December 7, 2013
Johnson’s goal – Ondřej Čelůstka gets onto a Jozy Altidore pass, and loops in a cross. Hugo Lloris comes out to meet it, and punches weakly straight to Adam Johnson. He takes a touch and rifles a shot into the roof of the net.
Ondřej Čelůstka receives a pass from Jozy Altidore – with Chadli having not tracked back, and Naughton standing off the full-back, he has time to put a cross into the box. I thought Naughton had a good game today, but for me he has to get tighter here – although his decision is made more difficult by the lack of protection from Chadli, who had a disappointing match.
Lloris has time to watch the cross, and can claim it comfortably, with no Sunderland player attacking it. Perhaps he is confused by the presence of Walker and Capoue, but he flaps at it awkwardly, punching it perfectly to Johnson.
Lloris was brilliant against Fulham on Wednesday, but it’s difficult to overlook this error. He should claim the cross, but instead he deals with it feebly.
Johnson lets fly with a right foot shot which zips just beyond Dawson’s out-stretched boot and into the top corner.
On the whole I thought Spurs played really well – rarely troubled, and pretty threatening going forward. We controlled the second half entirely and could have scored three or four more goals had Defoe and Paulinho had their shooting boots on. Promising signs.