Tottenham’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stages suffered another huge blow as they drew 2-2 with PSV on Wednesday night in Eindhoven. Despite falling behind to Hirving Lozano’s opener, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane turned the game on its head, but then goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was sent off and Luuk de Jong poked home a late equaliser for the home side.
The match began brightly for Spurs as Harry Kane found himself on the end of a Kieran Trippier corner and headed it against the angle. However, on the half-hour mark Toby Alderweireld was robbed in possession by Hirving Lozano who charged towards goal and put his side ahead with a deflected effort which inadvertently looped over Lloris.
Spurs thought they’d drawn level from a corner just four minutes later as Davinson Sanchez tapped in a rebounded effort after a Toby Alderweireld header was saved. The assistant adjudged that Harry Kane was offside and the goal was ruled out, although replays revealed he had no impact on the goal.
Despite understandably feeling hard done by, Tottenham kept their heads up and equalised just five minutes later as a delicious Christian Eriksen ball picked out Kieran Tripper on the right wing, who then pulled back to Lucas Moura for a deflected finish of his own. The second half started with Spurs back in control and Harry Kane soon put his team ahead.
Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen linked up beautifully on the left before the Dane whipped a magnificent ball across for Kane, who nodded home a simple finish. Tottenham looked home and dry, but with just 12 minutes remaining, the situation changed entirely as Hirving Lozano rampaged in the direction of Hugo Lloris’ goal yet again, this time being brought down by the Frenchman, who was sent off as a result. Disaster then struck for Spurs in the 87th minute as Rosario scuffed a shot into the penalty area which bounced through to Luuk de Jong, with the forward poking past substitute goalkeeper Michel Vorm from close range.
The result leaves Tottenham needing to win all three of their remaining matches and hoping other results go their way in order to reach the last 16.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH
Hugo Lloris’ sending off changed the entire match. Spurs switched off and allowed Lozano to break through on goal, with their captain losing his composure and taking drastic action. After remaining in his area and conceding for the same scenario in the first half, Lloris opted to charge out this time with disastrous consequences. He floored Lozano, got none of the ball and was rightly dismissed. This gave PSV renewed hope and undoubtedly led to their equaliser.