The Terriers had conceded only three goals in their first six Premier League games, however that was doubled just a quarter into the match. It was a rather open start to the game, however it was plain sailing as soon as Harry Kane netted the opener in the ninth minute. Huddersfield were slow to get back in position after their own corner, with Kieran Trippier heading the ball over the top of the defence to Kane. The Englishman raced away, and finished ruthlessly.
Ben Davies then got in on the act on 17 minutes, after beautiful one touch football from Spurs. Christian Eriksen pondered slightly too long on the ball, however it fell very kindly to the onrushing Welshman who chipped it over the keeper.
It was three on the 24th minute, and that man Kane yet again. He cut in on to his left foot, before curling a beauty past the helpless Jonas Lossl for his 11th goal of the season for Spurs, all coming in September.
He could have had his hat trick, but was flagged for offside after a great finish.
With the game already won, Spurs took their foot off the gas in a largely uneventful second half. However, substitute Moussa Sissoko added a fourth in injury time for his first ever Spurs goal after a pass from Ben Davies.
The victory saw Spurs win their seventh Premier League away game in a row, a new club record, and keep the pressure on the two Manchester clubs at the top of the table.
Here are five things we learned:
No stopping Harry
Okay, maybe we already knew this. The English striker is arguably the most in-form centre forward in world football right now, and punished a Huddersfield backline that gave him far too much time and space.
Kane now has 36 goals for Spurs in 2017 alone and his two finishes were exemplary of a man bang in form. Kane has every type of finish in his locker and is the complete striker.
David Wagner’s side had only conceded three goals in their first six Premier League games before Spurs came to town. Having looked solid and well drilled in the league so far, the Terriers were far too open against a side as ruthless and in form as Tottenham Hotspur.
Wagner likes his side to press high, however, Spurs took full advantage of the space in between the Huddersfield full backs and centre backs.
Huddersfield have made a good start to life in the Premier League, however, they must set up to be far more compact against the better sides.
Who’s Danny Rose?
Last season, Spurs had arguably the best full back pairing in the league in Kyle Walker and Danny Rose. However, the first left to join Manchester City whilst the second has been injured since last season and went on an extraordinary outburst to the Sun against the club, even bemoaning Spurs were signing players he had to Google.
However, Ben Davies is quickly establishing himself as Spurs’ first choice left back. He has became a far more ruthless attacker and has been crucial to Spurs’ attacking play this season. He scored and set up another against Huddersfield and Spurs fans would be forgiven for forgetting about Rose.
Trippier Kane combo
As previously alluded to, Spurs sold Kyle Walker in the summer. However, they have signed Serge Aurier and in Kieran Trippier have another right back who has performed admirably.
Trippier is well known for his quality of crossing and vision in the final third. In fact, out of Harry Kane’s six Premier League goals so far, Trippier has set up three of them. The only combination that has seen more is Cesar Azpilicueta teeing up Alvaro Morata for Chelsea.
It will be an interesting battle between Trippier and Aurier to see who claims the spot as Spurs’ number one right back.
Not many fans will still be singing their heart out when their club is 3-0 down in the first 25 minutes at home. However, if you listened to the Terriers support, you wouldn’t know their side was losing.
There is a real sense of pride in Huddersfield that their beloved club is playing Premier League football for the first time in their history, against all odds, and the fans are making sure they cherish every moment.
Spurs may not have wilted to noise, however many clubs will certainly he intimidated by the noise and atmosphere at the John Smith’s stadium.
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