Saturday, July 13, 2024

Tottenham Vs Brentford: Match Report

Tottenham takes on Brentford today at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; it should be an exciting game with Spurs looking to get their first 3 points on the board since the turn of the new year. Brentford will also be hoping for a result and that Ivan Toney continues his great form since returning from his ban.

First Half

A poor first-half display from Spurs left them trailing at the break. A swift counterattack exposed the Tottenham defence, and Ivan Toney was allowed through on goal to fire off a shot on target. Vicario got his hands to it, but the ball came straight back to Neil Maupay, who tapped it in from close range.

Spurs struggled to create clear-cut chances in the first half despite having over seventy per cent possession. The closest they came was a Timo Werner effort that the Brentford Keeper smartly saved. That was the only shot Tottenham registered on target in the first half.

Second Half

Spurs started brightly in the first half and grabbed a quick equaliser. Werner made an important run and then laid the ball off to Destiny Udogie. The Spurs left-back then jinked his way into the box. His first effort on goal took a deflection, but luckily, the ball bounced back to him, and he could slot home.

The second goal came just seconds later. Spurs broke on Brentford quickly from the restart, and some fantastic wing play from Timo Werner from the left, followed by a superb cross, allowed Brannan Johnson to slot in Tottenham’s second.

Tottneham’s third came in the fifty-fifth minute, James Maddison driving through the middle into the box and then his shot deflecting off the defender. The ball fell to Richarlison off the rebound, who finished smartly.

Ivan Toney capitalised on some intense pressure from Brentford. Udogie gifted Toney the chance with an awful back pass that went straight to the striker, who buried the ball in the back of the net. It’s a big shame for Destiny Udogie, who was having a fantastic game until now.

Spurs regained their composure after the second Brentford goal. Big Ange made some changes to bolster things up, and Spurs were more solid while still posing an attacking threat. To Brentford’s credit, though, they didn’t give up, defended well and had chances to equalise. It was a fine save from Vicario, denying them in the final few minutes of the second half.

Brentford came close again in the dying seconds and was awarded a corner. Flekken came up for the corner, but it was to no avail. Spurs managed to get the ball away, and the whistle blew.

The referee let a lot of things go for both sides in the second half, and perhaps a few more players should have gone into the book, but they also allowed the game to come to life a bit more. It was a tremendous, high-scoring contest and a terrific game of football. Tottenham will hope the teams above and around them now drop points, but this win has taken them into the Top Four on goal difference.