Tottenham Hotspur extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 15 games on Sunday thanks to a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team were firm favourites heading into the contest given that their opponents are fighting a relegation battle and had not picked up a victory in five attempts.
However, Roy Hodgson’s side managed to keep Spurs at bay until the 89th minute when Harry Kane netted the winner and his 35th goal of the season in all competitions.
The North London club have put on some scintillating displays this season, but Sunday’s encounter was not as easy on the eye.
Former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas highlighted that fact in a tweet following the final whistle.
Nowhere near their best today but got the win ⚽️ #CRYTOT
— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) February 25, 2018
Tottenham fans responded with their take on the football pundit’s post, with some in agreement and others challenging his claim.
Fergie's Man U used to do this though, scrape out a 1-0 win when not playing at their best. Three points is three points.
— Rebecca Richards 🌹 (@Labratx1981) February 25, 2018
I turned on after 71 minutes and apart from one tackle from Aurier which possibly saved the day Palace did not come out their half Jermaine……I thought we played well…. more importantly we kept going and when all the fans had given up on here thankfully the team didn't..
— Lionel Curie (@currybags) February 25, 2018
Yeah, we do struggle when teams hang back. It was a good tactic by Roy, given his injuries and league position, but so glad we didn't panic and kept the pressure on. Probably the best game to play without Toby and Jan available too. #COYS
— Scott Pearson (@Dreamlander23) February 25, 2018
I wouldn’t say not at our best .. Kane wasn’t at his best, otherwise would have had 2/3 also could have had 2 pens ..
— Myke. (@Myke_88) February 25, 2018
could have been 3,4-0 by the end of it though COYS
— DJ THFC (@danieljohn4) February 25, 2018
Exactly…..poor today ..but got the win ….something we wouldn't of done 5 yeara ago JJ …surely u agree ?
— Tony Baker (@essexLADtb27) February 25, 2018
Still could have hit 3 or 4.
— DAMIEN (@DamienDzanic) February 25, 2018
You need to say "we" Jermain..'we' 😉
— Robert Potter (@spurs_rob) February 25, 2018
Before the start of the season, Spurs would have hoped to be fighting for the league title given that they finished third and second respectively in the last two campaigns.
However, Manchester City are streets ahead of the pack with a 13-point advantage and a game in hand.
Tottenham currently reside fourth in the standings, four points behind second-placed Manchester United.