Second-half strikes from Dele Alli and Ben Davies gave us an opening-weekend win at 10-man Newcastle United on Sunday.
After a measured first half performance in the sunshine which saw the home side lose two players to injury, the Magpies were further depleted when skipper Jonjo Shelvey was shown a straight red card for stamping on Dele three minutes into the second period.
From there, we did what we needed to do in order to get 2017-18 off to a winning start. After Harry Kane fired straight at Rob Elliot in the Newcastle goal, Christian Eriksen, involved in our play in one way or another all afternoon, picked out Dele to slide home a 61st-minute opener, before left-back Davies popped up in a congested area to make it 2-0 seven minutes later.
Rafa Benitez's side had a little spell in the ascendancy with 10 minutes to go, but our team - which included young right-back Kyle Walker-Peters for the first time - kept largely out of trouble and it was only the foot of the post that denied Kane his 100th Spurs goal in stoppage time.