Watford 1-2 Spurs - the key stats
28 December 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
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.