|DATE||Saturday 30th September 2017|
|VENUE||John Smith's Stadium|
|Huddersfield Town SQUAD||1.
2. Tommy SMITH
3. Scott MALONE
4. Dean WHITEHEAD
6. Jonathan HOGG
8. Philip BILLING
9. Elias KACHUNGA
10. Aaron MOOY
11. Abdelhamid SABIRI
13. Joel COLEMAN
14. Martin CRANIE
15. Chris LOWE
17. Rajiv van La PARRA
18. Joe LOLLEY
19. Danny WILLIAMS
20. Laurent DEPOITRE
22. Tom INCE
23. Colin QUANER
24. Steve MOUNIE
25. Mathias JORGENSEN
26. Christopher SCHINDLER
27. Jon Gorenc STANKOVIC
28. Robert GREEN
31. Ryan SCHOFIELD
33. Florent HADERGJONAJ
44. Michael HEFELE
45. Kasey PALMER
Stunning the Premier League, newly promoted Huddersfield Town topped
the first couple of league tables, following wins over Crystal
Palace and Newcastle United, but have levelled off a bit since those
heady days. Three draws and a defeat have been a little of
reality hitting home, but the Terriers have acquitted themselves
well and David Wagner has got them playing with organisation and
It was that management style that took them to the top of the Championship table for long periods last season and only one week out of the top five. Unfortunately, they were out of the top two for automatic promotion and had to win the play-off final to go up to the Premier League for the first time. They played a bright attacking form of football, with players brought in on loan and the signing of players known to Wagner in Germany. He is a passionate and sometime volatile manager, but the risk taken by the club's chairman in brining him in has paid off.
There are a few familiar names in the Huddersfield squad, but apart from Tom Ince, who has appeared in every match, others such as Dean Whitehead and Rob Green have been peripheral players. Permanent signing Aaron Mooy from Manchester City is key to their play, as the Australian is a dynamo in midfield and works tirelessly, closing down the opposition when he is without the ball. Rajiv van La Para is a wide midfielder, who likes to take people on and cross in for one of the tall strikers the club have - either Colin Quaner, Steve Mounie, Laurent Depoitre or Elias Kachunga, all of whom are good headers of the ball.
The defence is marshalled by Christopher Schindler, along with Chris Lowe and Michael Hefele, all brought in from Germany, with Scott Malone (a summer signing from Fulham) and Mathias Jorgensen making up the other defenders who have been used this season. Malone played against us in the FA Cup last season at Craven Cottage and was poor.
In midfield, Danny Williams, the former Reading man, provides some power and attacking intent, while Ince and Mooy are creative and Philip Billing has been with the club a few years and made a name for himself before Wagner came along.
Travelling to Yorkshire and in
front of a packed John Smith's Stadium ,Spurs will find a tough
Terriers team waiting and they will need to fight for the right to
play, but not too hard, as we are getting a few red cards now.
Dele should be ready to give his all, being suspended from the next
England game, while the space behind the Huddersfield attacking full
backs might prove useful to us on the break. Spurs should have
enough to keep going and I am not sure that Huddersfield have played
a team like Spurs yet, so could find themselves run off their feet.
|PREDICTION||Huddersfield Town 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3|
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Saturday 30th September 2017
John Smith's Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur 4 (3)
Kick off 12:30
Kane 8m 45s
Davies 15m 51s
Kane 23m 00s
Sissoko 90+0m 33s
Kachunga (foul on Vertonghen) 65
Dele (simulation) 58
|Crowd : 24,169||Weather : Sunny, warm|
|Referee : Neil Swarbrick (Preston)||Assistant Referees : Mr. R. West; Mr. A. Holmes|
|Fourth Official : Lee Mason|
|Spurs kicked off and played towards the North Stand end in the first half.|
|Game time : - 90 + 6 minutes.|
|Huddersfield Town :||kit||Tottenham Hotspur :||kit|
Tommy SMITH (c)
10 Aaron MOOY
8 Philip BILLING
Rajiv van LA PARRA
Hugo LLORIS (c)
10 Harry KANE ( 7 Heung-Min SON 87)
|Manager : David Wagner||Manager : Mauricio Pochettino|
|Sponsor : OPE||Shirt sponsor : AIA|
|Kit Supplier : Puma||Kit Supplier : Nike|
Defensively tight Huddersfield
may have proved another Swansea as Spurs went away from the sublime
of Cyprus to a sunny Yorkshire September afternoon that greeted
Tottenham fans as they packed the away section. And it didn't
take too long for Spurs to get inside the Huddersfield box, with
Kane twisting and turning and having a shot blocked for a corner
inside the first minute Another followed in the second minute and
although Davinson got on the end of it, he couldn't get a decent
hooked volley on it. Jorgensen (or Zanka as he was more
appropriately named on his shirt) clattered Kane from behind and got
away with only a free kick.
With the club not wanting
to publicise the new sponsor of their stadium, they named it the
"John Smith" stadium before revealing the actual sponsor's name, but
unfortunately for the club the name stuck !
|Match ball sponsors||-|
|Match programme sponsors||-|
|Match shirt sponsors||-|
|What you thought|
|Benny The Ball||
Ironic that the dugout advertising behind Huddersfield manager was
“iSteering – Intelligent steering” as his side looked rudderless for
much of the match.
Weird that Tottenham's performance today still couldn't bring much of a positive comment from co-commentator Davie Provan on Sky. He and Craig Burley, who thankfully seems to have been sidelined by the powers that be at BT Sport, barely have a good word to say about Spurs. They really do see the game from a completely different angle from a lot of people I would imagine.
Very comprehensive win and
maintaining a good away record will help us be up there if we can
turn our performances into wins at Wembley.
|Other scores during this week :|
|Manchester United||4||Crystal Palace||0||Saturday|
|West Bromwich Albion||2||Watford||2||Saturday|
|West Ham United London||1||Swansea City||0||Saturday|
|Arsenal||2||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||Sunday|
|League Table 2017-18|
|10||West Bromwich Albion||7||2||3||2||6||8||9||-2|
|14||Brighton & Hove Albion||7||2||1||4||5||9||7||-4|
|15||West Ham United London||7||2||1||4||7||13||7||-6|
Position before match : 4th
Position after match : 3rd
Position after the weekend : 3rd
* Pub facts may not actually be true, but after a few pints everyone might think so.
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