Spurs' forwards hustle hard against Wolves, they must do better when they visit Bramall Lane on Sunday. (Photo credit: Premierleague.c...
|Spurs' forwards hustle hard against Wolves, they must do better when they visit Bramall Lane on Sunday. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Sheffield United vs Spurs
Sheffield United won in the premier league for the first time in midweek, on a day several kings are on holiday due to outstanding games for some, the Blades came sharp for once and they can dream on.
Tottenham Hotspur aren’t doing themselves much favors, another two precious points dropped against a team they should be beating on paper and beyond the result, the fact they take early leads and then sit deep to protect the lead only to lose it like they have done many times this season.
Jose Mourinho is under pressure to deliver, not because they are so far off from the top but because they could have been the one sitting pretty on top of the log if they weren’t losing leads simply by sitting deep after taking them.
Sheffield United are still hugging the bottom spot, but it was a much needed reprieve for them to win for once, for the first time this season, they recorded three points for the first time since the beginning of the season against Newcastle, it wasn’t particularly pretty but they will take it.
Newcastle offered nothing in the game, Callum Wilson was cold in attack and Steve Bruce would wonder if he should have fielded the second eleven, Chris Wilder would take that, something to build on and hope for a rebound to safety.
Tottenham can’t afford to drop points here, but Sheffield must pick result too, Spurs doesn’t want to slide further down, they are only six points away from the top at the moment and they would rather close the gap than get it wider, now they have to do it against Wilder.
Dele Alli seems to be in Mou’s selection wilderness but the Portuguese manager can leverage the brilliance of Heung Min Son and Harry Kane, the two have combined to score more than any duo in the league and Sheffield must be wary of them.
Sheffield don’t have that quality to go shoulder to shoulder with Tottenham, but they didn’t have any real quality when they took the league by storm last season, whatever determination they had then that they now lack, they must find it, the road to championship is smooth without impediments, but to an end of perdition and gloom, would they rather wake up then?