Against Chelsea, Tottenham concede an incredible Ben Davies own goal – ‘The definition of Spursy.’


Against Chelsea, Tottenham concede an incredible Ben Davies own goal – ‘The definition of Spursy’.

Tottenham’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Chelsea didn’t go as planned in the first half.

The first leg of Tottenham Hotspur’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea could not have gone any worse.

Antonio Conte’s side had a nightmare first half in his return to Stamford Bridge, conceding two calamitous goals and trailing 2-0 at the break.

On Conte’s return to Stamford Bridge, Tottenham was the victim of a dominant Chelsea first half.

Chelsea had 10 shots to Spurs’ zero, produced 1.44 xG, and completed 1-1 passes in the final third versus Conte’s 35.

The visitors were pressed into a mistake in the fifth minute, resulting in Kai Havertz stroking a shot past Hugo Lloris, which Davinson Sanchez finished off.

However, 10 minutes before halftime, Tottenham’s first half hit a new low when Japhet Tanganga and Ben Davies combined for a hilarious own goal.

Fans, predictably, took to Twitter shortly after the farce to mock Spurs, who have everything to play for in the second half at Stamford Bridge.

“That own goal is the definition of Spursy,” one person said.

“There are a few contenders,” one joked, “but that might be the most Spursy goal of all time.”

“So a Chelsea goal scored by a Spurs player, assisted by a Spurs player? That, my friends, is Spursy!” wrote a third.

Spursy is exemplified by that own goal.

Spurs haven’t won a trophy since winning the League Cup 14 years ago in 2008.

And, as things stand, their trophy drought will most likely extend beyond Conte’s first season in charge.

Spurs will still be in with a chance if they lose 2-0 in west London in the Carabao Cup (League Cup) semi-finals, which are two-legged.

All indications are that Chelsea will extend their lead in the second half, effectively ending the tie.

Despite its status as the continent’s third-tier competition, Spurs had a good chance of making a run in Europe in the Europa Conference League.

They were, however, eliminated after finishing third in Group G, behind Rennes and Vitesse.

Conte could go all-out for FA Cup success, which he enjoyed at Chelsea, now that he has only the Premier League to focus on.

Tottenham’s season kicks off this weekend with a trip to Morecambe, a League One struggler.

“News from the Brinkwire.”


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