Christian Eriksen said he was delighted to make an impact late on to keep Tottenham in the Premier League title race.
At home to Burnley at Wembley, the match looked to be ending in frustration for Spurs with the Clarets on course to earn a hard-earned point.
However, in stoppage time Eriksen, on as a substitute, scored the only goal of the game, Harry Kane passing for the Dane to strike past Joe Hart.
Earlier the Burnley keeper had been at his best to deny Erik Lamela but Spurs found chances at a premium, Sean Dyche's side retricting them to few clear-cut chances.
In the end though Burnley were left pointless and remain in a struggle at the foot of the table, two points above the bottom three.
Spurs meanwhile stay in the hunt for the title, the three points keeping them third in the table, five points behind leaders Manchester City.
Eriksen afterwards said he was delighted to have scored the decisive goal. He said: "Every time you come on you want to make an impact. To score in extra time was extra nice!
"Any goal if it is your first or number 20 is always very important and it is nice to score. The games are so close if you drop any points… getting in a flow like we are now feeds confidence.
"We try to win every game not just at Christmas! We are in a good situation and feel confident going into any game."
Other games on Saturday saw Crystal Palace pull clear of trouble with a victory at home to Leicester.
Huddersfield remain in the bottom three with a home defeat at the hands of Newcastle, while Cardiff lost away at Watford and Wolves beat Bournemouth 2-0.
Earlier in the day Manchester City went back to the top of the table after beating Everton 3-1.
Spurs are in action in midweek, making the short journey to Arsenal with the north London rivals playing in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.
Spurs are 19/10 for the win with Arsenal 11/8.
Tottenham are 11/1 to win the game 1-0 while they are 6/1 to win the EFL Cup next year.
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