Huddersfield 0 Tottenham 2 Review

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Huddersfield are still bottom of the Premier League and are still waiting for their first victory after seven games.

The Terriers lost their third Premier League game in a row as Spurs striker Harry Kane scored a brace to get the three points for the visitors.

Coach David Wagner gave his thoughts on the game:

“I don’t know if I have been prouder about my team after defeat,”

“We gave it a go, really tried, fought and the performance was a good one.

“I tell the players, ‘If you keep doing what you are doing with the attitude, desire and effort and stick together, the reward will come’. That’s how football works.”

When asked about his sides’ chances, the former Borussia Dortmund assistant manager said:

“We had chances, we were unlucky with the crossbar hit from Depoitre, and the penalty maybe was a soft one,”  “We are unlucky at the moment.”

To show how poorly Town have been in putting the ball in the back of the net, Harry Kane has scored more Premier League goals at the John Smith’s Stadium than any Huddersfield player.

Now that is a damning stat.

The fact that a player from another club has scored more goals at Huddersfield’s own ground than any player who plays for that club has is extremely damning to Wagner and everyone in West Yorkshire.

On the other side of this game, Spurs played well and deserved to win. Kane scored his second via a penalty that was controversially awarded when Danny Rose was tugged on the shirt by substitute Florent Hadergjonaj. Most people thought that Kane had improved from the slow start to the new season that he’s being known to be prone to now.

“He is looking a lot more like his usual self,” former Tottenham player Danny Murphy said on Match of the Day. “He went past players and was running the channels. He played as well as he has in a while.

“Everything good that Spurs did came through him.”

Boss Mauricio Pochettino said “It was a very good win, I’m very pleased,”

“The attitude was fantastic. It was a tough game against a team desperate to win. They were helped by their unbelievable fans, among the best I have found in England.

“We are in the Premier League, it is tough, physical. Teams like Huddersfield are difficult to play. They have very good players – with the atmosphere and the manager, they will bounce back.”

Town now head to Turf Moor this weekend to face Burnley, who are coming off an away win at Cardiff.

That game will no doubt be a tough one as Burnley are known for their defensive grit under manager Sean Dyche. New Goalkeeper Joe Hart has also been putting in some good performances between the sticks and Johnathan Gudmundsson has recently hit form himself, notably scoring against Cardiff in their previously mentioned win.

Terriers fans will be hoping that their side are putting all their focus shooting in this week’s training sessions.

Huddersfield Starting XI: Jonas Lossl, Mathias Jorgensen, Christopher Schindler, Terence Kongolo, Erik Drum, Aaron Mooy, Jonathan Hogg, Phillip Billing, Chris Lowe, Alex Pritchard and Laurent Depoitre.

Substitutes used: Florent Hadergjonaj for Kongolo (’29), Isaac Mbenza for Schindler (’71) and Steve Mounie for Pritchard (’85).

Tottenham Starting XI: Paulo Gazzaniga, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Moussa Dembele, Eric Dier, Kieran Tripper, Heung-Min Son, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane.

Substitutes used: Victor Wanyama for Vertoghen (’46), Harry Winks for Dembele (’46) and Muhammed Sissoko for Son (’90).

Attendance: 23,885.

 

 

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