Jan Kirchhoff Watch: Nightmare debut for ex-Bayern Munich defender in Sunderland's defeat to Spurs
New signing Jan Kirchhoff endured a miserable debut for Sunderland in the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
With the game evenly poised at 1-1, Sam Allardyce replaced Danny Graham with the German defender and switched to three centre-backs.
It backfired, with the £750,000 signing from Bayern Munich enduring an awful afternoon.
The strapping centre-back came on just before the hour mark, within a minute, Spurs had taken the lead through Mousa Dembele.
Kirchhoff wasn't at fault for that one, with Dembele finding the corner of the net.
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But it quickly went wrong for the German.
In the 67th minute Christian Eriksen put Spurs 3-1 up, his shot taking a wicked deflection off Kirchhoff's leg.
The defender had turned his back and stuck out a lazy leg, it was woeful from an experienced defender.
It soon got worse.
He clumsily brought down Danny Rose in the 79th minute for a penalty.
It was an awful challenge and Harry Kane beat Jordan Pickford from the spot to make it 4-1.
Kirchhoff also failed to rush back quickly on more than one occasion when Spurs broke at pace.
Overall, it was a miserable welcome to life in England.
At fault for two of the goals, it was certainly a debut to forget.