Tottenham disappoint, earn first scoreless draw in 93 matches

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Paulo Gazzaniga saved Jan Vertonghen‘s blushes and a point for Tottenham by guessing correctly to save Troy Deeney‘s second half penalty.

Miraculously it was the first time in 93 matches that Tottenham have been involved in a scoreless draw. That is the second longest streak without a scoreless draw in Premier League history. In terms of dubious records, Spurs, for the first time in six years, haven’t scored in three consecutive matches.

Frankly, it was another disappointing and listless afternoon from the away side. Frustration is starting to billow, as Tottenham are completely devoid of any ingenuity going forward. Starved of penetrative passes and a cutting edge in front of goal, Tottenham, other than when Son Heung-Min had the ball, never looked like scoring.

The South Korean had a near miss and served Dele Alli on a platter, but the Englishman couldn’t steady himself on the resulting close-range header. Watford’s Ignacio Pussetto then cleared off the line in the dying embers. Millimetres separated Tottenham from what would have been an important away victory.

You don’t, however, have to search hard for a silver lining. While more by luck than judgement, Tottenham kept their first clean sheet away from home in since Jan. 1, 2019, when they defeated Cardiff 3-0 in Wales.

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