TOTTENHAM had the game so sewn up during their 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace that fans were even able to crack on with their own needlework.
A double from Son Heung-min either side of a Patrick van Aanholt own-goal was compounded by a goal from Erik Lamela during a rampant first half from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Despite the impressive performance from the north London outfit, two female fans sewing up in the stands was what sent Twitter into meltdown.
And predictably, it was supporters from rivals Arsenal leading the charge, with one posting: “They’ve always been the joke of England and London! What’s new mate.”
Another said: “If this happened at the Emirates we wouldn’t hear the end of it”.
A third tweeted: “So you’re allowed to take a needle into a football ground but not the tops of bottles! Absolutely ridiculous”.
“How did our elite security let a needle through wtf”, a fourth added.
However, some Spurs fans rushed to the defence of their own by firing back that women are proficient at multitasking.
One said: “You underestimate women though, we’re great at multitasking. She was probably intensely watching the game, whilst her hands knitted away.
“I agree though, football team comes first. Saying that, Spurs were cruising all game, no wonder the knitting needles came out.”
Another pointed out: “A young girl with an older woman. Probably has some form of health, anxiety etc condition & the sewing keeps her calm”.
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Arsenal fans have also fallen victim to a social media frenzy, after one Gooner was mocked for munching a big bag of carrots during a clash with Liverpool.
The Gunners meanwhile missed the opportunity to leapfrog rivals Spurs after throwing away a 2-goal advantage against Watford.
Both sides are now level on eight points, but Poch’s team are third on goal difference, with Arsenal down in seventh.
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