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There was little doubt before this match that Tottenham's big summer signing, the 25-year-old keeper Hugo Lloris, would one day be a vital part of the squad. There were only a few problems holding back the captain of France.
First, there was the perceived adjustment period to a new league, as Lloris had just moved from Ligue 1 side Lyon and had never played a Premier League match.
Further, there was the continued excellence of 41-year-old keeper Brad Friedel, who had done little to lose his job.
However, in somewhat of a shocking move, manager Andre Villas-Boas handed Lloris his first Premier League start.
The result? Spurs' first clean sheet of the Premier League season.
Obviously, Lloris made a clear statement that he needs no adjustment to English football and is ready to roll with Spurs' first-team squad.
For Friedel, the benching ends his record 310 consecutive matches in the Premier League. The question now is if he will get another opportunity with Spurs.