For Tottenham Hotspur, it was another game unbeaten and a successive clean sheet for the first time this season.
Although, it has left Jose Mourinho with plenty to think about as his north London outfit weren’t their free-scoring selves against a struggling Burnley side.
It was the Clarets that recorded more shots in total (13) and on target (four) than Spurs but the Special One has that special partnership of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son to thank for walking away with all three points late on.
The English talisman hooked in a ball that found Son as he headed home in the 72nd minute – that was after Ashley Barnes had a goal chalked off for offside and with Kane clearing a James Tarkowski header off the line earlier in the match.
It’s the 29th time ever that the pair have combined for a Premier League goal, meaning only Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard (36 goals) are left to beat.
Their chances of doing so this season would probably be made easier if Lucas Moura wasn’t playing, after an abysmal showing on the right flank at Turf Moor.
His selection perhaps raised a few eyebrows given that Gareth Bale is now back in N17, and the Brazilian winger failed to repay the faith put in him by Mourinho in one massively anonymous showing.
Per SofaScore, the 28-year-old managed just 22 touches, lost 66% of his duels, had no shots, dribbles or key passes and lost possession six times before being withdrawn in the 57th minute.
The Portuguese boss clearly knew he had made a mistake as he hauled off Moura early – in fact, his replacement Erik Lamela did far more in the 33 minutes he was on the pitch.
He managed a better rating (7.3), more touches (30), more key passes (three), more dribbles (one) and won more duels (three) than his fellow teammate, also per SofaScore.
Spurs have so much competition in attack now, so with a display like that, Moura is doing himself no favours over his place in the starting XI going forward.
You’d imagine that Bale will be the man to take his place on Thursday in the Europa League – and if he performs well, then it’s surely then his spot to lose.
The Ajax hero, who sits on a cool £80k-per-week in north London, badly let Mourinho down on Monday night.
AND in other news, Spurs must regret Levy ignoring Poch over £30m “next Ronaldo”…