White Hart Lane
19/06/2020 8:15 pm
Referee: Jonathan Moss
|Tottenham Hotspur||Manchester United|
|Bergwijn (27)||Fernandes (pen 81)|
With Tottenham Hotspur fans left twiddling their thumbs for the last 100+ days, tonight was the night where we all got some kind of distraction from real life once again and we welcomed Ole Gunnar Solkskjaer’s Manchester United side to what was an eerily empty White Hart Lane Stadium.
Sitting four points off our opposition and the Champions League places, victory would undoubtedly put a nicer reflection on the top flight table given our struggles so far during the 2019/20 campaign, but there was every reason to believe the performance wouldn’t be fantastic – not least given match sharpness after the layoff.
And it wasn’t. It took a while for the game to more come to life and although United dominated possession, we edged chances in the first half, despite having less of the ball, and Steven Bergwijn gave us the lead 27 minutes in.
Second half, well, we’ve seen it before haven’t we. The visitors came more into it and we ceased being a threat and then eventually equalised late on as Eric Dier brought down Paul Pogba, and Bruno Fernandes made it count.
That was where it ended but for a first game back I think most would take that, even if losing the advantage was a bit gutting. I don’t think I’m going to get used to drink breaks or the ridiculous five substitutes though – and maybe the less said about computer game like crowd noises the better.
At least the technology was off furlough tonight though or I might be typing different words.
Onto the next one and hopefully more sharpness and improvement.
Unused Spurs Subs:
Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sessegnon, Gazzaniga, Ndombele, Skipp, White.
Unused Man U Subs:
Mata, Lingard, Romero, Williams.