As It Happened: Tottenham and Sheffield United both settle for a point after a hectic contest filled with controversy
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For the Blades, they'll be happy enough with a road point even though they were unlucky to not get all three. They've proven themselves once again, and staying up should not be a problem for United at this point of the season.
It was another poor performance from Spurs, who failed to create much all afternoon. They were given a goal, and were ultimately lucky to get a point from the contest.
FULL TIME: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Sheffield United

 

It's over in London! Spurs came close to grabbing a late winner, but United were able to hold on to secure another quality point on the road.

94' - United make another change to waste some time, with Freeman coming on for McGoldrick

 

(1-1)

93' - GREAT SAVE FROM HENDERSON! Lucas unleashes a shot towards goal, but the United keeper manages to just tip it over the bar.

 

(1-1)

92' - Spurs are really pushing for a winner, and United have been forced back into defended in their own area. Can they hold on?

 

(1-1)

Six minutes of added time to come!

 

(1-1)

87' - United make their first change in response, with Mousset coming off to be replaced by Robinson.

(1-1)

85' - Spurs are seemingly going for the win, as Lucas has come on for Aurier in a very attacking move.
84' - Things are finally starting to calm down a bit, as both sides are now just trying to get a hold of the ball.

 

(1-1) 

Credit must be given to United, but what in the world has happened to Spurs? Ever since the goal was called off earlier, they've been a shell of themselves.

(1-1)

77' - GOAL! United have equalized once again, and this one should stand. Baldock breaks free out wide before playing a quality ball into the middle. It either hit the head of Dier or Basham, but the Blades won't care, as they have got their goal back
71' - Another sub for Spurs now, as Dele is replaced by Juan Foyth

 

(1-0)

United have responded well to the missed call, as they are continuing to create chances. However, it is opening up space in behind for Spurs.

(1-0)

THE GOAL HAS BEEN TAKEN OFF!

After looking at it with VAR, the goal has been called off for offside. The United player certainly looked even, but for whatever reason, the call was reversed. Very unlucky for the Blades.

 

(1-0)

Hold on, there's a VAR check going on
60' - GOAL! Unbelievable scenes! United go right back up the pitch and equalize after mere moments. Stevens made up for his previous error, hitting a wonderful low cross to the back post, where McGoldrick was on hand to poke home from close range
58' - GOAL! Spurs have taken the lead, but it all came courtesy of a terrible mistake from Stevens, who gave the ball away in his own area. It went right to Son, who's shot deflected through the legs of Henderson. 

(1-0)

45' - Harry Winks has come on for Ndombele, who might have picked up a knock in the first half
And the second half kicks off!
United have been a bit better in the opening 45 minutes, and even hit the post at one point, but Spurs have grown into the contest as it has gone on. It will be interesting to see which team takes the initiative in the second half.
There wasn't much to write about to end the first half, with neither team able to create much going forward.
27' - United come close once again, as a superb cross from Stevens curls into the area, and Lundstram is able to get a foot on it, but the ball rolls just wide
Spurs have recovered well from their poor start, and they are now controlling the pace of play. The Blades are still looking dangerous, however, as space is opening on the counter.
CHANCE
9' - Best chance of the game so far for United. Fleck found space on the edge of the area and drilled a low shot towards goal, but Gazzaniga was able to make the save with relative ease
Spurs look uncomfortable early on, with the Blades being the better of the two teams so far
CHANCE
2' - The free kick was cleared away, but it fell to Norwood, who's volley was brilliantly saved by Gazzaniga
YELLOW CARD
1' - Remarkably enough, Eric Dier has already been booked after a late challenge near the penalty area.
KICK OFF
1' - And here we go!
The teams are making their way onto the field, and kick off is only minutes away!
Sheffield United Starting XI
Starting XI: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O'Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood (C), Fleck, Stevens, McGoldrick, Mousset

 

Subs: Moore, Sharp, McBurnie, Besic, Jagielka, Freeman, Robinson

 

Tottenham Hostspur Starting XI
Starting XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Dier, Sanchez, Davies, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Dele, Son, Kane (C)

 

Subs: Vorm, Alderweireld, Foyth, Winks, Sessegnon, Eriksen, Lucas

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Sheffield United: Predicted XI
Henderson, Basham, Jagielka, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, McGoldrick, Mousset


Tottenham Hotspur: Predicted XI
Gazzaniga, Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies, Sissoko, Ndombele, Son, Alli, Lo Celso, Kane


Sheffield United: Team news
The Blades have been fortunate on the injury front this season, not having to deal with many absences during the campaign.

Their only doubt for this weekend is centerback John Egan, who was subbed off versus Burnley after picking up a knock, and might not recover in time.

 

Tottenham Hotspur: Team news
Spurs will be without Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen, who are both currently dealing with hamstring issues. They’re back in training, so there’s a good chance they’ll be back following the international break.

There’s a positive update on goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who suffered a horrific arm injury versus Brighton & Hove Albion. The Frenchman underwent successful surgery during the week, and is now on the path back to recovery.

 

Another “big six” scalp for the Blades

It’s been a different story for United, however, as they’ve had a remarkably successful season so far, and are currently all the way up to 6th place. 

A big reason for this has been their performances versus the Premier League’s “top six.” They’ve beaten Arsenal, tied Chelsea, and just barely lost to leaders Liverpool. Spurs have been the worst of the bunch so far, so the Blades will feel good about their chances of causing another upset.

 

Spurs aim to end their drought

Spurs are in the midst of a crisis at the moment, sat in 11th place in the Premier League without a domestic win since the end of September. 

If they want any chance of sneaking back into the top four come the end of the campaign, they’ll have to start picking up wins soon, starting with Sunday afternoon.

 

This should be a good test for both sides. Spurs need to rebound from a recent slide, while the Blades will look to pick up more points against another talented team.


The Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United matchup will be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 2:00 pm BST. 


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