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Arsenal fans really won't like what Twitter said about Harry Winks v Real Madrid

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Tottenham made any suggestion of a Wembley hoodoo sound like a bad joke last night when they secured one of the biggest wins in their history - putting Real Madrid to the sword 3-1.

There was no debating that Los Blancos came into the game in bad form, lingering eight points off the pace in La Liga and fresh from defeat to Girona, but few expected Spurs to play them off the pitch quite like they did.

Dele Alli opened the scoring in the 27th minute after a fluid attacking move, sliding in at the back post as Kiko Casilla scrambled across his goal line.

A toothless Real Madrid outfit were truly exposed in the second half, though, as Alli bagged another virtue of a Sergio Ramos deflection before Christian Eriksen hammered the final nail in the coffin.

Cristiano Ronaldo neatened up the scoreline for the visitors with a consolation strike but his night was summed up by a goal line clearance for Tottenham.

It was a truly impressive performance from Spurs who were even deprived of Toby Alderweireld as they showed the exact same durability that had bagged them a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu two weeks previously.

Once again, in the midfield, it was none other than Harry Winks attracting attention.

Mauricio Pochettino implemented the 21-year-old into the starting XI last term, handing him 33 appearances, and has extended his trust further this season with the Englishman pacifying the likes of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

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For a player still learning on the job and with limited Champions League experience, he deserved all the credit he received and played an integral role in the opening goal.

Furthermore, it led to some rather excited Tottenham fans on Twitter with Wednesday's display proving - for some - that he had successfully usurped one of his Arsenal rivals.

Jack Wilshere has Gooners excited all over again this season with his Carabao Cup and Europa League cameos but Spurs fans are now convinced that he's got nothing on Winks.

Check out the reaction:

It's an opinion seemingly corroborated by Gareth Southgate who, per Sky Sources, is set to pick the Tottenham man in his latest England squad with Wilshere missing out.

Moreover, some Tottenham fans went one step further and thought Winks' showing against Real Madrid was oh-so similar to Wilshere's famous performance v Barcelona in 2011.

Take a look:

Arsenal fans were keen to stress that Wilshere was facing one of the greatest teams in history at their peak, not an out of sorts Real, but supporters were keen to note that Winks impressed across both legs.

Winks will just have to help he doesn't remind everybody of Wilshere in the injury department.

Who would your rather have in the England squad - Winks or Wilshere? Have your say in the comments section below.

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