With Spurs up 1-0 just after halftime in their Capital One Cup match against Aston Villa, defender Jan Vertonghen was so desperate to protect the lead that he (accidentally) pulled down Villa striker Nicklas Helenius' shorts while falling behind him. Helenius kept his focus even with his shorts around his knees and still got a shot off. Vertonghen, meanwhile, was not booked nor was a penalty awarded for the unusual defensive tactic.
Spurs went on to score against a few minutes later to go up 2-0. But no matter what else happens, this will be the picture of the day...
Or maybe this...
This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.
- Sports & Recreation
- Jan Vertonghen
- Nicklas Helenius