The paucity of their defence in the game's final breathless eight minutes, however, exposed just how far away Jose Mourinho's men still are.
Are you a bigger, better Spurs fan because you were lucky enough to born within the friendly confines of the M25? Or what if watching your team is struggle and a visit to the Lane means a flight?
I think Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side represent us now. We have a deep anger and frustration inside us from all of the nearly moments, refereeing decisions and what could’ve beens that have accrued over the years.
Back to the future from the not so distant past
He’s the chief disrupter; a kind of competent Dominic Cummings. He’s comfortable with chaos, and knows how to use it to his advantage. He fosters a siege mentality, and makes his teams seem like its them against the world.
If there was ever an example of evidence that showcases what a Jose team can do when at full pelt - this was it. This is the identity I crave. It was ruthless.
For Mourinho, this was the sort of emphatic result that will have prompted even his biggest detractors to wonder if he might just be capable of leading a team to the game's top prizes one more time.