Tottenham secures a spot in the top six with a 2-0 win over Brentford

Tottenham secures a spot in the top six with a 2-0 win over Brentford

In the wake of an arduous week, Tottenham Hotspur bounced back with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Brentford on Thursday to move into the top six of the Premier League.

In the first half, Ben Davies’s header deflected off Brentford’s Sergi Canos, and Son Heung-min doubled the hosts’ advantage in the second half.

Following an ugly Europa League group stage defeat to Slovenian underdogs NS Mura and four days of unproductive travel to Burnley, Spurs delivered their most significant 90 minutes under manager Antonio Conte.

The high-tempo display against Thomas Frank’s squad could have resulted in more goals. However, Tottenham still had a good night despite Harry Kane’s continued inability to score in the Premier League.

As a result of Spurs’ 22 points from 13 games and Brentford’s 16 points, the Bees have fallen to 12th position in the table.

Compared to Tottenham’s win over Leeds United at White Hart Lane, this was a far more methodical victory.

Tottenham was abysmal in the first half of that game before responding with a significantly improved second 45 minutes while they were in complete command of the game against Brentford.

It was also precisely the type of response Conte would have demanded following his scathing remarks during the last-gasp defeat against Slovenia.

As a result, Son came close to making it 2-0 with a low shot that Fernandez tipped over the bar, while Brentford, who was too slow in their build-up, failed to put any pressure on Hugo Lloris before halftime.

In the second half, Kane had an opportunity to score when he was passed in on goal, but he took a tad too long time to take his shot, which went straight into the hands of Fernandez.

This season, the striker has only managed one league goal and outperformed his striking partner, Son Heung-min.

Spurs gained some breathing room when Kane’s pass released Sergio Reguilon down the left flank, and the Spanish full defender sprinted into the area before squaring for Son, who tapped in his fifth league goal of the season to give Tottenham the lead.

In the closing stages, Brentford provided a little more threat, but Tottenham’s defense remained reasonably unscathed.

“It was a good performance against a dangerous team,” Conte said. “I’m happy because I have seen a great commitment and a good passion for the players.

“It’s a good reaction (after last week). In a loss, you learn a lot, but now we have to think about another Premier League game on Sunday (against Norwich City).

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