Townsend penalty Spurs Win over Sheffield
London – Tottenham Hotspur win in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final round. Entertaining Sheffield United, Spurs won 1-0 thanks to a single goal Andros Townsend from the spot.
In the match at White Hart Lane on Thursday (01/22/2015) pm dawn, no goals were created in the first half of the match. The new deadlock broken in the second half after Townsend scored from the spot.
This victory became an important capital for Spurs to stare at the second leg. The second leg will be played at home to Sheffield at Bramall Lane on Thursday (01/29/2015) pm dawn next week.
Not many opportunities created by both teams until the game runs 20 minutes. The best opportunity for the visitors to come by Jamal Campbell–Ryce current release bait into the front of the goal, but no player is able to reach Sheffield.
Spurs behind threatened in the 24th minute. From the free kick Andros Townsend, Eric Dier deflect the ball into the net with his head. But the ball can be pushed by Sheffield goalkeeper Mark Howard and only a corner kick.
Five minutes before halftime, Sheffield spread threats to the Spurs goal. Starting from Ben Davies who lost the ball in the penalty box, Stefan Scougall then grab the ball and fired a shot. But the effort Scougall still deviated from the goal.
In the second half, precisely in the 74th minute, Spurs were awarded a penalty. The referee pointed to the spot after Jay McEveley a handball in the penalty box.
Townsend ran as an executor. Although Howard can guess the direction of the ball, but still came rushing Townsend kick into the goal Sheffield.
In the rest of the game, both Spurs and Sheffield was unable to score again. Score 1-0 to Spurs advantage persisted until the referee blew the long whistle.
Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies; Townsend, Mason (Dembele 65 ‘), Stambouli (Paulinho 75‘), Eriksen; Adebayor (Soldado 65 ‘), Kane
Sheffield United: Howard, Flynn, Basham, McEveley, Harris, Campbell–Ryce, Doyle, Reed, Murphy, Scougall (Wallace 87 ‘), McNulty (Baxter 83‘)