Roberto Soldado’s inclusion in the starting eleven caused a bit of a pre-match stir on social media, but the Spaniard repaid Mauricio Pochettino’s faith in him by opening the scoring after just six minutes.

Paulinho’s corner was superbly volleyed home by Soldado to give Spurs a dream start at White Hart Lane. Here’s the goal:

Nacer Chadli had already gone close, shooting straight at the goalkeeper after getting on the end of a good through ball by Soldado.

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