Tottenham midfielder James Maddison acquired one of many strangest yellow playing cards throughout his staff’s dramatic late win over Sheffield United on Saturday. The England star was booked for dissent throughout the Premier League match in north London.
Maddison has had an excellent begin to life at Tottenham since leaving Leicester in the summertime. The £40million Spurs paid appears to be like to be among the best items of enterprise by a Premier League membership within the current window.
He had two objectives and two assists in 4 appearances heading into the go to of Sheffield United. But it surely did not show to be a simple afternoon for Ange Postecoglou, only a day after he was named supervisor of the month.
United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham was in impressed type to maintain the hosts at bay within the first half. Spurs continued to be pissed off within the second interval earlier than Maddison was unusually booked within the 68th minute.
Maddison was not glad at a choice from referee Peter Bankes. He put his fingers on his head and slumped to the ground to specific his disbelief.
However Bankes didn’t like how Maddison reacted and he brandished the yellow card. Officers have been instructed to clamp down on dissent from gamers this season.
Nevertheless, this appeared to be taking that to the acute. Maddison and Spurs have been solely pissed off additional six minutes later when Gustavo Hamer opened the scoring for the guests in opposition to the run of play.
Tottenham continued to push for a deserved purpose nevertheless it did not are available in regular time. Twelve minutes have been added on on the finish of the match and that proved to be extraordinarily fruitful for Postecoglou’s aspect.
Substitute Richarlison grabbed the equaliser with a header within the 98th minute. There was nonetheless loads of time for Spurs to discover a winner they usually did simply that.
Dejan Kulusevski fired dwelling within the a hundred and first minute to clinch one other three factors. The guests misplaced Oli McBurnie to a crimson card late on as Spurs moved as much as second within the desk.
Solely Manchester Metropolis have a greater document than Spurs after 5 matches this season. Pep Guardiola’s staff maintained their 100 per cent begin with a 3-1 win away to West Ham.
Tottenham will not be in any European competitors this season so now have eight days to arrange for his or her subsequent match. They journey to north London rivals Arsenal within the first derby of the marketing campaign.