Harry Kane kept Tottenham in touch at the top of the Premier League table by scoring a second-half penalty to seal a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough.
Spurs were dominant throughout at White Hart Lane but they struggled to break down a resilient Boro side until Kane converted his spot-kick after the excellent Son Heung-min was fouled by Espinosa Bernardo.
Victor Valdes was also fortunate not to be sent off early on after he pushed Dele Alli in the face.
Tottenham’s win means they reduce the gap behind Chelsea back to nine points while Middlesbrough stay 15th, one point above the relegation zone.
Hugo Lloris 6 (out of 10)
Kyle Walker 7
Toby Alderweireld 7
Eric Dier 7
Ben Davies 6
Mousa Dembele 7
Victor Wanyama 7
Christian Eriksen 7
Dele Alli 8
Son Heung-min 8
Harry Kane 7
Moussa Sissoko (for Son, 80 mins) 6
Harry Winks (for Alli, 88 mins) 5
Vincent Janssen (for Kane 90 mins) 5
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