MX23RW : Tuesday, October 16 13:08:39
Oct 14, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​White Hart Lane
Attendance: 73,502
SpursTottenham Hotspur
1-0
Bournemouth
Eriksen (47')
Vertonghen (84')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Cook (27'), Smith (38'), Begovic (90')

Result: Tottenham Hotspur finally win at Wembley by beating Bournemouth

Result: Spurs finally win at Wembley
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Christian Eriksen scores the only goal of the game to earn Tottenham their first Premier League victory at Wembley with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth.

Tottenham Hotspur won at Wembley in the Premier League for the first time thanks to a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth this afternoon.

On a rare off day for the in-form Harry Kane, it was Christian Eriksen who stepped up to score the only goal of the game on 47 minutes.

Spurs had failed to win their three previous league matches at their temporary home and were frustrated by Bournemouth's defensive setup in the first half. Eddie Howe switched to a three-man defence and packed his midfield to make his side as difficult to break down as possible.

Even so, the Cherries had the two best chances of the first half, as firstly Junior Stanislas had a shot blocked by Davinson Sanchez after Josh King's cutback. Hugo Lloris was then called into action when a Stanislas corner deflected off several bodies and towards the Spurs net, before the Frenchman's sprawling save.

Kane's only sight of goal in the first half was when he beat the offside trap to latch onto Eriksen's pass, but his tame shot was saved comfortably by Begovic.

The half-time nerves around Wembley were settled when Eriksen gave Tottenham the lead shortly after the break, exchanging passes with Dele Alli on the edge of the box and riding the weak challenge of Simon Francis before finishing left footed into the bottom corner.

Kane, who had scored 15 goals in his last 10 games for club and country, then wasted a couple of chances to give Spurs a cushion.

After heading home Kieran Tripper's cross from an offside position, the prolific striker went through one-on-one, only to be thwarted by Begovic. When Alli recycled the ball and squared it to Kane eight yards out, Nathan Ake made a crucial block.

Former Spurs hero Jermain Defoe nearly grabbed Bournemouth an equaliser off the bench, but his low shot on 82 minutes was saved by the feet of Lloris.

That was as close as Bournemouth came to snatching a point as they fell to a fourth successive away defeat which leaves them 19th in the table.

One of Tottenham's own substitutes, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, suffered what appeared to be a nasty injury 40 seconds after his stoppage-time introduction as he clashed with Begovic while trying to score Spurs a second on the counter.

A single goal proved to be enough for Tottenham to open up a gap to fourth-place Chelsea, who lost to rock-bottom Crystal Palace today.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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