Tottenham went prime of the Premier League desk with a 1-0 win at Luton Town on Saturday, regardless of taking part in the entire of the second half with 10 males.
Dutch defender Micky van de Ven scored the one purpose of the sport within the 52nd minute when he poked dwelling a first-time shot after a reduce from James Maddison following a Spurs quick nook transfer.
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“A lot of character and resilience, which the team has showed a lot in the previous games before today,” Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou mentioned.
Spurs stay unbeaten after eight league video games, and at the moment are two factors away from Manchester City and three forward of Arsenal, earlier than these two sides meet on Sunday. Luton stay on 4 factors.
The guests had Yves Bissouma despatched off in added time on the finish of the primary half, receiving a second reserving for a dive outdoors the Luton space, however went on to interrupt the impasse early within the second-half to finally declare all three factors.
Luton missed some clear possibilities to take one thing from the sport having weathered an early Spurs storm, however fell to their sixth league defeat of the season.
It was all one-way visitors early on, and within the seventh minute Spurs’ Pedro Porro bought in behind the keeper after a one-two with Son Heung-Min however Porro pulled his shot extensive.
Luton’s keeper Thomas Kaminski was known as in to motion once more within the seventeenth minute when a Dejan Kulusevski cross was cleared by Tom Lockyer however solely so far as Son, however his shot was straight on the keeper.
“They started strongly, we rode our luck for the first 10 minutes or so, then we found our way into the game,” Luton supervisor Rob Edwards mentioned.
Luton had their first shot on purpose within the twenty first minute, however Marvelous Nakamba blasted his effort excessive and extensive. The dwelling aspect did, nevertheless, take some braveness after holding Spurs scoreless and started to make inroads on the guests’ purpose.
Spurs stored pushing, and on the half-hour mark Kulusevski’s first-time shot was pushed extensive by Kaminski at full stretch.
Luton thought they’d discovered the breakthrough after 40 minutes. A free-kick into the field was headed on by Carlton Morris and Elijah Adebayo bought a foot to the ball and flicked it in the direction of the far submit.
The ball got here again off the upright and Lockyer was quickest to react and head into an open purpose. But after a prolonged VAR verify, the purpose was dominated out for a foul by Adebayo on Cristian Romero.
The free-kick proved pricey for Spurs, nevertheless, as Bissouma acquired a reserving for his foul on Chiedozie Ogbene. With added time nearly over, Bissouma acquired a second reserving for a blatant dive.
“We started really well, should have been three or four up, but then you get the red card and it is a different type of game,” Postecoglou mentioned.
Luton ought to have taken full benefit of the additional man at the beginning of the second half, however Adebayo missed the very best probability of the sport within the forty seventh minute when his effort went extensive.
Five minutes later and Van de Ven’s first purpose for Spurs would show sufficient to place Tottenham prime of the desk, whereas Luton nonetheless await their first dwelling win of the season.