The spoils were shared for the third game in a row as we battled out a goalless draw with Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime.
Hugo Lloris followed up on his midweek heroics in the Champions League by pulling off a great close-range stop to prevent ex-Spur Charlie Daniels from firing his side into an early lead, while Erik Lamela hit the woodwork as we sought a breakthrough at the other end.
The game remained fiercely contested as half-time came and went in the south coast sunshine but in truth there was a lack of clear shooting chances for either side in the second 45 minutes.
The hosts, a completely different proposition to the side that lost 5-1 to us on this enclosure almost a year ago to the day, finished with a flurry as Max Gradel was denied by Mousa Dembele on the counter and then substitute Benik Afobe glanced a header just off target.
Ultimately, though, nobody was able to break the deadlock and our unbeaten run in this Premier League season stretched into a ninth game.
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