Tottenham Hotspur FC rise to third on table after late drama at Vicarage Road

Watford's Nathan Ake's was sent off for a challenge on Erik Lamela in the 63rd minute,

Updated: Dec 29, 2015, 14:42 PM IST
Tottenham Hotspur FC rise to third on table after late drama at Vicarage Road

New Delhi: Tottenham Hotspur fans could not have asked for a better way to end the year than the way it did at Vicarage Road on Monday.

Though the north Londoners were favorites coming into their Gameweek 19 clash, they were frustrated for large parts of the game by some resolute defending by the home side.

Erik Lamela handed Maurico Pochettino's side the lead in the 17th minute.

However, Watford hit back through Odion Ighalo in the dying minutes of the first half.

Despite Nathan Ake's sending off for a challenge on Lamela in the 63rd minute, Spurs struggled to take the lead.

Just when Watford appeared to have earned a hard-fought point, Son Heung-Min clinched the game with a winner in the last minute of injury time.

For the stunned Vicarage Road faithful, the Korean's goal was like a dagger through their hearts, while for the traveling Spurs' fans it was the perfect New Years' gift from their side.

As the two sides played their last game of 2015, it was a perfect illustration why the Premier League is widely regarding as the most entertaining league in the world.

The Spurs' players were understandably delighted by that result, which propelled their side to third on the league table behind Leicester City and Arsenal.