MG– (Luton 0-1 Tottenham). Tottenham is in very high form under coach Postecoglou. Tottenham opened with enthusiasm but ended the first half in boredom. In the second half, Spurs scored the opening goal in a man-less position.
Video Luton Town 0-1 Tottenham
Tottenham kept the same lineup from the match against Liverpool and they opened with consecutive attacks in the first 10 minutes. After only 4 minutes, Richarlison missed twice inexplicably at close range, including a kick that went out close to the goal and a face-to-face shot that hit the goalkeeper’s foot, while Porro shot out from a bounce off the wall. with Son Heung Min.
But after those 10 minutes Luton started to feel safer and they even had a few attacks & free kicks despite not creating clear opportunities. After Kulusevski’s heart was blocked by Kaminsky in the 30th minute, Tottenham did not have any significant chances in the rest of the first half. In the 39th minute, they were even conceded by Luton but the goal did not count because Romero was fouled.
It seemed like the match would simply end with a score of 0-0 and coach Ange Postecoglou was preparing what to say at halftime, but a confusing turn of events occurred. In injury time, Bissouma broke through the middle before falling out, but after being given a yellow card in the 38th minute, this time the referee gave Bissouma a second card and the slow motion showed that the midfielder had indeed fouled, making Ange holding his head as the first half ended.
HT: Luton 0-0 Tottenham.
Richarlison’s position was sacrificed so that Tottenham could add more defensive players, but they were extremely lucky not to concede in the 47th minute when, at very close range, Adebayo cushioned the ball and bounced off his own body. Luton lost the goal and only 5 minutes later they had to regret that miss even more: Tottenham, in a corner, kicked Maddison short, who excellently passed a Luton player before passing to midfielder Van. de Ven cushioned the score from close range.
Luton rushed forward to attack but Doughty volleyed the ball wide of the post and Morris from a tight angle failed to beat Vicario, before Brown missed a comfortable header in the 64th minute and sent the ball over the crossbar. Tottenham then pulled out Son Heung Min and Maddison, played to control the ball and buy time. Luton towards the end became more and more stuck in attack and they accepted defeat.
This victory helps Tottenham temporarily move to the top of the table, before Arsenal and Man City meet on Sunday night.
FT: Luton 0-1 Tottenham
Scored: Van de Ven 52′
Start lineups– Luton Town: Kaminski, Burke, Lockyer, Andersen, Brown, Mpanzu, Nakamba, Doughty, Adebayo, Ogbene, Morris.– Tottenham: Vicario, Porro, Romero, van de Ven, Udogie, Sarr, Bissouma, Kulusevski, Maddison, Richarlison, Son Heung Min.
Tottenham is playing well under new coach Ange Postecoglou. They are becoming the team that controls the ball, actively attacks and contributes the most in the Premier League. The improved quality of play, combined with luck, has helped Tottenham fly high this season.
As for Luton Town, after the first 7 rounds of the season, they received 5 defeats. They are also one of the teams scoring the fewest goals in the Premier League with only 6 goals.