Spurs 1-0 CSKA Moscow: (match report)

Spurs 1-0 CSKA Moscow: (match report)

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Yesterday evening Spurs put in a diligent performance as they defeated CSKA Moscow 1-0 to get their first win of this seasons UEFA Champions league campaign. It was a tough game for Mauricio Pochettino’s side but the Lillywhites controlled the flow of the game from the offing and their persistency paid off late in the second half as Son continued his excellent goal scoring run to bring home three valuable points to North London. We had the majority of possession in the opening half an hour however, Spurs found it hard to get past CSKA’s solid defence. Ten minutes before the interval Dele Alli went desperately close to opening the scoring after the 20 year old fired an effort from just outside the box, but the midfielders excellent effort smashed off the crossbar. We continued to have the upper hand in the game after the interval and Pochettino’s side went close at the beginning of the second half shortly after Ben Davies blocked a shot from Tosic on the edge of the box. Son came close to giving Spurs the lead at the other end after he fired a good shot from the edge of the box which flew narrowly wide of the left post. In the minutes that followed we came closer and closer to taking the lead as the lads searched for that much needed winner.

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On 68 minutes Erik Lamela came close to breaking the deadlock after the Argentina international created space inside the box before hitting an effort at goal that was deflected off Wernbloom before going narrowly wide. However just a couple of minutes later Lamela turned the provider after the winger threaded through a perfectly weighted through ball into the path of Son who from 12 yards out made no mistake as he slotted the ball past Akinfeev and into the back of the net. CSKA came close to equalising five minutes from time through Natcho however, it wasn’t to matter as Spurs recorded a well deserved victory in the Russian capital as they moved up to second in group E. COYS

Yet again Son was our best player, the South Korean international who has been in excellent form scoring five goals in five games this season, showed great perseverance and his tireless hard work ensured us an important victory. Our centre back pairing of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen were superb at the back, both read the game incredibly well and they dealt excellently with the presence of 6foot 8 inches CSKA Moscow striker Lacina Traore. Dele Alli adapted well to the centre of midfield, with the 20 year old being one of our most creative players on the night, another player who was incredibly influential in the game Was Erik Lamela. Lamela worked incredibly hard, constantly looking to create chances and his creativity paid off after he set up Son’s winning goal with a lovely through ball.

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CSKA Moscow (4-2-3-1): Akinfeev (C); Fernandes, V Berezutski (A Berezutski 46), Ignashevich, Schennikov; Golovin, Wernbloom; Tosic (Natcho 72), Eremenko, Milanov; Traore. Substitutes (not used): Chepchugov (gk), Nababkin, Strandberg, Gordyuskenko.
Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (C); Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Wanyama, Alli (Winks 82) ; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; Janssen (Nkoudou 67). Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Walker, Wimmer, Carter-Vickers, Onomah.

Goals: Spurs – Son 71.

My man of the match: Son Heung-Min.

 

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Spurs v CSKA Moscow: (match preview)

Spurs v CSKA Moscow: (match preview)

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Venue: Arena CSKA
Date: Tuesday 27th September 19:45 pm
Live: BT Sport Showcase/ BT Sport 3
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz
Head2Heads: N/A

This evening Spurs face CSKA Moscow in their second group game of this seasons UEFA Champions League, the Lillywhites will be desperate to avoid defeat following their defeat to Monaco in their first group game. Tonight’s game is a massive game for Spurs as Mauricio Pochettino’s side really can not afford to lose but Pochettino’s team have a tough task ahead of them. CSKA’s side are arguably the best in Russia, they are a well set up side with an good defence and an excellent midfield, with the likes of Alan Dzagoev and Roman Eremenko players to look out for. Meanwhile CSKA !Moscow 6 foot eight inches strikers Lacina Traoré will be a constant goal threat. Tonight’s match will undoubtedly will be an incredibly tough game but we are capable of getting a victory however, Spurs will have to be on the top their game if they are break down CSKA’s solid defence, but I do believe that the lads have the quality to win tonight. COYS

Team news: Spurs are missing several key players as Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Moussa Dembélé, Danny Rose and Moussa Sissoko have not traveled to Moscow due to injuries.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Alli, Wanyama, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Janssen.

My predicted scoreline: 3-1 to Spurs courtesy of goals from Lamela, Janssen and Son.

One to watch: CSKA Moscow’s talented midfielder Roman Eremenko.

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Spurs 2-1 Middlesbrough: (match report)

Spurs 2-1 Middlesbrough: (match report)

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Yesteday afternoon Spurs extended their unbeaten run in the premier league to six matches after Mauricio Pochettino’s side defeated Middlesbrough 2-1 at the Riverside stadium. Spurs looked sharp from the offing as they searched for an early goal and after an excellent start the Lillywhites broke the deadlock after just seven minutes courtesy of Son. The goal came about after Janssen received the ball from the resulting corner as the Dutchman held the ball before passing to Son, who danced his way through the Middlesbrough defence before firing the ball into the back of the net from ten yards. Less than 15 minutes later Son continued his rich vein of form after he netted Spurs’s second of the game after the South Korea international scored an excellent solo goal. Son showed great persistence as he worked hard to get the back the ball after he was tackled, and the winger won it back as he made his way back to a more central position in the box before curling a wonderful effort which nestled in to the top right hand corner of the net. We continued to dominate the game and ten minutes before the interval Spurs almost put the game to bed, after Son crossed the ball to Eriksen the Denmark international seemed destined to score as he let fly, but his effort was blocked by George Friend. The rebound came to Sissoko who on the right side of the box fired an effort at goal however, Victor Valdes thwarted the Frenchman’s effort with a fine save.

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On the stroke of half time Dele Alli went desperately close to getting Spurs’s third of the game after the 20 year old was found by Eriksen inside the box but an off balance Alli blazed his effort over the crossbar. We continued to control the game in the second half and shortly after the hour mark Dele Alli again went close to netting Spurs’s third of the afternoon. Alli discovered space outside the area before firing an effort at goal however, Ali’s powerful effort flew narrowly over the cross bar. However, just a few minutes later the Teeside club pulled a goal back after defender Ben Gibson headed home from Stewart Downing’s whipped free kick. Eleven minutes later Middlesbrough came close to getting an equaliser through substitute Jordan Rhodes after the Scotland international got on the end of Stewart Downing’s cross as he forced a comfortable save out of Lloris. The final score was a deserved 2-1 victory for Spurs, the Lillywhites had an excellent game in North Yorkshire as they dominated the match, playing excellent free flowing football in the process. COYS

 

My man of the match: Son, who played superbly yet again as he scored a brace putting his tally to four league goals in the premier league this season.

Match facts:
– Son had 4 shots against Middlesbrough scoring two goals, Son also had a 90% passing accuracy.
– Spurs had 19 attempts on goal yesterday afternoon.
– Spurs had 59% of ball possession

Middlesbrough (4-2-3-1): Valdes; Barragan, Chambers, Gibson, Friend (c); De Roon, Clayton (Forshaw 82); Stuani, Ramirez (Traore 59), Downing; Negredo (Rhodes 59). Substitutes (not used): Guzan, Ayala, Fischer, Nsue.
Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c); Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Wanyama, Alli; Sissoko (Lamela 69), Eriksen (Nkoudou 90), Son; Janssen (Winks 86). Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer.
Goals: Middlesbrough – Gibson 66; Spurs – Son 7, 23.
Yellow cards: Spurs – Walker 63; Middlesbrough – Traore 87, Friend 90+6.

Spurs v Middlesbrough: (match preview)

Spurs v Middlesbrough: (match preview)

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Venue: The Riverside stadium
Date: Saturday 24th September 15:00pm
Live: Not being broadcasted in the UK, check Spurs’s official Twitter account for live updates.
Referee: Graham Scott
Head2Heads: 4-1 Spurs, 2-1 Middlesbrough, 1-1, 1-1, 2-0 Spurs.

This afternoon Spurs face Middlesbrough at the Riverside stadium as Mauricio Pochettino’s side look to extend their unbeaten run in the premier league so far this season. Fresh from their 5-0 victory over Gillingham on Wednesday, the Lillywhites side will look a lot different this afternoon with many senior squad members returning to action following them being rested for Wednesdays league cup tie at the lane. Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough have only won one once in their last five matches and the newly promoted side struggled against Everton last Saturday losing 3-1 at Goodison park. The Boro do have a potent attack with experienced Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo leading the line, whilst the North Yorkshire club also have the likes of Stuani, Ramírez and Downing as well as the talented defender Ben Gibson. The lads will have their work cut out today but we are undoubtedly the better side and providing we start well we should defeat Middlesbrough this afternoon. COYS

Harry Kane is ruled out through injury whilst Moussa Dembele, Eric Dier and Danny Rose are all doubts with a hamstring injury.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Wanyama, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Janssen.

My predicted scoreline: 3-0 to Spurs courtesy of goal from Eriksen, Son and Janssen.
One to watch: Middlesbroughs talented striker Alvaro Negredo.

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Spurs under 23’s 0-1 Southampton: (match report)

Spurs under 23’s 0-1 Southampton: (match report)

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Yesterday evening our under 23’s fell to a 1-0 defeat against Southampton at St Mary’s, the much younger than usual under 23 side battled well against a considerably older opposition but were simply second best despite their best efforts. The game was evenly matched in the first 20 minutes with Spurs just having the upper hand and the young Lillywhites went close to breaking the deadlock with two good efforts in the space of just three minutes. The first of which came from winger Shilow Tracey who after beating a Southampton defender fired a low effort at goal which the Saints goalkeeper Harry Lewis denied with his legs. Shortly afterwards Lewis was again forced into action after under 23 debutant Reo Griffith’s hit a curling effort from 20 yards out which Lewis thwarted with a fine save. The home side took the lead in the 38th minute courtesy of a header from Jack Stephens. Stephens rose high in the box after the ball was whipped in from the following free kick and the defender powered a header onto the underside of the crossbar and into the back of the net, despite Tom Glovers best efforts. The second half was for the most part flat however, following Keanan Bennett’s introduction shortly after the hour mark the 17 year old impressed down the left wing and the youngster went the closest Spurs had come to scoring all game in the 73rd minute.

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Bennett’s hit a free kick from the edge of the box narrowly wide of the right post as his whipped effort hit the side netting. Three minutes later both sides were reduced to ten men after both George Marsh and Harley Willard were shown second yellow cards following an incident near the touchline. The game finished 1-0 to the Saints, our incredibly young side put in an excellent effort against one of the best sides in the PL2 but Ehiogu’s side just couldn’t create many clear cut chances against a much more experienced Southampton side. Our best player was right back Kyle Walker-Peters, the 19 year old was solid through out at right back, whilst he was also creative down the right wing as he went on skilful runs, cutting inside on numerous occasions as he caused the saints defence bother. 16 year old midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe also had a good game as he impressed in the centre of the park, whilst wingers Reo Griffiths and Shilow Tracey had good games on the wing. Second year scholar Keanan Bennett’s made a good impact on the game following his introduction in the second half, Bennett’s skill and pace caused the Saints problems down the left. Bennett’s also went desperately close to scoring from a free kick, up next for Ehiogu’s side is Manchester City at the lane on the 14th of October.

Southampton: Lewis, Bakary, McQueen, Jones, Cook, Stephens (c), Sims, O’Connor, Olomola, Slattery (Johnson 82), Willard. Substitutes (not used): Wood, Smallbone, Mdlalose, Parkes (GK).
Spurs: Glover, Walker-Peters, Muscatt (Eyoma 90+1), Marsh, Maghoma, Walkes (c), Tracey, Stylianides, Loft (Bennetts 63), Oakley-Boothe (Pritchard 78), Griffiths. Substitutes (not used): Owens, McDermott (GK).
Goal: Southampton – Stephens 38.
Yellow cards: Southampton – Cook 36, Willard 56, 76, Olomola 74; Spurs – Marsh 34, 74, Maghoma 60.
Red cards: Southampton – Willard 76; Spurs – Marsh 74.

Spurs under 23’s v Southampton under 23’s: (match preview)

Spurs under 23’s v Southampton under 23’s: (match preview)

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Venue: St Mary’s
Date: Friday 23rd September 19:00pm
Live: On Southampton’s official YouTube channel

Our under 23 side return to action this evening as they face Southampton in the PL2 at St Mary’s, Ugo Ehiogu’s side will be looking to make amends for their woeful display against Liverpool on Monday night where they lost 6-2. The young Lillywhites face a talented Southampton side that have started season well, picking up ten points from five games, as they sit in second place in the league table. Ehiogu’s side are certainly capable of defeating Southampton this evening at a fairly busy St Mary’s stadium however, it will be a difficult game with quite a few key players missing through injury, but regardless of the side that is fielded it will provide the players with another great experience which will help their development in the game. Along with talented striker Olufela Olomola, Southampton’s talented midfielder Josh Sims is also one to watch.

My predicted lineup: Glover, Walker-Peters, Maghoma, Walkes, Muscatt, Stylianides, Owens, Tracey, Pritchard, Edwards, Loft.

One to watch: Southamptons talented striker Olufela Olomola who has scored fourgoals in the PL2 this season.

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Spurs 5-0 Gillingham: (match report)

Spurs 5-0 Gillingham: (match report)

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It was a glorious night at the lane on Tuesday as Mauricio Pochettino’s youthful Spurs side defeated Gillingham 5-0 in the third round of the league cup to progress to the fourth round where the Lillywhites will meet Liverpool at Anfield. It was a truly dominant performance from Spurs yesterday as they completely outclassed the league one side in every area on the field of play. We started the game well in the opening minutes and went close to taking the leading through Christian Eriksen in the 16th minute, Spurs’s captain powered a long range effort at goal which the Gills keeper Jonathan Bond thwarted with an excellent save, before being brought off through injury shortly afterwards. The lads continued to push for the opener and the team were rewarded on the half hour mark as Christian Eriksen opened the scoring with a 30 yard screamer which moved in the air as it flew past Nelson and into the back of the net. Nine minutes later Vincent Janssen went desperately close to getting his first goal for Spurs after rounding Nelson inside the area Janssen tried to convert from a tight angle. However, the strikers shot was cleared on the line by Deji Oshilaja.

The lads started the second half in style as Christian Eriksen got his second of the game three minutes after the restart to double Spurs’s lead. The goal came about following a surging run from Lamela in the midfield before finding Eriksen on the edge of the box with a perfectly weighted pass as he found his way through two Gillingham defenders before slotting the ball through the legs of Nelson and into the back of the net. Less than three minutes later Spurs got a third courtesy of Vincent Janssen’s first goal for the Lillywhites after he despatched a well taken penalty, following Kieran Trippier being brought down in the area after the right back tried to turn past Oshilaja. Spurs put the game well and truly out of sight 15 minutes later as academy graduate Josh Onomah got his first senior goal for Spurs. Onomah received a fantastic pass from Lamela on the edge of the area before tucking the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net, the passion was clear to see in Onomah’s celebration. Erik Lamela deserved a goal for his excellent contribution to the game and the Argentine got our fifth in the 68th minute. After some excellent work from Janssen where the Dutchman outmuscled his opponent, Janssen laid the ball off to Lamela on the edge of the area and the Argentina international slotted home with a fine finish.

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Highly rated academy prospect Marcus Edwards almost scored in stoppage time following his introduction, Edwards went on a fantastic mazing run as he weaved past the Gillingham defence before powering an effort from 20 yards out that was tipped over the crossbar by Nelson. The final score Spurs 5-0 Gillingham, it was an excellent performance from Spurs as the young side impressed throughout getting an impressive victory over the Gills. Erik Lamela was my man of the match, the winger got three assists and a goal as he worked tirelessly throughout, fuelling our attack from the minute go. In addition Eriksen had a great game as he netted a brace, whilst 20 year old midfielder Harry Winks was flawless in the centre of the park. Winks was tidy, efficient and creative and demonstrated to Pochettino that he is more than ready to play senior football for Spurs.

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Spurs (4-2-3-1): Vorm; Trippier, Wimmer, Carter-Vickers, Davies (Walkes 80); Winks, Carroll; Lamela, Onomah, Eriksen (c, Nkoudou 59); Janssen (Edwards 75). Substitutes (not used): Whiteman, Vertonghen, Wanyama, Son.
Gillingham (4-5-1): Bond (Nelson 16); Jackson, Ehmer, Oshilaja, Konchesky; Emmanuel-Thomas (Wagstaff 60), Wright (c), Byrne, Dack (Knott 80), Osadebe; McDonald. Substitutes (not used): Donnelly, Pask, Oldaker, List.
Goals: Spurs – Eriksen 31, 48, Janssen 51 (pen), Onomah 66, Lamela 68.

Spurs v Gillingham: (match preview)

Spurs v Gillingham: (match preview)

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Venue: White Hart Lane
Date: Wednesday 21st September 20:00 pm
Live: Not being broadcast in the UK check Spurs’s official Twitter account for live updates.
Referee: David Coote
Head2Heads: Spurs 4-2 (1982)

 
Tomorrow night spurs are in action against Gillingham in a third round EFL tie at the lane, it will be a special occasion for the Gills boss Justin Edinburgh as he returns to the stadium where he played many times for spurs during the 1990’s. Spurs boss Maurico Pochettino has the tough task of picking tomorrow’s team which will be a hard one as our squad is now so big in depth with many players having not played for the lillywhites so far this season. Regardless of what team Pochettino decides to pick, Gillingham will provide tough opposition and the league one side should not be underestimated. We last played Gillingham coincidentally in the third round of the league cup in 1982, and on that night we defeated the Gills 4-2 courtesy of braces from Steve Archibald and Garth Crooks. Pochettino spoke yesterday of the importance of this competition and I am sure that he will field a strong squad this evening that should defeat the Kent club. It’s likely to be a mixture of senior squad members and youth players with talented youngsters Harry Winks and Cameron Carter-Vickers likely to start their first games for Spurs. Also talented youth players Marcus Edwards and Anton Walkes could feature on the bench.

Gillingham have two ex Spurs players on their books, Paul Konchesky and Jamie O’Hara, whilst their young and talented midfielder Emmanuel Osadebe attended the Tottenham Hotspur college foundation prior to joining the Gills in 2015. Former Arsenal forward Jay Emmanuel Thomas is one of the Gills biggest goal threats whilst Rory Donnelly and Bradley Dack are also players to watch out for. Hopefully the lads will go far in this competition and provide some great league cup memories in our final season at the lane. COYS⚽️

Team news: Danny Rose and Harry Kane are ruled out through injury, whilst midfielders Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele who came off injured against Sunderland on Sunday are unlikely to be risked tonight. Young striker Shayon Harrison would have been in contention for his competitive debut for Spurs this evening, but the 19 year old picked up a groin injury and has been ruled out of the match.
My predicted lineup: Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Davies, Winks, Wanyama, Lamela, Carroll, Onomah, Janssen

My predicted scoreline: 5-1 to Spurs courtesy of goals from Lamela x2, Janssen, Onomah and Edwards.

One to watch: Gillingham’s talented midfielder Bradley Dack, who has an excellent shot at his disposal.

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Spurs under 23’s v Liverpool under 23’s: (match preview)

Spurs under 23’s v Liverpool under 23’s: (match preview)

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Venue: The Lamex stadium
Date: Monday 19th September 19:00 pm
Live: LFCTV

Our under 23’s side return to action this evening as they face Liverpool at the Lamex stadium in a PL2 encounter. Ugo Ehiogu’s side will be looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Friday but it will be a difficult task against a talented Liverpool under 23′ side. Tonight’s team news will be interesting as it could give us some indication as to which youngsters will be involved against Gillingham in the league cup on Wednesday night. I reckon Shayon Harrison, Anton Walkes and Kyle Walker-Peters will all be involved in the squad for Wednesdays game. It would be good to see talented under 18 midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe feature for the under 23’s again this evening a week after making his debut against Chelsea, Oakley-Boothe was absent from the under 18’s match against Norwich on Saturday. Another talented player who may feature this evening is second year scholar Samuel Shashoua who also made his debut against Chelsea last Friday. It will be another good experience in front of a fairly big crowd at the Lamex stadium as Ehiogu’s talented side get to test themselves against Liverpools talented development squad which includes hot prospects such as Trent Alexander-Arnold and Cameron Brannagan, as well as senior player Danny Ings who may well feature this evening.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Glover, Stylianides, Maghoma, Ogilvie, Georgiou, Owens, Pritchard, Tracey, Shashoua, Goddard, Loft.

 

One to watch: 24 year old striker Danny Ings, who has been involved in all of Liverpools under 23 games in the PL2 so far this season.

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Spurs 1-0 Sunderland: (match report)

Spurs 1-0 Sunderland: (match report)

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Spurs moved up to third in the table after a dominant 1-0 victory over Sunderland at the lane yesterday. It was a highly impressive performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they recorded a hard fought victory against the black cats. Spurs started the game well and were looking sharp against a Sunderland side desperate for a point after a poor start to the season. After some good half chances early on Spurs went close on 17 minutes through Harry Kane after the striker received a cross inside the area from Son, Kane hit the ball first time from close range but Jordan Pickford pulled off a good reaction save to deny Kane. We continued to cause the Sunderland defence bother in the following minutes and constantly tested goalkeeper Jordan Pickford with numerous goal attempts. However, the highly impressive Son went desperately close to breaking the deadlock six minutes before half time, after the winger cut in from the left before firing a powerful low effort which hit the outside of the left post. Despite our control of the game throughout the first half David Moyes’s side almost stunned Spurs on the stroke of half time after having the best chance of the half, following a pass from Januzaj on the right wing former Spurs player Steven Piennar hit an effort on the edge of the six yard box which seemed destined to nestle in the bottom left hand corner of the net. However, the alert Kyle Walker got across to make an exceptional goal line clearance to keep the score level at the interval.

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Our stand out player of the first half, Son continued his excellent display into the second half as the South Korean internationals energy and high work rate troubled the Sunderland defence. Son went close to opening the lead shortly before the hour mark after Moussa Dembele passed to him on the left side of the penalty area, Son tried a powerful effort which hit the side netting. After showing great perseverance throughout the game Harry Kane’s hard work finally paid off in the 59th minute as he broke the deadlock to give Spurs a 1-0 lead. The goal came about after Kyle Walker sent in a promising cross from the right in which Alli headed down in to the direction of Kane and despite contact by Djilobodji the defender couldn’t control the ball as it came to Kane who after controlling the ball calmly despatched the ball in to the bottom right hand corner of the net. After Kane opened the scoring for Spurs it was all one way traffic for the Lillywhites as for the rest of the game they continued to create chance after chance, with the best chance coming to substitute Erik Lamela in the 87th minute. The Argentine went on a surging run down the right wing as he was free to test Pickford from just outside the area he curled an effort in the direction of the bottom left hand corner. However, Pickford made a magnificent diving save to deny Lamela, a couple of minutes later Sunderland were reduced to ten men following the dismissal of Adnan Januzaj following a second bookable offence, Spurs comfortably won the game 1-0 to move up to third in the premier league as they bounced back from Wednesdays loss against Monaco.

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The win was somewhat overshadowed by an injury picked up by Harry Kane in the second half after the striker went over on his ankle after lunging for the ball, it was a worrying sight but hopefully it won’t be as serious as originally feared. Son was undoubtedly our man of the match for a second league game in a row, Son was exceptional throughout as he worked tirelessly down the right wing, his energy and eagerness to get into space was fantastic and I really do believe that Son will flourish for Spurs this season. Goalscorer Harry Kane’s perseverance throughout was imperative as the England international netted a well worked winner, linking up well with Dele Alli for the goal. After his excellent first half goal line clearance Kyle Walker had yet another excellent game at right back and didn’t let anyone past him. It was a great win for Spurs and the lads go again this Wednesday in the EFL cup against Gillingham at the lane.

Match facts:
– Son had 90% passing accuracy and had seven shots on goal.
– Spurs recorded an exceptional 31 attempts on goal against Sunderland. yesterday.
– Spurs had 74% of Possession in yesterday’s match.

Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c); Walker, Alderweireld, Dier (Davies 77), Vertonghen; Dembele (Lamela 74), Wanyama; Sissoko, Alli, Son; Kane (Janssen 87). Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Trippier, Winks, Eriksen.
Sunderland (4-3-3): Pickford; Denayer (McNair 90+2), Djilobodji, Kone, Manquillo; Cattermole (c), Kirchhoff (Khazri 79), Ndong; Pienaar (Watmore 63), Defoe, Januzaj. Substitutes (not used): Mika, Love, O’Shea, Gooch.

Goal: Spurs – Kane 59.