- Spurs brushed past Brentford at home in a comfortable 2-0 win
- A Sergi Canos own goal and Son’s strike in the second half proved to be all Antonio Conte’s side needed for all three points
- The win takes Spurs to sixth place, with a game in hand after their weekend fixture against Burnley was postponed
Tottenham Hotspur continued their unbeaten run in the Premier League under Antonio Conte with a comfortable 2-0 win over Brentford on Thursday, December 2.
Sergi Canos scored an unfortunate own goal in the 12th minute before Son Heung-min made sure of the result in the second half after an electric counterattack.
For the opener, Son, who looked dangerous on the night, dinked a cross after a short corner, only for Pontus Jansson's clearing header to come off Ben Davies, then to Canos, whose last touch sent the ball flying to the roof of the net.
Prior to the game, Antonio Conte admitted the North London job was probably his toughest ever assignment as manager.
Those comments did not seem to affect his side too much as Spurs were intent on the win, as Son tested the keeper from distance, while Harry Kane was also brilliantly kept out when one on one with Alvaro Fernandez.
Eventually, Son got his much-deserved goal in the second half, after latching onto Sergio Reguillon’s cross to slot home from six yards out.
For Brentford, it was quite a limp performance for the newly-promoted side, who only managed one shot on target all evening.
Signs of improvement from Spurs
After their last defeat to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League, Spurs needed to respond positively, and that is exactly what they did.
The postponement of their weekend game against Burnley means they have a game in hand, having climbed to sixth following the win against the Bees of Brentford.
Man United overcome Arsenal in thriller
In the other game on Thursday, Ronaldo netted a sensational brace to inspire the Red Devils to a 3-2 win at Old Trafford against their age-old rivals Arsenal.
The hosts had to come from a goal down after Emile Smith Rowe handed Arsenal a controversial lead in the 13th minute.
Bruno Fernandes drew United level on the stroke of halftime to ensure both teams head into the break level.
Source: Sports Brief News