Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kaa gent Vs Tottenham Hotspur 


Goads tumbled to a poor thrashing in Belgium, with Harry Kane's exertion that hit the post the main genuine exertion of note for Mauricio Pochettino's side 

Tottenham tumbled to a disillusioning 1-0 annihilation to Gent in Belgium on Thursday, as their arrival to the Europa League neglected to move. 

Mauricio Pochettino's side were degraded all through the Round of 32 experience, and Jeremy Perbet's second half objective entrusted them to yet another poor outcome in a shambolic European battle up to this point. 

Goads were wiped out from the Champions League prior in the season, completing third in an apparently direct gathering including Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow, and are presently confronting the possibility of another early exit in European rivalry. 

In a session of few shots, Gent did what's needed to deny Harry Kane and Dele Alli the openings they flourish with in the Spurs assault, and striker Perbet committed no error when given the chance to score following 58 minutes. 

The outcome amplified Tottenham's record of failing to have won in Belgium, and Mauricio Pochettino's men confront a tough undertaking in the arrival leg at Wembley – a setting that has not been a cheerful chasing ground for them in Europe this season. 

Gent mentor Hein Vanhaezebrouck, whose side sit eighth in the Belgian First Division A, will have been enchanted to see the hosts gain a merited win without star striker Kalifa Coulibaly, who viewed from the seat. 

Gent burst out of the squares and cleared the ball into Tottenham's punishment territory in the opening moment, however the Premier League side soon started to manage the play with foundation graduate Harry Winks assuming responsibility in midfield. 

Alli gave the hosts a startle when he flashed a low drive barely wide of the post following 11 minutes, before Harry Kane twisted a shot towards objective from 20 yards that was spared by Gent goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic. 

Gent's hearty midfield struggled hard for a share of ownership and Thomas Foket made the house side's first shot when his cross chose Stefan Mitrovic, who flung an exertion over from short proximity. 

Mousa Dembele controlled into the container and discovered Alli however the England global was swarmed out when he endeavored to shoot and the primary half finished with Gent passing and holding the ball viably in spite of making few clear possibilities. 

Kane hit the outside of the post with a shot on the turn and Dembele stung the palms of Kalinic as Spurs squeezed for an opener ahead of schedule in the second half. 

The quality in Pochettino's group started to appear in the way Spurs controlled the second half, however both Alli and Kane were baffled when they attempted to discover space in assaulting zones. 

Similarly as the guests looked destined to break the gridlock, they were fixed by a Nana Asare go to Danijel Milicevic, who kept running in behind the Spurs guard and squared the ball to Perbet to shoot into the base right corner. 

Milicevic went distressingly near multiplying Gent's lead when Toby Alderweireld yielded ownership on the edge of his own crate, however luckily for the Belgian safeguard Hugo Lloris pulled off a fine one-gave spare to keep Spurs' shortfall at one objective going into a precarious second leg.

1-0
Tottenham's Europa League hopes have been dealt a blow after Jeremy Perbet's goal gave Gent a surprise victory in their last-32 first-leg meeting.
French striker Perbet controlled and slotted into the corner from Danijel Milicevic's pull-back on the hour.
A strong Spurs line-up were poor for most of the evening, although Harry Kane clipped the post after half-time.
Gent, eighth in the Belgian league, almost added a second as Milicevic's shot was tipped on to the post.
The second leg is at Wembley on Thursday, 23 February.
Gent's 20,000-capacity stadium, the Ghelamco Arena, is host to a Michelin-starred restaurant, but there was little to feast on for Tottenham, who turned in a strangely listless performance.
Mauricio Pochettino had spoken before the match about how keen his players were to put behind them a poor display in losing 2-0 at Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday.
With that in mind, Pochettino selected a very strong side - with only two changes to the team beaten at Anfield.
Dele Alli skimmed an early shot wide from just outside the penalty area after good build-up involving Harry Winks and Ben Davies, but that was as good as it got in the opening half.
Pochettino's decision to move midfielder Moussa Sissoko out to the left at half-time led to a lively spell from the visitors, during which Kane clipped the post.
But Sissoko looked increasingly lost, and the Tottenham head coach was prompted into more tactical tweaks in an attempt to find an equaliser.
Nothing worked - and Tottenham's frustration was summed up as Alli picked up a needless yellow card for dissent.

Wembley worries ahead for Pochettino

Gent's fans were singing "we're going to Wembley" during the second half, in anticipation of next week's second leg at England's national stadium.
They may have more reason than Tottenham to look forward to their big night in north London.
Spurs stumbled at their temporary European home in this season's Champions League - failing to qualify from their group after losing at home to Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen.
Unless they find a way to make themselves more comfortable at Wembley, their hopes of European success will end with next week's second leg.