Match report: Bournemouth 0 Spurs 0
Another nail in our coffin. An unfortunate result, poor game and we are going to struggle in our next couple of games if Mourinho doesn’t pull a rabbit out of a hat pretty soon.
After our poor performance against Everton (only winning thanks to an Everton own goal) I expected a lot (more fool me).
We are currently ninth and to be honest, there are better teams above u (going by our recent performance)… and maybe below us. For one of the wealthiest clubs in the world, we were a disgrace.
To the match:
Eddie Howe says his side are “still in the fight” to stay in the Premier League. Yes, thanks to us maybe he has hope… but what hope do we have? They even thought – that is the Cherries – that they had snatched a victory when Callum Wilson’s overhead kick looked like they had snatched victory. Luckily for us, the assistant referee (VAR) came to our rescue.
Howe said it felt like a “missed opportunity” after Wilson’s gymnastic stoppage-time exertion struck Joshua King’s arm on the way into our net. He rubbed it in, even more, when he said on BBC Radio 5 Live, “The important thing was we stopped the losing run, that was absolutely vital”.
Our point did nothing to further our European ambitions, even though we should have had a penalty after a push on our Harry. But that is just crying over spilt milk. The bottom line was that we’ve only got ourselves to blame.
As for Kane, well he didn’t have a touch in the opposition box until the 78th minute as our dull side failed to register a shot on target.
The home sides substitute Harry Wilson forced Hugo Lloris into a late save while King had earlier put the ball in the net from close range, but Stanislas was offside previous in the move.
Erik Lamela glanced a header wide in our only real chance, with our early penalty appeal best chance of breaking the deadlock. As for Kane; it appeared that he was shoved in the back by King from a corner, but VAR looked at the incident and decided it was not a foul. On another day, with another team, it probably would have been given as a penalty.
So all this leaves us in ninth, one point behind north London rivals Arsenal, who we face on Sunday.
We have kept back-to-back clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since April 2019.
This was only our second clean sheet in 24 away league outings (also 0-0 v Watford in January).
Bournemouth have only won one of their 10 Premier League meetings with Tottenham (D2 L7), failing to score in six of those.
This was the first time Bournemouth have stopped their opponent from having an attempt on target in a Premier League match, in what is their 186th game.
It is the first time a side managed by Jose Mourinho failed to have a shot on target in a Premier League fixture since April 2007 during his first spell with former side Chelsea (against Newcastle).
Callum Wilson’s disallowed strike was the sixth time Tottenham have conceded a Premier League goal which has later been ruled out by VAR – only Brighton and Southampton (both seven) have had more.
What’s next for us?
We play Arsenal on Sunday, KO at 4.30 pm. On Sky