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2021-22 Premier League Week 3 Recap: Spurs Takes Solo Lead; Chelsea, Liverpool, Man UTD 2 Points BackTottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (R) shakes hands with Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo as he leaves the game, substituted during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on August 29, 2021. (Photo : GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

This season, Tottenham became the last Premier League team to maintain its perfect record after beating Watford in Week 3 of the 2021-22 campaign. Title contenders Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool, are bunched together in second place just two points back as the league heads into an international break.

Spurs grab the top spot with narrow win over Watford

Son Heung-Min continued his fine start to the season, scoring the lone goal in Spurs’ 1-0 victory over Watford at White Hart Lane on Sunday. His in-swinging free kick deceived Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann, with the ball finding the bottom-right corner in the 42nd minute.

That proved to be enough as Spurs notched their 300th Premier League home win in their history. Nuno Espirito Santo made history with the victory as he became just the second Tottenham manager to win his first three league games in charge of the club, with Arthur Rowe the last man to accomplish that feat in 1949.

The key to his impressive start as manager has been Spurs’ terrific defense. They have yet to concede a goal this season, recording clean sheets against Manchester City, Wolves, and Watford.