Spurs put Huddersfield to the sword within 23 minutes

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The first of the 3 goals came after only 9 minutes when Harry Kane latched onto Kieran Trippier’s headed pass, and despite quite a tight angle, Harry beat their keeper at his near post.

The second came after a further 7 minutes, this time it was a great team build up, with Kane, Alli and Eriksen, combining for wing-back Ben Davies, to finish with great composure.

Then it was that man Kane again, the provider again was Trippier, from his pass Kane looked like he had nowhere to go, but let the ball run across is body, and from the edge of the box, he unleashed an unstoppable effort with his left foot.

Kane was denied his hat-trick, when the linesman flagged his goal as offside, when replays showed that it was a very close call, level at the most.

Deli Alli was denied by the post, after a good run into the box before half-time.
In that first half, Huddersfield really only troubled the Spurs goal once, when Loris was called to make a good save.

The second half saw Spurs continue to press, but for most of the game Deli Alli, ended up on the floor, from various challenges, but he appears to me to still be out of sorts, being dispossessed several times, and finally getting himself booked for diving, before redeeming himself with 2 good passes for Sissoko. The first of which saw Sissoko clean through with only the keeper to beat, but he hit a very tame shot straight at the keeper. The second chance Sissoko almost missed again, only to have his shot strongly deflected for a goal, making it 4-0.

Huddersfield deserve a mention, about how they never stopped chasing and trying to get forward and score, their best effort in the second half beating Loris, but hitting the crossbar and going over.

So in summary, a comfortable game for Spurs, with the team as a whole playing very well, I thought Sanchez in particular was brilliant at the back, he reads any danger very quickly, and when under pressure in and around his own box, he is composed and manages to find a creative pass.

This could have so easily have been 6-0 or more, but more importantly is, it’s 3 more points and another clean-sheet, and no injuries.

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  1. You’re spot on about Sanchez. My MoM. He just blocks everything with superb timing and reading the game. And has a handy turbo-overdrive when needed. Remarkable.

    ‘World-class’ boost to an already fierce defensive unit. Well done Poch and Mr Levy for sticking with that one.

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