Mauricio Pochettino went for broke. The Tottenham manager had started with an adventurous line-up but now, with his team staring at a 1-0 deficit and almost certain Champions League elimination, he introduced the striker, Fernando Llorente, together with Kieran Trippier, and switched to a 4-2-4 formation.
Dele Alli played off the left. The full-backs pressed high. Spurs were open at the back but who cared? Harry Kane sculpted the lifeline, taking Llorente’s lay-off and finally broke the resistance of the PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper, Jeroen Zoet.