Tottenham extended their winning run to three games in all competitions this afternoon, as Pochettino’s men saw off Huddersfield in a 2-0 victory away from home.
Harry Kane opened the scoring with a header from a delightful Trippier cross, with Danny Rose winning a penalty short after to give Kane the chance to double the lead.
The England captain didn’t disappoint, and Tottenham saw out their first clean sheet since the 3-0 United win.
Here are five things we learned against Huddersfield:
Kane is back to his best-
The big man has shown glimpses of a return to top form in recent weeks, but this was the first time that Kane has looked his usual self for a full 90 minutes.
He fought the Huddersfield defence for every loose ball, drove past them with ease, held the ball up well, and most importantly, took his two chance when they came.
The striker’s movement was back to normal, as any thought of fatigue or injury has look since been dispersed.
The Danny Rose of old-
Much like Kane, this is the first time we have seen Rose back at full-throttle down that left hand side. The left wingback was charging past the Huddersfield defence time and time again, providing some dangerous passes and crosses for his forward team mates.
Rose was directly involved with the second goal, as he burst into the box and was adjudged to have been fouled, resulting to Kane’s spot kick goal.
Most importantly, Rose didn’t shrug his defensive duties either, as he was always on hand in both an attacking and defensive sense.
Dier needs to be dropped-
Spurs may be picking up their form after a dodgy spell, but Dier still seems to be lingering there. Yet again the central midfielder was guilty of gifting the ball to the opposition time and time again.
With Winks and Wanyama coming on for 45 minutes and looking strong, Dier could find himself dropped to the bench in the near future.
Winks is a starter-
Although he didn’t start the game today, 45 minutes was enough for Winks to show that he is ready to start games now. Back from injury, his fitness looking strong, Winks was unplayable in the centre of the park today.
What he has really brought into his game is the ability to not only pass through the lines, but drive through them himself when nothing else is on. What a prospect.
We miss Dele and Eriksen-
In truth, Spurs could have won by 4 or 5 goals today in they could have found that final killer ball.
A number of times when Sonny and Lucas were bearing down on the Huddersfield defence, they couldn’t quite find that final pass or finish to kill the game off.
The creative minds of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are a big miss, and Spurs need them back as soon as possible.
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