Spurs match Premier League record after win against Watford

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham (54 points) have at least four more points after 24 Premier League games than they have ever had at this stage of the competition, last recording as many at this stage in the top-flight during their title-winning season back in 1960-61 (65 points – 3/pts for a win).

Only against Arsenal (9) and Manchester United (10) have Watford lost more Premier League games against than they have against Spurs (8).

Watford have now lost four straight matches at Wembley Stadium, only Brentford (5), Shrewsbury Town (5) and Newcastle United (7) are on longer current such losing runs than the Hornets.

Tottenham have now matched Bolton’s Premier League record of the most consecutive matches without a draw in the competition (28 – W21 L7).

Spurs have scored 13 headed goals in the Premier League in 2018-19, their most in a single top-flight season since 1999/00, when they netted 16 under manager George Graham.

Watford’s Craig Cathcart is the first defender to score both home and away against Tottenham within the same Premier League season since Per Mertesacker did so for Arsenal back in 2012-13.

Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min has had a direct hand in six goals against Watford in the Premier League (five goals, one assist), against no other side has he been involved in more (also six v Southampton).

Javier Gracia (38) has now managed the joint-most matches in the Premier League for Watford, winning more games than any of the other four managers to take charge of as many (13), as well as boasting the highest points per game ratio of any previous Watford manager in the competition (1.26).

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