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  • Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:14:42 +0000: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos - Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian

    Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight

    The Dozen archive

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  • Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:09:30 +0000: Chas Hodges obituary - Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian
    Singer, songwriter and pianist who was half of the popular duo Chas and Dave, famed for their ‘rockney’ style of music

    Rockney was the name given to the fusion of vintage rock’n’roll music and cockney lyrics pioneered by Chas and Dave from the 1970s onwards. The singer and pianist Chas Hodges, who has died aged 74 after suffering from oesophageal cancer, and bass guitarist Dave Peacock scored hit records such as Rabbit, Gertcha and Ain’t No Pleasing You, as well as composing songs to celebrate Tottenham Hotspur’s cup successes.

    Their big break came from a series of television commercials for Courage beer in the late 70s and early 80s, which used eight of their songs as soundtracks. The duo also became favourites of many television producers. They were given their own Christmas special in 1982, with guests including Eric Clapton, which was extended to an ITV series, Chas and Dave’s Knees-Up, the following year, and they often appeared on the children’s Saturday morning show Tiswas.

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  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:38:34 +0000: Brighton 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League — as it happened - Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian

    Harry Kane and Erik Lamela scored as Spurs ended their losing run with a hard-fought victory in the rain at the Amex Stadium

    Nick Ames’ match report has landed, which is my cue to do one. Thanks for your company, bye!

    Related: Érik Lamela’s sucker punch seals win for Spurs over spirited Brighton

    Post-match interviews

    Harry Kane “I thought we played well – a lot of energy, should have put the game to bed and it was a bit nervy at the end. It was a foul (by Bong, which led to the penalty). I tried to stay on my feet but I was clipped. As a striker, if you’re not scoring goals people will ask questions – that’s part of the job. Hopefully we can build a bit of momentum after today.”

    The win moves Spurs up to fifth, a point behind Watford. Brighton stay in 13th.

    That was a cracking match. Spurs deserved to win, but Brighton were superb in the second half. Harry Kane’s penalty and Erik Lamela’s fine goal put Spurs 2-0 up before Anthony Knockaert gave them a late scare. He also missed a great chance when the score was 1-0.

    Peep peep! Spurs divest themselves of the Premier League Crisis Baton™ with an important win at the Amex Stadium.

    90+4 min Knockaert’s curling shot from 20 yards is saved by the plunging Gazzaniga! That was a decent chance for an improbable equaliser.

    Brighton go straight down the other end, where Knockaert comes inside Rose and leathers a curling shot into the far corner. That’s a brilliant finish.

    90+3 min Ryan makes his third save from Kane, this time with his feet, and then...

    90+1 min Montoya’s bobbling long-range volley is comfortably held by Gazzaniga. He looked a bit iffy on corners but has otherwise had a good night, and he made that vital save from Knockaert at 1-0.

    89 min The match is petering out. Spurs have been cruising since the second goal, and Kane has suddenly come to life. He moves into the area, shifts the ball away from Propper and hits another fierce shot that is shovelled behind by Ryan.

    87 min Kane makes room in a congested area to blast a shot that is a bit too straight and blocked by Ryan. That was Kane at his best, like travelling back in time to, er, February 2018.

    84 min The second goal has deflated Brighton, who played so well for large parts of the second half. Dunk has a cut mouth after a clash with Lamela, who held him off with a straight arm.

    80 min Harry Kane wears No10, and he has played like one for much of tonight. That was a problem during the World Cup, too. He’s a very good No10, don’t get me wrong, but he’s a great No9.

    79 min Brighton make their final change, with Jurgen Locadia replacing Yves Bissouma. That means a switch to 4-4-2.

    78 min Dele Alli replaces Lucas Moura.

    The move started with a crisp, Koemanic pass from Dier into Lamela on the halfway line. He moved it onto Moura, who pushed it down the line to Rose. His low cutback was perfect for Lamela, who arrived late in the box and steered a precise first-time shot into the far corner.

    Spurs clinch the points with a gorgeous team goal.

    76 min Trippier plays a short corner to Moura, whose stinging shot hits Kayal.

    74 min Bissouma is booked for a clumsy foul on Rose.

    73 min Brighton make another change, with Ali Jahanbakhsh replacing the excellent Solly March.

    73 min Knockaert’s outswinging corner is headed over by Dunk, under pressure from Dier. Again Dier had hold of his shirt, though penalties are rarely given in those circumstances.

    72 min This is an important 20 minutes for Spurs, who could get a bit of a complex if they lose another 1-0 lead.

    69 min That could have been a penalty for Brighton in the 65th minute. Dier had a good handful of a Brighton shirt, Dunk’s I think, though the gesture was reciprocated so I suppose it could have gone either way.

    68 min “What’s the largest number of top-flight teams to play in green in a season?” asks Daniel Friedman. “In a week? Brighton last week, Watford this morning, Spurs this afternoon. None of whom have green on their team colours.”

    Sounds like one for The Knowledge. From memory there were a few green away kits (or at least kits with green bits) in 1994-95: Liverpool, Leeds, Villa.

    67 min Spurs make a change, with Erik Lamela replacing Son.

    66 min: Knockaert misses a sitter! He was found by Kayal, who bumped Trippier off the ball and then slipped an angled pass into the area. Knockaert danced infield, past the covering Alderweireld, only to sidefoot tamely at Gazzaniga from eight yards.

    65 min This is a fine spell for Brighton. March spins behind Trippier, surges into the area and tries to cut the ball back to Knoackert. Alderweireld puts it behind for a corner, which leads to a big penalty appeal after an impromptu Royal Rumble on the six-yard line. I’ll be honest: I’ve not a solitary clue what happened there, but we should see a replay soon.

    64 min Brighton have a goal disallowed for offside against Duffy. A corner was punched unconvincingly by Gazzaniga, and when the ball came back in it was headed into the net. Duffy was definitely offside, but I’m not certain he got the touch - it may have been Dunk.

    63 min A corner is half cleared to March, whose long-range shot deflects off Son and spins onto the roof of the net. Gazzaniga was at full stretch to his left.

    62 min Kayal is booked for something or other.

    61 min Bissouma plays a neat one-two with Propper and slides a lovely pass between Vertonghen and Rose to find Knockaert. His first touch isn’t quite heavy enough, however, and that allows Rose to scarper back and make a vital interception.

    59 min Duffy is back on the field and looks fine to continue.

    58 min Rose dances into the area and unexpectedly changes direction to get away from Montoya, who makes an excellent recovery tackle. Duffy makes an equally good follow-up challenge on Rose and injures himself in the process. He’s receiving treatment.

    55 min It’s pouring down, as it has been throughout the match. The pitch is still immaculate, though, and Eriksen can’t blame it when slams a shot on the turn into orbit from Moura’s deflected cross.

    53 min Brighton’s more attacking approach means there is room for Spurs to play. Moura feeds the ball to Eriksen, who uses the overlapping Rose by not using him. Instead he moves onto his right foot, 25 yards out, and whips a curling shot that just misses the top corner.

    51 min Knockaert’s curling corner is claimed at the second attempt by Gazzaniga.

    50 min Knockaert’s free-kick is headed over his own bar by Vertonghen, under pressure from Murray.

    49 min Brighton have started the second half with much greater intent. March robs Trippier, who pulls him back and is booked.

    47 min Duffy drives a brilliant crossfield pass out to the right to find Knockaert. He teases Rose and hits a cross that just eludes the stretching March at the far post.

    46 min Peep peep! Brighton get the second half under way.

    Half-time reading

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    Peep peep! That was like a training session: Brighton defence versus Spurs attack. Brighton were doing pretty darn well until Glenn Murray’s silly handball gave Harry Kane the chance to quench his goal thirst.

    45 min Two minutes of added time.

    43 min There are boos all round the ground, but it was an excellent and brave decision from Chris Kavanagh. Murray jumped with his arms in the air like he just don’t care (for conventional perceptions of what constitutes handball). It hit his left arm and that was that.

    Harry Kane blasts the penalty to his left, with Ryan going the other way. It was an emphatic finish. He’s scored a goal in September!

    41 min It’s a good decision, and a stupid piece of play from Murray.

    41 min Trippier hits the free-kick into the wall - but a penalty has been given for handball!

    39 min Kane is fouled just outside the area by Bong. The free-kick is to the right of centre, so ostensibly better for a left-footer. But I think Eriksen might hit this.

    37 min See 23 min. And 29 min.

    34 min Spurs are moving the ball a bit too slowly, which is allowing Brighton to maintain their defensive shape. Knockaert leads a Brighton counter-attack, curling in a cross from the right that drifts behind for a goalkick. I think Brighton had only Murray in the box against four defenders.

    31 min There are two ways of looking at this game. Spurs will say they have been much the better team and deserve to be ahead; Brighton will say it’s been sterile domination and Mat Ryan has only had one save to make.

    29 min Son moves infield confidently, draws back his right foot... and splatters the ball into a different postcode.

    29 min Spurs are really missing Vincent Janssen, end of.

    28 min Spurs have had 78 per cent possession so far.

    25 min Brighton’s work-rate and defensive organisation are admirable, exemplified by Knockaert’s determined dispossession of Lucas Moura a moment ago.

    24 min Eriksen is fortunate not to be booked for a cynical foul on the breaking Montoya.

    23 min Spurs are playing some neat football, but - strange to say about a team with Harry Kane in it - haven’t had much of a cutting edge.

    21 min The popular Stephens is applauded off the field, to be replaced by Beram Kayal.

    20 min Dale Stephens is struggling with what appears to be a hamstring injury.

    18 min Lovely play from Spurs. Kane finds Rose, who fizzes a low first-time cross into the area. It comes to Son, whose shot on the run is crucially blocked by Big Narstie’s favourite footballer.

    16 min A good little spell for Brighton. Knockaert is fouled on the right by Rose, but overhits the free-kick.

    15 min Ah, turns out Dunk was unmarked was because Stephens put Rose in a wrestling hold off the ball.

    14 min A long free-kick finds the strangely unmarked Dunk, who takes the ball down nicely on his chest - and then rakes a half-volley straight out for a throw-in.

    12 min Son drives wide from 25 yards. Tottenham are playing nicely now, moving the ball with the rhythmic purpose that has made them so watchable in the last few years.

    10 min Trippier’s near-post corner is flashed towards goal by the head of Alderweireld, and Ryan leaps to his right to make a superb save. The ball loops up towards Vertonghen, who is under a lot of pressure and can’t guide his header on target.

    9 min Spurs keep the ball for an age before the influential Trippier’s cross is deflected behind for a corner.

    7 min Nothing much to report so far. Spurs have had more of the ball but the game hasn’t really taken shape.

    5 min Spurs are zipping the ball around on the moist surface. It’s surely worth testing the keepers from distance as handling won’t be easy.

    2 min Dier drives a nice long pass down the right for Trippier, whose deflected cross is headed behind by Stephens. Trippier takes the corner short to Lucas Moura, who slaps his cross straight at Knockaert.

    1 min Peep peep! Spurs get things under way at the Amex Stadium, where it is teeming down.

    Mauricio Pochettino speaks! “Vorm suffered a problem with his knee during training. It would have been a risk to start with Dele Alli but we are happy he is on the bench.”

    Everyone at the Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own, Chas Hodges. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/AMB7pWHUa4

    Pre-match reading

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    Related: Mauricio Pochettino tells Tottenham to toughen up for trip to Brighton

    The 3pm kick-offs are into the final 10 minutes. Wolves are drawing 1-1 at Old Trafford, while Liverpool and Manchester City are cruising to victory.

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    Brighton (4-1-4-1) Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Stephens; Knockaert, Propper, Bissouma, March; Murray.
    Substitutes: Button, Balogun, Bernardo, Kayal, Locadia, Andone, Jahanbakhsh.

    Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1) Gazzaniga; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Moura, Eriksen, Son; Kane.
    Substitutes: Whiteman, Sanchez, Aurier, Winks, Lamela, Wanyama, Alli.

    Tottenham have won something! Alas, it’s the Premier League Crisis Baton™, passed each week to the team that a hysterical media deems to be in crisis. Spurs have lost three games in a row, all narrowly, two of them to superpowers of world football. Disaster! It’s the opinion of this narrator that almost all of their problems could be solved by giving Harry Kane a month off, but it takes a brave manager to do that when he’s holding the Crisis Baton.

    Football is a perception industry as well as a results business, and Spurs really can’t afford a fourth consecutive defeat today. Brighton is a tricky place to go – they’ve lost only four home games since returning to the Premier League – and Spurs drew 1-1 here in April. In the circumstances, they’d probably take that today.

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  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:33:52 +0000: Érik Lamela’s sucker punch seals win for Spurs over spirited Brighton - Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian

    There are times when any win will do and, for Tottenham, this was certainly one. The vultures had been circling after three defeats and the historians leafing all the way back to the spring of 2004, the last time they lost four consecutive games in a single season. Mauricio Pochettino needed his players to stand tall at what has become one of the Premier League’s more testing venues for the bigger clubs; they did that and, while this performance fell some way short of their fluent best, a few suggestions of a return to form flickered, too.

    Foremost among them was their second, ultimately decisive goal, scored by Érik Lamela after the kind of rapier-like attack Tottenham have made their trademark under Pochettino. Lamela had replaced Son Heung-min eight minutes before taking possession just inside the Brighton half and, via Lucas Moura, working the ball to Danny Rose. He kept running and was rewarded with an accurate cutback that, without breaking stride, he swept beyond Mat Ryan.

    Related: Brighton 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League — as it happened

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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:29:04 +0000: Mauricio Pochettino tells Tottenham to toughen up for trip to Brighton - Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian

    • Three defeats leave manager concerned about lack of desire
    • Post-World Cup tiredness no excuse for slump, Pochettino says

    Mauricio Pochettino has demanded that his Tottenham players run harder and mark tougher at Brighton on Saturday as he expressed frustration at the complacency and softness that have underpinned their run of three successive defeats – the worst of his tenure.

    Pochettino detected the attitude after the 3-0 win at Manchester United – a game in which he felt the scoreline flattered his team – and they have since lost to Watford, Liverpool and Internazionale.

    Related: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

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The Archives for Spurs have been compiled below:

  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:26:51 +0000: Ex-England midfielder Parker retires - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Tottenham Hotspur | BBC
    Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.
  • Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:18:21 +0000: Son to have surgery on fractured arm - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Tottenham Hotspur | BBC
    Tottenham forward Son Heung-min could miss the start of the new season after fracturing his arm in South Korea's World Cup qualifier against Qatar.
  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Tottenham Hotspur | BBC
    Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
  • Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:23:33 +0000: Mabbutt returns home after heart surgery - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Tottenham Hotspur | BBC
    Former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt returns home from hospital after undergoing heart surgery.
  • Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:21:50 +0000: Modric zai bayar da shaida kan zargin cin hanci - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Tottenham Hotspur | BBC
    Ana sa ran dan kwallon Real Madrid, Luka Modric, da na Liverpool Dejan Lovren za su bayar da shaida kan zargin cin hanci a Croatia.