Tottenham were beaten by Manchester City on a dreadful-looking pitch at Wembley, which still bore many of the markings of a recent American football game.
Spurs are still playing their home games at the national stadium after continued delays to construction of a replacement for White Hart Lane.
However Wembley hosted Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles just a day before the Premier League clash and the NFL teams left their mark on the turf in more ways than one.
Many were commenting online about the state of it as Pep Guardiola’s side secured a 0-1 win.
These were the best of the tweets and jokes about the Wembley pitch as Spurs face Man City on Monday after an NFL game at the venue on Sunday:
— King Kenny Stand (@KingKennyStand) October 29, 2018
— John Cook (@johneuelcook) October 29, 2018
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) October 29, 2018
Can't wait for everyone to say "touchdown!" when the first goal goes in… #TOTMCI
— Matt Murphy (@Matt__Murphy) October 29, 2018
The Wembley pitch looks like it’s straight out of an MLS game from 1997. pic.twitter.com/b5bgni8GYn
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) October 29, 2018
On the plus side, the pitch markings at Wembley should lead to some incredibly accurate reporting of long-range shots… "a dipping volley from the 27.5 yard line…"
— Matthew Dunn (@MattDunnExpress) October 29, 2018
Mahrez with the first touchdown for the Manchester City Cardinals
Spurs 0 Man City 1 #TOTMCI
— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) October 29, 2018
Spurs have a 1st down and 10 from the 50 yard line.
— Nigel Mayes (@mickymaguire) October 29, 2018
— DES KELLY (@DesKellyBTS) October 29, 2018
At least there's no excuse for the ref not to get the wall 10 yards away on free kicks
— andrew jones (@jonek78) October 29, 2018
Banned vs allowed pic.twitter.com/vGGDGd9WqE
— FPL Partridge (@FPL_Partridge) October 29, 2018
Great stuff from Wembley – it's dressed up as an NFL stadium for Halloween #TOTMCI
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) October 29, 2018
— Maximiliano Bretos (@mbretosESPN) October 29, 2018
— Ugly Professor (@Triumphantell) October 29, 2018
— Jo Lake (@Joanne_Lake) October 29, 2018
— Doug (@biridoug) October 29, 2018
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) October 29, 2018
— Anthony Derbyshire (@antsd1970) October 29, 2018
Other than this game being played in the wrong stadium with the wrong pitch markings in the wrong kits on the wrong day, I can’t see what anyone is complaining about #TOTMCI
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) October 29, 2018
Lucas Moura unaware that diving is not acceptable in NFL #TOTMCI
— COPA90 (@COPA90) October 29, 2018
— Pillachi™ (@Pillachi) October 29, 2018
Expectation vs Reality pic.twitter.com/ZLR4bSDQIK
— Law (@AfcLaw_) October 29, 2018
Manchester Citizens get the win at Wembley! pic.twitter.com/8k8NskSdD4
— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 29, 2018