Moura hat-trick earns Spurs win over Huddersfield

Florence Fletcher
April 14, 2019

Lucas Moura fired a hat-trick as Tottenham continue to enjoy the comforts of their new home with a 4-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield that strengthens their top-four hopes. We'll see. It was an accident.

It is the fifth time the England forward has been sidelined by an ankle injury in the past 2½ years, most recently earlier this year when he missed seven games after damaging the same ankle against Manchester United in January. We need to assess him but of course, he is not in a great place, which is normal after a few days.

There was no further addition to the scoreline in the first period, but there so almost was two minutes after the break when Juan Foyth clipped a ball in to Llorente in the area, who superbly controlled and shot on the turn but his effort smacked against the crossbar.

The win was Tottenham's third in succession in all competitions, lifting them to third in the Premier League, and Pochettino admits he was "pleased" with his side's display. "It's not about resting player for Manchester City", he added ahead of the return leg on Wednesday. "It's a hard moment for him, and watching the action, we feel so disappointed and it's hard to accept the situation".

Huddersfield were so limited in all areas, that Tottenham's make-shift line-up were able to play their way into rhythm.

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"We wanted to provide the team with fresh legs because of the big effort against City", he told Sky Sports.

Spurs gave no timeframe for when Kane might be fit again.

The visitors were sitting back and playing deep in the early stages and it could have become a hard game for us had it gone on too long without scoring, so Victor Wanyama's opening goal was a big moment in the match. He is now much better, he has the scan yesterday and he needs to see the specialist next week. "Nothing to do with what he's (had) in the past".

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks was not included in the matchday squad for today's game with Huddersfield Town due to a thigh injury, the club have confirmed.

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