Tottenham couldn’t find the back of the net despite a one-sided attack. But the sending off of Yves Bissouma was the final straw.
Tottenham went into halftime 0-0 away to Luton Town in the eighth round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at Kenilworth Road Stadium in Luton, England on Sunday (July 7).
Head coach Enze Postecoglou opted for a 4-2-3-1 system, with the ‘Central Son’ reactivated. Son Heung-min was in the center of the pitch, with the back three of Heung-Song, James Maddison, and Dejan Kulusebski.
Bissouma and Pape Sar were in the defensive midfield. In the back four, Destiny Udoji, Christian Romero, Mickey van der Penn, and Pedro Foro. Guglielmo Vicario was in goal.
Tottenham is unbeaten in the EPL this season. With five wins, two draws, and 17 points, they sit in second place behind Man City (18-6-1-1). Only one point separates them from City.
With leaders City hosting Arsenal in Round 8 a day later at 9:30 a.m., Tottenham could make a ‘surprise top spot’ if they beat Luton Town. Luton Town, who were promoted to the top flight this season, currently sit in 17th place with four points (W1 D1 L5).
It was a match without comparison. Tottenham were all over the place from the start. The Frenchman was caught on the toes by a cross from Kuluczewski in the second minute. His left-footed shot went over the keeper’s height and wide of the post.
Two minutes later, Hischalisson was on the receiving end of a brilliant pass from Mason. He had a virtually one-on-one opportunity, but his right-footed shot was saved by the keeper.
Son Heung-min got in on the act. His first shot in the fifth minute was blocked by the defense. In the seventh minute, Son played a crucial through ball to Foro. But Foro’s shot was inches short.
Son also had shots on goal in the 9th and 16th minutes, but couldn’t find the back of the net. In the 18th minute, Hischalisson also shot wide.카지노
In the 29th minute, Kuluszewski had a great chance after being set up by a pass from Sarr. However, his left-footed shot was saved by the goalkeeper. Madsen had a free kick opportunity on the right side of the penalty area in the 32nd minute, but it was far from the goal.
There were some poignant moments. On a free kick in the 39th minute, Tottenham’s goal was rattled. Luckily, a foul on Elijah Adebayo was called first and the goal was saved.
There were three minutes of first-half added time. In the 47th minute, Maddison connected with a ball from Son Heung-min with a right-footed shot, but again missed the target.
But just before halftime, there was a big change. Bissouma, who had already received one caution, received another yellow card for a Hollywood move. He was sent off with two cautions, and the half-time whistle blew.
Spurs face a tough second half.