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Tottenham Hotspur - Huddersfield Town
Premier League - 13 April 2019
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It's a day for Lucas Moura to remember - a hat-trick at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to seal a fine 4-0 victory over Huddersfield.
Who needs Harry Kane?!
- GoalLucas MouraTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Tottenham 4-0 Huddersfield
Moura with his hat-trick! He times his run to perfection to latch onto Son's beauitful through-ball and he finishes spectacularly, flashing the ball past the helpless Hamer.
There will be three minutes of added time to play.
- GoalLucas MouraTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Tottenham 3-0 Huddersfield
Moura scores his second of the day to put the gloss on a fine performance! Eriksen is the architect, drilling a ball in from the right and Moura converts with a lovely finish from 10 yards.
- OffFernando LlorenteTottenham Hotspur
- OnHeung-Min SonTottenham Hotspur
It hasn't quite happened for Llorente today and now his number is up. His replacement is Son.
- OffJan VertonghenTottenham Hotspur
- OnDanny RoseTottenham Hotspur
Danny Rose comes on for Vertonghen for the final five minutes or so.
- OffJon Gorenc-StankovicHuddersfield Town
- OnAaron MooyHuddersfield Town
Aaron Mooy replaces Stankovic, as Huddersfield finally find some belief from somewhere.
The game has finally come to life again!
OFF THE POST! Tottenham launch an attack on the break, Moura leading the charge. He spreads it to Eriksen whose shot deflects off Kachunga and cannons off the bottom of the post!
GREAT EFFORT! A rare moment of encouragement for Huddersfield, as Bacuna's free-kick from all of 30 yards has Lloris at full-stretch to tip it over the bar!
- Yellow cardJan VertonghenTottenham Hotspur
Vertonghen is the second Tottenham player to be booked for his foul on Stankovic.
HUDDERSFIELD CHANCE! Mounie almost makes an immediate impact, he should be on the score-sheet! He latches onto Hoggs' pass but with just Lloris to beat he lifts it over the goalkeeper but inches wide of the target!
- OffMoussa SissokoTottenham Hotspur
- OnOliver SkippTottenham Hotspur
Oliver Skipp replaces Sissoko, who goes off to a standing ovation.
GOOD ATTACK! Foyth leads another Tottenham attack down the flank. He feeds it to Lucas, who plays it back to Walker-Peters. He delivers it to the far post, finding Davies, but his shot is miscued and Huddersfield clear.
CHANCE! Right down at the other end, Llorente is released through on goal. He only has the goalkeeper to beat but there is Kongolo who slides in and deflects his shot over the bar!
BLOCK! Huddersfield catch the hosts cold on the counter-attack! It falls to Grant, he creates the space for a shot but Sissoko tracks all the way back to make a vital block!
- OffErik DurmHuddersfield Town
- OnSteve MouniéHuddersfield Town
Steve Mounie replaces Durm for Huddersfield.
- Yellow cardJuninho BacunaHuddersfield Town
Bacuna goes into the book for a foul on Sissoko. I'm surprised that Pochettino hasn't taken the likes of Sissoko, Wanyama or Eriksen off yet, with City coming up in just three days.
CHANCE! Llorente peels off his marker to meet Davies' floated cross but he can't get the direction in his effort and flashes his header across the face of goal.
SHOT! That's more like it, Lucas Moura. The forward has been anonymous since the restart but he clicks into gear now, driving at the Huddersfield defence, riding a couple of challenges and launching a shot at goal. It's straight down the middle for Hamer, though.
Sissoko is fortunate not to go into the book for shoving Bacuna to the ground.
- Yellow cardJuan FoythTottenham Hotspur
'When the Spurs go marching in' rings around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as the supporters try to get their team going again. And then Foyth hacks down Kongolo and receives a yellow card.
Spurs playing at a much slower pace now, with the three points seemingly wrapped up. Huddersfield are still playing deep inside their own half. They don't want to be thrashed here today.
OUCH! Kachunga catches Wanyama with a late tackle, leaving the Spurs midfielder in some pain. Thankfully, it appears he will be OK to continue.
Eriksen spreads it wide to Davies who has glory in his sight, but he screws his shot from the edge of the box into the stands.
Moura forces another corner, his cross taking a deflection off Lowe. Eriksen delivers it low and hard but Huddersfield hack it to safety.
Eriksen's first effort is blocked, but he will get a second bite of the cherry. This time, though, his cross is cleared by the Huddersfield defence.
Spurs win a free-kick in a dangerous area, much to the frustration of Hogg who insists he got the ball.
OFF THE WOODWORK! Foyth picks out Llorente with a great ball over the top. The Spaniard takes a lovely first touch and with his second he scoops it towards goal but it bounces agonisingly off the crossbar and away to safety.
- 2nd Half
Huddersfield get the second period underway.
- End of 1st Half
The referee Lee Mason blows his whistle on an extremely one-sided first period. Goals by Victor Wanyama and Lucas Moura separate the sides at the break.
- Yellow cardChris LöweHuddersfield Town
Lowe loses the ball to Sissoko and then goes into the book for a frustrated tackle on Walker-Peters.
Not much happening at present. Tottenham are still dominating possession but in the midfield area. They have had 76 per cent of the ball in this first half!
JUST WIDE! Sissoko wins a free-kick on the right flank. Eriksen delivers to the near post, finding Llorente whose glancing header has Hamer at full-stretch but the ball drifts agonisingly wide of the goal. Difficult chance that.
CHANCE! Moura delivers a cross into the penalty area, it falls to Llorente, he twists and turns to get a shot away but Hadergjonaj makes the all-important sliding block to deny Tottenham a third.
The Terriers are just happy to sit back and allow Spurs control possession. There isn't a noticeable difference in their gameplan despite conceding the goals.
You would do well to see such a one-sided match in the Premier League this season. It feels like it's going to be a long, long afternoon for Huddersfield. It's a case of damage-limitation for the visitors now.
CHANCE FOR HUDDERSFIELD! The visitors ought to score! Lowe delivers a corner, Stankovic is left unmarked but from six yards out he can't get a clean connection on his shot and it bounces over the bar!
Tottenham hadn't registered a shot on target until the 24th minute but now they lead 2-0 and almost have the game wrapped up!
- GoalLucas MouraTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 Huddersfield
Moura scores to double Tottenham's advantage! Sissoko leads another attack, sprinting forward through the middle and he lays it off to Moura on the left side of the penalty area with a beautifully-weighted pass. He takes a touch and hammers it past Hamer into the corner of the goal.
- GoalVictor WanyamaTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Huddersfield
Wanyama scores and Spurs have lift-off! Davies passes the ball into the feet of Llorente, the forward gets his body in the way and allows the ball run through to Wanyama. The midfielder coolly rounds Hamer and slots the ball into an empty net.
Llorente doing Llorente things. He receives a chipped pass from Moura, holds the ball up and tries to release Eriksen with a back-heel, but it doesn't quite come off.
Speaking of Eriksen, here he is. The Dane spots the run of Walker-Peters behind the Huddersfield full-back, but his pass doesn't carry enough weight and Durm makes a headed intervention.
Spurs have often had to wait until the second half to score their goals, however. This season at home, they haven't found the net in 14 of their 16 games in the opening period. That is a ridiculous stat.
Tottenham have been full of energy so far, and the full-backs, Davies and Walker-Peters, are being afforded plenty of service down both flanks. The only thing missing is that opening goal.
Tottenham's opening goal can't be too far away. Davies is allowed too much space to deliver a cross, he finds Walker-Peters at the back post, who flicks it across goal for Llorente... but he can't quite make the final touch.
WIDE! Wanyama receives the ball 30 yards out. The Huddersfield players back off, inviting the Spurs midfielder to have a shot at goal. He accepts the invitation, catching a low drive sweetly, but it's always drifting wide of Hamer's right-hand post.
Spurs are in complete control, despite making seven changes to the side that overcame Manchester City in midweek. Moura, Eriksen and Sissoko pulling the strings at the moment.
CLOSE! Spurs work a lovely move, switching the ball from one flank to the other. Vertonghen dances past Hadergjonaj and floats in a dangerous cross, searching for Llorente, and though Hamer gets there first, the Huddersfield goalkeeper almost drops it! The visitors survive.
Sissoko eats up a lot of ground in midfield with a lung-busting run, getting the Spurs fans off their feet, before exchanging passes and receiving it back on the flank. His cross is blocked close to the touchline, though.
BLOCK! Eriksen hasn't scored from a direct free-kick in three years... his wait goes on as he shoots straight at the Huddersfield wall.
FREE-KICK! Moura is straight into the action and looks to be going all the way when he is brought down by Hogg on the edge of the penalty area.
- 1st Half
The hosts get us underway!
Here come the players... there is a great atmosphere, as you would expect, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It's Tottenham versus Huddersfield, it's LIVE and it's NEXT!
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A reminder of the starting line-ups as we approach kick-off...
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Foyth, Davies, Sissoko, Wanyama, Eriksen, Moura, Llorente.
Huddersfield: Hamer, Hadergjonaj, Kongolo, Schlinder, Durm, Bacuna, Stankovic, Hogg, Lowe, Grant, Kachunga.
Tottenham have lost FOUR of their past six league fixtures, a worrying run ended by beating Crystal Palace last time out. It begs the question, has Pochettino made just too many changes today?
Huddersfield boss, Jan Siewert: "When you look at our opponents, of course it is not easy but we have to try.
"No one expects anything from us. Everyone expects something from them. So we are free to go there and give our best.
"We try to build some momentum for next season; this is our ambition."
The Premier League kicked off last night with Newcastle earning a victory that virtually secures their place in the top-flight next season.
Head-to-head: Huddersfield have lost all three Premier League meetings by an aggregate score of 8-0.
Pochettino: "We must be focused. Tomorrow is one of the most important games if we want to keep our position in the table and play next season in the Champions League. It's going to be decisive. We cannot afford to not approach the game in our best condition, be aggressive and play consistently like we play against Manchester City."
Tottenham look like they will be set up with a back five today, consisting of Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen Juan Foyth, Ben Davies and Kyle Walker-Peters.
It's an all-changed defence - and only four players keep their place from Tuesday night's win: Hugo Lloris, Vertonghen, Moussa Sissoko and Christian Eriksen.
Pochettino clearly has faith in his second-string, judging by his pre-match comments...
There's no Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Eric Dier, Erik Lamela, Serge Aurier and of course no Harry Kane, as the injury-list continues to mount at Tottenham.
The biggest talking point regarding Spurs' XI today is the fact that Son Heung-min is on the bench, meaning Fernando Llorente starts up front. Joining Son on the bench are Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier.
Pochettino clearly has one eye on Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second-leg showdown with Manchester City.
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Foyth, Davies, Sissoko, Wanyama, Eriksen, Moura, Llorente. Subs: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Son, Marsh, Skipp.
Huddersfield XI: Hamer, Hadergjonaj, Kongolo, Schlinder, Durm, Bacuna, Stankovic, Hogg, Lowe, Grant, Kachunga. Subs: Coleman, Smith, Mooy, Williams, Pritchard, Mouine, Zanka.
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between Tottenham and Huddersfield.
Following their hugely impressive victory over Manchester City in Tuesday night's Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino's side turn their attention towards securing a top-four spot and a place in next season's elite European competition.
Even without the injured Harry Kane, Spurs are expected to win heavily against a struggling Terriers team that has picked up just 14 points all season.