Date: 24th October 2018 at 7:58pm
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PSV Eindhoven
2 – 2
Tottenham Hotspur

Philips Stadion

Champions League - Group B

24/10/2018 5:55 pm

Referee: Vincic

PSV Eindhoven Tottenham Hotspur
Lozano (29), de jong (87) Lucas Moura (39), Kane (54)
Zoet Lloris
Schwaab Alderweireld
Viergever Sanchez
Hendrix Dier
Lozano Lucas Moura 64
Pereiro 83 Eriksen
Malen Son Heung-Min 81
de Jong Kane


Isimat-Mirin Winks 74
Behich Lamela 64
Room Wanyama
Gakpo 83 Vorm 81
Sainsbury Sissoko
Ramselaar Llorente
Gutierrez Aurier

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 24
3 On Target 9
1 Corners 6
10 Fouls 15
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 1
29 % 71

Fresh from victory over West Ham United last weekend as we picked up another three points, Tottenham Hotspur saw a quick turnaround in the fixture list as we made the short trip to Holland to face PSV Eindhoven in our next Group B clash in the Champions League.

Following on from defeats to Inter Milan and Barcelona, if Spurs maintained any hope of securing passage through to the next round of the competition for the 2018/19 campaign, this was the quintessential ‘must win’ match and given the starting lineup for the game, manager Mauricio Pochettino certainly shared that sentiment.

Just ahead of the half-hour mark fans could be forgiven for thinking it was going to be one of those early evenings as the hosts took the lead, however goals either side of the halftime break from Lucas Moura and Harry Kane gave us the advantage and we were pretty comfortable dominating both further chances and possession.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris guaranteed himself some headlines as he saw red with around ten minutes left and it set up a nervy end to the game, especially when they helped themselves to a leveller.

Lloris will have some apologies to make and sadly, I think that’ll be the Champions League campaign gone this year.


3 Replies to “Stats: PSV 2-2 Tottenham – A Lesson In How To Shoot Yourself In The Foot”

  • Captain England blows another one for Spurs.
    Is nobody else tired of and concerned about these half efforts.
    If Vorm had come in for Kane; we would have won this one.
    We deserved to – but we ended up playing with 9 1/2 men in he game.

  • The real villain was Trippier for me. Sure he gets a few assists but his defending is woeful and he just cannot resist giving away stupid unnecessary free kicks which put us under pressure. It’s just plain idiotic. Lloris had another rush of blood to the head and puts us up against it but Tripps kills us dead by gift wrapping them a golden opportunity with a totally rash challenge when the PSV player was going nowhere. The writing was on the wall early on, dominating the game like that and only converting 2 of many opportunities, amongst some dodgy officiating. It was almost inevitable.
    Very poor tonight. No point qualifying for the knockouts or Thursday night Mickey mouse cup. We’re not going to win either, were just not as good as Poch or some die hards think unfortunately.
    Paying the price big time for a summer of stagnation.

  • We do not need to shoot our foot , the ref will. Yet we still did anyway! By habitually playing backward passes when not necessary , we are inviting this type of errors!
    I can remember the game vs Newcastle when they scored with a player in offside position and attempting to head in but couldn’t connect and the ball fell to another onside player who scored and the officials allowed the goal!
    It is in Spurs Dna that we have to battle opposition AND officials to win most of the time. Balls that had not crossed goal line were given goal to opposition and ball that actually crossed goal line were denied goal to us! I cannot name any other team that have such favour bestowed upon them.

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