Tottenham Hotspur make it three wins from three as they overcome stubborn Watford
Son Heung-min’s first-half free-kick made it three wins from three for Tottenham Hotspur as they went top of the table with a 1-0 victory over Watford.
Nuno Espirito Santo became the first Spurs manager to win his first three top-flight matches after breaking down a resolute visiting side.
Watford went close in the opening minute when Moussa Sissoko teed up Juraj Kucka for a goalbound shot that Eric Dier headed clear.
Daniel Bachmann saved from Japhet Tanganga’s flick but Watford’s resolve was broken on 42 minutes as a free-kick from Son, who was making his 200th PL appearance, crept in at the far post.
In the second half, Watford pushed for an equaliser but Davinson Sanchez made a vital block to deny Ismaila Sarr.
Bachmann saved from Harry Kane late on, leaving the Hornets with three points from three matches, while Spurs are two points clear at the top of the table.