Heading in the right direction!
A look at our 14 headed goals in the Premier League so far in 2018/19...
Mon 18 February 2019, 12:30|Tottenham Hotspur
Davinson Sanchez's opener against Leicester City on 10 February made it 14 headed goals for us in the Premier League so far this season - four more than any other team in the top flight. The defender also became the 10th different Spurs player to bag a headed goal in the league this year.
Here’s a look at each of our headed efforts so far in this Premier League campaign...
Jan Vertonghen vs Newcastle United
Newcastle United 1-2 Spurs - 11 August 2018
This series kicks-off with our first goal of the season as Jan Vertonghen got us off to a flyer at St James' Park. The centre-back stooped to meet Davinson Sanchez's flick from Christian Eriksen's corner and head home via the underside of the crossbar. There was a moment of uncertainty as to whether or not the ball had crossed the line, but after a brief pause, referee Martin Atkinson signalled the goal - replays showed the ball was just 9mm over the line but that was enough to set us on our way.
Dele Alli vs Newcastle United
Newcastle United 1-2 Spurs - 11 August 2018
We didn’t have to wait long for our second headed goal of the campaign as just 10 minutes after Jan Vertonghen put us in front at St James' Park, Dele Alli got himself off the mark for the season. Newcastle levelled Jan's opener quickly through Joselu but it was our day on Tyneside as Dele met Serge Aurier’s cross at the back post to make it 2-1 and ultimately secure the points on the opening day.
Harry Kane vs Manchester United
Manchester United 0-3 Spurs - 27 August 2018
Harry Kane opened the scoring in a memorable win at Old Trafford with a textbook header from Kieran Trippier's corner. Following a goalless first half, Harry pulled away from Phil Jones before planting his header back across David De Gea and into the far corner. That goal on 50 minutes sparked a fine second half display. Lucas Moura soon doubled our lead and capped the night with a solo second to complete the scoring. The Brazilian forward would later be named the Premier League Player of the Month for August.
Harry Kane vs Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town 0-2 Spurs - 29 September 2018
Our next headed goal would come 32 miles east down the M62 from Old Trafford at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. It was the same combination as Harry Kane benefited from another pinpoint delivery from Kieran Trippier, getting between Christopher Schindler and Aaron Mooy to steer us in front on 25 minutes. Harry doubled our lead as he fired in from the penalty spot just nine minutes later after Danny Rose had been brought down in the box.
Erik Lamela vs West Ham United
West Ham United 0-1 Spurs - 20 October 2018
Argentine international Erik Lamela’s deft header was enough for us to secure all three points at the London Stadium. The goal owed much to Moussa Sissoko, who latched onto Kieran Trippier's pass, turned inside Felipe Anderson and crossed for Erik to steer his effort into the far corner just before half-time. West Ham piled on the pressure in the second half and it was left to Hugo Lloris to make a hat-trick of saves from Marko Arnautovic to preserve the points.
Lucas Moura vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves 2-3 Spurs - 3 November 2018
In an eventful 3-2 win at Molineux, Lucas Moura doubled our lead, following Erik Lamela's opener, as he powered his header past Rui Patricio in the first half. Kieran Trippier once again provided the ammunition, this time with a pinpoint cross from the right. Harry Kane extended our lead to 3-0 in the second half but Wolves hit back via two penalties, converted by Ruben Neves and then Raul Jimenez, to make it a tense finish in the west Midlands.
Juan Foyth vs Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 0-1 Spurs - 10 November 2018
On a wet and windy Saturday night at Selhurst Park, Juan Foyth came up trumps to bury a header against a resilient Palace side. Erik Lamela swung in a corner, Harry Kane's header was blocked, the ball looped up and as most players watched, Juan burst in to head home. It was the Argentine’s first-ever professional goal and earned us our fifth-consecutive 1-0 win over the Eagles. Hugo Lloris also came to the fore again, this time blocking point-blank from Alexander Sorloth late in the game.
Dele Alli vs Chelsea
Spurs 3-1 Chelsea - 24 November 2018
In what was a storming home victory over the Blues, Dele Alli got us underway with a glancing header with eight minutes on the clock. Christian Eriksen provided the quality, whipping in a free-kick from the right that had so much pace that Dele's glancing header flew past Kepa Arrizabalaga. Harry Kane doubled the lead from distance before the goal of the game from Heung-Min Son, racing from halfway to finish in the box, put the icing on the cake. Sonny's strike was later voted the Premier League’s Goal of the Month for November.
Eric Dier vs Arsenal
Arsenal 4-2 Spurs - 2 December 2018
A derby day to forget as Eric Dier produced our ninth headed goal of the campaign. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for the Gunners but we turned it around by half-time as first Eric headed home from Christian Eriksen's free-kick and then Harry Kane scored from the spot. However, the day ended in defeat as Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira turned the game back in Arsenal's favour.
Dele Alli vs Leicester City
Leicester City 0-2 Spurs - 8 December 2018
England international Dele Alli produced a carbon copy of his debut goal for the Club as he doubled our lead at the King Power Stadium back in December. His first-ever goal for us came against the same opposition, at the same ground, at the same end, against the same goalkeeper and in the same position - a diving header past Kasper Schmeichel in August, 2015. This time, Heung-Min Son broke down the left and measured his cross for Dele to dispatch at the far post. Sonny's fine curling effort from distance had given us the lead on the stroke of half-time before Dele’s header sealed the three points. It was also Dele's 50th goal for the Club.
Dele Alli vs Fulham
Fulham 1-2 Spurs – 20 January 2019
Dele Alli would again be the source of our next headed goal as he powered home the equaliser against Fulham in the Premier League on 20 January. We had gone behind on 17 minutes at Craven Cottage when Fernando Llorente unfortunately deflected a corner into his own goal but after pressing relentlessly to get ourselves back into the game, we finally found the leveller as Dele nodded in at the far post. Then, in the final seconds...
Harry Winks vs Fulham
Fulham 1-2 Spurs - 20 January 2019
With time running out at Craven Cottage it looked like we were going to have to settle for our first draw of the Premier League season. However, substitute Georges-Kevin Nkoudou produced a moment of quality as he delivered a teasing cross into the danger area where a unmarked Harry Winks made a late run into the box to nod in with just 10 seconds to spare, sending the away end into delirium!
Fernando Llorente vs Watford
Spurs 2-1 Watford - 30 January 2019
Another crucial, late win, this time delivered by Fernando Llorente. The Spanish striker had earlier missed a golden opportunity but as we kept pushing, he was there when it mattered three minutes from time, rising at the far post to meet Danny Rose's cross and plant his header into the opposite corner. Earlier, Craig Cathcart opened the scoring for Watford at Wembley before Heung-Min Son, just days after returning from the Asian Cup, fired home the equaliser. The goal continued a fine run for Spaniard who, following our 3-0 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund, now has been directly involved in nine goals in his last nine games.
Davinson Sanchez vs Leicester City
Spurs 3-1 Leicester City - 10 February 2019
Davinson Sanchez scored our 14th headed goal of the Premier League campaign so far as he put us in front against Leicester at Wembley on 10 February. Scoring his first-ever goal for the Club since completing his move to north London in the summer of 2017, Colombian defender Davinson held off Harry Maguire to meet Christian Eriksen's cross and plant his header past Kasper Schmeichel. In another thriller between the teams, Hugo Lloris saved Jamie Vardy's penalty at 1-0, Christian curled home for 2-0, Vardy made it 2-1 and then Heung-Min Son broke away to secure the win in added time.