Sheffield United 3 Spurs 1
I said before this game, we needed to win, a draw would be no good. We neither drew nor won, but was subdued by the Blades. No Champions League football next year for us and Europa at this moment in time is doubtful.
To the match; Sheffield United picked up their first win since the Premier League restarted as they produced a remarkable spectacle against us to keep alive their hopes of playing European football next season. What a shambles (that is for us).
Blades’ record signing Sander Berge opened the scoring for his team. Harry Kane thought he had equalised moments later but his strike was ruled out by VAR because of a handball by Lucas Moura in the build-up. Moura was pushed and hassled by three Blades players, and as he fell, his hand touched the ball. A total farce. We were unable to mount a response after that as we fought to break through a strong Sheffield United defence but failed. Then Wilder’s Blades added a second midway through the second half when Lys Mousset turned in Enda Stevens’ cutback from close range. By then, it was basically all over. To add insult to injury Olie McBurnie scored their third.
After having his first goal ruled out Kane finally got a goal when he steered in Son Heung-min’s cross for his 13th goal of the season, but it was to be only a consolation goal. We were thoroughly humiliated and lost any chance of repeating our previous seasons in the Champions League.
This victory moves Sheffield United into seventh in the Premier League, five points behind Manchester United and Wolves, who are fifth and sixth respectively.
We had a good run in the under Pochettino – since 2009 – but that run has come to an end. Whether we will ever get back to those exciting sights, well, only time will tell. Mourinho needs at least a season, and new players, to stamp his name on the team and show us what he has got left in him.
A very disappointing night watching NowTV. I ended up drinking four glasses of wine, which helped…
We host Everton on Monday, 6 July (20:00).
The quicker we can get this season over with the faster we can put this shambles of a season well and truly behind us.