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Watford 1-2 Spurs - the key stats

Posted on 28 December 2015  - 17:05

The stats that mattered from our 2-1 win against Watford at Vicarage Road in the Premier League on Monday.


How it stands - Our third-successive win moved us into third in the Premier League, ahead of City on goal difference and three points behind Leicester. Leicester host City on Tuesday night.

Stat 1 - 35 points is our second best tally after 19 games in a Premier League season. The best was 42 in 2011-12.

Stat 2 - Kieran Trippier made his first Premier League start for us - he celebrated with the assist to Heung-Min Son's late winner.

Stat 3 - Harry Kane ended 2015 with 27 league goals, our best in the Premier League era.

Goals - Watford – Ighalo (1-1, 42); Spurs - Lamela (1-0, 17), Son (2-1, 90).

Keeping the ball - We enjoyed 63% over the 90 minutes - 56% in the first half, 70% after the break.

Passing game - We completed 518 passes to Watford's 294. Toby Alderweireld topped our chart with 52.

Shooting boots - We had 10 efforts at goal to Watford's nine, with three on target. Six of our efforts were inside the box.

Get stuck in - We won 12 of our 17 tackles, Dele Alli won most (3). Watford won 15 of 26.

Cards - Watford had four yellows (Britos, Behrami, Deeney, Ighalo) and one red (Ake). Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld were also booked.

Line-ups - Watford (4-4-2) - Gomes, Anya, Cathcart, Britos (Prodl 60), Ake; Abdi (Behrami 45), Watson, Capoue, Jurado (Nyom 68); Ighalo, Deeney (c). Substitutes (not used): Arlakauskis, Guedioura, Holebas, Diamanti.

Spurs (3-4-2-1) - Lloris (c), Alderweireld, Dier, Vertonghen; Trippier, Dembele (Eriksen 45), Carroll (Son 68), Rose; Lamela, Alli (Chadli 81); Kane. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Davies Walker, Mason.

Referee - Anthony Taylor.

Attendance - 20,730.