Gary Neville could not resist aiming a dig at some of the Tottenham Hotspur fans who were in attendance during this evening’s Premier League clash against Chelsea.
Spurs came into the fixture on the back of a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace last weekend, followed by an inspired draw against Rennes in midweek in the UEFA Conference League.
The North Londoners started the game brightly and matched Chelsea during the opening half, having had opportunities to go ahead in the game if the likes of Sergio Reguilon and Heung-min Son had shown more composure.
Reguilon’s pass back across the penalty area was not accurate enough to find Giovani Lo Celso, who would have had an easy tap-in, while Heung-min Son’s first touch let him down by his standards on what was a decent goalscoring opportunity.
Chelsea dominated proceedings during the second half with Spurs no match for their fierce rivals and when Antonio Rudiger added a third in injury time, many within the single tier south stand headed for the nearest exit.
The 17,500 capacity stand was described by stadium architects Populous as being able to create a ‘wall of sound’.
Neville, who was on co-commentary duty for Sky Sports (19/09 at 18:26 – Sky Premier League) said after the camera panned to the south stand: “The wall has got some bricks missing.”
The Spurs fans who were still in attendance when Rudiger scored can only be commended following the awful performance they had witnessed in the second half.
The Tottenham High Road is a nightmare to navigate following the full time whistle and those who left cannot be criticised given the fact it was a late kick-off on a Sunday.
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