Tottenham took control of their Champions League tie with AC Milan thanks to Peter Crouch's late winner after a bruising encounter at the San Siro.
Crouch tapped home from 12 yards after a blistering burst of pace from Aaron Lennon unlocked the Milan defence to seal the win with a vital away goal.
The match was nothing like the pulsating 4-3 loss to Inter in November or the 3-1 Spurs victory in the reverse fixture, but Harry Redknapp will not care one bit.
The home side were lucky to end the match with 10 men after a horrific late lunge from Matthieu Flamini on Vedran Corluka, and some shocking behaviour from Gennaro Gattuso, who appeared to headbutt Spurs assistant Joe Jordan after the final whistle.
But Crouch's goal - his sixth in eight European matches this season - means Spurs take a lead into next month's second leg.