Baldock equalises after Son opener – but more VAR controversy

first_imgEtienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:13 pmIt’s safe to say Spurs fans are not happy. Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:26 pmWe are expecting to hear from Mauricio Pochettino soon.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:15 pmMany Spurs fans will agree with this one. TOTTENHAM once again struggled to win in the Premier League after Sheffield United pegged them back to a 1-1 draw.Son Heung-min netted the opener as Spurs looked for a second win in six matches.David McGoldrick thought he had the Blades level, but it was controversially ruled offside because of a toe.Yet, George Baldock ensured Sheffield United took a point back to Bramall Lane after confusion in the Tottenham box – seeing them move up to fifth above Arsenal who have a game in hand.Tottenham 1 Sheffield United 1 FTGeorge Baldock strike hands Blades much deserved equaliserSon Heung-min scored once again to give Spurs the leadMore VAR controversy as a toe rules out McGoldrick goal that would have put Sheffield United levelUnfortunately, this match is not available on UK TV due to broadcast restrictionsHighlights on Match of the Day at 11pm on BBC OneTottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Doer, Sanchez, Davies, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Alli, Son, KaneSubs: Vorm, Alderweireld, Foyth, Winks, Sessegnon, Eriksen, Lucas MouraSheffield United XI: Henderson, Baldock, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Stevens, Norwood, Lundstram, Fleck, McGoldrick, MoussetSubs: Moore, Sharp, McBurnie, Besic, Jagielka, Freeman, RobinsonEtienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 6:02 pmThat’s all from us folks.Thanks for tuning in on what was another pretty dire afternoon for Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino’s side went 1-0 up when Son was gifted a simple chance when Enda Stevens took a poor touch in his own box.Spurs then benefited from a dreadful VAR call, but Eric Dier’s unfortunate own goal condemned them to a disappointing 1-1 draw, but a 1-1 draw that their performance would suggest they were lucky to get.Next time out it’s a trip to badly out-of-form West Ham after the international break.Surely things can only get better for Spurs, surely…Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:56 pmPochettino has explained why Ndombele was withdrawn at half time.“We need to assess him. He felt pain in his groin. We don’t know if it happened before or during the game but he said he was okay to play during the game. “Then he came off at half-time and the doctor said to me that can’t play. I think it affected the team.”Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:52 pmThe Spurs manager has had his say.“Always when you don’t win you are disappointed and it’s impossible to feel happy. The performance I think was an even game and they deserved the point. I think first half they were better and we were in the second. “Strange that Tanguy Ndombele never felt comfortable in the game and I think that affected us. We changed him for Harry Winks.”Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:48 pmPochettino is in the building…Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:44 pmChris Wilder is in first, and has had his say on the controversial VAR call that went against his side.He said: “When’s the reset? That’s the confusion. The ball came back out again after that. The length of the stoppage doesn’t do anyone any good. If it’s offside then we have to deal with it.“I think in certain things you have to go to the process and have a big look at it in the summer. It’s here to stay and there’s no doubt about it. It’s changed the game and obviously it’s going to create debate.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:40 pmSon has spoken to Spurs TV. Sonny: “It’s a really disappointing afternoon.” #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/nrjJb9zaZn— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 9, 2019Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:33 pmWhile we wait for Pochettino, that was a strange move to bring on Foyth for Dele Alli wasn’t it?And you could clearly see that Dele wasn’t happy about it. Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:05 pmMauricio Pochettino will now have plenty to ponder over the international break. Today’s result continued his side’s streak of having not won back to back games this season.Spurs were ponderous and out ultimately out-thought by their newly promoted opponents.Next up is a trip to badly out-of-form West Ham , but you can guarantee the Hammers will be up for that one.How can the Argentine dig Spurs out of the mire this season?Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:56 pmFULL TIME: TOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 1Despite a late push Spurs just cannot forge a late chance to win it.Another dreadful performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s men and Chris Wilder will be disappointed that his side haven’t won it after that performance.Surely top four is gone for Spurs.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:52 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 193mins: Lucas Moura denied by a stunning fingertip save from Dean Henderson!Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:50 pmChris Basham booked for a late challenge on Son, not dissimilar to the challenge the South Korean was sent off for last weekend.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:49 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 190mins: Son skips past a challenge but shoots tamely at Henderson from a tricky angle, time ticking away for Spurs. Six minutes added on.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:46 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 187mins: Final roll of the dice as Lucas Moura replaces Serge Aurier.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:39 pmJuan Foyth is booked for a late, needless challenge on John Fleck.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:38 pmAfter another VAR check the goal is given, 1-1.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:37 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 177mins: Now Sheffield United really have equalised. And it’s deserved. After yet more dreadful defending, the Blades are allowed a free cross into the box from the right – with Eric Dier nodding past his own goalkeeper.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:33 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 073mins: Alli substituted for Juan Foyth – now that is what you call a defensive change – Spurs appear to have gone three at the back. Interesting that the young Argentine was preferred to Alderweireld. Meanwhile on the pitch, Kane took too many touches and wasted a decent counter attacking chance.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:27 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 067mins: Great chance for Son! The South Korean is played in by Alli but fluffs his shot after minimal interference from Jack O’Connell.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:25 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 066mins: After taking a good touch in the box, McGoldrick fluffs his volley and somehow it is still 1-0 to Spurs.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:23 pmIt’s yet another VAR shocker at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as there is deemed to be the narrowest of offsides in the build-up to the goal. Another shocker from VAR – and a huge let off for Spurs.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:22 pmGOAL DISALLOWEDEtienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:22 pmThey’re checking for an extremely narrow offside in the build-up.Load more entries…last_img read more