Date: 28th February 2018 at 9:47pm
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FA Cup


Attendance: 24,627

Referee: Paul Tierney

Son Heung-min (23', 65'), Llorente (47', 53', 59') Walker-Peters (90'+3)Humphrys (31')
Lucas Moura82Kitching64
Son Heung-min



Game Statistics

17Goal attempts7
10On Target2
3Yellow Cards0
0Red Cards0

13 Replies to “Stats: Tottenham v Rochdale”

  • One of the stats should be the amount of times VAR was used and the amount of times it got it right or wrong!

  • Few things to conclude from the game. Firstly if you play to Llorente’s strengths he will score goals. For the first time last night the team were giving him balls he could actually do something with. Maybe the fact there were so many changes worked in our favour, the team adjusted to Llorente instead of expecting him to play like Kane. Secondly while Son and Lamela seem to be competing for a starting place they actually worked well together. Lamela looks like its really Ali’s position he’s most comfortable in. Thirdly Moura looks the real deal, once he’s fully match fit and up to speed he will be a big asset. Fourthly the big problem with VAR in football is cultural. In rugby the referees are miked up and the fans are told what is going on. The referees are accountable for their actions and admit when they make mistakes. In football there has always been this pretence that referees don’t make mistakes and fans are told nothing.

  • jod – to be fair in the first game against Rochdale, Llorente got decent service, the team tried to play to his strengths and he still missed sitters… I’ve been hugely patient with Llorente and I’ve pointed to his track record of scoring several times, but he hasn’t always helped himself… It’s good that he finally came through but I wouldn’t read too much into this performance.

  • Ooh I get it, its our fault Llorente has looked the way he has…..thank god we finally solved that problem. Poor Llorente, hopefully he feeling alot better now

  • Ossie – Kane is maybe the best centre forward in the world, he can score all kinds of goals. Llorente, like pretty much any other back up we will be able to get for Kane, is much more limited. Therefore you have to focus on what he can do and give him the service he can actually score from. Its not something that’s unique to us. I was reading a complaint from an Arsenal fan that having signed Aubameyang whose whole game is based on running onto quick balls in behind the defence they are still trying to play the same passing game.

  • I agree with BS …. it’s just one game. But, for a striker, confidence is everything so it might well turn his Tottenham career around! Here’s hoping.

  • We have to also remember that Llorente has barely played all season and has had only a handful of starts. It really is difficult to get into any stride that can help with match fitness and confidence when it’s stop-start all the time. 60 minutes here, 1 minute there….. If he scores the winning goal in the FA cup final, even after standing still for 90+ minutes, then suddenly, he’s a hero. … I’m going to put all this another way: In all competitions, Fernando has played a total of 438 minutes. So that now works out at 5 goals in just under the equivalent of 5 matches. He also has 2 assists to his name. … Hey, you can’t knock me for trying, can you? And one more thing, the man is not at all static. I’m not sure where that invented notion comes from. When he plays, he is very much involved in virtually every move. Just like the rest of them…….

  • And, that’s just 438 mins that he has made in a total of 27 appearances. Work it out.

  • 1 PL start, 217 mins total, 1 goal. 2 CL starts, (217 mins in all), 1 goal. So sorry but that means 438 mins in those 2 comps. More starts and mins in the two domestic cups. – 5 FA cup starts, 3 goals… Anyway my point still remains about the stop start nature of his season.

  • I guess the problem remains that he won’t continue to get the time on the pitch he needs to increase his confidence and, subsequently, keep last night’s performance going. With a bit of luck we’ll draw the game with Swansea and he’ll get two more starts!

  • HT – all fair points, but as Geof pointed out, if he’s ineffective as a late super sub, yet that the role he’s going to be confined to most of the time, it’s still a casting error. His goals to minutes ratio isn’t as bad as some make out to be, but it also doesn’t excuse some of the sitters he’s missed. For an experienced striker, they don’t look great no matter how much or little he’s played lately.

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