The Brazilian netted the only goal of the game deep into injury-time.
It was a great weekend for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho, as the South American scored a 93rd minute winner against Cardiff City on Sunday.
The match looked as if it was heading to a stalemate with Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall keeping Spurs out with a string of great saves, but the Brazil international popped up late on to tuck away an Erik Lamela cross.
Paulinho has since found it difficult to contain the 25-year-old’s joy at scoring the player’s first goal in the English top flight.
“It’s my first goal in the Premier League and I want to say thanks to everyone. I’m so happy,” the Brazilian told the Tottenham website.
“When I scored I went to the fans because our fans are the best. I feel very good, a little tired but very happy!”
The strike from Paulinho ensured Spurs kept up their impressive run of four wins out of five – a string of results that puts the club second, only on goal difference, behind north London rivals Arsenal.
The midfielder was a £17m signing from Corinthians earlier in the summer and at the time was a record signing for Tottenham.
However, since then both Roberto Soldado and Lamela have broken that fee, but Paulinho remains perhaps the most influential of all the new faces.
The midfield ace has played every league match so far this term and has also provided an assist along with the Cardiff strike.
Melanggar Tottenham Hotspur rumor transfer dan berita dalam Bahasa Indonesia dengan fanatix ID!