- Kane (13’minutes),
- Son Heung-Min (74’minutes)
Half Time 1-1
- Jota (35’minutes),
- Robertson (69’minutes, Given red on 77’minutes)
As It Happened…
Manchester City’s 4-0 triumph at Newcastle prior to this game confirmed that Liverpool couldn’t top the EPL at Christmas, an event unseen for four years, with Jurgen Klopp’s side now falling 3 points behind the leaders.
Robertson then, at that point, headed the Reds in front after the interval just for Son Heung-min to pull the hosts level after a mix-up by Alisson four minutes after the Reds’ goal in an open and excited game.
Both confronted Covid-related disturbances to their own arrangements and Klopp said ahead of time that both teams managers had no clue about which players would be able to play until the morning of the game.
Nine Spurs players gave positive Covid results during the past fortnight, not including staff and under-23s, which means Conte couldn’t execute his typical careful strategic plans and needed to fall back on life sized models as resistance, however it was Liverpool’s protection looking static as the hosts opened them up in north London.
Ndombele, making his first EPL start under Conte, showed his undoubted quality with a magnificently weighted pass for Kane that the England skipper slid into the distant corner for just his second goal in the EPL this season and first in quite a while.
Conte has referred to Kane as ‘one of the best I’ve had the pleasure to train’ and the 28-year-old nearly set up a second minutes after the first, however Son couldn’t convert his cross into the net.
The South Korean overran another Kane pass to permit Alisson to cover before Kane then, at that point, made a plunge on Robertson and was maybe lucky to just get a yellow card – a choice brought further into center by Robertson’s own red later on.