Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Christian Eriksen scored the only goal in Tottenham Hotspur's group stage win over Inter Milan on Wednesday in the Champions League.
The decider came in the 80th minute of the Group B clash at Wembley Stadium in London. Eriksen came onto the pitch in the 70th minute as a substitute for Erik Lamela.
The squads played a scoreless first half before Eriksen took control. Moussa Sissoko dribbled down the right flank before entering the Inter Milan box during the sequence. He picked up his head to find Dele Alli hovering at the top of the box.
Alli took a short feed from Sissoko, but had his back to the goal. He kept the ball on his boot while doing a full turn, before tapping the ball to an incoming Eriksen. The man of the match then booted a shot past Inter Milan keeper Samir Handanovic.
"We are alive and it was such an important performance," Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said, according to the team website. "I'm very happy. Like I always tell you, I'm very pleased for the players and our fans."
"We were very patient. We managed the tempo. We always try to play respecting our philosophy and that's so important."
"We scored, we deserved the victory and now we'll be humble, try to rest and recover from the effort and prepare for another big game against Arsenal [on Sunday]."
Tottenham hosts the Gunners at 9:05 a.m. on Sunday at Emirates Stadium in London.
Inter Milan beat Tottenham 2-1 in their first Champions League meeting on Sept. 18. Tottenham battles Barcelona in its final group stage outing at 3 p.m, on Dec. 11 at Camp Nou in Barcelona.
Barcelona has already claimed Group B and a spot in the round of 16.