Mauricio Pochettino’s side couldn’t capitalise on a strong start in front of their home supporters, and Patrick van Aanholt gave Sunderland a 40th minute lead in north London.
However, Christian Eriksen scored his first goal since 4 October in the Premier League to level before half-time and Eriksen added a third after Mousa Dembele’s brilliant goal.
Harry Kane scored his 12th Premier League goal of the season to seal three points to make amends for their 1-0 loss to Leicester City at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night.
And Alderweireld treated his wife to a nice dinner on Saturday night to celebrate Tottenham’s return to winning ways in the Premier League.
Alderweireld posted on his Instagram page: “Very good performance this afternoon. Now it’s time for some nice dinner🍣🍚🍴”
The Belgian defender has scored two goals and has made two assists in 22 Premier League games for Tottenham this season.
Spurs are four points clear of fifth-placed West Ham United in the race for a Champions League spot.
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