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Summary

  1. Watford XI: Gomes, Anya, Cathcart, Britos, Ake, Abdi, Watson, Capoue, Jurado, Ighalo, Deeney.
  2. Tottenham XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Carroll, Alli, Lamela, Kane.

Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Watford 1-2 Tottenham

Harsh on Watford but Spurs win it in dramatic style with Son Heung-min the hero.

Watford 1-2 Tottenham

Late drama at Vicarage Road. Moments after a Ben Watson corner only narrowly fails to creep in at the near post before being fended away by keeper Hugo Lloris, Son Heung-min scores for Spurs at the other end.

Kieran Trippier provides the cross and Son a deft flick at the near post.

GOAL - Watford 1-2 Tottenham

Son Heung-min

Tottenham Hotspur celebrate
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Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Can Watford snatch an unlikely win? The hosts win a corner which Ben Watson takes and Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris punches away at the near post.

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

A Watford corner leads to a bit of pinball in the Spurs area before the visitors eventually clear their lines.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Spurs bring on Nacer Chadli for Dele Alli as they chase the win.

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Christian Eriksen slides a ball through to Heung-min Son but Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes comes out of his goal to gather.

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham's Eric Dier launches a long ball forward but it fails to find a team-mate as it goes out of play. Spurs look less like scoring against Watford's 10 men than they did when the home side had 11 on the pitch.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Spurs bring on forward Heung-min Son for midfielder Tom Carroll as boss Mauricio Pochettino looks to capitalise on his side's advantage of an extra man.

Lamela 'lucky not to have been injured'

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Graham Taylor

BBC Radio 5 live

"If you put your leg high you run the risk.

"Unfortunately he plants one foot and the other went up below the midriff. It could have been a nasty injury for Lamela. It was a bouncing ball and Ake would have known Lamela was there."

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores makes a change after left-back Nathan Ake's sending-off. He brings off Jurado and replaces him with defender Allan Nyom.

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Watford have to be careful here. Striker Odion Ighalo is booked after showing his displeasure at being penalised for pushing.

RED CARD

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Watford have Nathan Ake sent off for a challenge on Erik Lamela. Ake caught the Argentine stud first on his thigh as he tried to get to a bouncing ball. Hornets skipper Troy Deeney is booked for his protests in the aftermath.

Nathan Ake
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SUBSTITUTION

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Watford defender Miguel Britos, who had been booked not long ago, is replaced by Sebastian Prodl.

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Harry Kane goes in where it hurts as he meets a Kieran Trippier cross at the near post but his effort goes just wide of the Watford goal.

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Watford counter-attack but Troy Deeney's pass is intercepted by Toby Alderweireld as Spurs snuff out the danger.

YELLOW CARD

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Miguel Britos takes out Kieran Trippier with a rash challenge and is booked.

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Spurs striker Harry Kane releases Erik Lamela on the right and the Argentine plays a ball into the area which is crucially intercepted by the Watford defence.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Watford make a change at half-time, bringing on midfielder Valon Behrami for Almen Abdi.

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Both these teams are in form so can either of them find that bit extra to earn victory? We shall find out as the second half gets under way...

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

30 - Odion Ighalo has scored more league goals in 2015 than any other player in England’s top four tiers. Peerless.

HALF-TIME

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham took the lead through Erik Lamela and carried the greater threat but Odion Ighalo hauled Watford back on level terms.

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, who injured an ankle on Boxing Day, has to come off. Christian Eriksen comes on to replace him.

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Odion Ighalo nets his 14th goal of the campaign as he is rewarded for his strength and determination. He controls the ball with his back to goal, holds off Eric Dier and manages to play the ball between the Spurs player's legs before poking it past keeper Hugo Lloris.

GOAL Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo of Watford scores
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Spurs do have depth midfield and defence have great replacements ready to stand in if injuries occur. Spurs Arsenal title race?#bbcfootball

Is there a more versatile young player than Eric Dier? He has been outstanding this year! #bbcfootball

Don't think I can remember the last time Spurs had this good a goal difference. #coys #bbcfootball

Watford 0-1 Tottenham

Kieran Trippier has been a decent outlet for Spurs and the right-back is again in an advanced position to send in a threatening cross which keeper Heurelho Gomes punches away with Harry Kane lurking.

Watford 0-1 Tottenham

Spurs striker Harry Kane opts to shoot from 25 yards and sees his effort go well high and wide. The effort doesn't go down too well with team-mate Erik Lamela, who feels the better option was to pass to him.

Watford 0-1 Tottenham

Just what is Eric Dier's best position? Defensive midfielder? Full-back? Centre-back?

Today he's taking up a bit of a sweeper role in front of Hugo Lloris (aka Hugh Laurie by certain Spurs fans...)

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Watford 0-1 Tottenham

A worry for Spurs fans. Dele Alli stays down after going up for a header and then holds his left hip as he gets up and limps away.

Watford 0-1 Tottenham

Watford managed to come back from a goal down to earn a draw at Chelsea on Boxing Day but they might have a tougher task of a repeat as Spurs look on it today.

Watford 0-1 Tottenham

First sight of goal for Watford striker Odion Ighalo. Moments after he complained of having his shirt pulled by Jan Vertonghen as they tussled for a cross, he meets a Nathan Ake cross with a first-time left-foot shot which he sends wide.

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Better start taking notice of Spurs.They cruised under the radar whilst we all been unrealistically thinking about Leicester. #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball Maurico Pochettino has got Spurs playing Champions League football. Spurs Transformed.

Watford 0-1 Tottenham

If possession means anything, Spurs deserve to be in front...

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'He has given him the eyes'

Watford 0-1 Tottenham

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on BBC Final Score

"Lamela has picked up the ball in the Watford half. He is a positive player and carries the ball, running forward with one thing on his mind - to get an attempt on target. He has given Gomes the eyes, looked at the near post and whipped it to the far post."

Watford 0-1 Tottenham

Erik Lamela has a chance to quickly add to his opener when he is found by a Harry Kane cross but the Argentine playmaker glances a first-time shot wide from 15 yards.

Lamela makes no mistake

Watford 0-1 Tottenham

Craig Cathcart is caught in possession by Spurs midfielder Dele Alli and the ball falls to Erik Lamela, who runs at the Watford goal before clinically side-footing in a shot.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham
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GOAL - Watford 0-1 Tottenham

Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela of Tottenham
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Watford 0-0 Tottenham

Watford strike duo Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo have been causing teams all sorts of problems and they combine to win the home side a corner. 

Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris makes a mess of trying to catch the ball, which is cleared to Etienne Capoue and the ex-Spurs man sends his shot well off target.