The winning goal against Luton Town was scored by Micky van de Ven, lifting Tottenham to the top of the Premier League.
In the tenacious 1-0 victory over Luton Town in the Premier League, Micky van de Ven scored his first goal for Tottenham. At Kenilworth Road, Ange Postecoglou’s team exploded out of the gate and was unfortunate not to have a comfortable lead early on before the first half ended in mayhem.
Yves Bissouma knew going into the game that he would be suspended for the first game after the international break against Fulham if he received a yellow card.The Mali international was compelled to tackle a Luton player after losing the ball, but shortly before halftime, things took a turn for the worst when he received a second yellow card for simulation.
Due to this, Postecoglou’s team had to play the entire second half with just 10 players, and the visitors’ triumph was ultimately determined by an improbable scoring. James Maddison led a short corner that resulted in a break into the area and a pullback for van de Ven to score in the 52nd minute.
Tottenham moved to the top thanks to the victory before Sunday’s match between Manchester City and Arsenal. The Hatters had multiple chances to tie the score, but they were unable to get the ball past Guglielmo Vicario. The Dutch international was rightfully voted man of the match thanks to his goal and clean sheet, and in his post-game interview with TNT Sports, he discussed a very interesting conversation he had with Spurs captain Son Heung-min.
“Incredible match, I think we showed a great mentality as a team and I am really happy to score my first goal in the Premier League and for Tottenham and the clean sheet is the best for defenders,” he stated. “I stood back because I knew Maddison likes the cutback. He played it perfectly to my left, and I tapped it in.
“It was funny because when we were in the bus and coming to the stadium, Sonny told me ‘we’re going to make your first goal today’ and I said maybe who knows and I scored my first goal, so perfect.” With a victory, Spurs now have 19 points as they enter the two-week break. Only a Manchester City or Arsenal victory in their highly anticipated matchup at the Emirates Stadium will knock Spurs off the top.