What frustrated manager Chris Wilder made of Sheffield United's defeat to Tottenham Hotspur

Chris Wilder was left to bemoan "the timing and manner" of Tottenham Hotspur's goals as they ran out 3-1 winners at Sheffield United this afternoon.

Sunday, 17th January 2021, 4:58 pm

United couldn't build on their first Premier League win of the season against Newcastle in midweek as goals from Serge Aurier, Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele saw Spurs take all three points at Bramall Lane.

David McGoldrick did make it 2-1 in the second half.

But all three Spurs goals were preventable.

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Aurier rose above Jayden Bogle to head home from an early corner, while Kane and Ndombele took advantage of sloppy play by United in midfield - even if the two finishes were exquisite.

And Wilder said afterwards: "The timing and manner of the goals, really. The first from a set play, and the timing of the second.

"We got ourselves back in the game, a great goal from our point of view, and there was belief that if we got the goal then it was game on.

"Then we lost the ball in the manner that we did, and it resulted in a fabulous goal.

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield Utd shakes hands with Jose Mourinho manager of Tottenham at the final whistle: Andrew Yates/Sportimage

"We huffed and puffed after that. We didn't have the ability to freshen it up with the bodies on the bench, but the team looked pretty tired today.

"We've squeezed everything out of these players and it was a comfortable last 10 or 15 minutes for them."

United remain on five points at the foot of the Premier League table and will be without John Egan for their trip to Manchester United, after the defender picked up his fifth booking of the season.