Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Mura: Match Report

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Tottenham Hotspur picked up its first win of the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage beating Slovenia’s NŠ Mura 5-1 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

After a mixed start to the season for Tottenham Hotspurs, Nuno Espirito Santo is increasingly under pressure. Despite having only taken charge in the summer, with Sunday’s 3-1 north London derby defeat to Arsenal. That being a third straight losing result in the league.

Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Mura: Match Report, Six Sports

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo made nine changes after Sunday’s north London derby defeat. With only Dele Alli and Sergio Reguilon keeping their places. Tottenham made a quick start though Mura provided an early gift. Goalkeeper Matko Obradović committed a blatant foul on Dele. This lead to Mura conceding a penalty in the third minute that Dele converted for a 1-0 lead. Just five minutes later, which Lo Celso put the hosts 2-0 up after scoring from a tight angle on the left side of the goal.

The visitors had only 32% possession and no shots on target in the first half but pulled a goal back eight minutes after the restart through a brilliant Žiga Kous volley. As the visitors started to grow into the game Nuno was forced to turn to his bench, bringing on Kane, Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura on 60 minutes.

The subs made the difference, with Kane scoring a hattrick in 20 minutes. Kane linked up with Moura for his first goal and Son for his second, before side-footing past Obradovic for his 16th career hat-trick.

Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Mura: Match Report, Six Sports

Kane To The Rescue Against Mura for Tottenham

Nuno was expected to rotate his squad with another quick turnaround before Sunday’s Premier League game against Aston Villa. It was also a missed opportunity for some of Spurs’ fringe players and Mura were on top after the break. The hosts looked shaky after conceding that brilliant Kous volley. This left Nuno with no choice but to bring on Kane, Son and Moura to swing the momentum back into Spurs’ favour. In hopes for Tottenham to win the game against Mura.

Less than 10 minutes after the trio’s introduction, England striker Kane latched on to a perfect cross. This was from Lucas Moura before finding the far corner. Kane’s second came eight minutes later. Firing home with his first touch from close range after a brilliant run by Son down the left. The 28-year-old is the first player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

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