Despite defeating Luton Town 1-0 in the second half while playing with 10 men, Tottenham Hotspur remained atop the Premier League table.
The game was decided by a brilliant play by James Maddison, who expertly outran his defender down the byline before crossing for Micky van de Ven to sidefoot in his first goal for the team since joining in the summer from Wolfsburg. For the first time since December 15, 2020, Spurs are in first place after eight games.
Richarlison (twice) and Pedro Porro had golden opportunities to score for Spurs in the first ten minutes of the game despite the fact that they had dominated the first half. After that, Dejan Kulusevski’s shot that was heading for the far corner was brilliantly deflected by Thomas Kaminski around a post.