Davinson Sanchez’s late header from Son Heung-Min’s free-kick gifted Spurs an injury time victory away to Watford and helped them avoid a third draw in four matches.
Son was taken down by makeshift right back Juraj Kucka and then whipped in the perfect cross for Sanchez to nod home the easiest of chances sending the visiting supporters into bedlam.
Watford defended resolutely throughout the match and made life difficult for Spurs throughout by sitting in deep from the start and not giving them any space at all.
Hugo Lloris was only really tested once from a long shot by Joshua King which the captain made a sublime diving save to tip the ball round the post.
The best chance for Spurs came in the second half when Lucas Moura played a delightful chip over the top to Son, who volleyed the ball towards the far corner only for Daniel Bachmann to produce an incredible save to keep the scores level.
Spurs and Watford both had big penalty shouts turned down. Eric Dier was rugby tackled to the floor by Kucka off a free kick but the referee didn’t award a penalty in the first half. In the second half Lloris looked to take out King who tried to round the keeper but the referee decided that Lloris had got a flick on the ball.
Spurs are now just one point off fourth with two games in hand on fourth place West Ham.