Tottenham Hotspur ensured they stay within touching distance of Liverpool and Manchester City in the title race as they ran out 3-1 victors over Leicester City on Sunday and, while their victory wasn’t as emphatic as the other that day – City battered Chelsea 6-0 – there were plenty of positives to take from the game.
Having come under fire in recent weeks for some dodgy showings, captain Hugo Lloris put in a fine performance between the sticks and was deservedly named man of the match. The defenders in front of the World Cup winner were excellent too, namely Davinson Sanchez who also scored his first goal for Spurs – an emphatic diving header.
Since completing a £42m move to White Hart Lane from Ajax in summer 2017, the Colombian has never looked out of place in a defence where he competes for a starting spot with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen – the Belgian duo are regarded by many as the best centre-back partnership in the Premier League.
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Staking his claim in the starting XI this season, the 22-year-old has started 14 games this season, with one appearance coming off the bench and looks capable of walking into most defences in the league, if not Europe.
Here’s how Spurs fans reacted to his performance on Twitter, with many keen to congratulate the number 6 on his brilliant goal…
Tremendous performance Davinson, you are getting better and better, game-by-game in a Spurs shirt.
So glad to see you get what will be one of your first of hopefully many goals for the club.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) February 10, 2019
Excellent today mate ? #COYS
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) February 10, 2019
Brilliant performance, big man. You’ve been superb this season and you’re getting better all the time. Keep it up #COYS ???⚽️??
— TJ Ramini (@TJRamini) February 10, 2019
My man! So deserved after coming so close so many times over the past two seasons. Great header. Cool and collected. Rest up and get ready for Dortmund.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) February 11, 2019
Fully deserved, one of our best acquisitions for a long time pleasure to have you at our amazing club.
— Darren Johnson (@retromonger11) February 10, 2019
well done – our new Ledley ? just need a song for you now ?
— Arpen Tucker (@arpentucker) February 10, 2019
Incredible diving header for @daosanchez26 great game!
— Ace Phoenix (@SpursFanAZ) February 10, 2019
Pure class today
— Joseph Grant ⚽️⚪️ (@Losgrantos) February 10, 2019