England midfielder Eric Dier struck his first club goal in 18 months as Tottenham made it three victories in as many Premier League matches by defeating 10-man Cardiff 1-0 on Saturday.

Tottenham’s Eric Dier, center, scores his side’s opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Tottenham, beaten by visiting Barcelona 4-2 in the Champions League at Wembley in midweek, scored against Cardiff in the eighth minute.

Tottenham’s Lucas Moura, right, is challenged by Cardiff City’s Bruno Ecuele Manga, rear, during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Davinson Sanchez won a header following a cross by England full back Kieran Trippier and, as the ball became stuck under the feet of Cardiff’s Joe Bennett, Dier showed a striker’s instinct to thrash the ball into the net.

Tottenham’s Lucas Moura, left, is challenged by Cardiff City’s Bruno Ecuele Manga during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Struggling Cardiff midfielder Joe Ralls was sent off after 58 minutes following a trip on Lucas Moura, who was a constant danger up front for Tottenham.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, top, is challenged by Cardiff City’s Bruno Ecuele Manga during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Sean Morrison hit the post as the visitors went close to an equalizer, despite their numerical disadvantage, but could not make the breakthrough as it remained winless after eight games this season.

Tottenham’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris makes a save as Cardiff City’s Josh Murphy fails to score during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Cardiff City’s Joe Ralls (8) protests as he gets red card during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Source: The Associated Press

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