters expressed their disappointment with Dier as Brentford stormed into a 2-0 lead

Former England international Matthew Upson labelled Dier’s clearance as ‘horrible’.

‘This is the incident that leads to the corner [Dier clearance], he looks to the sky Antonio Conte,’ Upson said on Amazon Prime.

‘But after that, they have to step up and do their job Tottenham, they just don’t do it. 

‘The ball is good, the movement is good. 

‘Toney is hungry in the box, he is on the move, anticipating. There is no doubt from Toney he is going to win the ball. 

‘Tottenham don’t deal with it and pay the price. It was horrible wasn’t it.’ 

Dier has featured in all Tottenham’s Premier League matches this season, with the central defender having earned a recall to the England squad for the World Cup.

The 28-year-old featured twice for Gareth Southgate’s side in Qatar as a substitute.

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