Five things we learnt from Watford 1-4 Spurs
Well, Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino couldn’t have hoped for a more straightforward start to 2017. The Lilywhites ran out 4-1 winners at Watford’s Vicarage Road in a game that was never in any form of doubt.
Indeed, from the very first whistle, the visitors dominated the match, with Dele Alli rattling the crossbar before Harry Kane opened the scoring with a neat finish from a Kieran Trippier pass. The England international made it 2-0 just six minutes later with a wonderful volley before Alli put the ball in the net after some horrendous defending from Younes Kaboul.
The second-half was a procession for Spurs once Alli put them 4-0 to the good, and it was clear that both teams eased off as the clock ticked down, perhaps saving themselves for their respective matches later on this week. Kaboul netted a late consolation goal with a scrappy effort in stoppage time, but that barely took the gloss off a fine showing from the travelling team.
Although it was not the most competitive match we’ll see this year, there were a few interesting happenings and here are FIVE lessons we learnt…