Tottenham vs Huddersfield Report: Tottenham Match Report
Tottenham Hotspur continued their incredible run at their new home as they convincingly brushed aside a lowly Huddersfield Town 4-0. Victor Wanyama’s opener followed by a brilliant hat-trick by Lucas Moura gave the hosts a vital three points.
As expected, Spurs started off the game brightly with Christian Eriksen seeing most of the ball. The Dane was back in his preferred number 10 position and was pulling the strings from the middle of the park.
However, the first chance of the game fell to Victor Wanyama, whose shot from 25 yards out failed to trouble Hamer. The visitors, despite not seeing much of the ball, looked comfortable and weren’t fazed by Tottenham’s domination of possession.
The visitors’ first chance came after a brilliant run by Florent Hadergjonaj on the right but his cross was well above Ahearne-Grant who was arriving in the middle.
Tottenham took the lead almost immediately after a brilliant run into the box by Victor Wanyama who sat Hamer down to finish comfortably. Lucas Moura doubled Spurs’ lead just 3 minutes later after a smashing finish from an acute angle on the right.
Jon Stankovic found him completely free in the box a few minutes later but his shot from 8 yards out missed the target.
Llorente was the next Spurs player to have a chance after his header from a Christian Eriksen freekick went inches wide. However, Spurs went in at the break as the better side and with a 2-0 lead.
Spurs almost immediately increased their lead at the start of the second half as Foyth’s wonderful long ball was brought down brilliantly by Llorente. But the Spaniard’s volley rattled off the crossbar.
Llorente was involved again a few minutes later but his header missed the target after a cross from Davies on the left flank. The Spaniard has filled in very well for the injured Harry Kane.
Huddersfield turned up after the hour mark and looked threatening on the attack at times but failed to create a meaningful chance to trouble Hugo Lloris or the Tottenham backline.
The Terriers’ biggest chance of the game came in the 80th minute after a stunning strike from Bacuna from 30 yards was tipped onto the post by Lloris.
Eriksen hit the post at the other end almost immediately after his shot took a deflection off Kachunga. Lucas Moura finally finished a Spurs chance after some impressive work by Eriksen on the ball.
Spurs looked home and dry after the goal but Lucas Moura wasn’t done there as he buried a fourth in the game to get himself his first hat-trick for the North London outfit.
Tottenham comfortably took the three points and leapfrogged Chelsea into third place for the time being. Here is how some Spurs fans celebrated the victory on Twitter: