JANSSEN vs GILLINGHAM
Tottenham totally dominated the first half with 17 shots on goal but only the one goal from Eriksen to show for it. Jansen was industrious and did everything but score, on to the second half.
Within a minute of the restart, Janssen was played through from inside the Spurs half to the left of the Gillingham box and he reversed the ball back for Winks who scuffed his shot.
After 51 minutes Kieran Trippier was played in and he cut back inside the defender who took his legs away. A clear penalty. The nearest man to the ball was Vincent Janssen and he rushed over after appealing to pick th ball up. Nobody was going to take this chance away from him and he sent the keeper the wrong way as he tucked it into the right-hand side of the goal as he sees it.
A fist pump and a beaming smile told its own story as the players all congratulated him.
After 57 minutes Janssen made another run inside the box but the ball to him was too hard from Onomah, however, the ref then pulled the game back for a Spurs free-kick for the shirt pull on Onomah.
A one-two from Onomah to him before Onomah's next pass is cut out and Janssen tackles back to regain the ball for Spurs. An attempted pass that didn't find it's target and a one-two with Carroll set him up with a shooting chance but he chose to try and find Janssen again before Janssen then laid on a goal fro Lamela.
He held the ball briefly and saw Lamela make his run on the left-hand side of the box, Janssen played the ball perfectly for Lamela to take it in his stride slotting the ball into the far right corner.
Twice in quick succession after that Janssen first played in Lamela and then tried to play in Winks but a deflection took it too close to the keeper.
His link up play with his back to goal was excellent all night and we will now see how much more relaxed he is when his next chance comes. The Dutchman has made seven appearances now and grabbed his first goal. His body language looked better after his goal so hopefully the goal from open play will come soon now with a little bit of the pressure taken off.
Has Onomah played a better ball when we broke from a Gillingham corner then Janssen may have had that chance as it was his shirt was pulled and we had a free-kick and he immediately made way for Marcus Edwards to come on after 72 minutes.