.Our under 21 side played Liverpool u21’s earlier tonight on a cool winters evening in Chester. And it was the reds who took an early lead, a free kick on the edge of the penalty area, a whipped shot from Ryan Kent deceived Tom glover as the ball slid through Glover ‘s legs at the near post, with those in the box anticipating a cross it came as an unfortunate surprise to Tom.
However the rest of the first half was dull with no clear cut chances, with the exception of a surging run from townsend on the right wing and a neat pass across to Will Miller who spun and shot off balance seeing his effort fly over the bar.
The second didn’t start well either, 56 minutes in and Sheyi Ojo
Put a low ball in to the box and Jerome tapped home to put Liverpool 2 up. And fortunes didn’t prove at all as The game progressed, we lacked creativity and didn’t have the strength in midfield to mount an attacking threat against an experienced Liverpool side. Former Spurs man Kevin Stewart was sent of late on but it didn’t make a difference we simply couldn’t break Liverpool down, and are barren form of late continues, although we fielded a significantly younger side to Liverpool’s. The game finished 2-0 to Liverpool, here’s hoping our youngsters can get a decent run of results together in the upcoming u21 games.
Elsewhere Spurs loanee Dominic Ball played the last fifteen minutes of Rangers 2-0 victory over Morton in the Scottish championship.
It has only just been announced that Connor Ogilvie are young and talented full back has signed a new contract until 2017. Connor has been extremely impressive on loan at Stevenage so far this season and has deservedly been offered a new contract with Spurs. I have seen Connor play on many an occasion over the past few seasons in the youth teams (U21) and I strongly believe he could be a future left back at the Spurs, his only 19 but seems much more experienced, I saw him play for stevenage earlier in the season and he played extremely well, his mature and disciplined defensively has great focus and reads the game extremely well, in addition he also has great offensive qualities, with pace and trickery good crossing ability and an eye for goal. His a fantastic talent at our club and it’s great news that his signed a new contract. COYS⚽️
Today I shall be revisiting an extraordinary record held by our very own club legend Ledley King.
The date is the 9th of December 2000 a league match against Bradford at Valley parade, the game kicks off 9.9 seconds into the match were ahead Ledley King found the ball at his feet and put his foot through it 1-0 and Ledley entered the premier league record books a spontaneous moment that lasted seconds from Ledley and yet that record still stands and shall most probably stand for the next century unless there is a remarkable piece of skill, a 45 yard screamer that flys in faster than lighting, but the likelihood of such an occurrence is next to nothing yet our club legend Ledley King holds this most remarkable of premier league records.
Conor Ogilvie played the full 90 minutes as Stevenage drew 0-0 with Barnet in league2 this afternoon.
Grant Ward: Grant completed the full match as Rotherham gained a vital point in a 2-2 outing against Cardiff in the championship.
De Andre Yedlin: Was on the bench in Sunderlands 1-1 draw with Bourenmouth this afternoon.
Our under 16’s fell to a 6-1 defeat earlier today in a friendly. Our only goal was scored by the talented young winger Jonathan Dinzeyi.
This afternoon saw us travel to south Norwood in the Barclays Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace at Selhurst park, a fixture for which we had one objective to take those 3 points back with us north of the river. This London derby started with us dominating possession playing strongly with the ball at our feet we were by far the dominate force in the first 25 but were slightly lacking on the creative front with the exception, of an unmarked Toby Alderweireld header powered wide from a whipped Eriksen corner. However the dead lock was broken at the half way mark Palace found themselves 1 up after a cross made unfortunate contact from a defending Jan Vertonghen, which nestled kindly for Palace in the back of the net. Although it only took us 10 minutes to begin to respond tactically, Danny Rose launched a powerful strike from a resulting lofted pass only to be fantastically denied by the lighting fast reflexes of Wayne Hennessey.
Shortly after the restart Eriksen unleashed a spectacular long range dipping effort which flew narrowly wide of the postage stamp. The tempo had changed and our tenacity and quality showed in the 63rd minute, a precise lofted ball from Nacer Chadli met the head of Harry Kane, his header flew in to the top corner 1-1! But Palace weren’t giving up and a mere 7 minutes later Zaha had a good effort from just outside the Box denied brilliantly by the acrobatic Hugo Lloris who thwarted it wide, and soon after a blizzard of Palace chances hit the woodwork and forced yet more Lloris wonder saves, and it seemed as if we’d settle for the draw as Palace went from strength to strength, but Dele Alli had other ideas he controlled a precise pass hit it over Mile Jedinak and hit a most beautiful rocket of a shot into the bottom left hand corner of the goal, arguably the best premier league goal of the season. Surely the winner, Tottenham fans revelling in this most spectacular of moments, and yet just after our hearts were in our mouths former Spurs man Frazier Campbell thought he had earned a draw, but oh no for Hugo Lloris pulled off another exceptional save.
But our nerves were relieved as Alli sent a perfect pass to Chadli who curled in a marvellous effort from outside the box to send our fans in to delirium 3-1 it finished were 4 points clear in fourth and playing under Pochettino arguably some of the greatest football in Europe at the moment. COYS
Venue: Selhurst park
Date: Saturday 23 January 3:00pm
Live coverage: Absolute radio
Head 2 heads: Last 3 meetings- Tottenham 1-0,Crystal palace2-1,Tottenham0-Cpa0.
Preview:We go into this game on a high after our 2-0 victory over Leicester in the FA cup in midweek. An added bonus is Crystal Palace’s poor form of late, having failed to win in their last four league matches and also struggling for goals of recent. Yet Palace are no pushovers this season having accumulated an impressive amount of points under the leadership of Alan Pardew they have surprised many by their consistency and strength especially against top sides in the league this season, and we know all to well the challenge that we’ll be up against tomorrow afternoon. Having fought off the Eagles at white Hart lane earlier in the season, they proved hard to break down and there explosive pace and creativity provided us with a very tough test, although we ultimately managed to defeat them 1-0 courtesy Of a Heung min Son goal.
A reshuffle is expected in the squad tomorrow with the defensive pairing of Toby and Jan returning and the rested Hugo Lloris. Moussa was also given a rest midweek and is expected to return in midfield with Eric Dier, however it is unknown whether Heung-Min Son’s excellent midweek performance will see him start in place of Erik Lamela who could with a rest and it is predicted Danny Rose will return as left back having been rested mid week. Elsewhere the injury list stays the same with Ryan Mason,Alex Pritchard and Clinton all out.
My predicted line up:
My score prediction: 2-1 Spurs with goals from Dier and Kane.
Hello there and welcome to my blog on the world famous Tottenham Hotspur, I shall be meticulously covering many aspects of the club including Match reports of every Spurs match as well as detailed Information from every U21,U18 and U16 match, and that’s just one side of this blog. In addition I shall be writing articles on specific players, transfer updates and the progress of loan players. As well as all other news on Tottenham Hotspur from updates on our new stadium construction to trips down memory lane this is the blog of Super Hotspur⚽️ Please share and feedback via Twitter is much appreciated. Here’s to a great Spurs journey, COYS!