It took a penalty kick for Tottenham to edge past visitors Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane. So how did the hosts perform individually?
Hugo Lloris, 6
Assured for the most part; a tad unsteady towards the end, perhaps a result of having nothing to do for an hour. Flapped at one cross that could have led to an equaliser.
Kyle Walker, 7
Barely got a delivery into the box, but kept a cool head when Middlesbrough put a bit of pressure on. Showed composure on the ball and proficiently dealt with Fabio’s overlapping runs.
Eric Dier, 8
Excellent in possession, slowing things down whenever it became frantic. Made three or four crucial headed interceptions, too.
Toby Alderweireld, 7
His passing wasn’t quite as accurate as usual but he was defiant at the back, not giving the troublesome Adama Traore a way past past him.
Ben Davies, 6
Dallied on the ball and was caught out a few times, drawing some jeers from the stands. Failed to emulate Rose’s tenacity but put in a couple of promising crosses.
Victor Wanyama, 8
Showed a ridiculous level of determination, chasing down just about every Middlesbrough player at one point or another. Fan favourite status achieved.
Mousa Dembele, 7
Bit of a habit of going quiet in second halves lately. But he was terrific for a good hour, dribbling his way out of trouble with an absurd level of ease.
Christian Eriksen, 7
A little indecisive with his final ball, particularly when Spurs were looking for a second goal. Tried admirably to unlock Middlesbrough’s resolute defence at 0-0, only stopped by some impressive last-ditch defending.
Dele Alli, 7
Midway through the first half, during Tottenham’s best spell, Alli linked the midfield and attack with some sublime touches and incisive passing. Quietened after the goal.
Heung-Min Son, 8
Was a constant menace, directly running at the visitors at every opportunity. He was sometimes indecisive with his final ball, but he won the penalty that earned the points.
Harry Kane, 6
Has had a few games like this lately — he looked way short of his usual sharpness. Clinical when it mattered, though, defiantly slotting in the winner from the spot.
Moussa Sissoko, N/A
Only played around ten minutes. Got Spurs up the pitch successfully when they were under pressure. Much better on the left/through the middle than on the right.
Harry Winks, N/A
Replaced Alli with two minutes remaining to waste some time.
Vincent Janssen, N/A
Introduced even later than Winks.