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Sheffield United - Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League - 2 July 2020
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- End of 2nd Half
That's it, a deserved win for Sheffield United.
Oli McBurnie is replaced by Freeman. We will have four extra minutes.
- GoalHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Sheffield United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Kane 90)
Too little too late, but a nice goal. Lamela chips the ball to an unmarked Son at the far post. He then squares it to Kane for a tap-in, and Spurs are on the board.
McBurnie is booked for Sheffield United, I think for arguing with the referee.
Moura drills a low cross through the area. It catches the foot of the diving Norwood, and drifts away from danger.
- GoalOliver McBurnieSheffield United
GOAL! Sheffield United 3 (McBurnie 84) Tottenham Hotspur 0
Another one, and another beauty. Fantastic work from Berge on the right, jinking to the byline after smart work from Baldock. Berge fired a cross into the front post where McBurnie got across his man to jab the ball high into the net past Lloris!
Vertonghen replaces Davies for Spurs.
Jan Vertonghen looks like he's about to come on here.
Ndombele slides a pass through to Kane in the box. He takes a touch and scoops it over Henderson to drop it in the net, but he was a couple of yards offside.
As good a goal as that was from Sheffield United, Mourinho will not be happy about the idle way in which his team allowed the move to develop. That may well have cost them any chance of a result.
We're at the drinks break and Spurs have rung the changes - Alli and Ndombele will be on for Aurier and Sissoko.
GOAL! Sheffield United 2 (Mousset 69) Tottenham Hotspur 0
This is another great goal. Excellent play from McBurnie as he switches it to Stevens. He then slides it into Osborn in the area, who gets it to the byline and squares it into the six-yard box for Mousset, who tucks it away. That was a lovely move.
Lamela has been lively since his arrival. He finds Lo Celso, who in turn finds Aurier, but the low cross hits the first man and Sheffield United get it away.
- OffDavid McGoldrickSheffield United
- OnLys MoussetSheffield United
That was the last action for McGoldrick, who is replaced by Lys Mousset.
CLOSE! Baldock takes it up to the edge of the Spurs area. He finds Berge, whose low cross is palmed up into the air by Lloris. Osborn retrieves and finds McGoldrick, who lashes his shot into the side netting.
Lamela now ploughs through the middle of the pitch without being challenged. He goes fifty yards, all the way into the Sheffield United area, but makes a hash of a simple pass to Kane in space. The ball ricochets between a mesh of players before Sheffield United clear.
- OffSteven BergwijnTottenham Hotspur
- OnErik LamelaTottenham Hotspur
Erik Lamela comes on in place of Bergwijn.
A poor clearance from Henderson falls to Lo Celso, who heads it to Bergwijn. He jinks into the right of the Sheffield United area and crosses low, but Sheffield United clear.
Sheffield United try to hoodwink Spurs from a free kick. It's played in to Basham on the edge of the area, who tries to clip it around the corner to Robinson. The touch is just too heavy though, and the ball bounces behind for a goal kick.
Lo Celso tries to clip a ball over the top for Bergwijn. Baldock tracks him all the way, and Bergwijn is penalised for bringing the ball down with his hand.
Excellent play from Moura, who rides three challenges and wins a corner for Spurs.
- 2nd Half
We're underway again.
Here's the disallowed goal from Kane. In the Sky Sports studio Jamie Redknapp is calling it the worst decision he's ever seen, and stating that games need to be refereed using common sense. I'm not sure that will bring about consistent refereeing. At worst you could say Kavanagh has failed to go back and give Spurs a free kick for the foul on Lucas Moura, but beyond that handball if it leads to a goal is now clear. Intentional or otherwise, it gets wiped - we might not agree with it, but that's the rule now.
The only goal of the game so far.
That's half-time. Kane is complaining to Kavanagh about the disallowed goal as Spurs leave the pitch.
There will be three additional minutes.
A good spell from Spurs here, who are swarming around the Sheffield United area. A corner from the right finds Moura near the six yard box, but he glances it well over the bar.
Lo Celso is the latest Spurs player to pick the ball up and drive forwards over a huge distance. He finds Son in the area, but he's forced back out and Sheffield United clear the eventual cross.
Norwood is a lucky boy here. He goes up for a header with Son and leads with his arm, catching Son in the face with his elbow. It's just a free kick, and Norwood gets away with it.
Norwood is booked for clipping the heels of Moura.
That was a hectic few minutes. Spurs will feel aggrieved due to the foul on Moura that led to the handball, but the rules are as they are and it couldn't stand.
McBurnie has a chance, getting up early to a lofted Osborn cross, but heads it several yards over.
You're always vulnerable after you've scored as they say, and Sheffield United almost cough up an equaliser. Lucas Moura stumbles through a few challenges and falls due to a foul. He accidentally hits the ball with his arm and it squirms out to Kane, who cuts inside Basham and calmly rolls it in. It's VAR reviewed though, and chalked off.
GOAL! Sheffield United 1 (Berge 31) Tottenham Hotspur 0
What a great goal! Lovely, patient play from Sheffield United as Bahsam overlaps and gets to the byline on the right. He cuts the ball back where Berge runs back on to it. He sets himself with one touch before swivelling and firing low shot into the far corner of the net.
Tottenham get a free-kick, central and 35 yards out. Kane shoots, but his execution doesn't match his ambition and it flies wide by a considerable distance.
More good play from Spurs, who work a shooting chance for Sissoko on the edge of the area. Rather than leather it he opts for placement, but trickles it into the hands of Henderson.
We're back, and Son gets the ball out on the left near the area. He whips over a cross with his right foot, just too high for Kane in the middle, and Henderson gathers.
The first sighting of Kane. Bergwijn plays him into the area wide on the right, and Kane has an ambitious yahoo at goal but it's high and wide. That takes us to the drinks break.
A lull at the moment. Lots of energy from the home side, but it's not really going anywhere.
Almost a chance for Son here. Bergwijn and Aurier combine nicely, and the latter gets away down the right. His low cross fizzes into the area and Basham just gets a touch on it, which sends it ricocheting off the incoming Son and into the grateful arms of Henderson. Without Basham's touch that was a free hit at goal from ten yards.
Moura dances through three challenges in the inside right channel. He finds Aurier on the right, but the cross is too heavy and drifts out for a goal kick.
Lovely, intricate stuff from Sheffield United down the right now. McBurnie eventually gets it and slides a nice, angled pass through to Basham in the area, but it's just ahead of him and Lloris gathers.
A brilliant driving run from Sissoko now, who travels 50 yards and lays the ball off to Bergwijn on the edge of the box. Bergwijn should crack it first time but gets caught in two minds; he tries to cut back inside and Sheffield United clear.
Son gets the ball deep in his own half and goes on a long, direct run right to the edge of the Sheffield United box. He is so good at travelling with the ball. Son then tries to play in Bergwijn, but it's slightly underhit and United clear.
Son bullets in the corner, which Dier glances on and it bounces just past the far post where Sissoko was lurking but not close enough to latch onto the ball. That's a great ball in from Son.
Bergwijn darts forwards and finds Son on the left. Son runs it into the penalty area, and wins a corner when his cross is blocked.
Sheffield United load the box for a long throw from Robinson on the left, but Spurs clear easily.
George Baldock gets the first shot away, safely smothered by Lloris.
The players on both sides take the knee, because black lives matter.
The teams are out of the tunnel, we're about ready to go here.
We’re just ten minutes away from kick-off now. Your referee tonight will be Chris Kavanagh.
There was plenty of drama on and off the pitch when the two met at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November. Yet another VAR controversy raged after a toenail offside decision from a cross much earlier in a passage of play denied David McGoldrick a goal for Sheffield United. The 1-1 draw was Mauricio Pochettino’s last match in charge of Spurs. He was sacked ten days later and replaced the following morning by Jose Mourinho.
Sheffield United have a useful home record against Tottenham and are unbeaten against them at Bramall Lane in their last five league matches. Tottenham’s most recent victory over the Blades here was back in November 1990, when Paul Stewart and Paul Gascoigne gave them a 2-0 victory in the fourth round of the League Cup.
The visitors are not without problems either. Spurs sit just one point ahead of Sheffield United and are eighth in the league. They’ve drawn with Manchester United and beaten West Ham on their return to action though, and a win tonight will vault them above rivals Arsenal and into seventh place. As with Sheffield United, a draw is no good for Tottenham tonight. Mourinho needs a victory to keep Spurs’ hopes of European qualification alive.
It’s not been a great return to action so far for tonight’s hosts. Sheffield United have taken just one point from nine since the resumption of football and were dumped out of the FA Cup by Arsenal on Sunday. In March there was justifiable optimism for the prospect of European football next year, now Chris Wilder’s team have slid to tenth in the league table and have gone more than five hours without a goal in the Premier League. Can they get back on track tonight?
This is Tottenham’s first game in nine days, and Jose Mourinho has made just one change from the victory over West Ham on 23 June. Dele Alli drops to the bench and is replaced in the starting line-up by Steven Bergwijn.
There are two changes in midfield for Sheffield United from their defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Sander Berge and Ben Osborn come in to replace John Fleck and John Lundstram.
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