Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland: Late Eriksen goal seals the win

Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Sunderland

  • 3" John O'Shea (og)
  • 31" Sebastian Larsson
  • 88" Christian Eriksen

Ref: Chris Foy
Attendance: 35,973

WH Lane

Tottenham Hotspur defeated Sunderland 2-1 at White Hart Lane this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur had play-maker Christian Eriksen to thank as his late strike ensured Mauricio Pochettino’s men won 2-1 against Sunderland this weekend.

Jan Vertonghen had put Spurs ahead after just three minutes but Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson equalised for the visitors after 31 minutes.

That was how the score-line remained until the Danish international struck to give the hosts a fine win that their overall play deserved.

Tottenham had 65 per cent of the ball and had 25 shots (although only eight of those were on target).

That was still twice as many as Sunderland managed on target and if Tottenham had fallen short in this one they would have had only themselves to blame.

The result means Tottenham are fifth in the Premier League table, one point ahead of North London rivals who do not play until Sunday.

As for Sunderland, they are just one point clear of the relegation zone, with plenty of work to do in the coming weeks.

Statistics

Tottenham Hotspur

Sunderland

Possession

64.8%
35.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Eric Dier
  • Danny Rose
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Benjamin Stambouli
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Harry Kane
  • Roberto Soldado

Substitutes

  • Paulinho
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Ben Davies
  • Etienne Capoue
  • Michel Vorm
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Andros Townsend

Sunderland

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Wes Brown
  • Santiago Vergini
  • John O'Shea
  • Billy Jones
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Adam Johnson
  • Steven Fletcher

Substitutes

  • Vito Mannone
  • Jordi Gómez
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Connor Wickham
  • Danny Graham
  • William Buckley

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