COMMENT by Russell Edge
Tottenham managed to scrape a narrow 1-0 victory at home against Barnsley to reach the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday night.
Dele Alli’s second half goal was the difference between the two sides, as Mauricio Pochettino handed a debut to two youngsters, as well as giving Fernando Llorente his first start after a handful of substitute appearances.
However, the manager’s six changes to the starting XI failed to lift the side after Saturday’s dour draw against Swansea, as they lacked conviction and quality in the final third.
However, Alli’s finish from Kieran Trippier’s cross from the right flank was enough to secure progress at the expense of the Championship side, in a game where Spurs showed their lack of cutting edge, with just five out of their 25 shots during the match on target.
So what did we learn from the clash? Here, Football Insider analyses three things fans can take away from Tuesday’s victory, including a look at one debutant’s performance.
Click ‘2’ to find out the first thing we learned about Spurs’ clash with Barnsley