Soccer

Ryan Mason ends Tottenham's wait for a win to leave Sunderland still winless in Premier League

  • Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason, center bottom, celebrates his goal with his teammates during their English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Tottenham Hotspur's Ryan Mason, center bottom, celebrates his goal with his teammates during their English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sunderland's Jermain Defoe, right, vies for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen, left, during their English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Sunderland's Jermain Defoe, right, vies for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen, left, during their English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sunderland's Jeremain Lens, left, vies for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's Ben Davies during their English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspurs at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Sunderland's Jeremain Lens, left, vies for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's Ben Davies during their English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspurs at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)  (The Associated Press)

Tottenham won its first match of the Premier League season on Sunday with Ryan Mason clinching a 1-0 victory over Sunderland.

But after five matches, Sunderland remains winless in the league with only two points after coming close to being relegated last season.

Mason scored in the 82nd minute in northeast England, taking Erik Lamela's through-ball before clipping over goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon.

Though Harry Kane scored twice on international duty with England, the striker remains without a goal for Tottenham after being the league's second-highest scorer last season.

In Sunday's other game, unbeaten Leicester was hosting Aston Villa.