Tottenham v Watford player ratings: Hojbjerg 8, Son 7; Bachmann 5, Sarr 8

Spurs make it three 1-0 wins in a row after Son's free-kick seals three points to take Nuno's team top of league

Tottenham Hotspur made it three 1-0 wins on the trot in the Premier League after Son Heung-min's fortuitous free-kick sealed victory at home to Watford.

On his 200th league appearance, the South Korean saw his inswinging free-kick deceive Hornets goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann and bounce straight into the net.

The result means Nuno Espirito Santo's side will top the table heading into September's international break, while Watford are 12th.

Harry Kane was again in the Spurs starting line-up after scoring twice in the Europe Conference League win over Pacos de Ferreira on Thursday, but never really looked like repeating the trick here. The 28-year-old, though, was given a raucous reception by the home fans.

The England striker was denied a certain goal in the second half when Watford defender William Troost-Ekong got a toe on a Lucus Moura cross to divert the ball out of Kane's path. Bachmann also produced a decent stop to prevent Kane from scoring.

Ismaila Sarr was always a threat for Watford — and was on the receiving end of numerous meaty challenged from Spurs players — but the newly-promoted side failed to really trouble Hugo Lloris in the home goal.

Player ratings from the match can be seen in the picture gallery above. To view the next image, click on the arrows or swipe if on a mobile device.

Updated: August 30th 2021, 2:57 AM
EDITOR'S PICKS
NEWSLETTERS