Oct 6, 2018 at 3pm UK
SpursTottenham Hotspur
CardiffCardiff City
Dier (8')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Tottenham Hotspur edge out 10-man Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium

:Headline: Result: Tottenham Hotspur edge out 10-man Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium: ID:337967: from db_amp
An early goal from Eric Dier earns Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 victory over Cardiff in Saturday's Premier League fixture at Wembley Stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur have moved into third place in the Premier League table with a 1-0 win over Cardiff City in Saturday's fixture at Wembley Stadium.

An early goal from Eric Dier proved to be the difference and although Cardiff had Joe Ralls dismissed with just over half an hour remaining, the Bluebirds will count themselves unfortunate to miss out on a point after a much-improved performance.

However, Cardiff now sit bottom of the standings due to Huddersfield Town's draw at Burnley, while Neil Warnock's team are now eight games without a win.

Spurs started well in North London and it took the home side just eight minutes to go ahead as Dier converted from close range after the ball had fallen invitingly to him following an inswinging cross from the left.

Cardiff almost delivered an instant response as Harry Arter had a low shot comfortably saved by Hugo Lloris, but Spurs soon went in search of a second and Davinson Sanchez was denied from 12 yards out by a solid stop from Neil Etheridge.

The home side remained the better team but Cardiff came within inches of getting back on level terms midway through the first half, with Toby Alderweireld having to clear off the line after Josh Murphy had clipped a shot over the advancing Lloris.

Sol Bamba then headed narrowly over, and it led to Spurs needing to up their concentration having only given the visitors encouragement that they could net just their fifth goal of the top-flight campaign.

Spurs improved as half time approached, with Harry Kane seeing a low shot easily saved by Etheridge, and Mauricio Pochettino's team squandered two clear-cut opportunities just before the break.

Son Heung-min teed up Moura who failed to hit the target from eight yards, before the South Korean advanced into the penalty area only to blaze high over the crossbar.

Spurs came agonisingly close yet again within 60 seconds of the restart, with Kane seeing a header well saved by Etheridge before the rebound from Moura was somehow cleared off the line by Sean Morrison.

Cardiff responded well but just before the hour mark, the Welsh outfit were reduced to 10 men when Ralls was handed a straight red card for cynically taking out Moura as the Brazilian threatened to run clear of him on the right.

The visitors disputed the dismissal but despite being a man light, an equaliser almost arrived soon afterwards with Lloris having to tip a Morrison header onto the post.

Spurs remained in the ascendancy but they were unable to create anything significant in the final third with Cardiff keeping everyone behind the ball and looking to launch counter-attacks.

The remainder of the game followed a similar pattern with neither side being able to get any shots on goal, but that suited Spurs and Pochettino who have got themselves back into contention at the top of the table.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR(4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose (Davies 88'); Dier, Winks; Sissoko (Wanyama 85'), Moura, Son (Lamela 72'); Kane

CARDIFF CITY (4-3-3): Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Camarasa, Arter, Ralls; Paterson (Ward 78, Reid 85'), Murphy, Hoilett (Harris 78')

amp_article__337967 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2018-10-08 13:39:09:
html db last update - 2021-03-11 08:00:40 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Serie A Table
1 38287389355491
2 38247774413379
3 38239690474378
4 38239677383978
5 38245986414577
6 38215126155668
7 381881268581062
8 381711106456862
9 38157165254-252
10 381112154648-245
11 381012164758-1142
12 381011175165-1441
13 38913164759-1240
14 381010184258-1640
15 38912175272-2039
16 38910194359-1637
17 38716155069-1937
18 38712194075-3533
19 3865274592-4723
20 38311243983-4420
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.