With Tottenham Hotspur putting in a strong rearguard display against Chelsea in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening, plenty of players came in for praise following the fulltime whistle.
FULL-TIME: Backs to the wall for large periods of the second half, but we hold firm and @HKane's penalty means we'll take a 1-0 lead into the second leg at Stamford Bridge. #COYS pic.twitter.com/oU1AORissD
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 8, 2019
With Video Assistant Referee technology still leaving some confused as to whether or not Harry Kane was offside as he latched onto a pass from Toby Alderweireld, and was then subsequently felled in the penalty box. Our reliable England man then converted the opportunity to give us a 1-0 advantage ahead of the second leg, and in keeping the clean sheet despite their best efforts, we secured the win.
With former England left-back Danny Rose not having the best of it in recent years with interviews and injuries hitting, plenty of fans lauded his efforts on social media following the game, as his own showing very much like the Rose of old in the eyes of many.
That was stressful, Rose was good tonight.
— KR4M (@KR4M316) January 8, 2019
Soft centre definitely gone, great defensive display by everyone but rose was quality tonight
— Alan Anderson (@alston102003) January 8, 2019
Danny Rose MOTM. Immense. Moussa was impressive too.
— Andy Seaman (@andy_seaman) January 8, 2019
Danny Rose absolutely exceptional tonight
— Ian ???????????????????????????? (@Quietbiglad) January 8, 2019
Important victory!!! Too bad not having scored the second goal but you go to Stamford Bridge with a slight advantag. Danny Rose super like all the defense!!! Come on you Spurs
— A Corsica Vince ❄️ (@ACorsicaVince) January 8, 2019
Danny rose was amazing
— Bodrul Ali (@Binyamin_35) January 8, 2019