Vincent Janssen arrived from AZ Alkmaar in the summer with much expected of him but despite flashes of good play, the Dutchman has struggled at the Lane.
He only managed to find the net a handful of times for Spurs, all of which came from the penalty spot. He did score from open play in a 6-0 drubbing of Millwall in the FA Cup but before today had not registered a solitary goal not from a dead ball situation in the league.
Tottenham took on Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth in the first game of the weekend and it was never really a contest in truth with first half goals from Moussa Dembele and Heung-min Son killing off the game. Harry Kane made it three shortly after half-time and Spurs took their foot off the gas as they cruised to another win.
The icing on the cake came in the final minutes with Janssen smashing home on the second attempt to shake off that unwanted tag so often levelled at him.
Twitter was quick to react to the striker’s big moment.
Janssen scores from open play. If ever there was a sign needed that the end of the world is near, that is it. Light 'em up Pyongyang
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) April 15, 2017
Just when you thought this Tottenham team couldn't get better Vincent Janssen actually scores a goal off the bench late on. Tearing up.
— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) April 15, 2017
It's getting silly now. Janssen has scored.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 15, 2017
Pretty sure Janssen & Dembele scoring in the same game is a sign the world is ending. World War 3, we're coming for you.
— Billie (@Billie_T) April 15, 2017
I saw Vincent Janssen score a premier league goal live at the lane.
What. A. Moment.
— Mark Chappell 马克 (@ChappellMark) April 15, 2017
JANSSEN HAS SCORED FROM OPEN PLAY! Launch the Nukes Kim Jong, life has peaked
— Rob Palmer (@Not_Rob_Palmer) April 15, 2017
Vincent janssen….. he scores when he wants ??
— Jack Adams (@_jacko1987) April 15, 2017
Who's making the 'I was there when Janssen scored'*
*from open play in the league
— J_Brook (@J_Brook) April 15, 2017
If you missed the goal, here it is in all its somewhat underwhelming glory.
— The COYS Boys (@thecoysboys) 15 April 2017