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Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford Live Commentary, 02/12/2021

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Sergi Canós (12 og)
Son Heung-Min (65)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


Thanks for joining us for this live coverage of Tottenham's 2-0 win over Brentford in the Premier League.
Conte has now picked up seven points from a possible nine in his first three Premier League matches as Spurs manager. They move up to sixth and host Norwich next as they look to get into the top four. The visitors meanwhile drop a place to 12th on goal difference. They travel to Leeds next time out as they look to get back on track.
The referee blows the final whistle as the hosts run out 2-0 winners. It's a comfortable victory in truth, as a timid display from Brentford didn't really cause Conte's men too many issues. Spurs took the lead on 12 minutes after a Jansson header from a Son cross pinged off Canos into his own net to put them a goal to the good. The rest of the first half was pretty uneventful but Tottenham came flying out of the blocks in the second period. They could've doubled their lead through Kane and then Hojbjerg, before they finally did on 65 minutes when Kane played in Reguilon, who squared to Son to finish into an empty net. The Bees did finally give it a bit of a go late on but the hosts remained resolute to secure the three points.
90' + 2' A free-kick comes in for the visitors, but Norgaard fouls Kane. It looks like the game is up for them.
90' The referee adds on three minutes at the end of this match.
88' Mbeumo cuts onto his left foot and shoots for goal from outside the box, however his wild effort soars over.
S. Bergwijn
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
87' Son, who crossed the ball in for the first goal and then scored the second, is replaced by Bergwijn.
86' Son does really well to win the ball upfield after a Brentford corner. He then shows some quick feet by the touchline, winning a foul in the process to relieve a bit of the pressure his side has been under in the last five minutes.
84' Toney gets on the end of a Norgaard through ball but he can only send a tame effort at Lloris on the stretch.
J. Tanganga
Tottenham Hotspur
83' Tanganga comes on for Emerson as Spurs look to see this game out.
81' The visitors have a couple of corners as they look to stage a dramatic comeback.
79' Conte has a win percentage of 44 per cent in London derbies. Against teams not in London, it stands at 73 per cent.
H. Winks
Lucas Moura
Tottenham Hotspur
77' Winks comes on for Lucas with 13 minutes remaining.
76' As it stands, this will only be Brentford's second defeat in seven games on their travels this season.
74' The visitors are the 31st team that Harry Kane has played against in the Premier League. He has scored against all of the other 30. Can he get himself on the scoresheet tonight?
72' Jensen sends a cross in from the right that Lloris is forced to tip over his crossbar for a corner.
M. Jensen
V. Janelt
70' Janelt is replaced by Jensen.
Y. Wissa
Sergi Canós
70' Wissa comes on for Canos.
67' Can the visitors find a quick response to get themselves back into the game?
Tottenham Hotspur
65' Reguilon rolled the ball across perfectly for Son to finish off.
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
65' It's 2-0 to the hosts! Kane plays in Reguilon down the left on the counter and the Spaniard dribbles towards the byline before sending a low delivery across the face of goal, where Son is waiting to tap into an empty net. It's a classy goal and it's a long way back for the Bees now.
63' Janelt cuts it back to Toney on the edge of the area, but the striker can't enough power on his left-footed effort and it's easy for Lloris to get down and gather it. That is the visitors' first shot on target of the evening.
60' Substitute Baptiste scored Brentford's last own-goal before Canos' in the first half in a 2-1 defeat to Luton Town in February 2020.
58' A Goode long throw drops to Jansson. The centre-back spins and fires a half-volley goalwards, but it ends up flying well over.
S. Baptiste
F. Onyeka
56' Onyeka comes off for Baptiste.
55' Spurs have started this second half really well as they look for a quick second goal.
53' Kane rolls a lovely ball across the face of goal but nobody is there to turn it in until Hojbjerg gets to it at the back post. The Danish midfielder shoots from a tight angle but can only find the side netting.
51' A Reguilon cross from the left causes absolute havoc in the box before Davies heads for the far post. However, Fernandez is able to scamper across goal and catch the ball.
50' Skipp rolls Kane though on goal but Fernandez does well to come out and save Kane's left-footed effort. That was a big chance for the England striker.
48' Emerson and Lucas link up well on the right but Pinnock gets across well to put in a big challenge and stop the attacking momentum.
46' The hosts kick us back off for the second period.
It's been a game that has not yet caught fire and there's been a lack of real decent chances. Which team will be able to ramp up their attacking play and get the crucial second goal?
And so we go to the break with the score 1-0 to Spurs. They took the lead early on after a Son cross from the left was headed off Canos by Jansson for an own-goal. It was a big stroke of luck for Conte's men and although they dominated possession, the Bees also had their moments without ever fashioning a real clear-cut chance. Mbeumo tried an ambitious long-range volley that went wide and a couple of Goode long throws caused a few nervy moments. The hosts had chances to double their lead through Reguilon and Son but couldn't convert and they go to the break only a goal to the good.
45' + 2' Mbeumo tries to hit Spurs on the counter, but they don't get enough bodies up there with him and the French winger can't pick out Toney with his through ball.
45' There will be two minutes of added time at the end of this first half.
44' Reguilon flies down the left-hand side but his low delivery is poor and deflects off Canos for a corner. Son whips the corner in and despite some nervy defending, Brentford finally clear it.
42' Goode lines up for another long throw into the box and it causes havoc, however after it pings around for a moment Lloris does well to come and claim it.
40' Lucas breezes past Norgaard before the Brentford man brings him down. They take the free-kick quickly but the final pass is poor and the Bees can hoof it upfield.
38' The corner comes over and goes to Hojbjerg at the back post, but his shot cannons off Fernandez's face. The keeper requires some treatment but looks okay to continue.
36' Son cuts onto his left foot and fires a low effort at goal from outside the area, but Fernandez does really well to get down to his right and push it behind for a corner.
34' Goode cooly heads back to his keeper under pressure as Reguilon lurked behind him.
32' Canos has become the 25th Spanish player to score an own goal in the Premier League.
30' Skipp finds Reguilon with a cross to the back post, however the Spaniard's header is poor and ends up going high and wide.
28' Canos whips the corner in but it's headed to Mbeumo outside the box. He takes it on his chest and then volleys it for the far corner. It was a decent effort but ended up going well wide.
27' Brentford have started to creep up the pitch in recent minutes as they search for an equaliser. They whip a couple of crosses in the box, with this one resulting in a corner.
25' The Bees send a long throw into the box but the defence do well to head it away.
23' Tottenham have had 58 per cent of the possession so far.
21' The free-kick comes over and Dier gets on the end of it, but his flicked header is straight at Fernandez.
20' Kane plays a lovely ball round the corner to Son, who is cynically dragged back by Goode. The defender somehow escapes a booking, much to Son's disgust.
18' Both teams are looking to use their wing-backs to attack, and it's no surprise that that is where the opening goal has come from.
16' Brentford look for a quick response but as of yet, the home defence is remaining resolute.
14' Tottenham have lost their last five London derbies in the Premier League.
Sergi Canós
Own Goal
12' It's 1-0 to the hosts! Son does brilliantly down the left to make space for a cross, and his delivery is met by Jansson. The centre-back tries to head clear but his clearance unluckily comes off Canos and goes past Fernandez. What a stroke of luck for Spurs.
12' Canos does well to intercept a through pass as Reguilon looked to get in behind.
10' Goode makes an important tackle to dispossess Kane as the striker was marauding forward.
8' Spurs haven't lost in their last 11 games against Brentford in all competitions, with the last defeat against them coming in 1948.
6' Fernandez makes a big early save from Lucas after he was played in down the right. He aims high for the near post, but the keeper gets a strong hand on it to push it wide.
5' This is the first ever top-flight meeting between these two teams.
3' Spurs win an early corner as Goode hacks a cross behind. Toney does well to head the delivery behind for another corner, and then nods the second one away too.
1' The visitors kick us off and we are underway.
The two sides make their way out onto the field of play.
Visiting boss Thomas Frank names an unchanged side from the 1-0 victory over Everton as Toney and Mbeumo spearhead the attack.
Home manager Antonio Conte makes two changes as Sanchez and Skipp replace Tanganga and Winks, who are both on the bench.
SUBS: Saman Ghoddos, Matthew Cox, Paris Maghoma, Yoane Wissa, Marcus Forss, Mads Roerslev Rasmussen, Mathias Jensen, Shandon Baptiste, Finley Stevens.
BRENTFORD (3-5-2): Alvaro Fernandez; Charlie Goode, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock; Sergi Canos, Frank Ogochukwu Onyeka, Christian Norgaard, Vitaly Janelt, Rico Henry; Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbeumo.
SUBS: Tanguy Ndombele, Japhet Tanganga, Pierluigi Gollini, Harry Winks, Matt Doherty, Bryan Gil, Steven Bergwijn, Ryan Sessegnon, Dele Alli.
TOTTENHAM (3-4-3): Hugo Lloris; Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Emerson, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oliver Skipp, Sergio Reguilon; Lucas Moura, Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min.
The visitors meanwhile are currently sat in 11th position, three points behind their opponents. They won 1-0 at home to Everton last time out.
The hosts come into this game in ninth position, five points off the top four. Their last Premier League match was a 2-1 victory at home to Leeds United.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League clash between Tottenham and Brentford.