Chicago Fire 0, Tottenham 2: 6 Things We Learned from Spurs Friendly

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Chicago Fire 0, Tottenham 2: 6 Things We Learned from Spurs Friendly
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Tottenham scored a goal in each half to round off the third leg of their pre-season tour of North America with a 2-0 win over Chicago Fire

Harry Kane opened the scoring, but it was Lewis Holtby who made the goal. Pouncing on a hesitant Fire defender, Holtby stole the ball in front of the Chicago box. He raced toward goal before squaring to Kane. The young English striker made sure of the finish from close range, carefully curling his shot around Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson. 

Spurs continue to refine their pressing game, and it was less in evidence against Chicago than in the other tour matches. Perhaps the fitness sessions are beginning to bite, but it was Spurs who had a late sting in their tail. 

Roberto Soldado combined with Aaron Lennon to send the winger clear down the right with less than 10 minutes remaining. Lennon beat the covering defender before skipping past the lunging Johnson and shooting into an empty net. 

Spurs were deserving of the win, and it gave crucial time to work on match fitness and Mauricio Pochettino's new system.

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