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Serge Aurier’s embarrassing throw-ins send Spurs fans into meltdown

Spurs were already struggling to break down Crystal Palace and the Ivorian's terrible throw-ins were the final straw

It is one of the most basic skills in football.

And something you would expect a professional Premier League footballer never to give away a foul for.

Yep, the humble throw-in.

Let someone else take it Serge

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Let someone else take it Serge

But unfortunately for Spurs and all their fans watching the Crystal Palace game it is not a skill Serge Aurier has yet mastered.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side struggled to break down the Eagles’ defence with Harry Kane missing a golden opportunity and two penalty appeals turned down.

Don’t worry he got his customary goal with a late header to give Spurs all three points.

Spurs fans were left frustrated for most of the game with Palace’s defence standing firm but nothing will have p***** them off more than Aurier’s performance.

Not bad with his feet but awful with his hands

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Not bad with his feet but awful with his hands

The Ivorian cannot take throw-ins.

I mean he tries, but he either doesn’t know how to take proper throw-ins or he just has terrible technique.

Aurier threw three foul throws during the game at Selhurst Park which must be some sort of Premier League record – but I don’t think they keep count of these things as no-one ever thought it would happen.

It’s easy, feet planted and launch it

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It’s easy, feet planted and launch it

It reminds us of those under-9 games where all sorts of techniques are displayed as they launch the ball from the touchline.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Pochettino is calling Rory Delap to come in for some specialist training during the week.

Not only did Aurier pick up a hat-trick of foul throws but it also meant that he relieved the pressure on Palace three times when Spurs had good positions.

Pretty awful by anyone’s standards and the Spurs fans couldn’t help but laugh on social media at how bad it was.

When Americans who call the game soccer are @’ing you on Twitter you know it’s bad.