Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United Match Report, 09/11/2019, Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United Match Report, 09/11/2019, Premier League

Tottenham 1-1 Sheffield United: Brilliant Blades conquer VAR woe to file for stage

George Baldock phased out Son Heung-min’s opener as Sheffield United maintained a deserved draw from a lacklustre Tottenham.

Sheffield United shrugged off being on the sharp end of VAR controversy to maintain a deserved 1-1 draw at Tottenham.

Son Heung-min, back in action after his three-match prohibit for the speech which left Everton midfielder Andre Gomes using a badly broken ankle was overturned, gave Spurs the lead against the run of play after an Enda Stevens mistake in the 58th moment.

David McGoldrick watched an equaliser ruled out following John Lundstram — that struck the post during the first half was adjudged to be offside throughout the build-up.

However Chris Wilder’s men horribly kept their composure and George Baldock’s 78th-minute cross legged to the far corner was a bit of fortune that they richly deserved.

Tottenham’s Paulo Gazzaniga was the busier of the two goalkeepers ancient on, holding a testing non drive from John Fleck after leaning Oliver Norwood’s deflected second-minute attack over.

Harry Kane was not able to turn in Serge Aurier’s 15th-minute cross at the near post but it proved a rare moment of encouragement to get Spurs through a opening half hour which reasoned with Lundstram beating against the vertical left footed.

United resumed on front foot following half-time, Lys Mousset romping to the box and twisting around Davinson Sanchez prior to yanking his attempt agonisingly wide.

Son was Spurs’ only outlet and gave seeing keeper Dean Henderson his first important bit of work, arrowing a shot towards the bottom corner following Dele Alli’s raking pass.

A more exact ball to the South Korea celebrity’s path caused the opener — it came accidentally from United defender Stevens, who gave Son a chance he was not very likely to pass up.

McGoldrick believed he had an instantaneous reply however, following a VAR review lasting nearly four moments, Lundstram was demonstrated to be offside from the barest of margins earlier in the transfer.

Justice has been done as a different methodical Blades movement got wing-back Baldock set up in the ideal station, his sliced delivery evading Eric Dier and Gazzaniga to border Wilder’s guys up to fifth at the table.

What exactly does it imply?

Tottenham’s wait for back-to-back wins this year goes on. With this evidence, the 4-0 midweek win at Red Star Belgrade represents another false dawn.

Mauricio Pochettino should observe a good deal of his men in their finest at Wilder’s United — a tactically and technically astute facet who work logically — but understands Spurs stay well short of the degree. Had replacement Lucas Moura defeated Henderson using a stoppage-time long-ranger it’d have been a travesty.

VAR destroys McGoldrick’s imperial outing

An issue of millimetres refused United’s experienced ahead the target that his endeavours deserved. A constant thorn in the side of a shaky Tottenham defence, along with the similarly remarkable Mousset, he obviously had a hand in the movement for the equaliser.

Dier staggers through torrid performance

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Booked for a filthy on Baldock later 74 moments, Dier was arguably blessed to remain on the area when he battled Norwood within the opening quarter of an hour. In fact, it may have spared the England international, who flipped into a ragged performance.

VAR reprieved him on that the Lundstram offside and that he wasn’t able to cut Baldock’s leveller.

What is next

Spurs traveling to West Ham for a derby in London Stadium following the Global break, a day before Sheffield United amuse Manchester United.



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