With a 3-1 win over Leicester, Tottenham moved into fourth position in the Premier League, momentarily passing Arsenal.
Spurs were able to put pressure on their opponents owing to their first win in three games, with Arsenal playing West Ham in the late game on Sunday.
Harry Kane scored the game’s first goal – his 17th in 14 Premier League appearances against former loan side Leicester – but Son Heung-min stole the show with a brace.
Tottenham were significantly more accomplished in the second half than they had been in the first. However, at this stage of the season, only the result matters, with a trip to Liverpool coming up next week before a massive north London derby.
Leicester made nine changes from their 1-1 draw with Roma on Thursday, but they had the better of the play before Kane’s goal, with Patson Daka having a low drive from a perfect Boubakary Soumare cross deflected onto the post by Hugo Lloris.
When Son swung over a right-wing corner in the 22nd minute, Kane was given a wide run to head down and past Kasper Schmeichel, Brendan Rodgers’ side were far too accommodating at the other end.
11 minutes later, Leicester were similarly accommodating, as Nampalys Mendy’s underhit backpass allowed Kane through, prompting Schmeichel to valiantly block.
The second goal came after Dejan Kulusevski was introduced early in the second half, after Cristian Romero won a pair of crunching tackles to tee up the winger, who then picked out Son to send a left-footed finish past Schmeichel on the turn.
And for the third goal, Kulusevski and Son linked once more, but this time it was all about the brilliance of the scorer, who took a square pass on the outskirts of the box and curled it into the top-left corner.
Leicester had some late cheer from Kelechi Iheanacho’s magnificent stoppage-time consolation, which he hammered in off the post from outside the area.