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Man Utd 2-1 Spurs: Five Tottenham Observations

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Apologies for ambling in a day late with this missive, you can blame it on the post-prandial snifter, which turned into two or three and a night carousing with the best of them in south London. Yesterday, consequently, I was in no fit state for human consumption, which seemed rather apt given the tame manner in which our season had fizzled out the day before.

Spurs 1-3 Man City: Five Tottenham Observations

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1. Off-The-Ball Struggles

I don't think I'd be deceiving my public in suggesting that that was right up there with the more underwhelming nights in recent memory. Admittedly few of us would have had particularly wild expectations, but City's recent form was enough to have some of us glancing surreptitiously at one another and whispering "What ho?

Stoke 1-2 Spurs: Four Tottenham Observations

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1. Another Lovely Dembele Day

A bad day for fans of the black and white portrayals of teams as either World-Beaters or Abject Failures, as we pretty neatly straddled the middle ground between those two throughout. It would be a defamation of character to suggest that our heroes were bereft of ideas, but neither was this the electric, pacey, one-touch stuff that makes hearts race and impressionable types swoon.

Bournemouth 1-4 Spurs: Five Tottenham Observations

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1. Reaction to Defeat

"The true test of a team is not how they celebrate victory, but how they react to defeat."

I'd be deceiving my public if I claimed that line paraphrased, don't you know as one of my own. In fact I'm not sure who said it, and frankly with gags like that, whoever did say it could hardly have been the life and soul of a Saturday night jaunt on the town, but whatever the chap's personal flaws he certainly had a point when it came to football.

Spurs 1-2 Juventus: Five Tottenham Observations

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1. That Sickening Feeling

It was with a moody, morose, hangdog expression that I picked at the morning repast, I don't mind admitting. One sometimes reads the phrase, "Sick to the pit of his stomach", in murder mysteries and horror yarns and the like, and I never quite knew what the chap was getting at, although it sounded something one definitely wanted to swerve.

Palace 0-1 Spurs: Five THFC Observations

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1. Lackadaisical From Top To Bottom

The quickest route from A to B, so the boffins used to instruct me, is in a straight line, which seems a reasonable enough way of approaching that particular conundrum; but if you are a member of the good ship Hotspur it pretty much is a condition of employment these days that anything resembling a straight line gets tossed out of the window, and the most convoluted and complicated way of doing things is instead selected.

Juve 2-2 Spurs: Six THFC Observations

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1. That Calamitous Start

As calamitous starts go, this one was the poster-boy of a generation. It felt like just off-screen there must have been dodgy fitting collapsing and pipes springing leaks, because on the pitch every conceivable error in the book was being dredged up and paraded to the paying public in the most ghastly manner.

Southampton 1-1 Spurs: Five THFC Observations

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1. Full-Backs Exposed

I think it's fair to conclude that that did not really go as planned. Instead of taking the game to our hosts from the off, we were a tad off-colour and distrait, and the early initiative having been up for grabs for any willing taker, Southampton had a whirl at it.

Spurs 4-0 Everton: Six Tottenham Conclusions

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1. A Half-Hour of Vintage Dembele

One of my cohort of Spurs-watchers was fairly underwhelmed by the entire binge yesterday, which rather goes to show that you can never be too sure of things; but I fancy that if you had been sitting close enough you might have heard me purr at certain points.

Spurs 1-1 West Ham: Five Lilywhite Observations

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strong>1. These Sort of Games: A Lament

Times, as the old bird murmured, are a-changing, and he may have had a point. It would not have happened in the day of WG Grace and chums, but in the modern game it is virtually the norm for one team to help themselves to 70% plus of possession and still spend the entirety scratching their heads as to how to win the dashed thing.

Burnley 0-3 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Observations

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1. Dele Alli

Better start at the beginning, what? First of all, the yellow card challenge, which seemed something of a non-event when one dons the white coat and rushes to the microscope. Our man appeared to be attempting to block the other chap, rather than crush his legs, and arrived late, making fairly minimal contact as far as I could see.

Arsenal 2-0 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. Off the Boil

No doubt about it, that performance stank like the rancid contents of last week's lunch, left to its own devices in the AANP refrigerator. No man (bar the boy Davinson Sanchez) escapes censure. Despite having successfully negotiated the tests of Dortmund, Liverpool and Real blinking Madrid for goodness sake, by the oh so devastatingly subtle technique of sitting back and then countering like the dickens, the slightly more dubious ploy yesterday appeared to be to go into it toe to toe, and trust that good would triumph over evil.

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Man Utd weather Spurs storm to reach FA Cup final

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London (AFP) – Manchester United weathered an early Tottenham storm to come from behind to win 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener and ensured that Tottenham’s decade-long wait for a trophy continues.

Man Utd weather Spurs storm to reach FA Cup final

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London (AFP) – Manchester United weathered an early Tottenham storm to come from behind to win 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener and ensured that Tottenham’s decade-long wait for a trophy continues.

Hard To Disagree: No Less Than Five Man City Players Get The Nod As PFA Name 2017/18 Team Of The Year (Photo)

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There is it. The PFA Team of the Year for 2018, brought to us in conjunction with Panini stickers.

Quite honestly, it's difficult to pick fault with any of the selections, though the crowbarring of players into a contrived formation still baffles us. Why not just pick the 11 best players, regardless of position?

Kane awarded Tottenham goal after appeal

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane has been awarded Tottenham Hotspur’s second goal in their 2-1 Premier League victory at Stoke City after the England star appealed against the decision to give it to Christian Eriksen.

Kane claimed he got the final touch on Eriksen’s free-kick at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday, but the strike was initially credited to the Danish midfielder.

Kane awarded Tottenham goal after appeal

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane has been awarded Tottenham Hotspur’s second goal in their 2-1 Premier League victory at Stoke City after the England star appealed against the decision to give it to Christian Eriksen.

Kane claimed he got the final touch on Eriksen’s free-kick at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday, but the strike was initially credited to the Danish midfielder.

Golden Boot Race: Tottenham Appeal To Premier League For Winning Goal Against Stoke To Be Awarded To Harry Kane, Not Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham have lodged an appeal with the Premier League for their winning goal against Stoke on Saturday to be taken from Christian Eriksen and awarded to Harry Kane instead.

The goal came from an Eriksen freekick swung into the box that went all the way through a crowded Potters box, past Jack Butland and in.

Eriksen reveals Tottenham dressing room 'arguments' over disputed goal

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Tottenham picked up a vital 2-1 win over Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Londoners are now well positioned to finish in the top four ahead of their London rivals Chelsea.

Spurs took the lead through Christian Eriksen against the Potters but the hosts managed to hit back.

Eriksen double as Spurs consolidate top-four spot

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur clinched a 2-1 Premier League win over Stoke City following Harry Kane’s return to the starting line-up after an ankle injury.

Kane thought he had got on the scoresheet for Tottenham after the winner was initially credited to him and television replays appeared inconclusive.

Eriksen double as Spurs consolidate top-four spot

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur clinched a 2-1 Premier League win over Stoke City following Harry Kane’s return to the starting line-up after an ankle injury.

Kane thought he had got on the scoresheet for Tottenham after the winner was initially credited to him and television replays appeared inconclusive.

'Talented player': Pochettino raves about 26-year-old Spurs star

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Mauricio Pochettino has showered praise on Christian Eriksen after Tottenham Hotspur earned a crucial victory against Chelsea on Sunday.

Spurs won the match 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, and it was their first victory against the Blues away from home in 28 years.

Alvaro Morata gave Chelsea the lead in the 30th minute, but Spurs equalised through a stunning goal from Eriksen.

Christian Eriksen Bags Long-Range Beauty As Tottenham Finally End Winless Run At Stamford Bridge (Video)

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Tottenham moved a big step closer to securing their place in next season's Champions League after a thrilling 3-1 London derby victory away to Chelsea.

The Blues started strongly and deservedly took the lead on the half-hour mark, with Alvaro Morata heading home from a Victor Moses centre after a flappy mess from Hugo Lloris.

'Impressive': BBC pundit raves about £75k-per-week Spurs man

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Garth Crooks has praised Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen for his impressive performance against Swansea City last weekend on BBC Sport.

Spurs earned a 3-0 win at the Liberty Stadium and booked their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup where they face Manchester United.

Crooks, the former Spurs forward, was particularly pleased with the performance of the Danish midfielder against Swansea.

United bounce back to beat Brighton, Eriksen sends Spurs into FA Cup semis

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London (AFP) – Manchester United bounced back from being dumped out of the Champions League in midweek by reaching the FA Cup semi-finals despite another uninspired performance as goals from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic saw off Brighton 2-0 on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur also booked their place in the last four in more emphatic fashion thanks to Christian Eriksen’s double in a 3-0 win at Swansea to make light of Harry Kane’s absence through injury.

Eriksen double sends Spurs into FA Cup semis

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Christian Eriksen proved Tottenham can thrive without Harry Kane as the Dane’s double sent them into the FA Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 win at Swansea on Saturday.

With striker Kane sidelined for several weeks due to ankle ligament damage, Mauricio Pochettino’s side received an inspirational performance from Eriksen at the Liberty Stadium.

North London Derby: Harry Kane Goal Decisive As Tottenham Quash Flaccid Arsenal At Wembley (Photos & Video)

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A single headed goal from Harry Kane was enough to edge Tottenham the win over rivals Arsenal in Saturday's North London Derby.

The first half was an exercise in defensive austerity, with both teams holding each other at bay for the most part.

However, that man Kane broke the deadlockless than five minutes after the restart, soaring above Laurent Koscielny to send Ben Davies' deep cross back across Petr Cech.

Mourinho laments ‘ridiculous’ start as Spurs stun United

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho was left lamenting a “ridiculous goal” after one of the quickest strikes in Premier League history sent his Manchester United side on the way to a damaging 2-0 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday.

Christian Eriksen fired Spurs into the lead after just 11 seconds before an own-goal from United defender Phil Jones secured victory for the home side before the break.

11 Seconds And In: Christian Eriksen Scores Second Fastest Goal In Premier League History As Tottenham See Off Man Utd (Photo & Video)

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Christian Eriksen didn't hang around when opening the scoring for Tottenham against Manchester United at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Directly from kick-off, Jan Vertonghen launched a ball forward to Harry Kane, who glanced a header into the patch of Dele Alli, who farted the ball into the path of Eriksen, who tucked it past David De Gea all in the space of 11 blistering seconds.

Gone in 11 seconds — Eriksen sparks Spurs as United crash

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London (AFP) – Christian Eriksen fired the fastest Premier League goal of the season as the Tottenham midfielder’s strike after 11 seconds inspired a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday.

In the Premier League era, Eriksen’s express finish is tied for second quickest with a Mark Viduka effort for Leeds against Charlton in 2001.

Juventus want to bring in Tottenham Hotspur attacker to be new #10

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Juventus have been linked with Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil for some time now with the Old Lady eyeing the attacker to be the new number 10. Reports in Corriere dello Sport now suggest that the Serie A team is also targeting Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.

Juventus look to fill creative void with Spurs’ Christian Eriksen, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.

Man City: Citizens Extend Winning Streak To 16 Games After Etihad Masterclass v Tottenham(Video)

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Manchester City moved 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League after cruising to victory at the Etihad against a disappointing Tottenham.

With David Silva sidelined, City started with Ilkay Gundogan in midfield and it was the German who would open the scoring on 14 minutes, after some truly abysmal marking from Tottenhan at a corner.

‘Spurs have big-game mentality’ insists Eriksen

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Christian Eriksen insists Tottenham Hotspur can bounce back from defeat at Arsenal with a key Champions League victory at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

“We have shown in the big games that we can compete,” said the 25-year-old Denmark attacking midfielder when asked if Spurs lack the right mentality for big-games.

‘Spurs have big-game mentality’ insists Eriksen

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Christian Eriksen insists Tottenham Hotspur can bounce back from defeat at Arsenal with a key Champions League victory at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

“We have shown in the big games that we can compete,” said the 25-year-old Denmark attacking midfielder when asked if Spurs lack the right mentality for big-games.

Will Eriksen strike v Arsenal? Is it finally Richarlison time? – Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 12 Preview

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De Bruyne in as Man City dominate Premier League team of the year

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London (AFP) – Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.

Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, midfielder David Silva and striker Sergio Aguero were also named in the XI.

Eriksen stuns United as Chelsea crash to Bournemouth

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London (AFP) – Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen scored within 11 seconds on Wednesday to overshadow Alexis Sanchez’s Premier League debut for Manchester United, while Chelsea crashed to a 3-0 defeat by Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City ignored the carnage around them to march serenely on, widening their lead to an enormous 15 points with a 3-0 victory at home to West Brom with just 13 games still to play.

Eriksen stuns United as Chelsea crash to Bournemouth

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London (AFP) – Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen scored within 11 seconds on Wednesday to overshadow Alexis Sanchez’s Premier League debut for Manchester United, while Chelsea crashed to a 3-0 defeat by Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester City ignored the carnage around them to march serenely on, widening their lead to an enormous 15 points with a 3-0 victory at home to West Brom with just 13 games still to play.

Son shines in Pochettino’s eyes

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London (AFP) – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino heaped praise on Son Heung-Min after he inspired them into returning to winning ways with a 5-1 hammering of Stoke in Saturday’s Premier League clash.

The 25-year-old South Korean gave arguably his finest display in a Spurs shirt as they emphatically ended a four-match winless streak, scoring one and having a say in Ryan Shawcross’ opening own goal, the first of Harry Kane’s brace and the Christian Eriksen strike that completed the rout.

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Wednesday Ticker: Kane wins goal appeal, PSG to meet with FIFA, and more

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The race for the Golden Boot in the Barclays Premier League looks to be down to two.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Tottenham's Harry Kane have been neck and neck in the race for the EPL's top scorer, with only four goals currently separating them. Salah has had an amazing return to England, with 29 goals in 31 matches for the Reds.