Werner makes first inroad to erase Chelsea previous with Spurs purpose | EUROtoday

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That prevented what might rapidly have develop into a social media pile-on. Why? Because with the sport goalless, Werner had fluffed his first-half strains. Son Heung-min had swiftly pitched a first-time left-footed ball ahead and Werner’s preliminary contact was beautiful. He was by no means going to be caught in a 50-yard sprint, so whether or not he might end was the one excellent query.

There are some forwards who supporters don’t wish to see given time and house to consider the way to apply a goal-scoring contact: Werner is amongst them. His try and circumnavigate Sam Johnstone failed. His team-mates ruffled his hair in assist, and lesser gamers could have buckled. Werner didn’t and that speaks to his character. “He was a constant threat to them,” stated Ange Postecoglou afterwards.

“I understand with attacking players that goals make them feel better, feel a bit more confident, so this relieves the pressure a little bit. Just in general I thought he was really aggressive with his running, kept taking on the full-back.

“Apart from the missed chance, I thought his general play was really good. A goal always helps these things. It was pleasing for us. It was an important time of the game, and it was great for him to score.”

Pre-Werner’s intervention, Spurs had been trailing to Eberechi Eze’s 59th-minute free-kick. As time disappeared, an old-school “smash and grab” seemed seemingly. Oliver Glasner had set Palace as much as comprise.