Tottenham substitute breaks 12-year club record during 4-0 win over Ludogorets

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham put in a flawless performance on Thursday evening against Ludogorets as they eased to a 4-0 win, a result which leaves them on the brink of qualification to the knockout stages.

With Spurs four up and cruising, Jose Mourinho decided to give minutes to several of the club’s young academy players.

Harvey Whites, Dane Scarlett and Alfie Whiteman all came on in the 82nd minute to make their debuts for the club.

According to Optus Sport, Scarlett made history by becoming the youngest Tottenham player ever to make a first-team debut at 16 years, 247 days, beating out the previous record held by John Bostock in 2008.

Mourinho revealed after the game that he did not know of the record but admitted that Scarlett had impressed him during pre-season (Football.London).

The striker has been in terrific form for the Under-18s, having already registered ten goals and three assists in eight league games so far (

While Scarlett did not manage to make his debut a fairytale by getting on the scoresheet, it is fair to say that the youngster will not forget this day for a long time.

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