They didn’t make it easy for themselves, but Tottenham left the Riverside Stadium with all three points after a 2-1 win against Middlesbrough.

Spurs are now second in the table with only Manchester City above them.

Heung-Min Son opened the scoring early on, finishing off well worked move involving Vincent Janssen, who started up front in the absence of Harry Kane.

The South Korean scored agains before the break, curling a brilliant strike past Victor Valdes in the Middlesbrough goal.

The visitors were in cruise control but failed to kill of the game. Ben Gibson pulled one back for the hosts but Tottenham did just enough to hold on for the victory.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the performance and result.



  1. Great game all ways want Spurs to win. Had my 10 year old grandson at the game enjoyed him self until the players came out after the game and only two went to see the fans. He travels 550 mile round trip really hope you were happy Jan we weren’t as you went to the airport. ☹️