Tottenham came from behind to beat New York Red Bulls 2-1 in the final game of their pre-season tour of the United States as new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a superb winner.
Much has been made of Luka Modric's decision to remain in England as he looks to secure a move away from Tottenham, but fans may soon have a new midfield hero after a brilliant striker from Sigurdsson handed them a well-deserved win.
Tottenham had fallen behind when Kenny Cooper converted an early penalty which had been won by former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill who was brought down by another new Spurs signing in Jan Vertonghen.
Spurs failed to find an equaliser before the break as Tom Huddlestone and Gareth Bale both drew fine saves from Red Bulls goalkeeper Bill Gaudette, while Aaron Lennon was denied by a brilliant stop just after the half-time interval.
However, it was not long before Sigurdsson provided the equaliser as his corner was met by Bale who rose high above his marker to head home and leave Gaudette helpless.
Bale was somewhat of a shock inclusion in the Tottenham side after leaving the previous game on crutches after a crunching challenge from Charlie Adam in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool.
It was then left to Sigurdsson to grab the headlines as he jinked past two defenders before cutting inside the box and curling a right-footed effort into the top corner to seal the victory.
The Iceland international has been brought to the club to add an extra attacking threat from midfield after scoring seven Premier League goals in his short loan spell with Swansea last season.
There was still time for Michael Dawson to hit the bar from another Sigurdsson corner as new manager Andre Villas-Boas returns to England and is left to decide the fate of Modric.