Last week Juan Foyth had a league debut to forget, coming away responsible for not one but two penalties at Wolverhampton Wanderers. This week the 20 year old was the man of the match, and scored his first career goal against Crystal Palace to take Spurs to within two points of the Premier League summit. That’s what you call a learning curve.
Foyth was a fitting figurehead for this victory, which was Spurs’ season to date in microcosm. Mauricio Pochettino’s side grafted away against opposition set up to stop them playing and eventually found a way to win. There may not have been much in the way of sparkling football, but their determination throughout was vivid.