They really ran riot after the break and went 2-0 up against a woeful Potters on 56 minutes through Son’s first time finish, again with an assist from Eriksen.
Mark Hughes was embarrassingly sent to the stands after protesting too vociferously against Marko Arnautovic being booked for a dive on a bad day for his side.
FACTS, STATS, GOALS & LOLS
- Mark Hughes could be set for a touchline ban after being sent to the stands by ref Anthony Taylor when he objected to Marko Arnautovic being booked for diving. The Stoke boss openly shouted abuse, rallied the home fans as he walked to the tunnel and appeared to swear at the Spurs fans
- Welcome back Harry Kane! He clocked up 50 Premier League goals from 87 games with a simple tap in. He is the quickest Spurs player to reach that landmark, beating Robbie Keane and Jermaine Defoe by four games – and it ended a goal drought which had lasted five league games.
- At half-time, Hughes was led up through the stands from the dressing room to his seat by fo his seat to cheers from fans at the food and drinks bar under the main stand. But his cheerleading had little effect as Spurs ran riot
- Stoke debutant Bruno Martins Indi is nicknamed The Beast – but he does not know why, although he does say: “Sometimes you need to be a little bit dirty, but dirty inside the rules.”
- Spurs fans still have not forgiven Charlie Adam for a series of bad challenges over the years against Gareth Bale, Paulinho and Scott Parker. The Scot was on the bench but still booed when his name was read out
FLYING VISITMan City starlet Gabriel Jesus to cheer on new team-mates in title showdown with Chelsea on Saturday
Going nowhere in a HarryHarry Kane becomes Spurs' highest EVER earner as they shatter pay structure to give him £100,000-a-week deal
ANOTHER PINE MESSEverton boss Ronald Koeman gets trolled for having RED decorations on his Christmas tree... so makes swift change
Nearly gone in 60 secondsSwansea moments away from sacking Bradley if they failed to beat Palace in relegation crunch game
NEV PUTS BOOT INPhil Neville blasts 'disgusting' West Ham ‘keeper Adrian for his studded lunge on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee
Gab's griefGabriel breaks down in tears on the pitch as he mourns countrymen who died in Colombia air disaster
Basti's backMan United flop Bastian Schweinsteiger makes first appearance this season as late sub in win against West Ham
GERRO KOPS MINNIE ADVENTURESteven Gerrard joins old Liverpool pals Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho to watch Disney on Ice with families
Ben's Britain battleEngland ready to pull out all the stops to get wonderkid Ben Woodburn to snub Wales for Three Lions
Sex abuse scandalChelsea come under fire from MP Damien Collins after fresh claims the Blues paid off victims
RY SMILES ALL ROUNDRiyad Mahrez visits kids whose emotional outburst after penalty in draw with Boro went viral
- Stoke keeper Shay Given made his 450th Premier League appearance – Dele Alli was just eight months old when the Irishman made his top flight debut for Blackburn in 1996.
- Christian Eriksen signing a new contract this week looks a great move from Spurs, he had a hand in both of Son’s goals and looked a real threat for Tottenham
- To complete a bad day for Potters boss Hughes, he was handed a walkie talkie to try and communicate with the Stoke bench for the second half, but it did not work and he settled for using texting instead.
Next five games
Sept 18 – Crystal Palace (A), PL
Sept 21 – Hull (H), EFL Cup
Sept 24 – West Brom (H), PL
Oct 2 – Man Utd (A), PL
Oct 15 – Sunderland (H), PL
Sept 14 – Monaco (H), CL
Sept 18 – Sunderland (H), PL
Sept 21 – Gillingham (H), EFL Cup
Sept 24 – Middlesbrough (A), PL
Sept 27 – CSKA (A), CL
- The worrying thing for Stoke is that Jack Butland’s return could be 10 weeks away. Shay Given does little wrong but Hughes’ side are leaking goals and this result keeps them rock bottom of the table
- Tottenham fans rubbed it in following last season’s 4-0 win here when they sang: ‘Stoke City, it’s happening again’.
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
Stoke City: Given 6; Cameron 6, Shawcross 6, Martins Indi 6, Pieters 6; Whelan 5 (Krkic 6), Allen 7, Imbula 5 (Adam 6); Walters 6, Bony 6, Arnautovic 5.
Subs not used: Bardsley, Muniesa, Crouch, Sobhi, Grant
Bookings: Whelan, Arnautovic
Spurs: Lloris 7; Walker 7, Alderweireld 7, Vertonghen 7, Davies 8; Dier 7, Wanyama 6 (Lamela 6); Eriksen 8 (Sissoko 5), Alli 7, Son 9; Kane 7 (Janssen 6).
Subs not used: Vorm, Trippier, Winks, Carter-Vickers
Bookings: Wanyama, Sissoko
STAR MAN: Son Heung-min, 9