Højbjerg, valued at £27m on Transfermarkt, put in a 7.2 performance according to WhoScored, which was actually the lowest rating of any Spurs player on the day, but that just shows you how good the rest of the team’s efforts were on the day.
He posted a message on social media afterward, in which he called it a ‘very solid performance’, which Spurs fans flocked to in order to show their support. Although most of the attention seemed to be centred around his ankle after he appeared to roll during the second half:
“You twisted your ankle and you still wanted to play what a viking warrior you are Pierre my future captain”
Should Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have the captain's armband at Spurs?
It was a victory that kept Spurs’ brief hopes of qualifying for Europe through the league alive, with their game in hand set to be crucial in keeping tabs with the teams above them, so let’s see if they can take advantage of it.