Tottenham begins life with out Kane with 2-2 draw at Brentford in Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur’s Emerson Royal celebrates scoring their second goal with Son Heung-min and Micky van de Ven.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Emerson Royal celebrates scoring their second purpose with Son Heung-min and Micky van de Ven.
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Tottenham started life with out Harry Kane with an entertaining 2-2 draw at Brentford within the Premier League on Sunday.

All 4 targets got here in an action-filled first half that gave a primary indication of what Tottenham will seem like with out its talismanic striker below new supervisor Ange Postecoglou.

A day after Kane sealed his transfer to Bayern Munich, Spurs dominated possession and scored from its solely two efforts on the right track within the first half, and but nonetheless needed to come from 2-1 down after being undone defensively on a few events.

Whereas each groups settled right into a extra cautious rhythm after the break, the opening 45 minutes of Postecoglou’s reign had been sufficient to point out that his underlying ways will probably be a far cry from his predecessor Antonio Conte’s defensive rigidity and concentrate on counterattacks.

And whereas Spurs could not discover a winner, a draw at Brentford might be seen as a constructive first step provided that Thomas Frank’s group beat Manchester United, Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool at dwelling final season.

The guests took the lead when James Maddison delivered a pinpoint free kick that was headed in by Cristian Romero within the eleventh minute. The defender then needed to be taken off, although, after displaying indicators of a attainable concussion following an earlier conflict of heads.

Brentford equalised after the hosts had been awarded a penalty when Son Heung-min made gentle contact with Mathias Jensen within the space, and Bryan Mbeumo transformed from the spot. Tottenham had been uncovered defensively once more on a counter within the thirty sixth, when Rico Henry delivered a cross to Yoane Wissa, whose shot took a deflection to sneak previous Tottenham’s new goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.

Emerson Royal then leveled for Tottenham in first-half damage time with a one-time shot from exterior the world after one other help from Maddison.

Tottenham ahead Richarlison, who has the job of filling the sneakers of Kane, was largely saved quiet however had a shot saved by Mark Flekken within the second half.

Flekken began in purpose instead of David Raya, who is predicted to finish a transfer to Arsenal.

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