- Eriksen scores lone goal
- Spurs sit third
- Cherries remain 19th
Spurs made Christian Eriksen‘s goal stand up in a 1-0 win over visiting Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Though Spurs finishing left much to be desired, backstop Hugo Lloris was there when needed to stymy the Cherries.
The win boosts Spurs to 17 points, five back of Man City and three behind Manchester United. Bournemouth remains in the drop zone with four points.
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Eriksen appeared to have made a very dangerous move, but a missed touch inside the 18 stopped Spurs from a chance at a 14th minute lead.
A missed challenge from Simon Francis allowed Eriksen on goal, and the Danish playmaker buried his chance.
Spurs fans would be forgiven for a bit of deja vu as Spurs couldn’t find their finish and Bournemouth occasionally looked capable of a smash-and-grab a la Chris Wood last month. Jermain Defoe was stopped by Hugo Lloris in the 78th minute in one example.
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