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Tottenham women coach Amoros says his side need to be more clinical

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 October 2019

Manchester United's Kirsty Smith (right) and Tottenham Hotspur's Kit Graham battle for the ball during the FA Women's Super League match at The Hive, Barnet (Pic: Zac Goodwin/PA)

Manchester United's Kirsty Smith (right) and Tottenham Hotspur's Kit Graham battle for the ball during the FA Women's Super League match at The Hive, Barnet (Pic: Zac Goodwin/PA)

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Tottenham Hotspur Women head coach Juan Amoros says his side need to be more clinical after suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of fellow newly-promoted outfit Manchester United.

Manchester United's Kirsty Hanson (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Chloe Peplow battle for the ball during the FA Women's Super League match at The Hive, Barnet (Pic: Zac Goodwin/PA)Manchester United's Kirsty Hanson (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Chloe Peplow battle for the ball during the FA Women's Super League match at The Hive, Barnet (Pic: Zac Goodwin/PA)

It was a first home defeat of the Women Super League season for Spurs after goals from Kirsty Hanson and Jane Ross as well as an own goal at The Hive on Sunday.

And the recently voted manager of the month duo Amoros and Karen Hills felt they played well, but still have plenty to improve on ahead of their next match.

"It was a tough encounter for both sides," Amoros said.

"I think both teams played well but I think we should have been more clinical with our chances - we need to do better and improve for our next game."

An early strike from Hanson gave the visitors the lead, before an own goal from Ashleigh Neville doubled their advantage early in the second half.

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Spurs went close from long range a handful of times as the game went on but shortly after the Red Devils were reduced to 10 players when Lauren James picked up a second yellow card, substitute Ross finished off the scoring in added time.

"We've had a lot of praise for our defence in recent games and I think we put in a good performance, but we fell short," added Amoros.

"For the first goal, we could have cleared the ball a couple of times in the build-up and then the second goal came from a cross which we should have prevented coming in before.

"The third goal was a really sloppy goal to concede after they've gone down to 10 players.

"There are plenty of lessons to learn from today (Sunday) and we will go away and analyse and prepare for the next game."

Tottenham will now travel to West Ham United this weekend as they look to bounce back to winning ways.

They will make the trip to the Rush Green Stadium on Sunday for a WSL Cup group stage game with one of their rivals as they bid to progress in the competition.

Spurs sealed a 2-0 victory over the Hammers in the league earlier this season in front of a bumper crowd at London Stadium.

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