Tottenham created plenty of chances against strugglers Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane, but it took a penalty kick for them to win the game.
It could and probably should have been more comfortable for the hosts, who were by far the better team for the most part.
When Heung-Min Son was fouled in the box ten minutes into the second half, Harry Kane stepped up and secured the points from the spot.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result and performance.
A 1-0 thrashing for Boro, who will take hours getting home driving their coach in reverse up the M1. Spurs second all on their own. #TOTMID
— Uncle Norman Giller (@NormanGiller) February 4, 2017
Hard fought well deserved win. Those wins impress me as much as turning over a Man City or alike.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) February 4, 2017
Wanyama literally collapsed when the whistle went. That is a man who gives his fucking everything for this club. Yids
— Billie (@Billie_T) February 4, 2017
Phew. Dominated yet, you know, Spurs.
— Spooky (@Spooky23) February 4, 2017
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) February 4, 2017
#thfc And just a random stat: Eriksen ran 13km in that game. That's far.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) February 4, 2017
A win is a win is a win but the failings of our attacking players made that a squeaky bum finish
— HotspurSam (@HotspurSam) February 4, 2017
Can't be at our dazzling best all the time, but got three very important points on a day of good results elsewhere for us. Happy with that.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) February 4, 2017
#thfc Spurs have only conceded one goal in their last six Premier League games at White Hart Lane. Remarkable defensive record & big factor.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) February 4, 2017
I love my football club, but I wish they could win games a lot easier than that!!
— spurs4life (@LouJayne1882) February 4, 2017
Plenty of attacking intent and chances. Many Valdes saves. Hit post. Goal disallowed. Sometimes you can only do so much. Thankful in end
— Vass Koni (@vkon1) February 4, 2017