|OPPONENTS||Sheffield United at Bramall Lane|
|DATE||Thursday 2nd July 2020|
No preview produced
|PREDICTION||Sheffield United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1|
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Juan Foyth and Japhet Tanganga could be
out for the rest of the season, but are the only players unavailable
for this match.
SHEFFIELD UNITED TEAM NEWS : - John Lundstram, John Fleck and Jack O'Connell are all absent from the Blades squad. Dean Henderson returns in goal after being ineligible to play against Manchester United, the club he is on loan from.
|Premier League||Kick off 18:00|
Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
Berge 30m 40s
Kane 89m 08s
|Crowd : 0,000||Weather : Cool, drizzly rain|
|Referee : Chris Kavanagh (Manchester)||Assistant Referees : Mrs. Sian Massey-Ellis; Mr. Harry Lennard|
|Fourth Official : Peter Banks||Replacement Official : Mark Jones|
|Video Assistant Referee : Michael Oliver||Video Assistant Referee Assistant : Neil Davies|
|Sheffield United kicked off and played towards the Kop end in the first half.|
|Game time : - 90 + 9 minutes.|
Norwood (foul on Moura) 39
McBurnie (dissent) 89
|Sheffield United :||kit||Tottenham Hotspur :||kit|
Hugo LLORIS (c)
Serge AURIER (28 Tanguy NDOMBELE
Moussa SISSOKO (20
10 Harry KANE
|Manager : Chris Wilder||Manager : Jose Mourinho|
|Sponsor : USG||Shirt sponsor : AIA|
|Kit Supplier : adidas||Kit Supplier : Nike|
It gets a little depressing writing match reports on Tottenham performances like this. All the pre-match punditry was in favour of a Spurs victory, on paper the Tottenham squad outnumbered that of the Blades and looked better in terms of quality. But these things don't win football matches. Neither does having nearly 70% of possession throughout the match and coming out of it with a 1-3 defeat.
Sheffield United have had
success by being defensively sound (apart from their last two games)
and being effective at set-pieces and on breakaways. They are
difficult to break down, as Tottenham found, but they are good in
their build-up play, hitting the front man early and he helped hold
the ball up for the midfielders (and even the defenders) to get up
The VAR decision apart, there is not a lot to complain about when it comes to the result. There may be a fair bit to debate when it comes to the team's performance though.
Harry Kane's goal saw him complete the full set of scoring against Premier League clubs he has played against ... the only player to do so.
Players ‘took the knee’ before kick-off.
Shirts bore the "Black Lives
Matter" and "NHS" logos.
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|Match programme sponsors||-|
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|How the players did|
|Giovani Lo Celso||-.|
|What you thought|
|Other scores during this week :|
|Woolwich Wanderers||4||Norwich City||0||Wednesday|
|Aston Villa||0||Wolverhampton Wanderers||1||Saturday|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||0||Manchester United||3||Tuesday|
|Watford||1||South Coast Big Club||3||Sunday|
|West Ham United London||3||Frank Lampard's Chelsea||2||Wednesday|
Position before match : 8th
Position after match : 9th
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