Monday, 5 February 2018

Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend.

  1. 1. Tottenham show their spirit in Anfield fightback.

In a confusing, controversial ending, saying Tottenham earned a point at Anfield is debateable in one respect. Erik Lamela certainly took the opportunity to go to ground when Virgil Van Dijk challenged. It perhaps should not have been a penalty, though Harry Kane converted it well to record his 100th Premier League goal and to keep Spurs within two points of Liverpool.

Yet Tottenham did merit a reward for their comeback at Anfield. They trailed twice. They rallied in the game’s final quarter. Mauricio Pochettino made influential substitutions, sending on Victor Wanyama to score a superlative leveller and Lamela to procure that dubious penalty.

Kane showed the mental strength to score from 12 yards after being denied by Loris Karius minutes earlier. Their full-backs emerged as attacking forces after the break and, after eviscerating Manchester United on Wednesday, Spurs showed other qualities to ensure they secured a four-point haul from two tough games.

By Richard Jolly.

Full story at Yahoo News.