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.
* Good, gritty win. ✅
* 2nd in the league. ✅
* Unbeaten in the league. ✅
* Best ever start in the PL. ✅
* Son on fire. ?✅#COYS
— SourjyaC (@Spursy1882) September 24, 2016
First half: ebullient. ??
Second half: resilient. ??
Three points: brilliant. ??
My use of emojis: salient. ??#COYS
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) September 24, 2016
It wouldn't be Spurs if they didn't make us sweat a bit, but three points away is very acceptable. Son MoM again #MIDTOT
— Uncle Norman Giller (@NormanGiller) September 24, 2016
A sublime first 45 minutes, ridiculous that Spurs were having to sweat it out in the last 30 minutes. But, hey, it's 3 points
— The Spurs Report (@spurs_report) September 24, 2016
Still yet to concede a goal from open play in the Premier League.
— Ben (@InsideN17) September 24, 2016
Should never been hanging on at the end. Maybe we weren't and only felt like that. But game should have been killed. Another set piece #COYS
— Vass Koni (@vkon1) September 24, 2016
Best start to a season for God knows how long. Pochettino – he's magic. #COYS
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) September 24, 2016
Boro were never going to be that poor again in the 2nd half & complacency set in. Good win though before we travel to Russia ?
— WHLParkLane (@Craig_Spur) September 24, 2016
Spurs V Boro was like fighting a dead man in a mortuary and by the time you've finished pummelling him, he's alive and breathing.
— Spooky (@Spooky23) September 24, 2016
Need to learn to be more ruthless and really kill a game off when on top – that'll come the more we hit our straps this season. #COYS
— James Forster (@TheJamesForster) September 24, 2016
Nervy old finish, but it's lovely knowing we can (largely) dominate and win Premier League games without Rose, Dier, Dembele and Kane. #COYS
— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) September 24, 2016