Kieran Trippier proved the unlikely hero at White Hart Lane, as Tottenham Hotspur edged out London rivals Watford 1-0 to move into second place in the Premier League table.
Defeat for Manchester City in the early kickoff for the day opened the door for Spurs to move up one position, and they were able to do exactly that thanks to a sixth win on the bounce in all competitions.
Spurs dominated the game throughout, but it required Trippier’s goal 25 minutes from time to make the telling difference and keep their ambitions well on track.
It was a pivotal match for their top four aspirations and in doing so, they held out Watford to get their fourth league win on the bounce for the first time in two years.
They now look forward to their crucial fixture away at a crestfallen Manchester City next weekend.
Watford on the other hand, continue their indifferent start to 2016 as they drop down to 10th place on the league table.