Maddison shines with Kane’s old number, but Tottenham is only 2-2

Maddison shines with Kane's old number, but Tottenham is only 2-2

Everyone was talking about him for days and then he was gone when it got serious: Kane is gone – and after a whole decade in which the captain of the English national team shaped the Spurs game like no other, Tottenham suddenly had to be without his star strikers get along. A task that is anything but easy to fulfill.

However, the first steps taken by the north Londoners on Sunday afternoon were impressive. In Brentford it took just over ten minutes before Spurs were allowed to celebrate for the first time. A free-kick from Maddison, a header from Romero – 1-0 for Tottenham (11th).

Speed ​​football and more goals

The goal kickstarted a fast-paced and highly entertaining first half that saw the game ebb and flow. While Tottenham primarily relied on possession football, the hosts were always dangerous when they played forward with few passes after winning the ball. A recipe that caused the Spurs great difficulty time and time again.

In the middle of the first half it was Mbeumo who kept his nerve after new captain Son fouled Jensen and made it 1-1 with a penalty (26′). Brentford grew braver and turned the game around: Henry found Wissa with a cross from the left – 2-1 for the outsider (36′).

Flekken parries – the game flattens out

Brentford had turned the game around and could have gone into the break with a lead, but Emerson Royal made it 2-2 (45+4) in added time before Mbeumo missed one last big chance (45+9). .

After the change of sides, the game flattened out more and more. Spurs had a significant advantage in terms of possession, but rarely found gaps in the hosts’ defensive structure and Brentford were only able to find sporadic counter-attacks. When things did get dangerous, either Tottenham’s goalkeeper Vicario was there (57′) – or Brentford’s new number 1 Flekken excelled when he was tested by Son (60′) and Richarlison (64′). The game finally ended with a 2:2.

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