Sheffield United 1-3 Tottenham: Spurs win at Bramall Lane to move back into top four

Sheffield United 1-3 Tottenham: Spurs win at Bramall Lane to move back into top four

Tottenham Hotspur moved into the top four in the English Premier League with a comfortable 3-1 win away to Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon. 

Jose Mourinho's men scored early and late in the first half through Serge Aurier and Harry Kane, before adding Tanguy Ndombele added a third just after David McGoldrick had halved the scores. 

Spurs were the better side from the first whistle, and almost took the lead in the fourth minute when Bergwijn unleashed a shot from 20 yards out, forcing a wonderful save from Ramsdale in goal. 

The first goal arrived though a minute later as Son whipped in a brilliant corner into the near-post area, and Aurier beat Ramsdale to the ball as he headed in for the opener.

Son Heung-min then came close to doubling Spurs' lead in the eighth minute, but his ball over the keeper cannoned off the right post and went out for a goal kick. 

Despite going behind, Sheffield kept pushing Spurs, who sorted to using the wide areas with Reguilon and Son in particular, dominating. 

It was no surprise that they doubled their lead courtesy of their talisman with five minutes to go into the first half break. 

Sheffield United played themselves into trouble, handing Hojbjerg the ball around halfway. He fired the ball into the feet of Kane and he drove away from three defenders before sending an unerring finish into the bottom corner.

The hosts came back a changed side in the second period and dominated the opening 10 minutes. 

It was during this period that they managed to halve the scores when David McGoldrick headed in a nicely whipped in a cross from John Fleck in the 59th minute. 

Any hope of a Sheffield United comeback were however extinguished in an instant thanks to a moment of magic from Tanguy Ndombele.

The Spurs midfielder played two one-twos with Bergwijn to burst in behind the Sheffield United defence, and despite the ball looking too wide to get a shot, and with his back to the goal, Ndombele hooked a stunning effort over Ramsdale and in off the post from the tightest of angles.

There were no more goals in the remaining half an hour despite both sides getting close on a number of occasions. 

The win saw Spurs move to fourth on the table with 33 points, three off league leader Manchester United, who play Liverpool later in the day. 

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