Saturday’s youth report:

Saturday’s youth report:

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Spurs under 18’s: our under 18’s played their last match of the under 18 league season against fierce rivals Arsenal at the Arsenal training centre in Colney. The match finished 3-3 with two of the goals scored from Spurs likely to go down as own goals, whilst Aramide Oteh netted the other in a terrific and thrilling north London derby in a game in which Kieran McKenna’s side should be extremely proud. For those interested in a detailed report on the game please visit the below link which will take you to the official Spurs website.

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/under-18s/match/report/u18-arsenal-away-report-300416/

Spurs U18s: Whiteman, Muscatt, Bennetts, Marsh, Mukena, Owens, Edwards (Oteh 66), Stylianides (Eyoma 71), Sterling, Roles (Duncan 66), Tracey. Substitute (not used): McDermott (GK).
Loan reports:

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Grant Ward: Grant Ward played the full 90 minutes of Rotherham’s 1-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers, Ward played the match on the right wing.

DeAndre Yedlin: The American international played the whole of Sunderland’s 1-1 draw against Stoke at right back as the black cats recorded a precious point in their bid for survival.

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Spurs v Chelsea: match preview

Spurs v Chelsea: match preview

Venue: Stamford bridge
Date: Monday 2nd may 20:00pm
Live coverage: Sky Sports 1 and BBC Radio 5 live
Head2Heads: 0-0, Chelsea 2-0, Spurs 5-3, Chelsea 3-0, Chelsea 4-0
Referee: Mark Clattenburg

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We last beat Chelsea at Stamford bridge on the tenth of February 1990 however, this remarkable season has seen many old records broken and Pochettino’s men who are still in the title race will fancy their chances against the reigning champions who sit ninth in the league table. Chelsea will undoubtedly be up for this game despite not having much to play for, with their winger Eden Hazard spoke of his desire to end our title challenge at the bridge. The lads will certainly face a great test on Monday night with the blues possessing an array of talents including their top scorer Diego Costa, but with our young talents hungry to finish the season on a high Guus Hiddink’s side will be up against it when they kick off against our high flying Lillywhites.

Team news: Nabil Bentaleb and Dele Alli are the two absentees for our visit to west London with the latter having been suspended for three games after an incident in the West Brom match. Meanwhile, Eric Dier may not start on Monday night after he suffered a concussion in the West Brom match and Pochettino spoke the other day on Dier’s progress; “Eric Dier suffered concussion but has been training well. We’ll need to make a decision on Sunday.” If Dier were to miss Monday nights match then central midfielder Ryan Mason would likely join Mousa Dembélé in the centre of the park. Whilst Heung Min Son will probably replace Dele Alli with the South Korean international likely being played on the left wing, with Christian Eriksen being played behind Harry Kane.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Mason, Dembélé, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Kane.

My predicted scoreline: 2-1 to Spurs with goals from Eriksen and Kane.

One to watch: Chelsea’s top scorer in the league with 11 goals and six assists, Diego Costa.

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Spurs under 21’s 3-2 Ebbsfleet United:

Spurs under 21’s 3-2 Ebbsfleet United:

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Our under 21’s defeated an Ebbsfleet United under 21’s side 3-2 at Stonehenge road in an exhibition match last night. The Lillywhites side was made up of mostly under under 19’s with wholesale changes being made at the break which saw almost two different Spurs youth sides take on the Fleet in the two separate halves. Ebbsfleet fielded a strong side with many having played first team football for the Kent club and also in the football league however, it was a victorious night for Spurs as Joe Pritchard scored a first half brace before young under 18 striker Aramide Oteh scored the third, in what was a very good performance from the young Spurs starlets in a thrilling match of football. Furthemore, Marcus Edwards and former Ebbsfleet player Shilow Tracey were noted as having played extremely well in the match as well as both the goalscorers.

(Joe Pritchard as pictured below in action, Pritchard scored a brace.)

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Spurs (first half): Glover, Walker-Peters, Bennetts, Owens, Maghoma, Walkes, Edwards, Stylianides, Sterling, Tracey, J Pritchard.
Spurs (second half): McDermott, Walker-Peters (J Pritchard 65), Muscatt, Marsh, Mukena, Walkes, Duncan, Goddard, Oteh, Roles, Oduwa.

 

Spurs 1-1 West Brom: (Match report)

Spurs 1-1 West Brom: (Match report)

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Tottenham Hotspur’s title hopes took a great blow last night as they drew one all against the baggies at White Hart Lane, in what was an extremely frustrating night for all involved with the club. Leicester now lead at the top by seven points with just three games remaining, the foxes could clinch the league title this Sunday with victory over Manchester United. The game started well for Spurs as Christian Eriksen forced a fine save out of Boaz Myhill on six minutes, after his free kick from just outside the area was thwarted wide from the Welshman as Eriksen’s precise effort was heading for the bottom left hand corner of the net. Spurs went close again three minutes later this time via Harry Kane who after being played through in the box by Alli, struck a low effort which was superbly tipped onto the post by the alert Myhill. Eriksen again came desperately close to opening the lead for Spurs, as 14 minutes in the Denmark international hit an excellent curling free kick which struck the top of the bar, Myhill was helpless in the West Brom net. However, shortly after the half hour mark Pochettino’s men took the lead after Christian Eriksen whipped a delicious free kick in to the area which made contact with the unfortunate Craig Dawson who put the ball beyond Myhill and into his own net.

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The second half started positively for the Lillywhites as they continued to attack against a well structured West Brom defence. Shortly before the hour mark Erik Lamela almost doubled Spurs’s lead after the Argentinian received a cross from Eriksen which Lamela hit first time, his fine effort came off the bottom of the right post before being cleared away by a west brom player. With less than 20 minutes remaining on the clock West Brom went the closet they had come all night after Salomón Rondón fired an effort at goal from within the six yard box. However the Venezuelans effort was superbly tipped over the bar by Lloris however, the baggies equalised from the resulting corner after Craig Dawson planted his header into the back of the net after rising high in the box. The match finished disappointingly as the final score was one-one, it was a hugely frustrating point for the lads in a game in which we controlled from the offing but just couldn’t put to sleep as the baggies persistence and defensive game play halted our lads in the final third. Christian Eriksen was my man of the match as he consistently created chances and the Dane came close to scoring on two occasions last night. It’s Chelsea up next for Mauricio Pochettino’s men who will be itching to play the blues next Monday night at Stamford bridge as we look to maintain second place with three imperative matches remaining, as our tenacious players look to end the season by finishing in our highest position of the premier league era. COYS⚽️

Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c), Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier (Mason 76), Dembele, Lamela (Son 85) Alli (Chadli 90), Eriksen, Kane. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Carroll.
West Bromwich Albion (4-2-3-1): Myhill, Dawson, Olsson, McAuley, Evans, Gardner, Yacob, McClean, Fletcher (c), Sessegnon (Sandro 90), Rondon. Substitutes (not used): Palmer, Chester, Anichebe, Lambert, Roberts, Leko.

Goals: Spurs – Dawson (OG) 33; West Brom – Dawson 72.

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Marcus Edwards: Tottenham’s dazzling wonder kid

Marcus Edwards: Tottenham’s dazzling wonder kid

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Facts:
– Born in London, England
– Position: CAM (Cente attacking midfielder)
– Attended Winchmore hill school
– Edwards has been capped by England at under 16 and under 17 level
– Marcus is also eligible to represent Cyprus at international level

17 year old Marcus Edwards is a gem with in our youth academy and the starlet is fast becoming one of the most talked about youth prospects in England. A centre attacking midfielder by trade Edwards can also play on the wing, with his prodigious technique and incredible acumen, the weight of Edwards passing is phenomenal as too is the 17 year olds balance and skill. Edwards holds all the attributes that are essential in becoming a world class offensive footballer. A first year scholar, Edwards has been a key player for our under 18s this season and his wonderful performances have been eye catching, most notably his exceptional performance against Arsenal under 18’s where he scored a brace. Edwards has also been involved in a few under 21 matches this campaign which shows how advanced he is in his development at the club. I have seen Marcus play on numerous occasions for the under 18’s and twice for the under 21’s where he shone. In addition i have also seen him play internationally for England under 17’s.

(Edwards pictured below, playing for England under 17s against Italy)

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Marcus has represented England at under 16,17 and most recently at under 18 level and the young Tottenham man has excelled on the international stage for the young lions. Only recently Edwards got two braces for England under 18’s in less than a week against both Austria and the Republic of Ireland. Watching Edwards play is like watching poetry in motion, with his phenomenal ball control and searing pace the 17 year old has the ability to change a game. Edwards can without doubt become a star at White Hart lane for Pochettino’s men in the future, and the 17 year old may not have that long to wait before he makes his debut as the talented Onomah made his senior debut shortly before becoming 18 in the FA cup last season. Edwards reading of the game is quite remarkable for someone so young, his intelligence of the game is as exceptional as his ability with the ball at his feet. Edwards future development still has a long way to go before he’ll be ready for Pochettino’s side. However, with great youth coaches such as Kieran McKenna of the under 18’s and Ugo Ehiogu of the under 21’s at the Tottenham academy, he will be carefully nurtured as he continues to improve. Remember the name!

Below are a couple of videos showing Marcus Edwards in action for both Spurs and England:

 

 

Spurs under 16’s 2-3 Ipswich under 16’s:

Spurs under 16’s 2-3 Ipswich under 16’s:

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(Reo Griffiths pictured above playing in the lion city cup against Liverpool.)

Our under 16’s were involved in a friendly match with Ipswich in Enfield yesterday afternoon, and the young Lillywhites were unlucky not to get a draw. Despite being three goals behind at half time, Spurs managed to get two goals back in the second half with both goals being scored by Reo Griffiths, with Tashan Oakley-Boothe assisting him on both occasions. The game finished 3-2 to the tractor boys however, on a separate note both Griffiths and Oakley-Boothe have been outstanding throughout the course of the season with both also impressing at under 18 level for Spurs. I look forward to seeing this talented pool of players from the under 16’s as first year year scholars next season for the under 18’s. Bright times are ahead for our superbly talented club. COYS⚽️

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(Above, Tashan Oakley-Boothe representing England under 16’s against the Netherlands.)

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion: match preview

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion: match preview
Venue: White Hart Lane
Date: Monday 25th April 20:00pm
Live coverage: Sky Sports 1 and BBC RADIO 5 live
Head2Heads: 1-1, Spurs 3-0, West Brom 1-0, 3-3, 1-1.
Referee: Robert Madley

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Spurs will be looking for another win against West Brom this Monday night as they entertain the West Midlands side at White Hart Lane, Mauricio Pochettino’s side cannot afford anything other than the three points. As the Argentine’s side look to narrow the distance between themselves and Leicester city with only four league games remaining for both sides. Tony Pulis’s side are without a league win in five games, and despite being comfortably placed with 40 points in 15th position, the baggies will undoubtedly be looking to cause an upset as they look to end the season on their highest overall points tally in premier league history. Spurs know all to well how tough Monday night will be after they only managed a draw against West Brom in the reverse fixture this season, as Pulis’s men battled to the last and showed great resilience and tenacity to get the point against the high flying Lillywhites. However last Monday’s demolition of Stoke showcased how great we are as a side and with eleven men at the top of their game and a top class manager in the dugout, Monday night should be another win recorded for Pochettino’s stars.

Team news: The same eleven that started last weeks thrashing against Stoke, are likely to start again on Monday evening and Pochettino will have an almost full squad to choose from with the exception of the injured Nabil Bentaleb.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.

My predicted scoreline: 5-0 Spurs courtesy of goals from Kane x2, Dembele, Eriksen and Nacer Chadli.

One to watch: West Brom’s target man and top scorer in the premier league this season with seven goals and three assists, José Salomón Rondón.

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Joshua Oluwayemi included in England under 15’s squad for Delle Nazioni tournament:

Joshua Oluwayemi included in England under 15’s squad for Delle Nazioni tournament:

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Our young Spurs under 15 goalkeeper Joshua Oluwayemi is the sole Spurs under 15 included in the England under 15 squad as they participate in the Delle Nazioni tournament in which starts this Sunday, as the young lions face the hosts Italy in Gradisca d’Isonzo. I saw Oluwayemi at the Ipswich under 15 showcase match as they played the young Lillywhites, and I was highly impressed by the youngsters goalkeeping ability and it hasn’t gone unrecognised by the young lions youth set up. England are joined by Italy, Russia and Qatar in group A of the nine team tournament and I believe the games will be steamed on the tournaments website which is include in the below link. We will be wishing Joshua and the rest of the England players the best of luck for the tournament as they face Italy in the opening game this Sunday evening.

Below is a picture of last years final between Austria and USA.

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Spurs u21’s 2-3 Manchester United u21’s: (match report)

Spurs u21’s 2-3 Manchester United u21’s: (match report)

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Our under 21’s played their last game of the premier league season last night, and Ugo Ehiogu’s team were involved in a thrilling match which had much at stake for the visitors, as a win for the Red Devils would crown them champions of the under 21 premier league. The talented man united side that had five players who had played senior football this season, took the lead after just six minutes. As Scotland under 21 international Donald Love fired United into the lead after receiving a pass from Pereira, Love hit a powerful low drive to find the bottom left hand corner of the net. United doubled their lead through Pereira ten minutes later, the Brazilian found the back of the net after he was found unmarked in the Spurs box and Pereira directed the ball well past McGee in the Spurs net. Ehiogu’s side pulled a goal back through the skipper Will Miller on 26 minutes after he was found by Stylianides, Miller who hit a low and accurate effort from just outside the box which nestled in the far corner of the net. Just past the hour mark Anton Walkes almost drew level after a spectacular solo effort, Walkes from long range tried a dipping volley which only narrowly went over the bar. Pereira almost secured the three points for United on 79 minutes, after he got ahead of Walkes, Pereira curled a delicious effort which hit the post.

The newly introduced Marcus Edwards helped Spurs equalise with just six minutes remaining on the clock, Edwards pull back was played into the path of Pritchard who converted from close range to draw Spurs level. However, deep in stoppage time Man united got the winner after the ball came out to Varela on the edge of the box and the Uruguayan fired an unstoppable shot beyond the helpless McGee. It was a tough blow to take for the young Spurs side who battled hard against a very tough United side who ran out as champions at the full time whistle.
Spurs U21s: McGee, Walker-Peters, Lesniak, Walkes, Muscatt, Stylianides (Goddard 86), Winks, Onomah, Sonupe (Edwards 72), Miller (c, Pritchard 67), Sterling. Substitutes (not used): Glover, Marsh.

Manchester United U21s: J Pereira (c), Varela, Tuanzebe, Williams, Borthwick-Jackson, McNair, El-Fitouri, Love, Redmond (McTominay 62), A Pereira, Riley. Substitutes (not used): Henderson (gk), Poole, Mitchell, Reid.

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/Spurs-TV/Highlights/Barclays-U21-Premier-League/U21-BARCLAYS-PL–SPURS-2-3-MANCHESTER-UNITED/

Spurs 4-0 Stoke: (match report)

Spurs 4-0 Stoke: (match report)

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Tottenham Hotspur produced yet another stunning performance as they defeated Stoke city in spectacular fashion winning four nil on the night, meaning that the Lillywhites have now cut Leicester’s lead at the top to just five points. Mauricio Pochettino’s men started with a flourish to their game as they attacked with great passion from the offing, with top scorer Harry Kane coming close seven minutes in. Kane went for goal from inside the box after controlling the ball with a fine touch, Kane unleashed a shot which Stoke city goalkeeper Shay Given held well. A mere two minutes after his first chance Harry Kane had another, and this time he was deadly breaking the deadlock with just nine minutes gone. After receiving a pass from Dembele Kane broke the deadlock with a wonderful solo effort, as from just outside the Stoke area Kane curled the ball wonderfully beyond the helpless Given, into the bottom right hand corner of the net, to give the Lillywhites an early lead. In the half hour that followed Kane’s opener, Spurs played tremendous attacking football with a panache about their game as they fluently moved the ball about, frightening the Stoke eleven.

Christian Eriksen came desperately close to doubling Spur’s lead just before half time, after Eriksen latched on to a wonderful through ball by Dele Alli, the Dane one on one with Given fired an effort which hit the upright, as the score somehow stayed only one nil to Spurs at the interval. Spurs started the second half with the same attacking flare and hunger in which they had demonstrated in the first and Erik Lamela came close to scoring just before the hour mark. The Argentine from an almost improbable angle inside the box fired an effort at goal, which was thwarted well by the experienced Given. Ten minutes after Lamela’s chance Spurs took the lead in scintillating fashion after Eriksen hit a defence splitting pass through to Dele Alli who had the goal at his mercy, and the 20 year old put a delightful chip over Given to double Spurs’s lead. Alli so nearly scored a brace minutes afterwards as the skilful Alli found his way through the defence before rounding Given. However, with the goal gaping at his mercy the young Alli miscued his effort which devastatingly clipped the outside of the post, before heading out of play. Although Spurs again were only looking forward to extending their lead and less than a minute later Spurs got their third through Harry Kane.

The ever threatening Kane slotted the ball home from close range after being played through from Lamela on the Tottenham break. Things got even better for Spurs a little over ten minutes after Harry Kane netted his 24th league goal of the season, as Dele Alli scored a brace after being found by a perfectly weighted chipped pass by Eriksen in the box, the highly skilful Alli scored a wonderful first time volley which nestled perfectly in the bottom right hand corner of Stoke’s net. Erik Lamela almost capped of an outstanding individual performance with a goal in stoppage time after he found his way through the potters defence, the Argentine sent his effort narrowly over the crossbar. Full time at the Britannia, Spurs 4-0 Stoke a game in which Spurs played total football as they remarkably thrashed Stoke with an almost poetic quality to their game, as they look to do the unthinkable and topple the foxes at the top of the table with just four games remaining. COYS⚽️

Additional notes: Spurs included the whole team as an option to vote for on their poll on Twitter and it was a fitting tribute to an exceptional team performance, every single player played remarkably. The tenacious defensive pairing of Alderweireld and Vertonghen proved remarkably efficient in stopping the menacing Arnautović, whilst the two full backs were equally remarkable as they defensively and offensively surged the flanks. Erik Lamela again produced another world class display his creativity and knowledge of the game proved to be an imperative part of Spurs’s victory, with the Argentinian winger almost getting an assist on the night. Christian Eriksen also had another fantastic match as the Spurs star was relentless on the right wing with his excellent passes the Dane accumulated two assists to take his league tally to 13 assists in the current campaign. Another star who was unlucky not to bag a hat-trick was Dele Alli who exhibited his extraordinary maturity with an excellent display, the attacking midfielder scored two goals on the night taking him to double figures in the league. Finally Harry Kane proved yet again why he is the best striker in England as he put in an exceptionally rounded display as he scored a brace taking his league tally to an outstanding 24 league goals.

Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c); Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dembele (Mason 87), Dier; Lamela (Son 90), Eriksen, Alli (Chadli 84); Kane. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Wimmer.
Goals: Spurs – Kane 9, 71, Alli 67, 82.

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