- Tottenham defender Eric Dier ran off the field in the middle of a match for a bathroom break.
- In his absence, Spurs nearly gave up a goal to Chelsea, prompting manager Jose Mourinho to hunt him down in the locker room.
- Dier made up for his miscue later, drilling his shot in the decisive penalty shootout to help Tottenham through to the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup.
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Eric Dier had a mid-match emergency on Tuesday.
In desperate need of a bathroom break, the Tottenham defender ran off the field around the 70th minute of their match against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. Already trailing 0-1 and playing a man down momentarily, Spurs nearly gave up a second goal while Dier was off the pitch.
—James Olley (@JamesOlley) September 29, 2020
Thankfully for Tottenham, Chelsea’s shot went high over the net, but manager Jose Mourinho wasn’t taking any chances, telling his team to slow things down and then marching back into the locker room to track down his missing defender.
—𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) September 29, 2020
—ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 29, 2020
On Twitter, fans had a field day with Dier’s trip to the loo.
—Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 29, 2020
—Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) September 29, 2020
—. (@EccentricFella) September 29, 2020
—Lu Fernanda (@cfc_lulu) September 29, 2020
—ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) September 29, 2020
Dier would get the chance to make up for his mistake later in the match. Tottenham drew level with a goal from Erik Lamela in the 83rd minute, and after full time, the match went to penalty kicks.
Dier stepped up to the spot for Tottenham first. He flushed it.
Tottenham would go on to win the shootout 5-4 to secure a spot in the quarterfinal after Chelsea’s Mason Mount missed the final kick of the match. Immediately after the miss, Dier rushed over to comfort Mount before celebrating with his teammates.
—SPORTbible (@sportbible) September 29, 2020
Let’s hope he washed his hands.
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