After a good few moody moments, it turned out to be a great night at Stadium mk after all.
Tottenham edged possession which only served to highlight for the umpteenth time what redundant metric that truly is.
Spurs muddled through with an ad-hoc side and Watford who were also at less than full strength. It showed.
The Hornets hit 17 long balls and own 14 free kicks. It could have almost been ‘one of those nights’.
The ‘visitors’ also won 14 duels – twice as many as Spurs.
Let’s hope Saturday is more convincing.