For a long time, it was a game of few chances between two teams that did little in attack, but substitute Elimane Ndiaye decided in favor of the home team with a superb solo goal in the 79th minute. He was given space by the passive Tottenham players and parried two attempts before shooting into the net behind Fraser. Forester.
– All players put in first class performances today. There was a lot of energy from the youngsters, and they showed they could handle the ball. BBC manager Paul Heckingbottom said the veteran players at the back had also shown an outstanding performance.
We made tactical changes in the squad with the aim of winning the game, but we needed new legs to get it done.
Sheffield United are fighting for promotion to the Premier League and their confidence was boosted by Wednesday’s performance. The team had a good control of the visiting stars, who had few chances.
Sure enough, Lucas Moura hit the crossbar at the end of the first half with what was most likely intended as a cross.
Ismail Coulibaly had a great chance for Sheffield United just before half-time when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg nodded weakly to the keeper, but the ball slipped into the net.
And Berg entered instead of Coulibaly in the 62nd minute. Shortly after, Tottenham replaced Harry Kane with a shy Richarlison goal, and Diane Kulusevski also entered in search of the equalizer, without success.
Kane had a great chance in the block, but couldn’t finish between the posts.
– I can only apologize for today’s performance to our fans. “They deserve much better,” acting Spurs manager Christian Stellini told the BBC.
Antonio Conte remains on sick leave following his recent surgery, but is expected to be back in action before the weekend’s game.
The loss means Spurs’ title drought will be 15 years.
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