Nothing is the same for Gareth Bale anymore. Of the player who left Real Madrid, only the bow and the right winger position remain, a demarcation he occupied during the 30 minutes he was able to play against West Ham in a draw for his own. With the ‘9’ on his back and without the heat of the reunion with the public of the New White Hart Lane, the Welshman, to whom he has been especially committed since he returned to London, even takes care of the corners. New dawn for the four-time European champion, who was even about to score in added time, although he could not successfully finish the heads-up after a series of delicious dribbles and that, in the end, ended up costing his team two points for an outrage from Lanzini.
Mourinho, who wants to go calmly with him, is nevertheless wishing to be able to plant on the pitch the trident that he would form with Son and Kane. An attacking point capable of everything, as seen at the start of the game against the hammers which led them to, in just 15 minutes, the spurs they got three goals ahead. Two goals and one assist from Kane and another goal and one assist from Son suggested that victory would be more than easy for the Londoners, Although the problem was that this complacency was transferred to the Mourinho players, who saw the victory so deep in their pockets that they forgot that there could be a hole in it.
A hole that was even less visible because of the dazzling that Gareth Bale’s debut produced and that made us think that Balbuena’s header could be a mere anecdote, but that began to be noticed when Davinson Sánchez finished against his own goal. After Bale’s failed opportunity, who did what he could, everything seemed to have been a scare, but madness broke out in the last seconds of added time when Lanzini, taking advantage of a ball that had been rejected in a corner, shot with more faith that conviction and the lottery wanted his ball to be nailed in the very squad of Lloris, which came to touch it.
Leicester stumble against Aston Villa
Aston Villa extended their fantastic streak of four consecutive wins in the Premier after an excellent goal by Ross Barkley in injury time to bring Leicester City down (1-0).
Barkley, who is on loan at Aston Villa from Chelsea, he shot Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel low from 25 meters. With suspense and after a rebound, the local team achieved three gold points that catapulted them to the top of the ranking.
The first half was boring and the Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martínez, emerged as a hero after repelling a shot from right back Timothy Castagne. Just before, Egyptian striker Trezeguet fired wide after a well-thought-out play by the visitors.
When the match seemed headed for a goalless draw, Barkley made sure Aston Villa started the season with four wins in a row for the first time since 1930. Last year they were about to lose the category. Soccer stuff.
Bale (71′, Steven Bergwijn), Harry Winks (72 ‘, Tanguy NDombele Alvaro), Yarmolenko (76 ‘, Michail Antonio), Lanzini (76 ‘, Fornals), Lucas Moura (79 ‘, Heung-Min Son), Snodgrass (89′, Masuaku)
1-0, 0′: Heung-Min Son, 2-0, 7′: Kane, 3-0, 15′: Kane, 3-1, 81′: Fabian Balbuena, 3-2, 84′: Davinson Sanchez, 3-3, 93′: Lanzini
Arbitro: Paul Tierney
Arbitro VAR: Peter Bankes
Michail Antonio (19 ‘, Yellow) Ogbonna (71 ‘, Yellow) Tomas Soucek (76 ‘, Yellow) Masuaku (88 ‘, Yellow) Lanzini (94 ‘, Yellow