Huddersfield's Wagner makes surprise claim after defeat to Tottenham

By Russell Edge

Huddersfield manager David Wagner has said that the scoreline flattered Tottenham in the Lilywhites’ 4-0 win on Saturday.

A double from Harry Kane alongside strikes from Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko ensured that the North London side left the John Smith’s Stadium with all three points.

However the Terriers’ boss insists that while Spurs were deserving of victory, he claims that the final scoreline did not accurately reflect the nature of the game.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the clash, the German manager said: “They deserved to win this game. The result was a little bit high if you see the effort my players gave, but we made it too easy for them to score.

“They are a strong side, without a doubt, and have top quality, especially in the final third.

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“It was a deserved result but the goals we gave away were too easy and we had a lack of concentration.”

His admission may come as a surprise to many, with Tottenham having dominated for the majority of Saturday’s clash and posing a threat to Huddersfield’s defence.

The result means that Spurs have moved up to third in the Premier League table with 14 points, five points behind league leaders Manchester United after Jose Mourinho’s side saw off Crystal Palace.

However the Lilywhites could fall to fourth following Chelsea’s clash with Manchester City, with the Blues set to retake third should they pick up a win over the Sky Blues in Saturday’s late kick off.

Spurs have a two week wait until their next match thanks to an international break, with a clash against Bournemouth waiting for them.

They will also have an eye on their next Champions League match, which will see Mauricio Pochettino’s side travel to Spain to take on reigning champions Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

In other Tottenham news, Kyle Walker has made a surprise admission following his departure from the club.

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