Tottenham Hotspur made it two wins on the bounce in the Premier League tonight, but both victories have been hard fought and down to the wire.
After leaving it until the 93rd minute to put the winner past Fulham last time out, Spurs took until the 80th and 87th minutes to grab their two goals today.
Watford took the lead in the first half, and it seemed it would stay that way until ten minutes to go, but the Spurs go marching on.
Here are five things we learned:
Llorente has something to offer
Fernando Llorente had his best game in a Spurs shirt in recent weeks tonight, as he actually managed to hold the ball up and bring the likes of Moura and Son into play. He grabbed an assist and then a goal late on, putting his embarrassing earlier miss behind him. When Spurs switch up their style and play to his strengths, Llorente has something to offer.
Draws? What are these?
Tottenham were 1-0 down with ten minutes to play, finally pulling a well-deserved goal back through Son on 80. It looked as if Spurs would have to make do with their first Premier League draw of the season as the seconds ticked by, until Fernando Llorente popped up with his 87th minute winner.
Tottenham were not back to their best tonight, but it was a huge improvement from recent games. For the first time, it didn’t look as if they missed Kane and Alli too much, with Son and Moura racing in behind. Son’s return from the Asia Cup gave Spurs a whole new dynamic, and their heads should be lifted as they move seven clear of Arsenal in fourth, and six behind leaders Liverpool.
Poch early subs
Poch famously does not like making early changes. He usually waits until the 75th minutes before changing things up, often leaving the subs in question with little time to make a difference. However, tonight he brought on Moura at half time, and the Brazilian made all the difference for Spurs, changing the tempo up and beating his markers for fun.
Ball boy is a legend
In case you missed this one. One of the Tottenham ball boys chose to walk the ball back to the touchline rather slowly as Spurs inched towards the victory in the dying minutes. Isaac Success then decided to run over and aggressively punch the ball out the lads hands, earning a yellow card. The ball boy was then seen winking to those around him. Legend.
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