Match Report: Spurs 0 The Gooners 2 (misery at the Tottenham stadium)
Nothing is certain in football, and things could change, but as they stand now, I see the Gooners winning the league, City second, while United and Newcastle battle it out for third and fourth place.
I see Yankee Chelski and the Scousers competing with us for a Europa spot (unless we sink even lower).
The highlights of the game was Richarlson refusing to shake hands with a Gooners player and what kicked off at the end of the match between a Spurs fan and the Gooner goalkeeper… apart from that, it was shit, especially the first half… the second half we did a bit better, but by then it was all over…
The most exciting part of the day was that our group had dinner at a Spurs restaurant and my chat with Mel on the way there and back home… apart from that, a poor Spurs footballing day. To make matters worse; United beat City and Newcastle beat Fulham. Liverpool did lose, but they are a spent force… at least for now. As for Chelski, they are having a hit-and-miss season… so I can’t see the Scousers or Chelski getting into the top four.
To add fuel to the fire, this Thursday, we face City in the lion’s den. It doesn’t rain, it pours.
As all the papers like to remind us… the Gooners have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to a challenging eight points.
They were helped by a blunder from hapless Hugo Lloris when he fumbled Bukayo Saka’s cross into his own net after 14 minutes. He has gone past his sell-by date… too many mistakes lately… it is now time to place him.
Martin Odegaard shot a second from outside the area nine minutes before the break. We were so poor in the first half; nevertheless, we had chances but found Aaron Ramsdale in top form as he saved twice either side of halftime from Harry Kane and stopped Ryan Sessegnon’s angled effort.
We may have created chances, especially in the second half, but this was a poor game for Conte and the players, as we looked well off the pace until it was too late.
We were trailing again at halftime for the ninth time this season, after a first period in which our averageness was a sharp contrast to the excellence of our opponents.
Even though we have made a habit of poor first halves, we have been – on occasions – able to dig ourselves out of a hole. But this time, we left ourselves too much to do against a team that looked like they would win the league.
As for Kane, he attempted to equal Jimmy Greaves’ record of 266 goals but found Ramsdale in his way. At the other end, though, Lloris produced yet another error that happens far too often to a goalkeeper of his reputation.
We remain in fifth place, five points behind United, with the teams below us catching up fast. As things seem at the moment… we could struggle to make the Europa league.
I suppose the game’s only highlight was at the very end when one of our supporters attacked Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Television footage showed a Spurs fan trying to kick Ramsdale.
As the final whistle went, Ramsdale celebrated by kissing his badge, and there was a brief exchange with Richarlison. Ramsdale then gathered his water bottle when a supporter from behind the goal housing our fans rushed forward and aimed a kick at him before climbing back over several rows of seats.
According to reports, Tottenham reviewed its CCTV footage to identify the supporter. The club will work with the Met Police, the Gooners and Aaron Ramsdale to take the strongest possible action, including an immediate ban from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
So, that is that… our next game will be against City on Thursday and Fulham on Monday… both games are away and will be tough games. City are above us, while Fulham are two points below us… a victory will see them climb above us. In fact, Brighton could rise above us if they beat Leicester Titty the day before… worrying times.
A head in hands me, says… we must carry on regardless… Up the Spurs!
My name is Glenn Renshaw.
I am currently a Premium Season Ticket holder (West Stand) in the new stadium. Before that – at White Hart Lane – a season ticket holder in various parts of the ground (mainly in the North stand).
Before becoming a season ticket holder, I stood on the shelf and various other parts of the ground since the 1960s (the season of the double). In 1987 I became one of the first to hold a Spurs Membership card. I was also a life long member of the Spurs supporters club (now defunct).
I go to all home, away and abroad matches.
I was born in 1955, Edgware, London. I currently live in Berkshire.
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