Tottenham Hotspur cruised to a 3-1 away win over MK Dons on Wednesday night away from home, thanks to goals from Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Dele Alli. Having already beaten Leyton Orient and Colchester, Spurs took on Dele’s old team. Spurs fans raved about Japhet Tanganga.
With Tottenham cashing in on Toby Alderweireld this week and still yet to bring in a central defender – Nuno Espirito Santo continued to use Tanganga and Cameron Carter-Vickers. The £23,000-a-week (Spotrac) defender will be hoping to stake his claim while there are doubts in middle of the defence.
Lucas was the star of the show. While it was Son that opened the scoring, it was Lucas’ beautiful reverse pass into his path that allowed the South Korea skipper to chip home the opener. The second came after Son was set free by Lucas again – with Son unselfishly passing into Dele to tap home a second.
A third came in the final moments of the match – and it was Lucas that got it, capitalising on a mistake. MK Dons did get a goal of their own, but it was comfortable for Spurs. Many Tottenham fans took to Twitter during and after the match and Tanganga gained plenty of praise for his efforts.
Dele, Stevie, Skipp, Tanganga
— MTK (@MTyKVT) July 28, 2021
Dele, Lucas, Bergwign & Son all looking sharper & Tanganga solid.. I know it’s only MK Dons.. which leads me to Doherty & CCV are shite! Reggie is suspect defensively & unpopular opinion but Skipp isn’t goin to be good enough for Spurs PL team 🤷🏼♂️ #COYS #THFC #SPURS
— Ferno Fearon (@ferndogger1) July 28, 2021
Tanganga x Romero a good partnership this season?
Tanganga is a blocking machine. Whether it be on the line or throwing himself in front of his man. He’s not too aggressive to play with Romero imo. Would be a rapid defence btw
— •🇩🇰DonPierre (@JusHereInit) July 28, 2021
Whiteman – he’s impressing me more and more
Stevie B – pace and trickery and getting involved
Lucas and Sonny – great game working well together
Dele – some lovely simple touches and passes
Skippy – gets everywhere some nice passes
Tanganga – our one man defence #COYS
— Mathew pratt (@Mintmk3) July 28, 2021
My Centre Back, never should these jokers Dier or Sanchez play ahead of him.
We definitely need additions but I really don’t want to see anymore of these clowns starting for Spurs. I rather look to new arrivals and the youth.#COYS
— Joseph (@thfc31) July 28, 2021
Tanganga already clear of Ben White
— Alejandro Perez (@PerezPj4) July 28, 2021