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Goals from Heung-min Son and Giovani Lo Celso propelled Spurs to the Premier League's summit.
Spurs about to have it off with the fit married woman next door whilst her husband is outside washing the car and your missus is on her way home from a Tesco shop.
The reaction that greeted the full-time whistle from the Spurs players and bench demonstrated that this was a game the North Londoners felt they had to win.
Spurs were swarming all over the home side as the first half drew to a close. Bale, buoyed by his winner at the weekend, was enjoying his best outing since his return to the club.