(Bournemouth-Tottenham 1-0) Tottenham saved two direct red cards, played almost a full nine against eleven and lost three points in the battle for the Champions League.
First Son Heung mine at the end of the first half and then Juan Foyth in place after the side swap was plotted in Bournemouth.
Tottenham now has 70 points against Chelsea & 68, Arsenal 66 and Manchester United & 65. But the other three have played one match less. Spurs have Everton at home in the last game and may have to win.
– Tottenham has nothing to complain about as long as they lose discipline in this way. They gave the three points to Bournemouth, said former Chelsea star Pat Nevin as an expert on BBC Radio 5 Live.
The London team heroically defended with nine men and did not allow Joshua King and his teammates to come to one goal – before Nathan Ace placed the daytime goal in the victory goal.
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It was an extremely dramatic 1st round that ended with Tottenham being reduced to ten. Eric Dier must probably have a red card. Instead – out of the blue – Son Heung – I suddenly had to go into the closet. He was awarded a direct red card by referee Craig Pawson after putting pressure on Bournemouth's Jefferson Lerma, who got the most out of the situation.
– That it ends with a red card for Son and not something for Lerma is unfair, Simen Stamsø Møller stated on the TV 2 broadcast.
– Lerma steps on Son & # 39; s leg beforehand and hits his back.
The same Møller was aware that Eric Dier would have his second yellow card for the day he dropped Joshua King in the middle circle.
"Dier should have had his second yellow card, but I understand the judge that he doesn't see it," said Simen Stamsø Møller.
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He and expert colleague Trevor Morley also agreed that Bournemouth was buried for punishment when Dier – he again – dropped Callum Wilson after an excellent ransom by Joshua King. Pat Nevin on BBC meant the same:
"If we had VAR, there is no doubt about how it ended," Nevin said.
Joshua King was really in charge before the break and perhaps he should have been punished when Hugo Lloris came out and went straight to King & # 39; s body – without being near the ball.
Juan Foyth came during the break. He had been on the field for just over two minutes when he had put his buttons in Jack Simpson at knee height and the judge had no choice but to send the Argentinian back to where he came from: the wardrobe.
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"No reason for Foyth to discuss that decision there," said Pat Nevin as an expert on BBC Radio.
– You don't go in with straight legs in such a # 3; n tackle.
The rest of the second half was largely about Bournemouth with the ball, but lacked both speed and creativity to create something. Before they finally came to goals in goals.
"This was difficult for Spurs, who defended himself so well," Nevin told the BBC.
Totally at the end, Tottenham would be punished – and perhaps he was right. Parts Alli ended up in a "wrestling match" with Callum Wilson.
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