Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Man United

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Tottenham Hotspur were back in action last night in the Premier League but failed to secure an all-important three points that could have kickstarted a top four charge.

Instead, Spurs conceded late on via the penalty spot to share the points with Man United after the match finished 1-1.

Let’s take a look at the five things we learned from the match:

White Hart Lane was weird – 

Seeing a brand new stadium with no fans was rather eerie and the lads on the pitch lacked the support they needed to get the result over the line. However, I thought that the flags, banners, decorations, and shirts were all done very well.

Fatigued players – 

Some of Spurs’ star players looked more than a little fatigued as the minutes wore on. Heung-min Son and Harry Kane were particularly ineffective, especially in the second half. It makes you wonder why Jose did not use his five subs.

Top four done –

I would argue that the top four is out of the question now. Spurs’ best hope is a fifth-place finish and that Man City are banned from next season’s Champions League.

Spurs missed out –

Tottenham missed out on a potentially world-class player in Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese star behind Kane with Lo Celso in a deeper role would have been incredible in North London.

The Dier question – 

Dier certainly looked better at centre-back than he has in central midfield of late. However, one naive challenge ended up costing Spurs three points. To be a centre-back at a top-six clubs, errors can only come once in a blue moon.

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