Tottenham Hotspur supporters must love how DeAndre Yedlin is producing for them ... while on another team.
The Seattle Sounders product and Tottenham loanee helped Sunderland beat Manchester United 2-1 on Saturday and, according to WhoScored.com, he was also the second-highest rated player on the field at right back. The result was a massive setback to one of Tottenham Hotspurs' direct competitors in their quest for a place in the UEFA Champions League.
It was Sunderland's first home win against ManUtd since 1997 and the match marked Yedlin's first English Premier League start since December 5 of last year. He came in for the injured Billy Jones, who sat out with a hip ailment.
Yedlin, who was transferred by Seattle to Tottenham in August 2014, is currently on a season-long loan to Sunderland and only a few days ago his manager, Sam Allardyce, explained why he hasn't given the 22-year-old more playing time.
"Billy has got a lot of experience and we've got DeAndre, who has got very little experience at this level," Allardyce told The Independent. "He [Yedlin] has got a lot of qualities, but without that experience, it's a massive ask to perform at the consistent level that you need to at this stage of the season, under the pressure that we're all under."
You've got to wonder if "Big Sam" is feeling a little differently today.
Bad dive by me, kids don't do that lol! But great fight from the team to get 3 points today! Support was unreal! #SAFC— DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) February 13, 2016
DeAndre Yedlin and Sunderland beat Man Utd 2-1. Good game from Yedlin overall, win should help him keep his lineup spot. #usmnt— Doug McIntyre (@DougMacESPN) February 13, 2016
De Andre Yedlin was absolutely brilliant today, thrown in at the deep end against Martial #SAFC— Ben Fraser (@Ben_Fraser_) February 13, 2016
Was he perfect? No...but fact is Deandre Yedlin went 90+ in a win against ManU--top win of the year for #Sunderland. Deserves another start.— Stephen Meyer (@StephenMeyer_BR) February 13, 2016
Unreal play from DeAndre Yedlin, had our defence on strings for a second. Breezed past three or four players with absolute ease.— NM (@ffsRooney) February 13, 2016