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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has told Sky Sports that Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho knew that yesterday’s game was going to be a tough one.

Tottenham ran out 3-1 winners over the Premier League’s bottom side yesterday.

But Wilder was struck by how seriously Mourinho was taking the game.

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And he said that the Tottenham boss was very vocal on the sidelines throughout.

“I think the manager knew this was potentially going to be a tough game, with his attitude before it,” he said.

“I caught glimpses of him before and during, driving his team on.

“It’s incredibly frustrating because I felt we could get a result here today, but we were architects of our own downfall.”

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In the end Tottenham always looked a class above their struggling opponents at Bramall Lane.

Spurs took the lead when Serge Aurier headed home from a corner, before Harry Kane finished well.

David McGoldrick did give the Blades a route back into the game, but their hope was quickly extinguished by Tanguy Ndombele, who scored with a quite brilliant piece of individual skill.

Tottenham’s win has moved them up to fifth place in the Premier League table.

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