Tottenham H. vs Sheffield UtdThe 'Spurs' made a bad game again
Lto 2019-20 of Tottenham It is still a very gray season. The team of Pochettino does not find the good tone that led to the historic presence in the final of the Wanda Metropolitano. Fragility in defense, slow play, a feeling of mental weakness … right now, there are several fronts of concern in the 'Spurs'. Before him Sheffield United, the problems of the North London painting were evident again. ANDl draw one It is another stumbling block for a Tottenham that is far from its league goals.
And is that the 'Spurs' only won in three of the 12 days of the Premier. The last triumph of Tottenham in the League was in September, against Southampton. Since that day, they lost two games and tied three. The Leicester, which is fourth, is already nine points above the 'Spurs' and with one less game.
He Sheffield United I lost only one away game in the League (Premier or Championship) in 2019, a record that is not surpassed by any set of the four professional categories of English football. And the set of Wilder evidenci, in the first half in London, the competitive arguments that lead him to be a team very reliable and solid -Start the day as the least defeated defense of the Premier, with the same eight goals conceded as Leicester-. In the first 45 ', the 'Spurs' did not make any shot on goal, something that had never happened before in their games at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, the visitors did not just defend themselves in the first half. In fact, generated much more danger than those of Pochettino, who presented a fairly flat and slow football. In the 3 ', Norwood was the first to threaten Gazzaniga, who made his sixth meeting followed by the headline after the injury of Lloris. And, in 28 ', the' Blades' had the best chance of the first half. After corner kick, Lundstram crashed with the left stick of the goalkeeper 'Spur'.
To try to improve the football of the team after the initial lazy 45 ', Pochettino changed to Ndombl for Winks to rest And the locals soon found the goal, taking advantage of a Uncommon error of a team as reliable as Sheffield United. They are taken the ball to Enda Stevens inside the visitors area and shoot for 1-0. After the unfortunate action with Andr Gomes, the Korean gives continuity to his great moment. He had scored two goals for the Red Star in the Champions League and has scored five goals in the last five games he made with Tottenham, as many as in the previous 18.
But nevertheless, both did not serve to improve football of some 'Spurs' that continue with a little fluid game, with little capacity to connect their lines. And, conversely, Sheffield United maintained its order and ability to arrive in danger. Only two minutes after the target of Son, McGoldrick introduced the leather in the local goal, but the goal was canceled out of play after review of the VAR. And, after threatening several times, Sheffield United. He reached the goal in 78 '. Taking advantage of local defensive passivity, McGoldrick centr and Baldock empat. It was the first goal of the course for the right-handed lane of the 'Blades'.
Until the end, the Tottenham he managed to corner his rival for the first and only time in the entire duel. Kane was about to finish off a Winks center and, practically in the last action of the game, Lucas Moura forz Dean Henderson To show all its quality.
1-1 reflects the bad time of Tottenham, but we must not forget what Wilder Build in Sheffield United. A solid team, which is much more than the sum of the individual capacity of its players. The fifth place in the Premier table shows that the 'Blades' are one of the good surprises of the course in England. Sheffield United have not lost any of their first six away matches in the Premier League. It is the first time in the 21st century that a newly promoted man manages to do it in the Premier League, and only the third time in the entire history of the competition, after Blackburn Rovers in 1992-93 and Nottingham Forest in 1994-95.