Dane Scarlett scored for Tottenham against Leyton Orient. Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images
A young Tottenham Hotspur side were held to a 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient in Nuno Espirito Santo’s first game in charge.
Dane Scarlett put a strong Spurs starting XI ahead in the first-half before a more inexperienced side were introduced for the final 30 minutes of the game.
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Former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno included Joe Hart, Eric Dier, Harry Winks, Lucas Moura, Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn in the team that begun the game.
“It was a game that we prepared ourselves to compete and play inside a week that was very tough for the players,” he said after the match.
“The players have worked very hard. it is a process that is going to take time to get things together. Happy because the commitment was there.”
Scarlett latched on to a through ball from Moura to give Spurs the lead on 38 minutes, the 17-year-old striker taking an early opportunity to impress his new manager.
Hart was replaced in goal by Alfie Whiteman at half-time and on 64 minutes, Nuno substituted all outfield players, replacing them with a young line-up.
Orient got back on level terms and earned the draw through Ruel Sotiriou in the 72nd minute following an individual run and finish.