Tottenham fans loved the performances of Dier and Vertonghen on Sunday

Tottenham Hotspur had to dig deep to find all three points against Crystal Palace on Sunday, winning by a slender 1-0 margin at Wembley Stadium in the English Premier League.

Son Heung-min was the goal hero of the afternoon, netting just after the hour mark with a superb shot from the edge of the box.

After their exploits against Real Madrid mid-week, the home side were notably not at their peak with Roy Hodgson’s Palace providing a spirited performance that could have been rewarded with points on another day.

Known for their attacking exploits in the top-flight, it was the turn of their defensive stars to shine with the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier shining at centre-back, in front of a similarly impressive Paulo Gazzaniga, who was making his debut.

Supporters were delighted with the contribution of their defenders and took to Twitter in the wake of the victory to pay tribute…