Harry Kane returned from injury to ease the pressure on Jose Mourinho as the Tottenham striker inspired a 2-0 win against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
Tottenham were hoping to get back on track after losing to Liverpool on Thursday, but instead they suffered a damaging second successive defeat.
Harry Kane will miss Sunday's trip to Brighton, leaving Jose Mourinho with a dilemma over how to replace a player who scored or assisted 23 of Tottenham Hotspur's 34 Premier League goals this season.
Harry Kane has a long history of suffering ligament damage to his ankles and Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho did not sound optimistic about his striker's latest injury after the match.
Liverpool ended a five-game winless run in the Premier League to move back into the top four with a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Thursday as Spurs also lost Harry Kane to an ankle injury.
Tanguy Ndombele scored with a stunning strike as Tottenham beat Sheffield United 3-1.
Happy New Year: Cristiano Ronaldo, Chris Gayle, Harry Kane, PV Sindhu, Suresh Raina and Saina Nehwal among others posted on social media their New Year wishes.
Dele Alli was at fault when his flamboyant flick was intercepted in the build-up to Jordan Thompson's equaliser for Stoke.
Tottenham Hotspur do remain top of the table by a point, but could be usurped later on Sunday by Liverpool ahead of a clash between the two at Anfield on Wednesday.
Liverpool thrashed Wolves to join Tottenham at the top of the Premier League after another episode of the Son Heung-min and Harry Kane show.
Virat Kohli had an interesting response for Harry Kane, who took to social media enquiring about a place in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the next IPL.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane took to social media to ask Virat Kohli for a place in the next Indian Premier League and he received a special reply from Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Tottenham Hotspur asked England all-rounder Ben Stokes for feedback on their intra-squad cricket match. Stokes invited them for a net.
Tottenham have not won an English top-flight title in 60 years, but showed their title credentials with a defensive resilience to frustrate Manchester City's domination of possession.
Youri Tielemans and Dries Mertens scored the goals which gave world number one Belgium victory over Gareth Southgate's England.
England captain Harry Kane is sixth on his country's all-time scoring chart with 32 international goals, 21 behind record-holder Wayne Rooney.
Tottenham have not taken as many risks since that wake-up call, grinding out a 1-0 win at Burnley and a 2-1 victory against Brighton, which was followed by the late victory at West Brom.
Premier League: Harry Kane scored his 150th goal in the league as Tottenham Hotspur beat West Brom 1-0 before Leicester City beat Wolves 1-0.