Tottenham Hotspur edged out rivals West Ham in a fierce London derby yesterday, with the Lilywhites winning one goal to nil.
Erik Lamela struck on the stroke of half time, after he nodded in a delightful cross from Moussa Sissoko.
It was an extremely even game in terms of both chances, possession and sheer effort, but Pochettino’s men managed to take all three points, enough to draw them level with Chelsea.
This win was largely down to the heroics of World Cup winning captain Hugo Lloris, who pulled off a number of key saves to earn his clean sheet.
Lloris stopped a trio of Arnautovic efforts throughout the game, tipping one over the bar, getting down low and pushing one round the post, before he saved the best until last.
In the dying minutes, the West Ham forward was through on goal, but Lloris was off his line so quickly to block any chance of a finish.
Lloris was praised by his manager and a number of team mates after the match.
Kieran Trippier told talkSPORT: “Hugo is, for me, one of the best in the world.
“You see him year after year the amount he saves us and the amount of points he saves us.
“Today was no different, I thought he was outstanding and obviously so were the whole team.
“But [he made] crucial saves.”
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