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Summary

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  2. Spurs: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies; Dembele, Dier; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane
  3. Watford: Gomes, Nyom, Britos, Cathcart, Ake; Suarez, Watson, Capoue; Jurado, Abdi; Ighalo

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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A good day's work in the end for Spurs then - follow reaction from White Hart Lane, and the other games today, here. 

FULL-TIME

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Game over!

Spurs go second. 

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Watford with some late, late pressure but Hugo Lloris comes to make a fine take...

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Almost there. Spurs haven't finished in the top two since 1963 by the way...

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Spurs just need to hold their nerve to move into second place in the Premier League table. Watford yet to mount a serious threat.

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Spurs win their 15th corner, it's cleared away. If Watford snatch a point you'd have to launch a criminal investigation. 

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Christian Eriksen into the penalty area, low shot/cross across goal, it just needs a touch - nobody there!

Christian Eriksen
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Totttenham 1-0 Watford

Spurs still utterly dominant, but still yet to put this game to bed. 

GREAT SAVE!

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Son Heung-min weaves into the area and cracks in a low shot, again that man Heurelho Gomes turns it away.

The former Spurs keeper has been excellent this afternoon.

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Spurs craft another crossing opportunity on the right this time. Christian Eriksen pulls it back but Kevin Wimmer scuffs his shot wide. 

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Into the final 20 minutes, and Watford remain without a shot on target. Eric Dier tries a 35-yarder at the other end but it deflects wide. 

Spurs bring on Son Heung-min for Erik Lamela. 

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Erik Lamela flashes a shot wide from 20 yards as Spurs crank up the pressure. 

'Exactly what Spurs are worth'

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Jermaine Jenas

Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on Final Score

"Tottenham deserve it, and no-one more so than Trippier. I said Alli would have a impact! He roams, he collected the ball and the pass in across the box was so precise. Exactly what Spurs are worth."

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

A wonderful ball in from Dele Alli to give Kieran Trippier his first goal for Spurs. 

Tottenham second as it stands...

GOAL - Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Kieran Trippier

Dele Alli has just come on and he finds a way through! Alli pops up on the left wing, puts in a wonderful low cross with the outside of his foot, Heurelho Gomes can't cut it out and there's Kieran Trippier for a tap-in!

Kieran Trippier celebrates
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'Alli should test the Watford back line'

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Jermaine Jenas

Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on Final Score

"Tottenham have such strength and depth, and they've brought on Dele Alli. Sometimes you just need a new player on to freshen things up. The run this lad makes should test the Watford back line."

SUBSTITUTION

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

It's Dele Alli time - he replaces Nacer Chadli. The crowd is instantly lifted. 

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Erik Lamela whips in a free-kick but Heurelho Gomes makes a good claim. Could be a testing half hour ahead for the Hornets.

Erik Lamela
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Tottenham 0-0 Watford

You can hear, almost feel the frustration now from the Tottenham fans. They are playing well, keeping the ball and looking bright - but it's not quite knitting together in the penalty area. 

Dele Alli time? 

SUBSTITUTION

Watford have used all of their subs now as Miguel Britos - who took a kick earlier on - is replaced by Seb Prodl. 

'I think that's a penalty'

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Jermaine Jenas

Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on Final Score

"I think that's a penalty. Gomes is clumsy, hits Kane's legs and the Spurs striker goes over. But Tottenham didn't get it their way, so time to move on."

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

That was certainly clumsy from Heurelho Gomes as he came through the back of Harry Kane. It's all Spurs again as Kane now has a cross/shot clawed away.

Harry Kane
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PENALTY APPEAL

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

BIG penalty appeal for Spurs as a shot is blocked, Harry Kane looks to get there and he tangles with Heurelho Gomes and is down! Nothing given...

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Odion Ighalo is finally joined by a fellow black shirt in the Spurs half of the pitch but losing a midfielder may leave them open too. Spurs have come out at a flying tempo.

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Kieran Trippier puts in two dangerous crosses in the opening minute but Watford just about clear - Miguel Britos takes a boot to the face in the line of duty!

KICK-OFF

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

So Watford are back to 4-4-2 and we are back in business.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Troy Deeney and Valon Behrami on at the break for Watford, Mario Suarez and Almen Abdi come off. 

Deadly Davies

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

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A Gareth Bale-esque performance from Ben Davies in the first half. 

The stats say Tottenham have done most of their attacking down the right, but their better chances have come from Davies on left.

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Valon Behrami, who along with Troy Deeney was rested this afternoon for Watford, is out warming up. The Hornets need something to boost their chances.

Deeney is also bibbed up and bobbing about. 

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Mhm: A few chances but pretty flat 1st half. Watford look more like they've turned up for defensive training than an EPL match

HALF-TIME

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Watford's former Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes applauds the home fans as they clap him off. Fine first-half display. 

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

We need Troy Deeney and Dele Alli on at half-time please. The game needs them. 

'I wouldn't be surprised if Spurs break through soon'

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

John Hartson

Former Arsenal and Wales striker on Final Score

"Ben Davies is causing havoc down the left wing for Spurs. With the pressure Tottenham are applying I wouldn't be surprised if they break through soon."

CLOSE!

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Harry Kaen's first chance of teh day, as he gets behind the defence to meet an Eric Dier chipped cross but his volley is way over the top. 

GREAT SAVE!

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Ben Davies thinks he's Gareth Bale! The left-back surges into the box, fires in an early shot and Heurelho Gomes denies him once more.

It's the Davies show...

Ben Davies
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CLOSE!

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

It has been all Spurs but one big ball over the top almost has them undone. Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies get in each other's way, the ball comes to Almen Abdi on the right wing and he sees his name in the headlines. He launches an ambitious firs-time effort which floats onto the top of the net.

GREAT SAVE!

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Ben Davies again! The Spurs left-back is the best attacker on the pitch and after he plays a one-two with Nacer Chadli he drives in hard and low. It looks in - but Heurelho Gomes sticks out a huge hand to make a flyign save.

Ben Davies
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CLOSE!

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Oooh that is close! Ben Davies, Tottenham left-back, slams in a shot which is blocked by Allan Nyom and skews inches wide.

Ben Davies
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Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Mousa Dembele's scuffed effort wide was the best chance of the game thus far, it came when Watford could only smuggle a corner out to 15 yards.

Tottenham 0-0 Watford

Kieran Trippier can really cross a ball! Wonderful delivery into the area but it's bundled behind by the Watford defence. 

Mousa Dembele slices wide! That was a good chance.