he even trumps Dr. Tottenham.
They bang on about teams winning ugly, well Spurs have taken this to a new level with the victory over West Brom with Harry Kane’s 88th minute winner, following the Brighton and Burnley wins.
At half-time someone on Twitter said the West Brom vs Spurs game was awful, I said… it wasn’t that good.
A gawd awful half of football that saw Spurs miss a very good early chance and never really have another one. Coming out of his own area, Bale played a long ball up to Kane, wide left, he turned in and crossed to Ndombele who controlled it on his chest, turned and knocked the ball right to Son, who was all alone in the box. Son then decided to take far too many touches and killed the chance.
The front three of Kane, Son Bale with Ndombele were working well at the beginning but as the half went on they got bogged down in the usual routine of trying to go through a packed middle. Ndombele was getting the fans abuse. Yes he gave the ball away a bit but he was trying to actually do something. No doubt they’d want Winks on keeping it safe and passing it sideways.
It was screaming out for Lo Celso, just to add that extra bit required. Sissoko wasn’t exactly cutting it, though he did manage to tackle himself and dribble with the ball two feet behind him. But Jose didn’t make a change at the half. No it wasn’t until Ndombele was injured just after the hour, that he made his usual swap sub. I know Ndombele was injured but will he ever play ’em together?
Lo Celso had a glorious chance, he should have done far better with but in reality Spurs looked no closer to getting that winner and everyone was thinking the same thing.
I mean, it’s Spurs. West Brom haven’t won a game all season, they’re in the bottom three after picking up just one point in their opening 7 games, having kept one clean sheet and scoring just 6 goals. Dr. Tottenham was making a house call.
With just over ten minutes to go Jose removed Sissoko and Bale, for Moura and Vinicius. The latter had a decent chance shortly after coming on. Then then with just two minutes of regular time someone finally put a ball into the box that caused real problems for the hosts.
It was a straight ball from Doherty, the keeper started to come then stopped, the defender was beaten and Kane put in the cutest of flicked headers for his 150th Premier League goal. It moves him to joint 9th on the all time PL list of scorers, level with Michael Owen. Of the top 10 Kane has the best goals per game ratio. Surprisingly it was Doherty’s first assist for Spurs in the league.
Now for Spurs to hang on for whatever amount of time the officials made up and to ride out any bizarre officiating and VARs… to move to the top of the league for the first time since august 2014, if only for a couple of hours.
Winning ugly is a sign they say of champions, there’s been nobody uglier than Spurs over the last few games… this was a game not even a mother could love…