Spurs made it four Premier League wins in a row as they beat Aston Villa 2-0 at White Hart Lane, where Steven Caulker and Aaron Lennon netted.
The main talking point prior to kick-off in Sunday's Premier League clash was the inclusion of Hugo Lloris in Spurs' starting XI, with his selection bringing Brad Friedel's remarkable run of 310 successive top-flight appearances to an end.
Both sides wasted a number of good opportunities before the deadlock was finally broken in the 58th minute.
A corner was allowed to make its way to birthday boy Jermain Defoe and he saw his shot from close range ricochet into the net off the heels of Caulker.
Spurs then doubled their lead on 67 minutes, with Joe Bennett - who was later forced off on a stretcher - backing off Lennon and allowing the England winger to drill a low drive through his legs and into the bottom corner.
Full report to follow.