Spurs 3-2 Frankfurt: The Lilywhites edge The Eagles in London

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Tottenham Hotspur eased past Eintracht Frankfurt in a 3-2 victory on Wednesday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were each keen to pick up points. Spurs were looking for a victory after a scoreless draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in their previous match while Frankfurt had managed to pick up a point in their matchup with Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs and Frankfurt sit 1st, (7 points) and 4th, (4 points), in the table respectively, after 4 matches.

It was an impressive opening from The Eagles, when Daichi Kamada gave them the lead in the 14th minute. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Heung Min Son, at 20 minutes brought Spurs level. The momentum was again with Spurs, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Harry Kane in the 28th minute to establish a 2-1 result. The Lilywhites then netted once more and increased their lead thanks to a 2nd effort from Heung Min Son on the 36 minute mark, finishing the first half 3-1.

Frankfurt took the initiative in the second half, when Faride Alidou found the net just before the full time, to hand a welcome victory to the hosts.

Substitutions for Spurs included Yves Bissouma, Oliver Skipp, Davinson Sanchez, Bryan Salvatierra and Lucas Moura for Rodrigo Bentancur, Richarlison, Eric Dier, Pierre Hojbjerg and Heung Min Son, respectively. Frankfurt brought on Rafael Borre, Eric Ebimbe, Hrvoje Smolcic, Faride Alidou and Mario Gotze, to replace Randal Kolo Muani, Makoto Hasebe, Sebastian Rode, Christopher Lenz and Daichi Kamada.

The referee booked Eric Dier, Rodrigo Bentancur and Ryan Sessegnon from Spurs. Frankfurt had the worst of it though, with Tuta, Makoto Hasebe and Hrvoje Smolcic seeing yellow, and Tuta (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Spurs next face Sporting CP while Frankfurt are at home to Olympique de Marseille.

Technical card:
Tottenham Hotspur:Hugo Lloris, Cristian Romero, Clement Lenglet, Eric Dier (Davinson Sanchez, min.78), Emerson, Rodrigo Bentancur (Yves Bissouma, min.67), Pierre Hojbjerg (Bryan Salvatierra, min.85), Ryan Sessegnon, Richarlison (Oliver Skipp, min.67), Harry Kane and Heung Min Son (Lucas Moura, min.86)
Eintracht Frankfurt:Kevin Trapp, Tuta, Makoto Hasebe (Eric Ebimbe, min.69), Evan N`Dicka, Kristijan Jakic, Djibril Sow, Sebastian Rode (Hrvoje Smolcic, min.69), Christopher Lenz (Faride Alidou, min.70), Daichi Kamada (Mario Gotze, min.78), Randal Kolo Muani (Rafael Borre, min.69) and Jesper Lindstrom
Stadium:Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Goals:Daichi Kamada (0-1, min. 14), Heung Min Son (1-1, min. 20), Harry Kane (2-1, min. 28), Heung Min Son (3-1, min. 36) and Faride Alidou (3-2, min. 87)