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ottenham Hootspur ranked first in all three competitions in England.
Tottenham won 1-0 over Luton Town in the 8th round of the 2023-24 season Premier League (PL) held at Kenilworth Road in Luton, England at 8:30 pm (Korean time) on the 7th.
It was the last game before the October international break. Tottenham could rise to the top of the league if they catch Luton. Luton was a promoted team this season and had only one win in the opening seven games, so there was a good chance that Tottenham could take three points.
On this day, Tottenham used a 4-2-3-1 formation. Son Heung-min was at the front, with Richarlison, James Madison, and Dejan Kulusevski behind him. Yves Bissouma and Pape Sar were paired in midfield, while Destiny Udogi, Mickey van der Ven, Christian Romero, and Pedro Foro made up the back four. The goalkeeper gloves were worn by Guglielmo Vicario.
To counter this, Luton used a 3-4-3 formation. Adebayo, Carlton Morris and Jacob Brown played as the top three, while Alfie Dorty, Marvelus Nakamba, Feli Rudoc Mpanzu and Kiedochie Ogbene played as midfielders. The three backs consisted of Reece Burke, Tom Lockyer, and Marz Andersen. The goal was guarded by Thomas Kaminsky.
Although Tottenham was evaluated as objectively ahead in terms of power, they were unable to open Luton's goal throughout the first half. Tottenham launched a wave of attacks from the beginning. Son Heung-min, Richarlison, and Madison continued to make shots, but they were far from scoring.
In fact, there was even an expulsion factor just before the end of the first half. Bissouma tried to force a foul and ended up receiving his second yellow card. At the start of the second half, Tottenham replaced Richarlison and brought in Hojbjerg to strengthen the midfield without Bissouma.
The first goal was scored in an early set-piece situation, with one attacker possibly lacking. In the 7th minute of the second half, Kulusevski quickly handled a corner kick. After receiving this, Madison dug into the right side and gave a cutback, which Van der Ven finished with a left-footed shot.
Tottenham kept this goal until the end and succeeded in gaining 3 points. And as of the end of the 8th round, Tottenham was at the top of the league. Manchester City was caught by Arsenal. Arsenal also tied with Tottenham on 20 points.
conceded 6 goals in 8 games. Although their goal difference is the same at +10, Tottenham is in first place in terms of multiple goals.
Football statistics media 'Opta' said, "Tottenham has scored 20 points in 8 games since the start of this season. This is the record for the most points scored in the same period in Tottenham club history since the 1960-61 season."
In addition, Tottenham ranked first in not only the PL, the first-tier league, but also the PL2, the second-tier league, and the youth league (under 18 years old). As of PL2, Tottenham is leading among 26 teams with six wins in all matches. The Tottenham U18 team is tied on points and goal difference with Chelsea (5 wins, 1 loss) in the Southern League with 5 wins and 1 loss in 6 games, but is first in points scored.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023