Tottenham Hotspur travelled to Wales to face Cardiff City on New Year’s Day as we looked to get back to winning ways following defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final game of 2018.
With a very good first half of the season behind us, Spurs put recent disappointment behind them as we took an incredibly comfortable and easy 3-0 victory on the day.
Goals from Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min all came within the opening 26 minutes of the game and it was game over at that stage and many would argue with the lack of fight from Cardiff, it was somewhat of a training game for the remainder of the match. That shouldn’t take away from our performance though as our incredibly bright start mentally killed Neil Warnock’s side and they had no response – it took them until the second half before they even warmed Hugo Lloris’ gloves.
Statistics website Whoscored probably predictably gave their star man award to Harry Kane given his goal and assist on the day.
I think Sonny with his own goal and assist and Eriksen can probably feel a little aggrieved at coming in second and third place with 8.30 and 8.01 respectively.
The top five were completed by Danny Rose (7.63) and Lloris (7.49) but Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks and Toby Alderweireld also scored seven-plus for their performances which shows how easy a match it was.
The second half should definitely help any tiredness issues if that’s what it was against Wolves.
On to the next one now.