LONDON – Tottenham Hotspur have to wait until the referee awarded a penalty when they won 1-0 against teams from the third caste, Sheffield United in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final from 2014 to 2015, Thursday (01/22/2015) early morning hrs.
Although control of the game, but their effectiveness is questionable with a lack of opportunities generated by Christian Eriksen et al. Even Emanuel Adebayor was forced to pull out after uncontrolled emotions.
The match had to walk 10 minutes. Playing at White Hart Lane makes troops Mauricio Pochettino comfortable taking the initiative to attack. Background unbeaten in nine home games make Christian Eriksen et al appear confident.
The visitors fired the first shot by McNulty. Experiments in the 13th minute goal nets Spurs have not been made to vibrate. Followed by a yellow card obtained Emanuel Adebayor four minutes later.
Eric Dier! Almost put the home side ahead if the header can not be anticipated by Mark Howard on 24 minutes defender managed to win the aerial duel of pamain Sheffield to welcome the free kick from Townsend.
Adebayor spread threats at minute 34. The former Arsenal striker got the ball in the penalty box. But the kick soared. For a player like him, should he be able to do things better.
Five minutes later, turn the visitors who threatened. Steven Scougall take advantage of mistakes made by Ben Davies, unfortunately his shot was deviated from the target shooting.
Hinggu halftime no goal that is created at White Hart Lane. Something must be done by Pochettino to increase the effectiveness of the attack Eriksen et al.
Spurs still control GAME early in the second half. But they look poor in attack variations. Proven until the second half to walk 10 minutes, no ripe opportunity created.
Adebayor was involved bicker with McEveley. The referee came over and asked him to calm down. Lucky the penghakim not give him a second yellow card which could end up with expulsion. McEveley were rewarded warning card.
Two players directly entered by Pochettino on 65 minutes Adebayor is at risk for a red card pulled out and replaced by Roberto Soldado. While Dembele replace the role of Ryan Mason.
Penalty! Feedback far Vertonghen into the penalty box Sheffield made McEveley touched the ball with his hand. Mercilessly referee who saw the incident clearly pointed to the spot. Townsend ran as an executor and goals! Spurs 1-0 ahead in the 74th minute.
Entering the final 10 minutes at White Hart Lane. It seems that the host is satisfied with one goal advantage over visitors and has loosened the intensity of the attacks. If there is no change on the scoreboard until the end of the game, the Spurs have a good capital ahead of the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at home to Sheffield.
An additional three minutes given official referee in charge. The visitors got a chance to score the equalizer at the end of the game. Jamie Murphy got a chance, but the execution is very unfortunate because it strayed far from the goal Vorm. The match ended with a score of 1-0.
Thus, while the Spurs to a 1-0 lead over Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup semi-final round of 2014-2015. Furthermore, their turn will come to the headquarters of Sheffield on January 29, 2015.
Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Michael Vorm; Kylie Walker, Eric Dier, January Vertonghen, Ben Davies; Ryan Mason (Dembele 65 ‘), Benjamin Stambouli (Paulinho 75‘); Andros Townsend, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen; Emanuel Adebayor (c) (Soldado 65 ‘).
Sheffield United (4-2-3-1): Mark Howard; Ryan Flynn, Chris Basham, James McEveley, Robert Harris; Michael Doyle (c), Louis Reed; Jamal Campbell–Ryce, Steven Scougall, Jamie Murphy; Mark McNulty (Baxter 83 ‘).