Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Brentford, Premier League: report, ratings and verdict


Tottenham Hotspur 3-4-2-1



Brentford 3-5-2

Half Time: 1 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ( Attendance: 54,202 )
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Brentford fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur on a night where they were a distant second best.

A first-half own goal from Sergi Canos and another from Heung-Min Son midway through the second period ensured a comfortable win for Spurs. 

Tottenham started the game on the front foot and Lucas Moura gave early warning as to what was to come when he drew a sharp save from Alvaro Fernandez at his near post.

However, the opening goal when it came was a calamitous affair as Pontus Jansson headed a clearance onto the head of Canos leaving Fernandez stranded.

With Brentford lacking any attacking threat, they were reliant on Fernandez keeping them in the game – denying a Son effort from 20 yards before doing even better against Harry Kane early in the second-half.

Fernandez could do little about Tottenham’s second though, a flowing Tottenham counter-attack leaving Son the simple task of slotting into an empty net. 

Despite a late rally, the Bees were unable to fashion any real opportunity of note with the defeat leaving them with just one win in their last seven games.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

If Brentford were going to pull off a result then they needed luck to be on their side – that deserted them as early as the 12th minute through Sergi Canos’ unfortunate own goal.

Moan of the Match

The Brentford system clearly didn’t work in the opening 45 minutes and Thomas Frank did not appear to have a Plan B to address it.

Talking Point

Despite the many plaudits Brentford have won this season, do they have a side capable of being defensively resolute? On too many occasions they were cut wide open.

Man of the Match

Oliver Skipp – a dominant performance in midfield prevented Brentford from getting a foothold in the game as he broke down attacks time and again.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Jonathan Moss (West Yorkshire) – a competent performance from the man in the middle. Never really noticed and a hallmark of a job well done.


A night of peaks and troughs off the pitch in response to the erratic quality level on it.


A setback for Brentford having seemingly turned the corner with the 1-0 win over Everton. There’s no need to panic but they also can’t hide from this poor run of form.

Line Ups

Tottenham Hotspur 3-4-2-1

Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Royal (Tanganga, 83), Skipp, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Moura (Winks, 77), Son (Bergwijn, 87); Kane

Subs not used:

Gollini, Doherty, Gil, Sessegnon, Alli, Ndombele

Brentford 3-5-2

Fernandez; Goode, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos (Wissa, 70), Onyeka (Baptiste, 56), Norgaard, Janelt (Jensen, 70), Henry; Toney, Mbeumo

Subs not used:

Cox, Forss, Ghoddos, Roerslev, Maghoma, Stevens

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