Spurs nick the win in a close match with Hull.
Tottenham Hotspur’s indifferent home form continued in this Premier League tie with Hull City, as a late Roberto Soldado penalty had to secure the points.
It was far from a brilliant display from Spurs but as the old football cliche goes, the good teams even win when they’re not playing well.
Here are the best and worst performers from the match.
Hull opted for a three-man central defensive unit and Bruce looked solid at the back with a great display against a lacklustre Tottenham attack.
The centre-back was alert to any danger that Spurs posed and looked confident both on and off the ball – was unlucky to be on the losing side.
Alongside Bruce the increasingly impressive Davies once again provided sterling work for the Tigers at the back and was a solid last line of defence.
The former Birmingham City and Aston Villa man is proving to be one of manager Steve Bruce’s best signings and is one of the main reasons the Yorkshire side have started the season so strongly.
In what is becoming something of a theme for the north London club, Townsend was again the most influential player in the final third.
The winger was not afraid to run at the Hull defence and tested goalkeeper Steve Harper with a good effort, as well as laying on a great chance for Soldado.