With the pre-match build-up focusing on the possibility of Jermain Defoe scoring against his former club, all it took was a defender to open the scoring at White Hart Lane. Vertonghen’s third minute strike took a deflection, but they all count.

It was the Belgian’s first Premier League goal since March 2013, calming the nerves early on at White Hart Lane. Here’s the goal.

Moments later, Vertonghen almost gave away a penalty, clashing with Defoe in the box.



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