Tottenham fans loved Lloris’ Watford performance

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…