Back in the Premier League, Tottenham welcomed Watford on Saturday. Once again, the Spurs played a poor game again only drew 1-1 against the Hornets. Abdoulaye Doucoure opened the scoring for the visitors as Dele Alli drew for Spurs. With the result, Tottenham gets 12 points in the Premier League table, provisionally in the seventh position, but increasingly distant from the top-four. The leaders are Liverpool, who has 24 and has one game in hand, as they play against Manchester United tomorrow.
Despite playing at home against the rock bottom of the Premier League, Tottenham did not start the game pressing as expected. The first notable fact of the game was the injury of Welbeck, who got injured within 2 minutes. And at 6 mins, Watford opened the scoring. Cathcart’s long throw found Janmaat who dominated to roll in the middle where Doucoure infiltrated and finished home a first-time shot in the corner.
Spurs tried to respond yet in the first half, but with no inspiration to create dangerous plays, they went for long-range shots from Alli and Sissoko, but none of those could really threat Ben Forster.
In the second half, Heung-Min Son hit the post on 49 minutes. It seemed like they could do something to turn the difficult situation around, but it took them a long time to do so. And it just happened out of a terrible individual mistake.
On 87 minutes, a relatively easy-to-save shot was terribly fumbled by Ben Forster, as smart Alli was there to control the ball and find the bottom of the nets. 1-1.
The final moments were a desperate pressure attempt from the hosts that didn’t really work out as the final scoring was a frustrating 1-1.
Tottenham will be back on the field next Tuesday when they have to beat Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade, to keep dreaming of qualifying to the knockout stages in the UEFA Champions League.