GARETH EARNS HIS SPUR
Well it’s certainly the moment all Spurs Fans and Supporters alike have been waiting for, the moment Club hero Gareth Bale scored his first goal since rejoining Tottenham on a season long loan from Real Madrid. Spurs played hosts to Brighton at the Tottenham stadium and it didn’t take long for another fan favourite, Harry Kane to dispatch his penalty after being brought down by Lallana on the edge of the box in the 13th minute.
Spurs were on the backfoot as Brighton searched for their equaliser. The visitors finally got their reward after Lamptey neatly executed his finish past Lloris. There were shouts for a freekick after Hojbjerg had been brought down by March right in front of the referee who allowed play to continue which lead to Lamptey’s goal in the 56th minute. There was a VAR check and the referee was asked to review a replay of the challenge but low and behold he still awarded the goal (now that was a terrible decision if I ever saw one). I totally agree with Ian Wright with the suggestion that the referee should be banned for a couple of games (you can’t be that blind…..surely not, respectfully of course).
However, Spurs in need of 3 points, carried on pressing as Lamela came close from distance as he struck the post before being substituted for the almighty BALE. Kane also missed a sitter as he struck the post from 2 yards (how in the hell did he miss that!!). You just thought it would be one of those games for Tottenham with so many missed opportunities, you’d fancy Brighton to pinch a winner in the latter stages of the game. Luckily for Spurs, a certain galactico is now back amongst the ranks and when called upon he delivered. Bale scored a superb header in the 73rd minute having met Reguilon’s cross to give Spurs another hard fought victory with the game ending 2-1 (it’s just a shame Spurs fans weren’t in the stadium to enjoy the moment with him).
If Spurs are to mount a serious challenge to Liverpool for the title, they will need to keep Bale fit and also continue to grind out results like they have done in the last two premier league games. However, taking the crown from Liverpool won’t be easy as the champions are now back on top having won their match at home to West Ham 2-1. The Hammers desperately missed Antonio upfront as Salah and most especially Jota sealed the win for the Reds.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United and Arsenal resumed their famed rivalry (regarded once upon a time as the clash of titans, England’s top two………maybe not so much now hehehehe!!). Arsenal came in search of a result and did exactly what they set out to do after captain Aubameyang converted a penalty in the 69th minute of play. This result would have been very disappointing for Solskjaer having registered the worst start for a United manager after 7 games. Roy Keane believes the players’ consistent bad performances may have an adverse impact on Solskjaer’s future as United boss.
In the rest of the other matches Everton lost 2-1 away to Newcastle, Southampton won 4-3 away to Aston Villa, Man City also won away to Sheffield United (Kyle Walker scoring against his boyhood club) and Chelsea with a 3-0 win away to Burnley. There were also wins for Leicester and Fulham respectively with the Foxes sitting 2nd in the league behind Liverpool.
HEAD ABOVE THE REST!!!!