English Recap: Pulisic Miss Draws Sharp Tuchel Criticism

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Christian Pulisic missed an absolute sitter in Chelsea’s draw against Leicester, however a point was enough to secure third place, while Duane Holmes had a lackluster game for Huddersfield, who nevertheless reached the Championship Playoff Final.

Chelsea 1 – 1 Leicester City

Christian Pulisic may have put a dent into his chances to be in Thomas Tuchel’s plans for next season, missing a sitter in Chelsea’s home draw against Leicester.

Pulisic continued earning late season minutes with his latest start in the penultimate of the Premier League season. Leicester started the scoring just six minutes in through James Madison, the visitors going from end to end in a flash before the shot flashed past the near post. 

Chelsea would equalize through Marcus Alonso in the 34th minute. The midfielder scored a phenomenal finish at the back post.

Pulisic’s golden chance came in the 62nd minute off of a ball squared to him from Romelu Lukaku. The American was alone in front of the goal just six yards out, however missed the sitter that would have given Chelsea the win.

The point still guarantees Chelsea third place in the Premier League. Tuchel, after the game, didn’t hold back his criticism, saying “Pulisic, that wasn’t a chance, that was a goal, and at this level you have to score those.”

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Huddersfield Town 1 – 0 Luton Town (agg. 2-1)

Duane Holmes played 86 minutes in the Championship Playoff Semi-Final, the win giving Huddersfield the chance at promotion to the Premier League.

Luton Town can only blame themselves for the aggregate 2-1 loss, missing chance after chance in front of the Huddersfield Town goal.

The home side would eventually break the 1-1 deadlock from the first leg, and the tie’s eventual winner, in the 82nd minute. Jordan Rhodes scored on a diving back post shot from a Sorba Thomas free kick.

Huddersfield will play against Nottingham Forest on Sunday, May 29 for the chance to be promoted to the Premier League.

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Nottingham Forest reached the Championship Playoff Finals on penalties over Sheffield United, as Ethan Horvath and Alex Mighten were on the bench.


Andrew Vorce

I do it all! Youth club coach for 15+ years, very retired semi-pro indoor player, journalist for Yanks Abroad, and VP of Operations for the Warrior Soccer Tour. Soccer, soccer, soccer. Avid soccer enthusiast and travel to Europe every summer to take kids to go compete against European youth teams.

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