UEFA CL: Spurs win at Wembley, at last
Cursed really? Tottenham have at last done it at Wembley, a ground they were yet to win at this season, forcing fans and pundits to term it as ‘cursed’.
Son Heung-min put Spurs ahead in the fourth minute with a stunning strike from a tight angle, but Andriy Yarmolenko scored an equally impressive goal to level the score. Harry Kane restored the home side's lead with the game's third well-taken goal.
Since then Peter Bosz's men came close to a second equaliser, but Spurs held firm at the back.
Tottenham lead 2-1 at the break, despite being on the back foot for the majority of the first half.
The German club will feel unfortunate to be leaving without a point as they saw a strike from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang disallowed for offside in the 56th minute.
Harry Kane then got his second goal in the 60th minute, putting his team 3-1 up. He pulled off his marker on the left flank before collecting a short pass from Eriksen, got the ball out of his feet then fired a left-footed strike into the bottom corner that took a slight deflection off Piszczek to beat Burki's hand.
The referee then sent off Jan Vertonghen at the death for a second bookable offence.
The dismissal will have annoyed Mauricio Pochettino, but his side have the three points and more importantly have won at Wembley for the first time this season.
FT: Spurs 3-1 Dortmund
It wasn't exactly vintage Pochettino - that was really hard work for Tottenham tonight, with Dortmund enjoying long periods of possession and having two goals disallowed for offside, one of which was an awful decision.
That said, Spurs were clinical in a way they weren't against Chelsea or Burnley and took their chances.
Despite Dortmund seeing plenty of the ball, you'd probably say Spurs were good value for the win.