Tottenham Hotspur Latest News for 2017 – 2018
- Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:13:30 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian
Hugo Lloris ends his madcap day on a high, Everton work out how to stop Chelsea and Salomón Rondón proves his worth
Unai Emery delivered an overdue update on Danny Welbeck, the Arsenal striker who was stricken against Sporting in the Europa League last Thursday. Welbeck, the manager reported, underwent surgery last Friday to repair his badly broken ankle and he will be out for some time. With Welbeck’s contract due to expire at the end of the season, has he played his final game for the club? Emery had more pressing matters with his strikers against Wolves and he made a tactical change at half‑time, switching from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-1-2 in order to allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to come in from the flank and partner Alexandre Lacazette up front. In the first half, Aubameyang had routinely drifted inside from the left. He did not look comfortable in that role. Arsenal would improve to draw 1-1. Is it the best use of Aubameyang’s talents to play him off the wing? David HytnerContinue reading...
- Sun, 11 Nov 2018 21:56:12 +0000: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos - Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian
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- Sat, 10 Nov 2018 19:40:18 +0000: Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – as it happened - Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian
The impressive Juan Foyth’s header secured Spurs’ seventh away win of the Premier League season on a filthy night at Selhurst Park
Paul MacInnes’ match report has landed, so it’s time for me to do one. Thanks for your company, bye!
Juan Foyth “The most important thing is that we played well. The first half was difficult for us but we won. I had to learn from the two penalties [at Wolves] and I think that experience has been good for me.”
Peep peep! Spurs win away from home for the seventh time in the league this season. They had to work very hard on a filthy evening in south London, but the excellent Juan Foyth’s header gave them a deserved victory. They have sure learned how to win ugly this season.
90+3 min There will be five minutes of added time. Spurs are wasting much of it down by the corner flag.
90+2 min Spurs break superbly from the Palace corner, and Son looks set to score when Kelly appears from nowhere to make a fantastic tackle just inside the area.
90+1 min: What a chance for Sorloth! Milivojevic’s long-range shot hit a Spurs defender and fell perfectlly for him in the area. He took a touch and smashed a left-footed shot from eight yards that was brilliantly blocked by Lloris. It was a great save but Sorloth should really have scored.
89 min Palace are running out of time. They’re a solid, hard-working side but they have inevitably struggled without Wilfried Zaha.
86 min Milivojevic’s whipped free-kick skims off the head of a Spurs defender and flashes across the face of goal. This is Palace’s most dominant spell of the match.
85 min Ayew is fouled down the right, almost on the byline. Winks is booked for dissent.
84 min Palace are starting to bombard Spurs with crosses. Van Aanholt plays a fine one-two with Ayew and hits a low cross-shot that deflects to Townsend near the penalty spot. He controls the ball with his chest and swivels to hit a volley that is comfortably saved by Lloris.
83 min After hitting that shot Schlupp landed on Lamela, who has a gash on his forehead and a line of blood down his face and is receiving treatment. The Palace fans boo Lamela, who eventually walks groggily off the pitch to be replaced by Harry Winks.
80 min Good save from Lloris! Schlupp hit one sweetly from 25 yards with his right foot, and Lloris plunged to his left to palm it away.
77 min Palace have been unlucky in a few games this season but they can’t really complain about this score. Though they haven’t created many chances, Spurs have controlled the game almost throughout.
75 min Schlupp’s crisp low cross from the left is bravely claimed at the near post by Lloris.
74 min Palace are starting to look resigned to defeat.
72 min A Spurs substitution: Son replaces the lively if sometimes wasteful Lucas Moura.
71 min “Rob, are you staying on to guide us through Boca vs River, Libertadores final, at La Bombonera... on a waterlogged pitch?!?!” says Simon Cook. “Come on, you must be tempted!!”
I was very tempted to sit on the sofa with a nice booze and count the red cards, but it’s been postponed hasn’t it?
70 min Palace make their final change, Alexander Sorloth for James McArthur.
68 min Hennessey springs from his line to make two vital interceptions in the space of a minute, first from Moura and then Lamela.
66 min Jeffrey Schlupp replaces the disappointing Max Meyer for Palace.
What a lovely moment for the kid who gave away two penalties last weekend. Lamela’s corner from the left was met by Kane, whose stooping header hit McArthur in the six-yard box. The ball looped up in the air, and Foyth reacted quickest to head past Hennessey.
The young defender Juan Foyth gives Spurs the lead!
65 min Lots of Spurs possession again. They’ve had around 70 per cent in the match, but Hennessey hasn’t had any really difficult saves to make.
63 min Despite the admirable endeavour of both sides, this hasn’t been the most entertaining of games.
59 min Palace make their first change, with Martin Kelly replacing the injured James Tomkins.
57 min Now it’s Spurs’ turn to win a couple of corners in quick succession. Nothing comes of either, but it’s the thought that counts.
54 min Another chance from a set piece for Palace. Milivojevic drilled a right-wing corner beyond the far post, where Tomkins got away from Alli and headed wide from six yards. That was an excellent chance. As Chris Sutton says on BT Sport, he needed to go back across goal rather than aim for the near side.
52 min This is a decent spell for Palace, who look especially dangerous from set pieces.
50 min A chance for Palace. When a corner goes through Lloris’s hands, Tomkins loops a header towards goal. Lloris scrambles back towards his line and manages to flap the ball clear under pressure.
49 min A quiet start to the second half. In fact I cannot think of a single thing worth mentioning, except that there’s nothing to mention.
48 min Spurs appear to have moved Lamela behind Kane, with Alli moving deeper and Sissoko to the right.
47 min “Hi Rob,” says Wayne Ziants. “This has probably been mentioned elsewhere, but the commentators on our Canadian feed have shared the fascinating fact that out of the last 26 goals scored in this fixture, 25 were scored in the second half. So, I’m staying tuned.”
46 min Peep peep! Spurs get the second half under way.
Peep peep! A half of few chances, though both sides have worked hard in dismal conditions. See you in 10 minutes for the second half.
45+1 min Moura is flattened by Kouyate, giving Spurs a free-kick on the right wing. Lamela’s inswinger is flapped away by Hennessey, and that should be that.
42 min A chance for Moura. He arrived late at the far post to meet Aurier’s dangerous cross, but he has to stretch and could only head over the bar from four yards. Spurs are looking more threatening, particularly through crosses from the full-backs.
40 min Tomkins is booked for a foul on Lucas Moura.
38 min It’s still pouring down, as it has throughout the match.
37 min After a lovely move from Spurs, Aurier’s chipped cross just clears the stretching Lucas Moura in front of goal.
36 min “This is very predictable so far,” says Jeremy Dresner. “Low block and solid well organised defensive lines from CP. Spurs can’t break through or make hay with crosses. Lamela and Moura’s style suffers on a very heavy pitch. Dele is not fully back to match sharpness. The answer to unlocking this is on the bench. His name is Eriksen.”
Yes. Spurs have a terrific squad, full of technical players, but when Eriksen doesn’t play they have a slightly sexless beauty.
34 min Apart from that one dodgy backpass, Foyth has been steady for Spurs. It’s been quite a nice game to be a defender, though, as Spurs have had around 70 per cent of the possession.
30 min Milivojevic lets the ball run across his body and loses it to Kane, who moves forward and hits a wobbling shot from 25 yards that is palmed behind by the diving Hennessey. It was a fairly comfortable save.
28 min Another terrific cross from Davies is headed tamely wide of the far post by Alli. That was the best chance so far. It looked like he tried to steer it back across towards Kane, but he is such a good finisher with his head that he should probably have gone for goal.
26 min Trippier’s departure has ruined a good acronym - before he went off the defence was Davies, Alderweireld, Foyth and Trippier.
25 min A beautiful cross from Davies just clears Kane at the far post. Aurier whacks it speculatively back into the area and Tomkins clears.
23 min Another injury for Tottenham. Kieran Trippier is limping off with a leg injury and has been replaced by Serge Aurier.
21 min This is a good game. That shot from Sissoko might have been swerving just wide of the far post but it was still a terrific block from Sakho.
19 min Spurs restore calm by keeping the ball for a couple of minutes. Then Sissoko explodes into life with a thrilling run infield from the left. He runs straight through three players, neatly evades a fourth and smacks a close-range shot that is brilliantly blocked by Sakho.
17 min An abysmal backpass from Foyth goes out for a Palace corner, but it comes to nothing.
16 min A long ball forward from Sakho finds Townsend, who rattles a shot into the side netting from a tight angle.
16 min “I know it’s been remarked on before (probably by you, Rob), but what a nostalgic pleasure to hear Roy Hodgson refer to Arsenal as The Arsenal,” says Charles Antaki. “At some point being true to yourself risks being seen as old and unadaptable, which, when it comes, will be a sorry fate for a decent man with decent footballing values.”
I wouldn’t say I have decent footballing values.
15 min Wan-Bissaka wins a corner for Palace, who are having an excellent spell. It’s driven beyond the far post to Tomkins, who heads gently wide under pressure from Alli.
13 min Lucas Moura saves Spurs with a superb defensive header. Ayew played a good pass down the left side of the box to Townsend, who stood up a deep cross to McArthur. He headed back across goal towards Kouyate, who was shaping for an overhead kick from six yards when Lucas Moura - Lucas Moura! - appeared from nowhere to head clear.
12 min Townsend seems okay now, so.
11 min Andros Townsend is limping. I was going to say that’s a worry for Palace, but I don’t want to insult your intelligence.
9 min Spurs are enjoying their usual hypnotic possession. After another patient move, Trippier’s dipping cross is bundled behind for the corner by the diving Sakho. Nothing comes of the corner.
7 min Ayew wins the first corner of the match for Palace. Milivojevic floats it towards the far post, where Lloris comes and misses his attempted punch. Thankfully for him the ball clears everyone and he gets away with it.
6 min Spurs have started with lots of possession, as you’d expect. Palace’s two banks of four look well organised as ever.
4 min Milivojevic heads the ball over the top for Ayew, who is dispossessed smartly by Foyth.
2 min For the tactics fetishists, Spurs are playing in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Sissoko in central midfield and Alli behind Kane.
1 min Peep peep! Crystal Palace, in red and blue, get the match under way. Spurs are in white. It really is lashing down.
It’s pelting down at Selhurst Park. Football in the rain, as nature intended.
Mauricio Pochettino speaks “We are doing very well away from home. It’s important to win and keep our good position in the table. Davinson Sanchez felt his hamstring at the end of the PSV game which is why he is not in the squad.”
This is a good stat on BT Sport Palace have lost their last 12 league games without Wilfried Zaha.
Roy Hodgson speaks “Wilf Zaha felt a slight pull in his hamstring towards the end of the Chelsea game so he’s unavailable. Tottenham are a very good team with so many players who can construct a goal. All we can do is try to do what we did against the Arsenal and against Chelsea: work very hard, be compact and hope that we can keep them at bay. Who knows, we might find some space at the edge of their box as well.”
Crystal Palace (4-4-2) Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt; McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Meyer; Townsend, Ayew.
Substitutes: Guaita, Ward, Schlupp, Kelly, Riedewald, Puncheon, Sorloth.
Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1) Lloris; Trippier, Foyth, Alderweireld, Davies; Sissoko, Wanyama; Lamela, Alli, Moura; Kane.
Substitutes: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Winks, Dier, Eriksen, Son, Llorente.
Hello. Crystal Palace aren’t quite glum all over but it’s been a frustrating season. They have been unfortunate on a few occasions - you should see their expected goals, mate - and have picked up only eight points in 11 games. They’ve won just two matches, one for each bank of four - and both of those were away, which is a surprise for a team with arguably the best home support in the league.
It’s been a bit of a strange season for Spurs, too. They have lost almost all their big games and have been nowhere near their seductive best, yet they are still in the Champions League, just about, and a win today would take them to within two points of the leaders Manchester City. It’s a droll old game.Continue reading...
- Sat, 10 Nov 2018 19:39:30 +0000: Juan Foyth scores first career goal to give Tottenham win at Crystal Palace - Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian
Last week Juan Foyth had a league debut to forget, coming away responsible for not one but two penalties at Wolves. This week the 20-year-old was the man of the match, and scored his first career goal against Crystal Palace to take Spurs to within two points of the Premier League summit. That’s what you call a learning curve.
Foyth was a fitting figurehead for this victory, which was Spurs’ season to date in microcosm. Mauricio Pochettino’s side grafted away against opposition set up to stop them playing and eventually found a way to win. There may not have been much in the way of sparkling football, but their determination throughout was vivid.Continue reading...
- Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:29:22 +0000: Tottenham’s Harry Kane judged in an extreme way, says Mauricio Pochettino - Tottenham Hotspur | The Guardian
• Striker’s form questioned despite 10 goals this season
• Manager compares Kane to Argentina great Gabriel Batistuta
Mauricio Pochettino has described Harry Kane as an “assassin” in front of goal, as he reflected on the striker’s enduring finishing excellence and the tendency of English football fans to lurch from one extreme to the other in their analysis of England players.Continue reading...
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- 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.