A convincing victory that puts Spurs back in the top four
Tottenham put themselves back in contention for the Premier League title this season with a convincing victory and a couple of wonder goals at Bramall Lane.
The Blades got off to the worst start possible, with Spurs going ahead with only 4 minutes on the clock. Aaron Ramsdale did well to save from Steven Bergwijn, putting the ball out for a corner, but the keeper them seemed to switch off from the resulting dead ball at which the unmarked Serge Aurier nodded in.
Spurs seemed determined to address recent criticism that they like to sit back on a lead, and came close to another goal when Son Heung-min was kept out by the post. Just before the break Harry Kane scored a stunning goal, set up by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, firing a low shot into the corner of the net.
David McGoldrick gave the home team hope as he finally took Sheffield United’s goal tally into double figures for the season, reducing the deficit just before the hour mark.
But that hope was extinguished a few minutes later with an unbelievable goal from Tanguy Ndombele. Picking up a chipped pass, he will surely be in contention for goal of the season, after lobbing the keeper with the outside of his foot.
This defeat leaves Chris Wilders men cut adrift at the bottom of the table, 11 points from safety and having played more games than their nearest rivals. As for Spurs, they move up to 33 points and are very much in the race for the Premier League title, and after all, it is a year that ends in 1.