Spurs v Sunderland: (match preview)

Spurs v Sunderland: (match preview)

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Venue: White Hart Lane
Date: Sunday 18th September 16:30pm
Live: Sky Sports 1
Referee: Mike Dean
Head2Heads: Spurs 4-1, Spurs 1-0, Spurs 2-1, 2-2, 5-1.

Tomorrow Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in action against Sunderland at the lane as they look to put Wednesdays defeat against Monaco behind them with victory over the Black Cats. Spurs face Sunderland at a good time with the visitors having started the season poorly and are still in search of their first win in the league in this campaign. Despite Sunderlands bad record against Spurs over recent seasons, David Moyes’s side will undoubtedly provide a tough challenge for the Lillywhites as the black cats have some talented players on their books. Notably former Spurs legend Jermain Defoe who is one of the most talented strikers in the league at the moment, in addition Patrick Van Aanholt is an excellent attacking left back who likes to get forward and score goals. David Moyes will likely have his side defending from the minute go as they’ll aim to take a point back with them, regardless of their stance the lads will have to perform tomorrow if we are to record another win in the league this season, which in doing so would take us up to fourth in the table.

Team news: Our only absentee is the injured Danny Rose, as Ben Davies will deputise at left back. Meanwhile I reckon Mousa Dembele will start in the centre of midfield, in addition I believe that Pochettino will give Moussa Sissoko his first start for the Lillywhites. The Frenchman who made a good cameo in midweek would be a good option down the right wing as he has the pace, power and skill to cause many problems for left back Van Aanholt.

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

My predicted scoreline: 5-0 Spurs courtesy of a hat trick from Harry Kane, one goal from Moussa Sissoko and the other for Vincent Janssen.

One to watch: club legend Jermain Defoe who has two goals in the league this season.

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Spurs 1-2 Monaco: (match report)

Spurs 1-2 Monaco: (match report)

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Spurs kicked off their Champions league campaign with a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Monaco in front of a club record 85,000 strong crowd at Wembley stadium on Tuesday evening. It was a highly disappointing result for the Lillywhites as Monaco frustrated Pochettino’s side from the minute go, the well structured French side were incredibly solid and despite the lads best efforts we just couldn’t find the all important equaliser. We started the game encouragingly in the opening minutes and shortly before 10 minutes we almost took an early through Son, after the South Korean international latched on to a pass inside the box before unleashing a shot which was deflected away on the line by a Moncao defender. However, just six minutes later the Ligue 1 side stunned the Lillywhites by taking the lead through Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese winger went on a darting run before cutting inside Vertonghen and firing the ball past Lloris and into the top left hand corner of the net. Lamela almost made an instant reply for Spurs two minutes later after the Argentine struck a fine effort from the edge of the box which was heading for the bottom left hand corner of the net, though Danijel Subasic denied Lamela with a good save.

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The crowd were shocked on the half hour mark as Monaco doubled their lead through substitute Thomas Lemar, after the unmarked youngster got on to the rebound in the area following a save from Lloris and the Frenchman fired the ball superbly into the top of the net to double the visitors advantage. Our effort and attacking prowess finally paid off as in stoppage of the first half the Lillywhites got a goal back through Toby Alderweireld. Following the resulting corner from Lamela, Alderweireld rose high to plant a powerful header into the back of the net to give us great hope at the interval. The lads started the second half well and went close to getting level on the 48th minute after Dele Alli hit a testing effort from outside the box but Subasic tipped Alli’s powerful effort over the crossbar. In the minutes that followed the lads just couldn’t get past a stubborn Monaco side and despite everything Spurs threw at them, the French side continually found a way to deny us. Of all the chances Spurs had in the second half their best of all came to Harry Kane in the 79th minute. Following some good work from Janssen, the Dutchman set up Kane who inside the box seemed destined to get the equaliser but Kane powered his shot straight in to the arms of Subasic It was a disappointing end to a historic night, I believe that playing at Wembley affected our performance and style of play. Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle who was on ITV on Thursday spoke of the difficulty that Spurs face in containing their opponents in regards to their high pressing style of play. Despite the result I am still confident that we will adjust to the 90,000 capacity stadium and I also believe that we will top the group. Pochettino’s lads go again on Sunday as they face Sunderland at the Lane.

Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c); Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier (Sissoko 81), Alli; Lamela (Janssen 71), Eriksen, Son (Dembele 46); Kane. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Wanyama.
Monaco (4-2-3-1): Subasic; Raggi, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibe; Bakayoko, Fabinho; Dirar (Lemar 5), Moutinho, Silva; Falcao (c, Germain 81). Substitutes (not used): De Sanctis, Traore, Jean, Diallo, Toure.

Goals: Spurs – Alderweireld 45; Monaco – Silva 15, Lemar 31.
Yellow cards: Spurs – Kane; Monaco – Glik, Fabinho.

Spurs under 16’s defeat Norwich 4-3:

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It was a good afternoon for our under 16’s today as they defeated Norwich 4-3 at Hotspur way to continue there good start to the new season. Talented forward Phoenix Patterson who has already featured for the under 18’s this season, scored a brace whilst striker Rodel Richards also netted for the Lillywhites. A further goal came down as an own goal from a canaries player as the under 16’s triumphed with yet another victory.

Spurs v Monaco: (match preview)

Spurs v Monaco: (match preview)

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Venue: Wembley stadium
Date: Wednesday 14th September 19:45pm
Live: BT Sport 3
Head2Heads: 4-1 Spurs, 1-1, 5-2 Monaco (friendly)
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

It’s been five seasons since Spurs were last involved in the UEFA champions league but tomorrow under Mauricio Pochettino, the Lillywhites will face AS Monaco at Wembley stadium in their first group game of the campaign. We face a Monaco side that has much improved following our last encounter with the French club in last seasons UEFA Europa league where we comfortably defeated them 4-1 at the lane. However, this time round things are different, Les Rouges et Blancs are a stronger side and have started the season well having won five of their last six games in all competitions. Needless to say the Lillywhites task will be much tougher than last time round. Monaco have a mixture of experienced players of top class pedigree as well as a host of younger talents within their side such as pacy Portuguese winger Bernardo Silva. The Ligue 1 side have a strong defence, following the signing of tenacious central defender Kamil Glik from Torino they have not conceded few goals so far this season and will be hard to break down especially if they sit back and go for the draw. Despite Leonardo Jardim’s sides quality, we are the better side and I expect us to defeat the Ligue 1 side, as I strongly believe our quality will shine through in front of a roaring 80,000 plus crowd under the lights at Wembley stadium with a sea of Lillywhite shirts present. COYS⚽️

Team news: Danny Rose is our only absentee, the left back who picked up a hamstring problem on international duty is close to returning but will not feature tomorrow. Meanwhile, Moussa Dembele is in contention to start tomorrow’s game following a six game domestic ban but I reckon Pochettino will favour Victor Wanyama for tomorrow’s match as the Belgian international is lacking in game time, but the highly influential Dembele will undoubtedly return very soon to the centre of midfield, possibly against Sunderland on Sunday.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Wanyama, Lamela, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.

My predicted scoreline: 3-1 to Spurs courtesy of goals from Jan Vertonghen and Harry Kane x2.

One to watch: Radamel Falcao, the experienced 30 year old is a prolific and world class striker and despite his injury problems the Colombian international will pose a real threat in front of goal.

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Spurs 4-0 Stoke: (match report)

Spurs 4-0 Stoke: (match report)

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Yesterday afternoon Spurs defeated Stoke city 4-0 at the Bet365 stadium, defeating Mark Hughes side in scintillating fashion, the Lillywhites had a flawless display and repeated last seasons scoreline against the potters with an equally outstanding performance. The potters had the ball in the back of the net after just five minutes after Marko Arnautovic received a pass from Gianelli Imbula inside the box before firing the ball past Lloris and into the back of the net however, the Austrian international was ruled offside. 15 minutes later Spurs were unfortunate not to be given a penalty after Son was brought down by Geoff Cameron after he clipped Son in the box. On the half hour mark Dele Alli went desperately close to giving Spurs the lead after the 20 year old received the ball inside the box with just the keeper to beat, but Alli dragged the ball agonisingly wide of the post. We were controlling the game and our creativity paid off as Son broke the deadlock shortly before half time. After some great work on the right wing from Eriksen the Dane crossed the ball to the unmarked Son who volleyed home with a smart finish from inside the box to make it 1-0 to Spurs.

Heung Min-Son doubled our lead in the 56th minute following Eriksen again creating the goal after he passed the ball through to Son, who on the edge of the box hit a wonderfully accurate effort which went high in to the back of the net to put the Lillywhites 2-0 up. A mere three minutes later we put the game out of sight after Dele Alli netted our third of the game, following a fantastic move. Kyle Walker went on a surging run down the right wing before setting up Alli, who on the edge of the penalty area tucked the ball into the back of the net to finish off a fine move. A little over ten minutes later the lads wrapped up a tremendous victory with a fourth goal through Harry Kane. Kane received a pass in the in the box from Son before he controlled and slotted home, the final score Spurs 4-0 Stoke. It was a tremendous and truly flawless display from Spurs yesterday, every single player played excellently. Son was undoubtedly the man of the match yesterday, he was highly influential getting two goals and an assist and he’s fantastic performance will do he’s confidence the world of good. Up next for Spurs is Monaco on Wednesday as we start our champions league campaign against the Ligue 1 side. COYS⚽️

 

 
Stoke: Given; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Martins Indi, Pieters; Whelan (Bojan 67), Allen, Imbula (Adam 71); Walters, Arnautovic, Bony. Substitutes (not used): Grant, Bardsley, Muniesa, Crouch, Sobhi.
Spurs: Lloris (c); Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Wanyama (Lamela 55); Son, Alli, Eriksen (Sissoko 78), Kane (Janssen 73). Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Winks.
Goals: Spurs – Son 41, 56, Alli 59, Kane 70.
Yellow cards: Stoke – Whelan 7, Arnautovic 34, Adam 90+1; Spurs – Wanyama 45, Sissoko 90.

Motm: Son

Saturday’s loan report:

Saturday’s loan report:

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Will Miller: Will Miller scored a dramatic equaliser in the 93rd minute of stoppage time for Burton Albion earlier today as the Brewers drew 1-1 with Wolves. Will Miller came on as a 77th minute substitute for the championship and the talented forward is already showing his talent at Burton.

Luke McGee and Nathan Oduwa: 21 year old goalkeeper Luke McGee played the entirety of Peterborough’s 2-2  draw with Port Vale this afternoon. Meanwhile winger Nathan Oduwa was an unused substitute for the posh.

Filip Lesniak: Filip Lesniak wasn’t included in the squad for Czech side Slovan Liberec’s 2-1 defeat to Viktoria Plzen this evening.

 

Spurs u23’s 1-3 Chelsea u23’s: (match report)

Spurs u23’s 1-3 Chelsea u23’s: (match report)

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Yesterday our under 23’s side were defeated 3-1 by Chelsea under 23’s at Stamford bridge in the PL2 in a game in which the hosts quality showed despite a good effort from the young Lillywhites. For the vast majority of the first half the game was pretty much level pegging, with Spurs doing an excellent defensive job in containing the blues who were playing a possession based game. Tom Glover was forced into action on 37 minutes after Christie Davies hit a low range shot from the edge of the box which the alert Glover dealt with well as he got down to make a fine save. Ten minutes in to the second half Chelsea broke the deadlock after being awarded a penalty following Maghoma bringing down Quintero in the box, with Jay Da Silva converting from the spot to give the blues the lead. Six minutes later Chelsea doubled their lead through Christie Davies who tapped home from close range following a good save from Glover after Kyle Scott hit a powerful effort from close range which Glover parried into the feet of Christie Davies who tapped home.

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Chelsea put the game out of reach in the 73rd minute after right back Fikayo Tomori got the blues third goal of the game. Following a smart back heel from Mason Mount inside the box Tomori tucked the ball into the far corner of the net to make it 3-0 to Chelsea. Deep in stoppage time Spurs got a goal back through striker Shayon Harrison who scored a penalty, following Edwards being clipped in the area by Dasilva . Harrison hit a powerful low effort from the spot which nestled in the bottom right hand corner of the net, the final score Spurs u23’s 1-3 Chelsea u23’s. Despite the scoreline there were plenty of positives to take from the game, and some good individual performance from a younger than usual side. Chelsea’s defence was top class and our youngsters found it hard to break them down. I thought Tom Glover was our best player, the Australian goalkeeper made some excellent saves throughout the game. In addition Ryan Loft was extremely impressive when he came on in the second half, the striker who was our top scorer for the under 18’s last season was unlucky not to score after a good solo effort. Loft was fast, hard working and strong and he has a bright future at Spurs. 16 year old Tashan Oakley-Boothe made an impressive debut for the under 23’s when he came on in the second half also the skilful Samuel Shashoua had an impressive debut for the under 23’s at the bridge. Up next for Ehiogu’s side is Liverpool at the Lamex stadium on Monday the 19th of September.

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Chelsea: Collins, Tomori, T Chalobah, Clarke-Salter, Dasilva, Quintero, Maddox (Ugbo 46), Scott (Ali 90+2), Wakefield, Mount (Muheim 74), Christie-Davies. Substitutes (not used): Sterling, Baxter (GK).
Spurs: Glover, Walker-Peters, Ogilvie (Stylianides 9), Owens (Oakley-Boothe 65), Maghoma, Walkes, Edwards, Pritchard (Loft 65), Harrison (c), Tracey, Shashoua. Substitute (not used): McDermott (GK).

Goals: Chelsea – Dasilva 55 (pen), Christie-Davies 61, Tomori 73; Spurs – Harrison 90+5 (pen).

Spurs v Stoke: (match preview)

Spurs v Stoke: (match preview)

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Venue: Bet365 stadium
Date: Saturday 10th August 15:00pm
Head2Heads: 4-0 Spurs, 2-2, 3-0 Stoke, 2-1 Stoke, 1-0 Spurs
Referee: Anthony Taylor

Spurs return to action tomorrow afternoon following a two week international break, as Maurico Pochettino’s side face Stoke City at the Bet365 stadium. After picking up five points from three league games so far this season, the lillywhites will be eager to win this encounter against the potters with the lads having one of their best performances against Mark Hughes ‘s side last season. Following the arrival of three players on transfer deadline day, we now have the depth that we need to challenge for the league title for a second consecutive season. The potters haven’t started the season well having picked up only one point from their first three league matches, yet their talented attack including new signing Wilfried Bony will make them a danger throughout. Despite our poor form against Stoke in recent seasons I still believe that our lads will defeat them tomorrow and taking an early lead could prove imperative. One of stokes most important players Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri is ruled out off tomorrow’s game through injury.

Team news: Hugo Lloris has recovered well from his injury and will lead us out tomorrow. However, Danny Rose is ruled out due to a hamstring injury, Ben Davies will likely deputise. Meanwhile, Mousa Dembele is serving his sixth and final suspension of his six game ban tomorrow.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Dier, Son, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.

My predicted scoreline: 2-0 spurs courtesy of goals from Eriksen and Kane.

One to watch: Stokes new signing, striker Wilfried Bony.

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Spurs u23’s v Chelsea u23’s: (match preview)

Spurs u23’s v Chelsea u23’s: (match preview)

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Date:Friday 8th September 7:05pm
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Live: Chelsea TV

Tomorrow evening our under 23’s side face Chelsea under 23’s in a premier league 2 encounter at Stamford Bridge against the blues. Ugo Ehiogu’s side have started the season well with two wins from three games in the newly set up PL2. However, the young Lillywhites will face one of their toughest games of the campaign tomorrow as they face one of the most talented academy sides in Europe, in Chelsea. Tomorrows game regardless of the result will provide Ehiogu’s side with valuable experience which will undoubtedly help them in their future development in the game. Our highly talented squad have the quality and ability to defeat the hosts tomorrow night in front of a fairly big crowd and it will be exciting to see how the young Lillywhites fair at the Bridge.

 

My predicted lineup: Glover, Walker-Peters, Walkes, Maghoma, Ogilvie, Amos, Pritchard, Edwards, Goddard, Georgiou, Harrison.

 

One to watch: Chelsea and England under 18 midfielder Mason Mount.

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