Yesterday saw Tottenham continue their winning ways as they continued to march on in pursuit of both Manchester City and Liverpool. It was a game that again saw Moussa Sissoko star as he has done so often this season, and he even grabbed an assist for Heung-Min Son’s game-sealing goal, albeit accidentally.
90+1 – @MoussaSissoko boots the ball upfield and Sonny races forward from the halfway line to capitalise on the counter!
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 10 February 2019
The way the game panned out, the Lilywhites found themselves under serious pressure in the second half. Mauricio Pochettino’s side took a 2-0 lead in the 63rd minute to give themselves breathing space, however, when Jamie Vardy halved the deficit 13 minutes later it set up a nervy finish. The Foxes piled on the pressure late on but were undone when Sissoko’s clearance found Son, who did what he does best.
The way Sissoko swept the ball through to Son was what got a lot of Tottenham fans talking though. A poor ball into the box from out wide from Leicester found Sissoko on the edge of the Tottenham penalty area. The Frenchman swung a boot at it, playing it through Wilfred Ndidi and into the path of Son and if he had actually meant it then it would go down as one of the passes of the season.
You can read the Lilywhites verdict on Sissoko’s assist here:
He didnt boot the ball! @MoussaSissoko hit that precision pass with his eyes closed! The guy is immense!
— C (@ThisIsTottenham) 10 February 2019
You mean man of the match @MoussaSissoko dropped a cultured pass beyond the Leicester back line and perfectly found teammate Sonny who did what he always does to secure our victory…
— AnklesOfKane (@AnklesOfKane) February 10, 2019
Boots the ball upfield? Have some respect for the pinpoint precision please
— Craig (@mrcraigo10) 10 February 2019
You spelt ‘pinged a world class assist to Son’ wrong
— Alex O'Neill (@Oneillerz84) February 10, 2019
Boots the ball? Show the man some respect. Perfectly placed pass.
— Marc (@Jelly86) February 10, 2019
Perfectly placed pass !!! NOT boots the ball upfield
— Stephen McMaster (@PastieSm) February 10, 2019
@ASRichardson92 “boots the ball”??????? I saw unreal vision through ball from the personally.
— Phil (@Pheel7) 10 February 2019
@MoussaSissoko plays a pinpoint no look pass downfield*
— Celtics Piss me off SZN (@OnsideEdelman) February 10, 2019
The Lilywhites absolutely loved Sissoko’s assist, and will hope he can contribute a few more intentional ones this season