Eric Dier seals victory for unconvincing Spurs

A battling Cardiff City were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham at Wembley in the Premier League on Saturday.

Eric Dier celebrating with team mates after scoring for Tottenham
Eric Dier celebrating with team mates after scoring for Tottenham

The visitors showed fight after conceding early and could have equalised midway through the first half but Toby Alderweireld cleared Josh Murphy's effort off the line.

Spurs lost their way after going in front but improved at the end of the first half with Lucas Moura missing two good chances and Son Heung-min also shooting over.

Immediately after half-time, Cardiff captain Sean Morrison brilliantly blocked Moura's shot on the line after Harry Kane's initial header had been saved.

Ralls was then sent off for a cynical challenge on Moura but minutes later Morrison had a header turned onto the post by Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Cardiff, who have already made their worst start to a season since 1964-65, have not won any of their first eight league games and fall to the bottom of the table.

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side climb above Chelsea, who play on Sunday.

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