Fans react as 10-man Tottenham Hotspur lose to Crystal Palace
Tottenham took on Crystal Palace in an early lunchtime kickoff in the Premier League on Saturday. The game turned out to be a cagey and tepid affair with both sides lacking the cutting edge. It was perhaps expected to some extent as both sides were in action after two weeks due to the international break.
Spurs went into the game with a host of changes due to injuries and quarantine issues. It saw Emerson Royal handed his debut while Japhet Tanganga shifted to the centre in place of Davinson Sanchez. Harry Winks also came into the side while any fears over Oliver Skipp’s injury were allayed.
Spurs implode in the second half
It was a rather difficult watch in the first half with neither side but things sparked off in the second. Tanganga squared up against Wilfried Zaha for a confrontation. Both players were shown yellow cards for that. Spurs’ troubles compounded when Tanganga was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Palace looked the more dominant of the two sides as Spurs failed to trouble their hosts. Had it not been for some backs-to-the-wall defending from the likes of Joe Rodon and Sergio Reguilon, Palace could have well taken away the game earlier.
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 11, 2021
It was simply not Tottenham’s day as Ben Davies came on only for him to concede a penalty by a handball. VAR confirmed the decision and Zaha converted the penalty to give the lead to the home side. Debutant Odsonne Edouard made sure the win was sealed with two more goals for the Eagles.
The loss ends Spurs’ run of three wins and hands them their first L of the season. Fans were visibly unhappy at the meek display from their side as seen on Twitter.
I’d like an immediate explanation as to why we didn’t make a sub after going 1-0 down please?
— Connie Purdy (@conniepurdy) September 11, 2021
We should have just brought a traffic cone on instead of Ben Davies.
— Aren (@ArensTruths) September 11, 2021
NO SON NO WIN pic.twitter.com/K4S4VVlNfX
— Lami 🦋 (@heungminnie) September 11, 2021
Boring, defensive football – same story, different season. Defensive players picked over offensive ones. Sacking Poch is the biggest mistake this club will ever make.
— HKiingy_ (@harrymking) September 11, 2021
Nuno has got some serious questions to answer, that was abysmal from top to bottom.
— Mitch Fretton (@mitch_fretton) September 11, 2021
This was a chance for winks to show that he deserves a spot on the team he failed sell him
— L. (@_Lindile_) September 11, 2021
Disgraceful performances all round but the worst…Nuno…just stood there and watched us get pummeled and didn't change formation or personnel.
— Tottenham Tweets (@TottenhamTweet1) September 11, 2021
That’s what you get when you play Alli on the wing and a midfield with zero creativity. Even if you leave out the red card, nothing would have changed. Really bad decisionmaking from Nuno today…
— PeterParker (@PeterPa1907) September 11, 2021
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Same, Eric. Same. I can feel the pain. pic.twitter.com/OaEuPFgpdn
— Kiki. (@yellowmike_) September 11, 2021