suffered a first defeat in their new stadium thanks to ’s superb second-half strike for .

Third-placed Spurs had won all four games since moving into the Hotspur Stadium in early April.

But Antonio’s goal in the 67th minute was the first had conceded at home in that period, and means they are not yet certain of finishing in the top four in the Premier League.

’s Fabian Balbuena cleared a Vincent Janssen header off the line in stoppage time.

The win ended a run of four games without victory for , who remain 11th in the table with two games to play this season.

finished strongly, with Antonio and defender Issa Diop forcing goalkeeper Hugo Lloris into saves in the closing stages.

Spurs looked tired – they were playing their seventh match in April, and face one more when they entertain Ajax in Tuesday’s semi-final first leg.

Spurs lack spark

Spurs’ prolonged wait to play in their rebuilt home was worth the wait before ’s visit, with three league wins and a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the first leg of their epic quarter-final.

But there had been signs of strain when they struggled to overcome relegation-threatened Brighton in their previous match.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino made four changes to the side that played Brighton but, after a good start, his players appeared to run out of steam.

Son Heung-min’s low strike forced keeper Lucasz Fabianski into a save at his near post, while a Lucas Moura shot zipped across the face of goal before half-time.

also forced Fabianski into action, this time with his feet, but were happy to counter-attack from the outset.

They were the better side after the break, and the game was deep into stoppage time when substitute Janssen almost earned Spurs a point.

More to follow

Line-ups

  • 1Lloris
  • 21Foyth
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 33Davies
  • 15Dier
  • 23Eriksen
  • 3RoseSubstituted forJanssenat 77′minutes
  • 20AlliSubstituted forWanyamaat 85′minutes
  • 27Lucas MouraSubstituted forLlorenteat 66′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-Min

Substitutes

  • 2Trippier
  • 9Janssen
  • 12Wanyama
  • 16Walker-Peters
  • 18Llorente
  • 22Gazzaniga
  • 52Skipp

  • 1Fabianski
  • 24FredericksBooked at 86mins
  • 4Balbuena
  • 23Diop
  • 26Masuaku
  • 41Rice
  • 30Antonio
  • 16NobleSubstituted forOgbonnaat 85′minutes
  • 11SnodgrassBooked at 26minsSubstituted forObiangat 77′minutes
  • 8Felipe Anderson
  • 7ArnautovicSubstituted forPérezat 80′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Zabaleta
  • 13Adrián
  • 14Obiang
  • 17Hernández
  • 19Wilshere
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 27Pérez
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
60,043

Match Stats

Home TeamAway Team
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home3
Away8

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hotspur 0, United 1.

Attempt blocked. Vincent Janssen ( Hotspur) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Foyth.

Attempt saved. Vincent Janssen ( Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Vincent Janssen ( Hotspur) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Eric Dier.

Corner, United. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

Attempt saved. Issa Diop ( United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Ryan Fredericks ( United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hotspur. Victor Wanyama replaces Dele Alli.

Attempt missed. Declan Rice ( United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Pérez.

Corner, United. Conceded by Davinson Sánchez.

Corner, United. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

Attempt saved. ( United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Arthur Masuaku.

Dele Alli ( Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pedro Obiang ( United).

Attempt saved. ( United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Noble.

Corner, Hotspur. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

Substitution

Substitution, United. Pedro Obiang replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Substitution

Substitution, Hotspur. Vincent Janssen replaces Danny Rose.

Offside, Hotspur. Juan Foyth tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies ( Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dele Alli with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Hotspur. Fernando Llorente replaces Lucas Moura.

Foul by Eric Dier ( Hotspur).

Mark Noble ( United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Son Heung-Min ( Hotspur) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dele Alli.

Corner, United. Conceded by Lucas Moura.

Attempt blocked. Felipe Anderson ( United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Danny Rose ( Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fabián Balbuena ( United).

Lucas Moura ( Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Felipe Anderson ( United).

Ben Davies ( Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Issa Diop ( United).

Foul by Davinson Sánchez ( Hotspur).

Felipe Anderson ( United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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