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Roberto Soldado penalty wins points for Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur overcame Hull City 1-0 at White Hart Lane, with a Roberto Soldado penalty being the difference between the two sides.

The first 45 minutes was a half of few chances, with a couple of decent chances at both ends, none of which were finished. This included a fierce left-footed strike from Andros Townsend which Steve Harper only just got a hand too, and Hugo Lloris was kept busy by Yannick Sagbo and George Boyd in the first period too.

The second-half was more lively, and Spurs looked the better side, with Soldado scuffing a shot weakly for Harper to parry away.

Then, in the 79th minute, Jan Vertonghen's cross struck Ahmed Elmohamady on the arm from close range and the referee controversially gave the penalty, which Soldado coolly slotted into the bottom left hand corner having sent the Hull keeper the wrong way.

Stats wise, Tottenham were the dominant force with 66% possession over the course of 90 minutes. They also had 15 shots, six of which were on target, as opposed to Hull's four on target from a total of ten shots, showing Spurs to be the team that were in charge of the game.

This result means the White Hart Lane outfit have won 12 of their last 15 matches, losing two and drawing once. In addition to this already-impressive statistic, they've also kept clean sheets in every one of those victories.

Tottenham now look ahead to their next game, which, oddly enough, is against Hull, at the Lane again on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup - each team will assess Sunday's result and act on it for the midweek clash.

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