Martin Keown: This Tottenham duo have really impressed me

The Arsenal legend has been impressed with Tottenham duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen

Martin Keown says Tottenham Hotspur duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen have been two of the most impressive Premier League players so far this term.

The Lilywhites have the best defensive record in the English top flight after seven Premier League games following a 2-0 victory over leaders Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Tottenham have only conceded three goals in the 2016-17 campaign after Romelu Lukaku, James Milner and Ben Gibson all found the back of the north London side’s net in the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino reunited Alderweireld with his former Ajax team-mate Vertonghen in 2015 summer transfer window and Spurs finished with the joint-best defensive record alongside Manchester United last season.

Former Arsenal defender Keown has explained why he has been so impressed with Belgium duo Alderweireld and Vertonghen in the Tottenham defence.

“I have also been very impressed by Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen at Tottenham. Sometimes with defenders you want to talk about partnerships rather than individuals and these two look very solid, as they did last season,” Keown told The Daily Mail.

The Lilywhites are in second place in the Premier League table and a point behind current leaders Manchester City.

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Tottenham are the only Premier League club that are still unbeaten in the 2016-17 season.

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