Tottenham vs Sheffield United Player Ratings: Incredible Comeback Win for Spurs

Tottenham produced a late comeback to secure a 2-1 win over Sheffield United. The victory keeps Tottenham’s unbeaten start alive while forcing the Blades to wait for the first win of the season. The Blades had come within 10 minutes of a famous win away to Spurs.

Tottenham vs Sheffield United: Timeline

19’ – Bissouma picked up the ball from just outside the box and came up with the powerful run. His decent shot was saved by Foderingham.

23’ – McAtee produced an excellent reaction save from Vicario after picking up a brilliant ball across the six-yard box from Bogel

27’ – Foderingham had to stretch to his extreme right in order to prevent Solomon from coming up with the opener following a nice break from Spurs

40’ – James Maddison’s best chance of the first half came just before the break when he almost scored from Solomon’s ball into the box

57’ – Robinson made a couple of excellent blocks in a matter of a few seconds to keep Spurs out

73’ – Hamer scored from a throw-in to silence the home crowd and send the Blades in front

98’ – Richarlison came up with a first goal for Spurs at home to maintain the club’s unbeaten record

110’ – Kulusevski hammered home from close range to get a win against all odds with Richarlison providing the assist

Tottenham Hotspur's Dejan Kulusevski
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Magic Spurs Turnaround to Keep Unbeaten Run Going

Tottenham scored in injury time for the first time this season to produce an incredible comeback victory against Sheffield United. Spurs maintained the unbeaten Premier League home run against the Blades with this result. Ange Postecoglou’s response with his substitutes turned out to be the defining point of the game.

Tottenham vs Sheffield United player ratings: Star Player

Richarlison (Tottenham) – 8/10

Tottenham appeared to be heading for the first defeat of the season but Richarlison, who was introduced as a substitute, turned around the game completely with a brilliant cameo in the last 10 minutes. After scoring from a set piece to register his first home goal for Spurs in the league, Richarlison provided the assist for Kulusevski to lash from the winner with just a couple of minutes left in injury time.

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Tottenham vs Sheffield United player ratings: Postecoglou’s Unbeaten Home Run Continues

Ange Postecoglou’s unbeaten home run hit 50 league matches after an incredible comeback deep in injury time. Tottenham scored two goals in injury time to avoid being beaten by Sheffield United at home for the first time since 1991. It was an underwhelming performance from Spurs in the 90 mins half, but two goals deep in injury time sent the home fans to ecstasy. The manner of the victory was easily the best for Spurs so far this season, as expected by our Spurs vs Sheffield United predicted lineups.

Tottenham player ratings

Vicario 7/10 – Kept his concentration to make a decent number of changes

Porro 7/10 – Decent threat on the right-hand side for Spurs

Romero 6/10 – Mediocre defensive performance

Van de Ven 6/10 – Could have contributed a lot more to keep McBurnie quiet

Udogie 6/10 – Provided decent runs from the left-back spot

Sarr 6/10 – Solid midfield performance

Bissouma 7/10 – Decent performance at both ends

Kulusevski 6/10 – Lacked the end product

Maddison 6/10 – Starved of space throughout the game

Solomon 7/10 – Spurs’ best player in the game

Son Heung-min 5/10 – An unusually poor afternoon with almost negligible impact


(Johnson) 6/10 – Scored a goal which was disallowed for offside

(Richarlison) 8/10 – Excellent cameo for his first home league goal for Spurs

(Perisic) 7/10 – Assisted from the corner for Richarlison

(Emerson Royal) 6/10 – little time for a big impact

(Hojbjerg) 6/10 – little time for the big impact

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Blades fail to hold on to first away win against Spurs in more than 30 years

Sheffield United failed to a famous win against Tottenham after conceding twice deep in injury time. After having previously struggled to make an impact in the four matches, the blades produced a solid display throughout the 90 minutes. However, Paul Heckingbottom’s team conceded deep in injury time to suffer a heartbreaking defeat.

Sheffield United player ratings

Foderingham 8/10 – Unbeatable especially in the first half

Basham 6/10 – Booked but solid defensive performance

Ahmedhodzic 6/10 –Solid backline performance

Robinson 7/10 – Plenty of brave blocks

Bogle 6/10 – Almost helped McBurnie score with a brilliant ball

de Souza Costa 7/10 – Offered very little space to Spurs’ playmakers

McAtee 6/10 – Hard-working performance in the middle of the park

Hamer 8/10 – Great technique for the Blades goal

Thomas 6/10 – Solid performance

McBurnie 7/10 – Several half-chances to open the scoring but picked up a sending-off towards the end

Archer 6/10 – Average performance


(Norwood) 5/10 – Failed to spice up the midfield

(Davies) 6/10 – Could not afford much

(Trusty) 6/10 – Failed to offer much against the Spurs onslaught

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The Final Word

Tottenham produced a magical comeback to score 2 goals deep in injury time and secure a winner against Sheffield United, who remain winless after the first five matches.

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