Brentford fans aimed cheeky chants at England and Tottenham star Harry Kane for letting England down in the 2022 World Cup
It was a near heartbreak for Antonio Conte after a series of poor defending by Tottenham saw the host take a shock 2-0 lead.
Janelt opened the scoring for Brentford in the 15th minute before Ivan Toney doubled the lead for the home side in the 54th minute.
Tottenham waited till the 65th minute before any hope of a comeback. Harry Kane scored to cut the deficit before Hojbjerg rescued a point for the Lilywhites, scoring in the 71st minute to tie the game on a 2-2 draw.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane made his first appearance in the Premier League since England crashed out of the 2022 World Cup.
Harry Kane was derided by English fans after he missed a second spot kick that would have seen the Three Lions draw with France in the World Cup quarterfinals.
France took the lead in the game, but England equalised when Bukayo Saka was brought down in the box. Harry Kane converted the first penalty.
Olivier Giroud scored again to restore France to the lead. Fortunately for the Three Lions, France conceded another penalty, and Harry Kane stepped up to take it again.
This time the England skipper dispatched the spot kick high into the air above the crossbar, missing a great opportunity to equalise again for France.
England ended up losing 2-1 to France and crashing out of the 2022 World Cup. Harry Kane felt a weight of responsibility for the loss, with English fans criticized him for the missed penalty.
France progressed to the semifinals and then to the final of the tournament before losing 4-2 on penalties to Argentina.
Meanwhile, it was expected Harry Kane would put the World Cup quarterfinal nightmare behind him to focus on Premier League return, with Tottenham contending for a top-four finish.
But Brentford fans were largely unfriendly to England’s all-time top scorer. In a viral video, the fans reignited scenes of the penalty heartache, chanting, “you let your country down” at him during the first half.
Tottenham fans equally responded with a contradictory chant. They yelled in unison, “he’s one of our own”.
The away fans went on to aim digs at Brentford forward Ivan Toney, mocking him for being at the center of a betting scandal. They chanted, “Toney, what’s the odds?” and “You’re getting sacked in the morning.”
The two players who suffered bruises of mockery from the opponents found the back of the net for their clubs in the four-goal thriller.
The draw leaves Tottenham in the fourth place with 30 points in the Premier League, but with two matches more than rivals Manchester United.
They will host Aston Villa in their next Premier League game on January 1.