Soccer-Tottenham move into top six with win over Brentford

Soccer-Tottenham move into top six with win over Brentford

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3/12/2021 1:01:00 AM

Soccer-Tottenham move into top six with win over Brentford

LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur shook off a difficult week with a confident 2-0 win over Brentford to climb into the top six on Thursday as new manager Antonio Conte enjoyed a second successive Premier League home victory.

A week after an embarrassing Europa Conference League group stage defeat at Slovenian minnows NS Mura and four days after a fruitless trip to Burnley for a game that was postponed due to snow, Spurs produced their best 90 minutes under Conte so far.A high-tempo display against Thomas Frank's team should have brought more goals but it was a satisfactory night for Tottenham even if Harry Kane's league scoring struggles continue.

Spurs have 22 points from 13 games while Brentford, who could have moved above their opponents with a victory in the London derby, now sit in 12th place with 16 points.(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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