H Kane (9, 23),B Davies (16),M Sissoko (90+1)
Huddsf'ld vs Tottenham
12:30pm Saturday 30th September
The John Smith's Stadium
HIGHLIGHTS: HUDDERSFIELD 0-4 SPURS
THAT’S A WRAP!
And that concludes our coverage from the John Smith’s
Stadium, where Harry Kane continued his sensational form in front of goal as
Spurs moved up to third. Be sure to key across the Sky Sports platforms for more reaction, and the rest of
Saturday's Premier League games, which have just got underway.
It proved to be a tough afternoon for Huddersfield
manager David Wagner, who had no
choice but to praise Tottenham's quality after their 4-0 win over his side.
Mauricio Pochettino says he is proud of everyone at the club for getting a good result against Huddersfield after their midweek game in the Champions League.
“I’m comfortable putting Kane in the category of
Lewandowski and Cavani, those world-class centre-forwards. That is outstanding
for a 24-year-old.
"Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester
City and Chelsea – every one of those clubs would want him now.
“They would pay £100m-£150m for him because they know
they are going to get six, seven eight years of gold, of a player delivering
goals and professionalism. You cannot say anything higher than that, he is a
great, great player.
"But there are three characters who aren’t going anywhere in the next 18 months for Tottenham: Dele Alli, Mauricio Pochettino and Kane aren’t going anywhere. Daniel Levy wouldn’t let them go anywhere."
‘A JOY TO WATCH’
Jamie Redknapp was similarly complimentary of Harry Kane
after he took his September goals tally to 13 for club and country...
“He looks like a player that appreciate every single
second on the pitch. He’s had to do it the hard way at the likes of Leyton
Orient, and he wasn’t brought up on the red carpet.
“As a young player he was wasn’t the best player in the
academy, but look at the progress he has made. That has come from hard work and
dedication. He is a joy to watch.”
NEVILLE ON KANE
Asked to describe Harry Kane’s performance, Gary Neville
said: “Fantastic. Brilliant.
“He is a dream. He is a lad that will never have a bad
run. He won’t always score goals but he will contribute to the team, he’ll be a
target man and bring players in to play.
“He’ll become a leader and take on responsibility, you’ll
see a change in character in him in the next couple of years, which we have
started seeing already.
“He has got so much more to come in terms developing his
character further, on top of the fact he is an absolutely outstanding professional
Huddersfield defender Mathias Jorgensen has offered his take after coming up against
Harry Kane and a free-flowing Spurs outfit...
“Kane is a goal scorer. If you give him half a chance he punishes
you. That’s going to be great for England and their chances of qualifying.
to make sure we play collectively, like we did in spells todays, and erase the
mistake. It sounds easier than it is to do but what we learned today was that
you get punished.”
Gary Neville believes Huddersfield paid the price for affording
Spurs too much space in the opening exchanges...
“Huddersfield pushed too high up the pitch and were a
little bit naive in that respect. The centre-backs didn’t sprint back, as seen
with the first goal, and that was a little bit unforgivable. Why wouldn’t you sprint
back? They didn’t do it and it cost them early on.”
POST-MATCH FACTS AND FIGURES
MAN OF THE MATCH - HARRY KANE
Sky Sports co-commentator Davie Provan: "We saw the very
best of Harry Kane in the first half, his full repertoire. Most of the
adjectives have been used to describe Kane and I cannot think of anymore. He
was a joy to watch his centre-forward play."
SISSOKO SUPER SUB
PREMIER LEAGUE STANDINGS
Spurs' fourth win of the season lifts them up to third in the table, two points adrift of the Manchester clubs, while a second defeat sees Huddersfield drop to 10th.
HUDDERSFIELD 0-4 TOTTENHAM
It's all over at the John Smith's Stadium as Spurs ruthlessly give Huddersfield a lesson in Premier League football. Three goals in the first 23 minutes - two more from Harry Kane - put Spurs out of sight and, while the Terriers steadied the ship in the second period, Sissoko sealed an emphatic victory for Mauricio Pochettino's men in stoppage-time.
GOAL! HUDDERSFIELD 0-4 TOTTENHAM (Sissoko, 90+1)
Moussa Sissoko's first Premier League goal for Spurs puts the icing on the cake for the visitors. The Frenchman gathers Davies' floated cross at the end of a blistering counter and his effort deflects off Schindler before trickling into the back of the net.
HUDDERSFIELD 0-3 TOTTENHAM
90: There will be THREE minutes of added time at the John Smith's Stadium.
89: Sissoko's poor pass leaves Winks exposed and the Spurs midfielder has no option but to bring Van La Parra to ground. He's fortunate not to pick up a card for what was a cynical challenge.
87: SUB! Third and final change for Spurs as Kane leave the field to applause from both sets of supporters. Son comes on for the final few minutes.
86: CHANCE! Spurs hit Huddersfield on the counter as Alli scampers clear. He slots Sissoko in down the right and he cuts inside Schindler, but his tame effort is easily gathered by Lossl.
85: Malone continues to find space down the left for Huddersfield but, this time, he fails to deliver a decent cross as he effort drifts behind.
82: SUBS! Third and final change for Huddersfield as Hogg makes way for Whitehead, while Walker-Peters replaces Trippier for Spurs.
80: Alli scoops the ball up to Kane and he tries to hold off Jorgensen to get through on goal, but the Terriers centre-back wins the physical battle before heading the ball back to Lossl.
78: Sissoko shows a great turn of pace to skip away from two Huddersfield defender on the right, but his final ball is found wanting as the hosts easily clear.
75: SUB! Spurs make their first change as Sissoko replaces Eriksen for his 150th Premier League appearance.
74: Spurs go in search of a fourth as Dier reacts quickest after a corner is half clear, swiveling to get away from two Huddersfield players before his shot deflects behind for another corner.
71: Lossl almost has a moment to forget as he gathers a high ball but, under pressure from Eriksen and with the touchline bearing down on him, drops the ball. Eriksen gathers and tries to pick out Alli, but the Huddersfield stopper recovers and intercepts the cross.
70: CHANCE! Malone gets himself to the byline and cuts a fine ball back into the six-yard box, but Kachunga can't stretch high enough to get his head on the ball.
DAVIE PROVAN ON THE GANTRY
Despite being in control, Mauricio Pochettino is screaming at his Spurs players to step it up a gear.
Davie Provan on Sky Sports: "It certainly looks as though Spurs have taken their foot off the gas here, understandably."
67: SAVE! Eriksen loses Jorgensen and Hogg, cutting in off the left flank on to his right foot, but his effort is comfortably saved by Lossl.
65: YELLOW! Kachunga picks up Huddersfield's first booking for catching Vertonghen with a late challenge as he cleared up field.
64: Malone gets in behind Trippier and cross low into the Spurs area but it's too close to Lloris, who gathers before releasing Spurs on the counter.
61: SUBS! Double change for Huddersfield as Mooy and Lowe make way for Malone and Billing - David Wagner keen to give those players on the fringe of the first-team some game time.
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"He did brilliantly to get himself goal-side of the defender, but there's no need for that."
58: YELLOW! Alli picks Schindler's pocket to get himself goal-side but throws himself to ground as Lossl comes off his line to meet him. Referee Neil Swarbrick with every right to brandish a card.
56: Trippier has been given the all clear and is straight back into the action, racing down the right touchline, but Huddersfield do well to prevent him from reaching the ball as it travels behind for a goal kick.
"This is probably a wake-up call for Huddersfield. I think they know what awaits them at the top of the table, but if they beat the teams around them near the bottle of the table, they'll be OK."
53: Trippier goes to ground and requires treatment after coming off second best following an aerial duel with Ince.
50: CLOSE! Dier meets the corner at the near post, flicking it towards Kane at the back post, but it flashes past Kane in an instant as Huddersfield survive.
49: CHANCE! Davies threads Eriksen in behind the Huddersfield defence and he cuts the ball back for Kane, who sees his effort blocked before the ball is deflected out for a corner.
48: Trippier floats a ball up to Kane in the area but Lowe does well to usher the Spurs frontman and the ball out for a goal kick.
KICK-OFF! Both teams are as they were before the break and Huddersfield get the second half underway!
"Harry Kane is an unbelievable player, he is absolutely outstanding. He is a brilliant player and been at a completely different level so far."
"Tottenham have been absolutely brilliant, they've been the best team in the Premier League over the past two seasons in terms of amassing points and Huddersfield haven't treated them that way."
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Gary Neville has offered his verdict on Huddersfield's first-half display...
"It’s been a big reality check for Huddersfield in terms
of quality. They’ve been naïve leaving themselves open to the counter-attack. You
cannot do that in any level of football, let alone the Premier League and against
Tottenham. Huddersfield have tried to take on Tottenham punch-for-punch but they are not as good as Tottenham."
What a first half that was for Tottenham! Harry Kane with a double to take his tally this month to a staggering 13 goals, either side of Ben Davies' second goal of the season. Things started so positively for Huddersfield but they simply haven't been able to cope with the pace and precision of this devastating Spurs attack, and they've got a task on their hands keeping the score respectable after the break.
45: There will be ONE minute of added time at the John Smith's.
43: OFF THE BAR! Huddersfield so unlucky not to get on the scoresheet as Laurent Depoitre tries his luck from 25 yards and sends a fierce effort cannoning off the crossbar.
42: The commentators curse strikes as Spurs win a corner immediately after my last post, but Huddersfield survive after a goal-mouth scramble.
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