Mauricio Pochettino’s bold decision to rest Harry Kane and Dele Alli paid off as Spurs beat Leicester City 2-0.
Tottenham’s tally of 36 points from 16 games is their best ever start to a Premier League season; indeed, only twice before have they had a better total after 16 matches in a top-flight campaign (46 in 1960-61 and 37 in 1956-57 – based on three points for a win).
Since they returned to the Premier League in 2014-15, Leicester have conceded 22 goals against Tottenham in the competition, more than they have against any other opponent.
Leicester manager Claude Puel has now lost more Premier League games against Tottenham (four) than any other opponent.
Dele Alli’s goal was his 50th in all competitions for Tottenham. Since the start of 2015-16, only Son Heung-Min (52) and Harry Kane (117) have more for the club in all competitions. Alli became the third player to score 50+ goals for Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions since 2015-16 alongside Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane; no other Premier League club has seen more than two players do so in this time.
Serge Aurier has assisted as many Premier League goals in six games this season (two) as he had in 17 appearances in 2017-18 for the club.
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