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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that he was delighted with his side’s defensive display against Brentford and claimed that Davinson Sanchez was very clever to pull away from a challenge inside his own penalty area during the second half.
Spurs took the lead early in the match through a well-placed header from Moussa Sissoko and the home side were in cruise control for the majority of the first half.
However, Brentford came into the game at the start of the second half and even had an equaliser chalked off, with VAR ruling the goal offside.
The Tottenham defence faced yet another scare at the start of the second period after Bryan Mbeumo raced on to a long ball and went past Davinson Sanchez with ease. However, the Colombian decided against challenging the Frenchman in the box and the resulting shot from Ivan Toney was superbly blocked by Serge Aurier.
Speaking after the game, Mourinho said:
“Defensively was good. We were always in control. The disallowed goal was a throw-in, impossible to stop a ball that goes in the air then first ball, second ball, and they had one penetration through the right side when Davinson Sanchez was very clever not to touch him and he was very honest for not to dive like some players would do.
“Apart from that, we were always in control. With the ball we scored two goals, we could have scored a couple more.”
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