Not a difficult game to analyse really. The first half consisted of a home side that were arguably out of it within 15minutes and thoroughly marmalized by the 23rd minute.
The second half became heavy going. Huddersfield were dead but wouldn’t lie down and the Spurs players that were up for it gradually slipped away from the full throttle mode and instead delivered a non nonsense 0-4 away from home against a side that credible form for not conceding many goals.
To say that the second 45 wasn’t particularly exciting is probably accurate but it would churlish to up escalate the observation into an actual compliant. Mauricio was less generous and seemed to spend most of the last half hour like we were losing three nil.
Poch got it very right tactically. Whatever Wagner’s plan was to smother Harry Kane didn’t work, and on that note it should be mentioned that Town didn’t resort to kicking people, they genuinely tried to play a game of football. We played the right formation and Huddersfield’s bus couldn’t get a space.
Lloris came through unscathed 7
Trippier and Davies worked really well. I hope Danny Rose is enjoying his ‘injury’ watching Davies surpass his contributions in virtually every respect. Davies’ haul of assists and goals in just over 500 minutes this season have equalled what Rose achieved in just over 1500 minutes last season – last season where we had the best defuse in the whole wide world ever. Danny Rose is eminently sellable. How we laughed, eh? MOTM 9
Sanchez and Toby were both very good. Davinson had a few moments but he wasn’t in any real trouble 7 Verts was simply superb 7.
Playing Winks in the centre midfield two was pleasing to see and it will be quite delightful to see him paired up with someone more interesting than Eric Dier 6.
Winks’ passing accuracy was at 87% which is tip top. Hhis first half was so-so but in the second 45 he shone, despite not much being achieved by anyone else at the end of it 7.
Eriksen might have still been feeling it from whatever ailed him on Sunday 6.
Alli has mastered doing naff all beyond falling over a bit and being generally clumsy, the problem with him is that the odd flashes of competency aren’t enough to outweigh the disjointed mess that comprises the rest of his game (the next blog will spell this out for any of you struggling) 5.
Rumour has it that Poch makes Harry Kane stand in a bucket of sand at half time in case he sets fire to the dressing room 9.