Tottenham cruised past Watford on Monday night without ever even touching second gear, and fans are heaping praise on captain Hugo Lloris for securing the three points.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side had a little bit of a lucky escape at Wembley on Monday night, as a subdued atmosphere and performance was rescued by Hugo Lloris.
Dele Alli gave Spurs the lead after a mix-up at the back for the visitors, before Harry Kane found his 27th Premier League goal of the season after a fine first touch cross from Kieran Trippier.
Despite the comfortable scoreline though, it was anything from a comfortable performance, as mistakes at the back mostly from Trippier and Eric Dier let Watford have their fair share of chances.
Lloris had to be smart to stop efforts from Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucouré in the first half, and raced off his line to stop Doucouré again shortly before the interval.
Lloris is second only to Arsenal’s Petr Cech in errors leading to goals this season in the Premier League, so a performance like this is both a relief and a reminder of what he’s capable of.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Hugo Lloris is certainly making up for his recent below par performances tonight. #COYS
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) April 30, 2018
Hugo Lloris. What a keeper man. Shutting up his haters, keeping us on this game .
— ً (@MauricioMagic) April 30, 2018
Definitely Lloris MotM, made some crucial saves before halftime.
— Kevin Flanagan (@flanagan_58) April 30, 2018
Lloris by a country mile.
— Castle Rock Brit (@CastleRockBrit) April 30, 2018
Lloris was excellent
— Yin (@fortizzle60) April 30, 2018
Has to be Hugo made 4 crucial saves when defence went AWOL. Back to his best last night.
— Stephen Bonham (@StephenBonham3) May 1, 2018