Spurs v Southampton match preview:

Spurs v Southampton match preview:
Venue: White Hart Lane
Date: Sunday 8th May 13:30pm
Live coverage: Sky Sports 1 and BBC Radio 5 live
Head2Heads: Spurs2-0, 2-2, Spurs1-0, Spurs3-2, Spurs3-2
Referee: Jonathan Moss

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Come mid afternoon tomorrow we’ll hopefully have defeated Southampton and in doing so have secured a remarkable second place finish. However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will have their work cut out if they are to defeat a tough Southampton side who are vying for a Europa league place, but with our lads fresh and hungry from their intense match with Chelsea last Monday, we as fans can only be confident as our second place club have not lost to the saints in over a decade. As it is potentially the last full attendance match at White Hart Lane the club are urging all to help create a great atmosphere to show appreciation to our players for their exceptional season. Furthermore, the club are also urging fans to wear white and bring Spurs flags. COYS⚽️

Team news: Mousa Dembélé will miss tomorrow’s match after being handed a six game ban for an incident involving Diego Costa at Stamford bridge last Monday. Dele Alli will also miss out as he is also serving a ban whilst Nabil Bentaleb is out injured. Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld have been passed fit after both were brought off injured last Monday.

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

My predicted score line: 3-0 to Spurs courtesy of goals from Kane x2 and Eriksen.

One to watch: Southampton’s Senegalese forward Sadio Mané who has scored 10 league goals and got 7 assists in the current campaign.

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Spurs under 18’s and under 16’s win in academy showcase match at St Andrew’s

Our under 18’s and under 16’s enjoyed success today against Birmingham City in two separate academy showcase matches at St Andrew’s.

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Under 18’s: Our under 18’s triumphed against the blues earlier today as they defeated them 4-1. Kazaiah Sterling opened Spurs’s account early on from the penalty spot however, Birmingham equalised shortly afterwards after they volleyed home on 15 minutes. Spurs soon regained the lead through forward Marcus Edwards, before getting a third before halftime after Dylan Duncan fired home after following up on Oteh’s saved effort. Sterling scored his second of the game with eight minutes to go in the second half, Sterling was played through from central defender Joy Mukena’s clearance before slotting home. Kieran McKenna will undoubtedly be happy with his sides very good performance to defeat the blues 4-1.

Spurs u18 goals:
Sterling, Edwards, Duncan, Sterling

-Spurs (4-2-3-1)-Austin, Tracey, Mukena, Maghoma,Bennetts, Marsh, Roles, Edwards, Duncan, Sterling, Oteh

Subs: Tanganga, Whiteman, Stylianides, Owens, Golledge

Under 16’s: Our under 16’s were also victorious against the blues today as they defeated the West Midlands side 3-1 this afternoon. Spurs opened the lead in stoppage time of the first half through Phoenix Patterson who slotted home after Birmingham’s keeper pushed out a cross into the path of the youngster. Tashan Oakley-Boothe retained Spurs’s lead with a spectacular 30 yard strike in the second half after the blues had earlier equalised. Phoenix Patterson’s well worked assist was tapped home by Spurs’s forward Reo Griffiths with just over 15 minutes of time remaining, our goalkeeper Charlie Freeman also made a fine save right at the death as Spurs ran out impressive 3-1 winners at St Andrew’s.
U16 goals: Patterson, Oakley-Boothe, Griffiths.

U-16 team- Freeman, Omolabi, Eyoma, Dinzeyi, Hinds, Skipp, Reynolds, Kirby, Oakley-Boothe, Patterson, Griffiths

subs – Armando Shashoua,Stratham, Mukendi

Spurs 2-2 Chelsea: (match report)

Spurs 2-2 Chelsea: (match report)

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Our title hopes were ended in dramatic fashion last night as Spurs drew two all against arch rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. It was a game that saw passion, pride and utter emotion from Pochettino’s men as regardless of the result they made each and every Spurs fan so proud of what the club have achieved this season. However, our draw against the blues confirmed that Leicester city were champions of the Barclays premier league. The game included much controversy as tempers boiled throughout and Spurs subsequently received 9 yellow cards, that were all picked up by different players which is the first time that has occurred since the premier leagues inception in 1992, this remarkable statistic indicates how heated and passionate a derby it was. The game started with a great intensity from both sides as both were well set up and looking to pounce on one another’s errors. Danny Rose went close eleven minutes in after the full back let fly from 25 metres out, Rose’s effort flew narrowly wide of the angle. Cesc Fàbregas went the closest for the blues shortly after 25 minutes, after the spaniard shot narrowly wide after receiving a pass on the edge of the box, Fàbregas hit a low effort which went agonisingly wide of the left post.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men took the lead less than ten minutes later with a beautifully worked goal, after Érik Lamela showcased his great vision after the Argentine played through Harry Kane who one on one, calmly jinked past Begović in the Chelsea net before slotting the ball in to the back of the net. Lamela almost scored five minutes later after the winger ran into to the box, Lamela hit a fine effort on goal after receiving a well measured cross from Kyle Walker. However, Gary Cahill made a vital block to deny Lamela from doubling our lead. However, it wasn’t to matter for Spurs as less than five minutes after Lamela’s opportunity Spurs doubled their lead through Son Heung-min. The South Korean international latched on to Eriksen’s through ball before firing the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net. The Lillywhites almost made the perfect start to the second half as on 54 minutes Son came desperately close to getting Spurs’s third, after he curled an effort narrowly wide of the left post from the edge of the box. The blues pulled one back a few minutes later after an unmarked Gary Cahill fired the ball beyond the helpless Lloris, as he saw his effort nestle into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

(Son pictured below doubling Tottenhams lead in the first half)

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With less than 15 minutes remaining the newly introduced Ryan Mason almost made the headlines after the 24 year old received a pass just outside the area before side footing an effort towards the centre of the goal, which Begović saved well. Our title hopes dissipated on the 83rd minute through Eden Hazard, after the Belgian who was assisted by Diego Costa, curled a wonderfully accurate effort into the top right hand corner of the net. The Spurs players were visibly devastated at the full time whistle and so too were the fans, some unpleasant skirmishes occurred down the tunnel at the end between the Spurs players and staff and the Chelsea players and staff. However, we must remain upbeat for the Southampton match as we look to round off a magnificent season by finishing in second position. Let’s roar on the players for next weeks match against the saints, so we can show our appreciation for has been one of the best league campaigns in Tottenham Hotspur’s history. COYS⚽️

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Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic (Oscar 77); Willian, Fabregas, Pedro (Hazard 46); Costa. Substitutes (not used): Amelia, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Traore.
Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c); Walker, Alderweireld (Chadli 90+1), Vertonghen, Rose (Davies 82); Dembele, Dier; Son (Mason 64), Eriksen, Lamela; Kane. Substitutes (not used):  Vorm, Wimmer, Carroll, Clinton.
Goals: Chelsea – Cahill 58, Hazard 83. Spurs – Kane 35, Son 44.