Mauricio Pochettino’s side is now in a very tough situation, as they are with just 1 point of 9 possible. The English team still have chances to make it to the knockout stages though. Basically, they would need to win all of the three games remaining and pray for Inter to drop some points.
Everything started in a bad way for the Londoner side. At the 29th, Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld tried to clear everything up but allowed Hirving Lozano to get into the box and fire. He even tried to tackle the Mexican player, but he ended up helping the ball out to make a loop over French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, making the Philips Stadion pulse in the Netherlands. 1-0 PSV.
At the 34th, Davinson Sanchez equalized for Tottenham, but the goal was ruled out for a controversial Harry Kane’s offside position. The Linesman allegation was that Kane took a major role in the play, even though the English International was considerably far from it.
It was not that costly though. Five minutes later, Lucas Moura scored the equalizer. Christian Eriksen triggered Kieran Trippier on the right-wing. The English crossed it to Lucas. The Brazilian displayed a first-time shot, which ended up deflecting off a PSV defender and wrong-sided the goalkeeper. 1-1.
After the break, Tottenham looked very superior and a goal was certainly a matter of time. At the 54th, Heung-Min Son gave it to Eriksen on the left. The Danish found Kane on the area in conditions to head home past Jeroen Zoet to take the lead. 1-2 Tottenham.
Everything looked nice for Tottenham. Barcelona were beating Inter and they were beating PSV away. However, it wasn’t meant to be. At the 78th, Lozano was picked up and ran faster than Tottenham defense. He was going to be face to face against Lloris, so the French keeper got out of the area, but ended up fouling the Mexican player. The referee had no choice but to send Lloris off. Tottenham came down to 10-man with 12 minutes plus additional time to go.
Pochettino picked Michel Vorm as the substitute Keeper and he did well until the 87th minute. After a free-kick, Tottenham defense did not clear the play and the ball ended up to Luuk De Jong. The Dutch fired past Vorm and leveled things up. 2-2.
With the draw, Tottenham and PSV are looking the same on the table, with 1 point each, but the English side conceded fewer goals than the Dutch side. They both need to win their next three games in order to have a chance of making it to the knockout stages. Tottenham will host City on Monday for the Premier League as PSV will go to Groningen for the Eredivise.