Tottenham Hotspur made it two wins from as many games on Saturday afternoon as they beat newly-promoted Fulham by three goals to one at their temporary home, Wembley.
Spurs were led to victory with three well-taken strikes from Lucas Moura, Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane, who netted for the very first time in his career during the month of August.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was left frustrated in his attempts to sign new recruits during the summer but his team’s start to the 2018/19 campaign will have undoubtedly delighted the boss.
Following the London-derby with the Cottagers, The Boot Room looked at one winner and one loser from the contest…
Winner – Mauricio Pochettino
The Spurs manager will have been delighted with his charges who went about their business in typically emphatic fashion. Given the uncertainty surrounding the club’s new home this past week it was vital that Spurs put on a performance to put a smile back on the faces of the club’s supporters.
Pochettino has worked wonders in North London and although no new recruits were added during the summer, it still seems quite obvious that Spurs will be up there challenging for the top four again this season.
The 46-year-old boss got his subs absolutely spot on against Fulham with Erik Lamela providing the assist that saw Harry Kane notch his first every goal in August.
Loser – Danny Rose
Ben Davies once again got the nod at left wing-back to intensify the speculation surrounding the future of England man Danny Rose, who was an unused sub on Saturday.
According to the Daily Express, Rose is a target for French giants Paris Saint Germain this summer and, given the first two games of the season, it seems as though the 28-year-old is not likely to figure a great deal for the foreseeable future.
Rose was a peripheral figure for Gareth Southgate during the World Cup and it appears that he will now be on the fringes at Spurs – provided, of course, he is still with the Londoners come the end of the month.