Full-time: Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

  • Ryan Mason beats Costel Pantilimon with late winner before being substituted due to a knee injury
  • Sunderland strike the woodwork twice through Jermain Defoe and Jack Rodwell
  • Tottenham win their first match of the season as the Black Cats slump to the bottom of the Premier League
  • Heung Min-Son handed his Tottenham debut after receiving a work permit and international clearance earlier this week
  • Fabio Borini back for Sunderland after completing a permanent switch from Liverpool
  • Tottenham announce departure of Emmanuel Adebayor after the striker's contract is mutually terminated
Ryan Mason
Ryan Mason netted the winner for Tottenham before being withdrawn with a knee injury. AFP

It certainly proved a long time coming, but Tottenham's campaign is finally up and running as that late Mason effort secures their first win of the season. It was far from a vintage display and still no goals for Kane, but Pochettino will be delighted to see his side claim their maiden three points after a frustrating run of three consecutive draws.

Sunderland sink below Stoke to the foot of the table but will perhaps feel hard done by after seeing Defoe and Rodwell hit the post and crossbar respectively as well as being denied a penalty for that first-half tug from Alderweireld. There were a number of positives for Advocaat to take from that 90 minutes, you feel, but no wins from five fixtures and 11 goals conceded will provide cause for concern.

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Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham


Another throw from Van Aanholt is flicked on by O'Shea but Tottenham can clear. Kane collects possession and then looks to play in Chadli instead of simply seeing out the remaining seconds but Pantilimon rushes out to avert the danger.


One last throw of the dice from Sunderland fails as a long-throw is dealt with. Lens then rises above Walker to win a header at the back post but the ball goes wide.


A wild shot from Chadli flies well over Pantilimon's crossbar. The Belgian then creates another opening and beats Kaboul all ends up following a pass from Lamela but again his effort is too high to trouble the goalkeeper.


Five minutes of added time to be played. Enough for Sunderland to find a morale-boosting equaliser?


Sunderland win a free-kick in a dangerous area over on the left flank but the delivery is far too close to Lloris and he can claim. Criminally wasteful at such a critical stage of this game.


Two clear-cut chances for Tottenham to wrap up the three points go begging as Kane shoots straight at Pantilimon in space at the back post and Lamela glances Townsend's cross wide.


Mason is requiring a lot of attention to his knee here and he will not be able to continue. Tom Carroll comes on.


So close to an equaliser from Sunderland as Kaboul bursts down the left and provides a low pass for Rodwell. The substitute bends a first-time shot against the woodwork with Lloris beaten. Very unlucky.


Mason looks to have hurt himself while scoring that goal and he is off the pitch receiving treatment as Sunderland attempt to press home their temporary one-man advantage.


With just eight minutes left to play, Tottenham have broken the deadlock. A lovely passing move involving Mason, Lamela and Kane ends with the English midfielder being sent through and he dinks the ball over the onrushing Pantilimon.

A first win of the season now looks likely for Pochettino's side.


Goal: Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham (Ryan Mason)


A third and final change made by Advocaat as Rodwell jogs on in place of Toivonen.


The ball is moving swiftly from end-to-end as we approach the final 10 minutes but both defences holding out at the moment. A delicious cross from Mason towards Kane is headed behind at the back post.

It's a mark of the physical battle that the young striker has been forced to endure against the likes of Kaboul and O'Shea that his shirt is completely ripped and he requires a replacement to be brought on.


A pass from Cattermole to Watmore goes astray and Kaboul stands tall to block Chadli's powerful attempt.


It's a double substitution from Sunderland as Cattermole comes on for Gomez and Borini is replaced by popular academy graduate Duncan Watmore, who has scored twice in all competitions already this season as well as making his debut for the England U21s.


Borini is complaining to both the referee and Davies himself over that coming together but when he sees it again he will realise it was quite clearly accidental.

Sunderland are preparing a couple of changes.


Another wasted corner from Tottenham as the towering Pantilimon strides out to claim. Borini is in the wars once more as he takes an accidental whack to the head from the boot of Davies.


A second substitution from Pochettino as Erik Lamela is summoned to replace Alli.


A good defensive header from Jones at the back post leads to a Tottenham corner. The initial delivery is cleared, but the ball is sent back in towards Kane who cannot get a shot away on the half-volley. That was a chance for the 22-year-old.


Another opening for the hosts as Jones' deflected shot loops up and spins into the path of Toivonen but he and Borini hesitate before the former commits a clear foul on Lloris while trying to fire home.

Lens is then sent through by a deft flick from Defoe but he cannot beat the imposing figure of Vertonghen, who refused to dive into a risky tackle as the last defender.


A real let-off for Sunderland as Alli ghosts through and puts an excellent pass across the face of the six-yard box but there is no-one there to make any sort of contact.

Son's Tottenham debut is over as Pochettino introduces Andros Townsend for his first appearance of the season.


A first opportunity of the second 45 falls for the Black Cats as Defoe does very well to fend off the attention of numerous Tottenham players before finding Lens via a fortunate deflection off Walker. He cannot quite get the necessary bend on his shot, however, and Lloris saves.

At the other end, Mason then looks to release Alli with an enticing through ball but Pantilimon gets down bravely to smother. He catches a boot in the chest for his troubles, too.