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Mura v Tottenham Hotspur Live Commentary, 26/11/2021

FT
2 - 1
MUR
TOT
T. Horvat (11)
A. Maroša (90+4)
H. Kane (72)
Ljudski vrt

Commentary

Spurs slink back to England, then, staring elimination from the Europa Conference League in the face. They'll need to dig deep to qualify for the knockout phase from here. That's all for now. Goodbye!
This defeat leaves Spurs third in Group G, level on points with Vitesse but below them due to their head-to-head record. Rennes are confirmed group winners, despite Vitesse coming back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 in their game. Spurs must now win their last game and hope Vitesse don't do the same to progress. Mura will finish bottom, but they've had a match to remember here.
What a result for Mura! The Slovenian champions have stunned Tottenham, condemning them to a shock defeat with Mimosa's late winner. It's no less than the hosts deserve. Spurs started extremely poorly, going a goal and a man down. They improved markedly after the break, equalising through Kane, but there was still time for one last surprise.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: MURA 2-1 TOTTENHAM
K. Cipot
Assist
Mura
90' + 4' Kai Cipot knew Spurs were short at the back and successfully found Mimosa. It's a fantastic moment for Mura, and the last kick of the game!
A. Maroša
Goal
Mura
90' + 4' GOAL! MURA 2-1 TOTTENHAM! Marosa steals the win for Mura at the death! Spurs overcommit upfield and the substitute pounces on Kai Cipot's pass, darting down the right channel. He checks inside on his left foot and smashes the ball at Gollini who's unable to stop it plopping into the net.
90' + 2' Spurs can't achieve anything with the free-kick and Mura breathe a sigh of relief. A draw is the least the hosts deserve from this, in honesty.
90' + 1' Spurs have four minutes in which to find a winning goal. They get a free-kick deep in Mura's half.
89' Mura back off Lucas, giving him way too much time to pick his shot. In the end he does and it whizzes just over the crossbar. Mura are playing dangerously.
A. Maroša
Yellow Card
Mura
89' Marosa is Mura's latest yellow card. The hosts have to hang on for just a few more minutes.
K. Cipot
T. Horvat
Mura
87' Mura's hero of the hour Horvat heads off. Kai Cipot will replace him for the last few minutes of this match.
86' Kane twists this way and that in the box looking to cut the ball back for a teammate. He accidentally plays the ball off his own foot for a goal-kick though.
85' Obradovic's sliderule pass out from the back is intercepted by Lucas who goes for a cheeky chip from way out! The Brazilian's not too far from finding the target with it, as it drops just wide of the right-hand post.
84' Spurs win a corner down their left. Dier wins the flick-on at the near post to Kane at the far but Spurs' talisman can't keep his header down! It sails just over the crossbar. That's as close as Spurs have come to finding a winner here.
N. Lorbek
Yellow Card
Mura
83' Lorbek becomes the latest Mura player to land himself in the book for a poor challenge. Mura are just about holding their own to gain what would be a creditable draw.
82' Horvat goes face-to-face with Davies as he jinks in from the right. This time Sanchez stands firm and gets his head in the way of the Slovenian's strike.
80' Kane finds the run of Hojbjerg but the ball is taken away by Kous. Mura have just over 10 minutes to hang on for what would still be a creditable draw.
79' Conte is shown the yellow card for protesting a decision too much from the touchline. The Italian has never been one to keep his opinions quiet.
M. Lotrič
K. Šturm
Mura
78' Mura withdraw Sturm from the action. Lotric, on loan from the German second tier, comes on.
77' Spurs have another corner down their right and Mura are starting to look nervous. Son swings it in but it doesn't land properly for Dier. Mura hurry it away.
P. Højbjerg
T. Ndombèlé
Tottenham Hotspur
76' Spurs make their final allotted change of the game. Hojbjerg replaces Ndombele.
74' Son whacks the ball towards goal from range. It hits Ndombele on the head and deflects behind for a Mura goal-kick.
Lucas Moura
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
73' Lucas' pass was simple but effective, the type of move Spurs struggled to put together earlier. Can they go on to complete the turnaround now?
H. Kane
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
72' GOAL! MURA 1-1 TOTTENHAM! Spurs have the equaliser they've craved! Kane receives a Lucas pass on the turn to dart towards the byline and lifts the ball brilliantly over Obradovic. It's 10-man Tottenham's first real piece of quality in this game. And there's still time for them to go on to win this!
72' Kane collects a wayward cross into the box and lays it back off to a teammate. Spurs keep the ball moving.
70' Kane barges into the back of Ouro, handing Mura a free-kick. The Slovenians have had fewer opportunities to get forward since half-time.
68' Kane goes straight for goal from the free-kick. Mura's defensive wall jumps high but the shot never looks like coming down in time to find the net.
66' Kane benefits from a rebound off Lucas' head and is pulled down by Gorenc, who's on a yellow card already. The referee shows mercy on this occasion and only gives Spurs a free-kick. It's in shooting range for Kane.
K. Šturm
Yellow Card
Mura
64' Sturm cuts inside from the left and crashes a shot against Tanganga. Spurs look to break and the winger is penalised for pulling Lucas back. That'll be a yellow card.
63' Tanganga, now playing at right wing-back, races onto Kane's pass on the turn and fires across the box. Mura are able to clear but the pressure is building.
S. Ouro
A. Kozar
Mura
62' Mura also make a change in midfield. The German Ouro replaces Kozar.
A. Maroša
N. Mulahusejnović
Mura
62' Mura decide to make some changes. Mulahusejnovic is the first player to be replaced. Marosa takes his place up front for the Slovenians.
60' We've reached the hour mark and Mura are starting to look a little weary. Spurs have switched to what looks like a 3-4-2 with Kane and Son up top.
58' Spurs certainly have more purpose. They force a corner down their right as Son dribbles past a few defenders and inspires a decent save from Obradovic. Kane nods straight at the Mura keeper from it.
56' Let's see if Spurs can improve now Conte has brought on four of their big guns. Son looks for Moura in the final third but has his pass intercepted.
Son Heung-Min
D. Alli
Tottenham Hotspur
54' Last to go off for Spurs is Alli. He heads off and is replaced by Son.
E. Dier
J. Rodon
Tottenham Hotspur
54' Rodon is next to go for Spurs. Dier takes his place at centre-back.
Lucas Moura
Bryan Gil
Tottenham Hotspur
54' Gil also makes way. Lucas is his replacement for Spurs.
B. Davies
M. Doherty
Tottenham Hotspur
53' Conte decides to freshen his team up. Doherty heads off after a poor 50 minutes or so. Davies takes his place at the back.
D. Alli
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
53' Alli is also shown the yellow card. Less of that, please.
M. Karamarko
Yellow Card
Mura
53' Karamarko is booked for his part in the dispute. Alli won't get off scot-free neither.
52' There's a brief melee in Mura's penalty area after Karamarko positions himself to halt Gil's run. Karamarko and Alli clash and the referee rushes in to separate them.
50' Kane holds up the ball near Mura's corner flag. Tanganga comes forward to help his teammate out and Spurs get a throw-in out of it.
48' Sanchez plays a poor pass straight into the feet of Lorbek. The defender recovers to deny Mulahusejnovic an opportunity to cut the ball back for a teammate in the box. Gollini picks up the pieces.
46' The second half gets underway. Tottenham have resisted making changes for now.
If Spurs have any consolation at the moment, it's that Vitesse are losing too. Rennes are beating them 2-1 in France and look certain to top Group G. Spurs will need to beat Rennes on the final matchday to make it to the knockout phase if things stay this way, but they can still get something from this game if they can improve.
From a Spurs perspective, this has been pretty horrible. Conte's men find themselves down to 10 men and behind thanks to a peach of a goal by Horvat. Mura have been well-organised and will be hard for Spurs to break down, especially with one fewer player on the pitch. They were playing poorly already but Sessegnon has left his teammates further in the lurch.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: MURA 1-0 TOTTENHAM
45' Kane can't shrug off the attention of Karnicnik. There'll be two more minutes of this before the half-time break.
43' Mura win the first corner of the game down their right. Sturm will take it. Sturm sends it in and Gollini punches it away from danger.
41' Now it's Mura's turn to attack. The hosts knock the ball around beautifully before Lorbek is just a fraction wide with a left-footed effort from outside the box.
40' Spurs are still seeing lots of the ball but aren't getting anywhere in particular. Ndombele tries to find the run of Kane but the pass is cut out.
38' Spurs are staying in a 4-2-3 formation at the moment. Tanganga has shuffled over to left-back.
37' Skipp plays a pass into the feet of Kane inside the box. Kane swivels and shoots just wide of the right-hand post. That would have been a goal had it been on target.
36' Spurs take the free-kick quickly and Doherty's cross worries Obradovic enough for him to tip it aside. That's the first time Spurs have really threatened the Mura goalkeeper.
A. Kozar
Yellow Card
Mura
35' Mura's captain Kozar is shown the yellow card for his trip on Skipp.
33' Finding themselves a man and a goal down, Spurs somehow need to recover. Skipp is tripped by Mura's captain Kozar.
31' RED CARD FOR SESSEGNON! Spurs' young left wing-back is shown his second yellow card for an ill-timed tackle high up the pitch. He's made a foolish decision and he has to walk. Things are looking very grim for Spurs.
31' Alli searches for Kane with an outside-of-the-foot pass which is wayward.
29' Mura have successfully prevented Spurs from finding any rhythm so far. The visitors have had a lacklustre opening half hour.
28' Doherty's roll across the box is intercepted by Karnicnik. Mura attempt to counter but Sessgnon manages to clear.
N. Mulahusejnović
Yellow Card
Mura
27' Mulahusejnovic leaps into an aerial challenge with Sanchez and catches the defender in the face with his arm. A yellow card is his reward.
25' Kane finds space to the left of the box and passes back to Sessegnon. Sessegnon scoops his shot wide. Spurs have yet to have a shot on target. This isn't the glamorous future they imagined for themselves just a few years ago.
23' Alli wins possession for Spurs who venture forward. Gil tries to thread Kane through on goal. Gorenc cannily nudges the striker out of the way to allow Obradovic to secure the pass.
J. Gorenc
Yellow Card
Mura
22' Gorenc is booked for scything down Kane near the touchline. The England striker would otherwise have burst away.
20' Gollini nods a looping ball out of his box with Mura's front three bearing down on him.
18' A poor pass inside from Doherty doesn't do Kane any favours. Mura clear.
16' Mura's goal has filled them with confidence as the offside flag goes up against Horvat. Spurs have yet to get settled.
R. Sessegnon
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
14' Sessegnon picks up an early yellow card for a silly trip on Karnicnik who already had him beaten. He'll have to be careful now.
13' Spurs look to recover quickly. Ndombele has time to knock a pass over the top for Gil to run onto. The Spaniard swipes high and wide from a tight angle.
Ž. Karničnik
Assist
Mura
11' All Karnicnik had to do was set his teammate free down the right and Horvat did the rest. Spurs suddenly look less comfortable in Group G.
T. Horvat
Goal
Mura
11' GOAL! MURA 1-0 TOTTENHAM! Horvat gives the hosts the lead with a fantastic strike! The Slovenian darts inside from the right onto Karnicnik's pass, beats Tanganga and curls a wonderful effort into the top left corner. Spurs have been caught cold!
9' Mura have their first decent strike on goal. Horvat lets fly from some way out. The forward's shot sails just over the crossbar.
7' Doherty flies forward from wing-back and fires in a low cross for Gil. The Spaniard can't control it with his first touch and it's gratefully claimed by Obradovic.
5' Kozar hands Spurs a simple free-kick. The visitors will no doubt want an early goal to settle the nerves.
3' Spurs look to assert their dominance early on as Alli darts towards goal. Mura position themselves well enough to cut the chance out.
1' We're underway here in Slovenia!
The two teams are out on the pitch in Maribor. Mura are wearing their favoured black and white home kit. Spurs will play in their purple third kit.
Spurs haven't won any of their three away games yet in the Europa Conference League this season, including in qualifiers. Will their improvement under Conte continue or is another shock defeat on the cards here?
There are three changes to Mura from their 1-1 draw at home to Domzale in the Slovenian league last time out. Spurs make nine changes from their 2-1 victory over Leeds last weekend as Conte gives his squad players a runout. Tanganga and Kane are the only constants.
SUBS: Brandon Austin, Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Emerson Royal, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Hugo Lloris, Lucas Moura, Sergio Reguilon, Son Heung-Min, Harry Winks.
TOTTENHAM (3-4-3): Pierluigi Gollini; Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon, Yaphet Tanganga; Matt Doherty, Tanguy Ndombele, Oliver Skipp, Ryan Sessegnon; Bryan Gil, Harry Kane (c), Dele Alli.
SUBS: Luka Bobicanec, Zan Bucek, Kai Cipot, Tio Cipot, Lan Erjavec, Mihael Klepac, Mitja Lotric, Azur Mahmic, Stanisa Mandic, Amadej Marosa, Samsondin Ouro, Marko Zalokar.
MURA (3-4-3): Matko Obradovic; Zan Karnicnik, Jan Gorenc, Marin Karamarko; Ziga Kous, Nik Lorbek, Alen Kozar (c), Klemen Sturm; Tomi Horvat, Nardin Mulahusejnovic, Klemen Pucko.
Unfortunately for Mura their visitors here are second-placed Tottenham, who spanked them 5-1 in their previous encounter in London in September. Spurs can qualify for the Conference League knockout phase with a win here if Rennes also defeat Vitesse Arnhem. If the stars don't align that way, a nervy final day against the group leaders awaits them.
Slovenian underdogs Mura have little to play for now they are mathematically unable to finish in the top two of Group G, meaning that their European campaign will soon come to an end. However, they can still finish third in the group if they win their two remaining games.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this UEFA Europa Conference League Group G match between Mura and Tottenham at Stadion Ljudski vrt in Maribor.