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In an action-packed clash at Kenilworth Road, Tottenham secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Luton Town. The match saw drama with a red card for Yves Bissouma, leaving Spurs with 10 men. However, it was a well-worked corner routine involving James Maddison and a precise finish from M. van de Ven that broke the deadlock for Tottenham in the 52nd minute. Luton had their moments but couldn’t find the net. A closely contested encounter that saw Spurs extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur player ratings: Timeline
- 1 Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur player ratings: Timeline
- 2 Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur player ratings: Star player
- 3 Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur player ratings: Luton couldn’t contain a 10-men Spurs!
- 4 Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur player ratings: Spurs dodged a bullet!
- 5 Final Words
40’ – The ball finds the net as Adebayo flicks in a rebound off the post, but it’s disallowed due to his push on Romero, resulting in a free-kick for Spurs instead.
45+4’ – Bissouma charges forward but goes down under pressure near the box. The referee deems it a simulation, brandishing a second yellow followed by a red. Spurs face the challenge of playing a man down after a dominant first half.
52’ – Spurs find the breakthrough with a clever short corner as Kulusevski and Maddison combine, setting up Van de Ven for a precise finish. Despite numerous opportunities, the 10-man visitors now lead 1-0 at Kenilworth Road!
59’ – A brief pause due to an injury to Andersen, Teden Mengi steps in to bolster the Hatters’ defense.
The big stat
Longest current unbeaten run
Tottenham is currently on the longest unbeaten streak in the Premier League under Ange Postecoglou.
Tottenham now have the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League:
Ange Postecoglou is top of the league. 🔝 pic.twitter.com/K80C6Qv7qM
— Squawka (@Squawka) October 7, 2023
Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur player ratings: Star player
James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspurs) – 8.4
James Maddison stood out as the Man of the Match in this intense encounter. His creative flair and influential play were evident throughout the game. Maddison’s ability to dictate the tempo and provide crucial moments in attack made him a pivotal figure. His performance was instrumental in Tottenham’s victory.
Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur player ratings: Luton couldn’t contain a 10-men Spurs!
Luton Town nearly held Tottenham at bay, displaying impressive resilience. Although Luton found the net, the goal was disallowed due to a foul on Christian Romero. Despite a numerical advantage after Yves Bissouma’s red card just before halftime, Luton failed to capitalize. Tottenham eventually broke through in the second half, and Luton struggled to create clear-cut opportunities to threaten Spurs further.
Luton Town player ratings
- Thomas Kaminski 7/10 – Made some important saves to keep Luton in the game.
- Reece Burke 7/10 – Put in a decent defensive shift but struggled against the pace of Spurs.
- Tom Lockyer 6/10 – Solid in defense but couldn’t prevent Spurs from creating chances.
- Mads Juel Andersen 6/10 – Defended well but had his hands full with Spurs’ attacking threats.
- Alfie Doughty 7/10 – Provided some good crosses and was a threat down the left flank.
- Jacob Brown 6/10 – Worked hard but didn’t have many opportunities to shine.
- Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu 6/10 – Put in a decent shift in midfield before being substituted.
- Marvelous Nakamba 6/10 – Solid defensively but committed a few fouls.
- Chiedozie Ogbene 7/10 – Showed some pace and creativity on the wing, and troubled the Spurs’ defense.
- Carlton Morris 6/10 – Worked tirelessly up front but had limited chances.
- Elijah Adebayo 6/10 – Showed promise but couldn’t find the back of the net.
- Teden Mengi (sub) 6/10 – Displayed good defense, but had to deal with the Spurs’ attack.
- Tahith Chong (sub) 6/10 – Introduced to provide fresh legs but couldn’t make a significant impact.
- Luke Berry (sub) 6/10 – His substitution didn’t lead to a notable change in the game.
- Cauley Woodrow (sub) 6/10 – Brought on to bolster the attack but couldn’t find any opportunities.
- Ross Barkley 6/10 (sub) – Provided support in attack, but failed to create any chances.
Luton Town vs Tottenham Hotspur player ratings: Spurs dodged a bullet!
Spurs dominated possession and created numerous chances against Luton Town but struggled to score, thanks to Kaminski’s saves. James Maddison was influential in midfield, orchestrating play. Richarlison and Kulusevski were active in the attack. Defensively solid, Spurs faced challenges after Yves Bissouma’s red card. But Maddison saved the day by helping van de Ven score.
Tottenham Hotspur player ratings
- Guglielmo Vicario 7/10 – Made some crucial saves to maintain a clean sheet.
- Pedro Porro 7/10 – Active on the right flank and contributed to Spurs’ attacking play.
- Cristian Romero 8/10 – Solid at the back, didn’t allow Luton any chances.
- Micky van de Ven 8/10 – Scored the crucial opening goal and looked solid in defense.
- Destiny Udogie 7/10 – Decent defensive performance.
- Pape Matar Sarr 7/10 – Showed composure in midfield and contributed to Spurs’ control of the game.
- Yves Bissouma 5/10 – Sent off with a second yellow card, which could have cost Spurs.
- Dejan Kulusevski 6/10 – Provided some creative moments but missed a clear chance.
- James Maddison 8/10 – Had some promising moments but couldn’t find the breakthrough.
- Richarlison 6/10 – Had a good chance to score but missed the target.
- Heung-min Son 6/10 – Showed his usual flair but couldn’t find the back of the net.
- Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (sub) 6/10 – Brought on to bolster the midfield after Bissouma’s red card.
- Oliver Skipp (sub) 6/10 – Helped shore up the midfield and maintain control.
- Emerson Royal (sub) 6/10 – Added defensive stability after coming on.
- Ben Davies (sub) 6/10 – Came on to reinforce the defense at the late stage.
- Alejo Veliz (sub) – N/A
In a convincing victory, Spurs have further solidified their position at the summit of the league table. Meanwhile, Luton finds themselves perched just above the relegation zone, occupying the 17th spot.
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