TOTTENHAM again produced a gritty performance away from home, with Juan Foyth’s 66th-minute goal the difference in a 1-0 victory.
After the game, Dele Alli praised team-mate Foyth, who scored the winning goal at Selhurst Park after giving away two penalties against Wolves last weekend.
“He deserves plenty of credit, not only did he play well but he got the goal as well,” Alli told Sky Sports Premier League.
“He showed great character to bounce back after last week after giving away two penalties but it’s a learning experience and he’s done well.
“It wasn’t pretty to watch at times, but this is a very difficult place to come and get a result. We showed character.”
High-flying Bournemouth were beaten 2-1 by Newcastle at St James’ Park and lost Adam Smith to a serious-looking knee injury.
Smith received oxygen on the pitch after going down as he prepared to take a free-kick. Newcastle were already ahead thanks to Salomon Rondon’s first Premier League goal of the season in the seventh minute, and he doubled the lead in the 40th minute.
Jefferson Lerma pulled one back in eight minutes of first-half stoppage time but Newcastle hung on to climb out of the bottom three.
Referee Simon Hooper was centre stage in Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Watford.
Manolo Gabbiadini’s first goal of the campaign gave Saints the lead in the 20th minute and Hooper’s first contentious decision came when he denied Watford a penalty after Ryan Bertrand appeared to take out Nathaniel Chalobah.
Less than 10 minutes later, Charlie Austin thought he had doubled Southampton’s advantage only for Hooper to rule it out, and Jose Holebas equalised eight minutes from time.
There was plenty of emotion on show but no goals at the King Power Stadium as Leicester paid tribute to late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ahead of a 0-0 draw with Burnley.
It was a point apiece, too, at Huddersfield, where the Terriers were denied a second victory of the week by Felipe Anderson’s equaliser for West Ham.
Alex Pritchard gave Huddersfield, who claimed their first win of the season against Fulham on Monday, the lead in only the sixth minute but Anderson continued his hot streak to make it 1-1 16 minutes from time.
Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City team to be ready - because Manchester United will have their moments in today’s derby (4.30pm).
City have thrashed Southampton and Shakhtar Donetsk 6-1 and 6-0 respectively in the past week but Guardiola is expecting something much different as the Premier League leaders face improving United at the Etihad Stadium.
The City boss said: “Against the top teams like United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool – you cannot imagine for 90 minutes we are going to play amazingly and not give them a chance.
“When they have the ball and the people in front - wow - they can create something.
“They have an incredible amount of talent up front and in the middle as well. That is why we have to defend deep and strong, defend the crosses and avoid set-pieces as they are huge and far better than us.”
In other matches today, Liverpool face Fulham at Anfield (noon), Chelsea entertain Everton (2.15pm) and Arsenal are home to Wolves (4.30pm).