Fernando Llorente

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Swansea 0-2 Spurs: Four Lilywhite Observations

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1. Mighty Great Big Swathes of Luck

Ask any young oil of my acquaintance and I'm pretty sure that they would report back to you that AANP is a well-rounded young nib, who helps old ladies cross the road, pays his taxes, and above all, has a keen sense of honesty (aside from that whopper of a fib I was forced to tell at Uni regarding that errant pint of beer and the charity pool tournament, but that's one for another evening).

Spurs 3-0 Apoel: Four Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. Big Night for Llorente

Greeted with half-hearted shrugs and myriad empty seats though this meaningless dead rubber might have been to the naked eye, last night's joust was absolutely loaded to bursting point with meaning for various members of the supporting cast.

Chief amongst them was senor Llorente, who, pretty much since stepping through the hallowed gates of N17, has been haunted at every turn by the ghosts of Messrs Janssen, Soldado, Postiga and various others, all giving him knowing looks and pointedly clearing their throats every time he misses a gilt-edged chance.

Man Utd 1-0 Spurs: Four Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. Struggles Without Kane

Having spent the last 48 hours or so confidently assuring friend and foe alike that we are plenty more than a one-man team, and the loss of Kane would be swatted away with the care-free insouciance of an elephant dispatching a few errant flies on its muzzle, you can well imagine the awkwardness at AANP Towers as events unfolded on Saturday.

Spurs 2-3 West Ham: Five Lilywhite Conclusions

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1. Lethargy, Via His Master's Voice

A tad difficult to burn with passion either way about this one. Our heroes sleep-walked into a lead, snoozed through to half-time and then sleep-walked into defeat. At no point before, during or after did anyone appear to care a hang for the thing, which had all the intensity and passion of a toddler's morning lie-down.

Real Madrid 1-1 Spurs: Five Lilywhite Observations

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1. The Eriksen-Modric Fantasy Clash

I don't mind admitting that the heart skipped a lovestruck beat when I saw Messrs Modric and Eriksen line up in opposition in the centre of the Bernabeu. It was like one of those classic films in which an inspired casting director has called in a few favours and pulled a few strings, with the result that he has managed to obtain the services of two absolute giants of the silver screen, to peddle their muck alongside one another for the first time.

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Tiredness won’t be a factor against Hammers — Pochettino

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino does not believe fatigue will be an issue for Tottenham when they face West Ham in Thursday’s London derby.

Pochettino’s side will host their rivals at Wembley just 48 hours after their 2-0 victory at Swansea on Tuesday, which lifted the visitors above Arsenal into fifth place in the Premier League

An opening goal from former Swansea striker Fernando Llorente that appeared offside and a late strike from Dele Alli made it six victories in seven matches for Tottenham in all competitions.

Quick-fire City back in the groove, Llorente fires Spurs

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London (AFP) – Raheem Sterling scored the fastest goal of the Premier League season as leaders Manchester City got back on track with a 3-1 win against Watford on Tuesday, while Fernando Llorente put Tottenham on course for a 2-0 victory at his former club Swansea.

Sterling struck after just 38 seconds before Christian Kabasele’s first-half own goal put Pep Guardiola’s side in control at Eastlands.

Quick-fire City back in the groove, Llorente fires Spurs

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London (AFP) – Raheem Sterling scored the fastest goal of the Premier League season as leaders Manchester City got back on track with a 3-1 win against Watford on Tuesday, while Fernando Llorente put Tottenham on course for a 2-0 victory at his former club Swansea.

Sterling struck after just 38 seconds before Christian Kabasele’s first-half own goal put Pep Guardiola’s side in control at Eastlands.

Llorente returns to haunt Swansea as Spurs cruise

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente returned to haunt Swansea and Dele Alli added a late second as Mauricio Pochettino’s side won 2-0 on Tuesday to rise to fifth in the Premier League.

Former Swansea star Llorente’s 12th minute opener should have been ruled out for offside.

Pochettino laments Spurs’ lack of ‘fight’ in Leicester loss

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino slammed his players lack of “fight” after their Premier League title aspirations suffered another damaging blow with a 2-1 loss away to Leicester City.

Tuesday’s defeat meant Spurs have now gone three league games without a win and they will fall 16 points behind Manchester City if the runaway leaders beat Southampton on Wednesday.

Pochettino laments Spurs’ lack of ‘fight’ in Leicester loss

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino slammed his players lack of “fight” after their Premier League title aspirations suffered another damaging blow with a 2-1 loss away to Leicester City.

Tuesday’s defeat meant Spurs have now gone three league games without a win and they will fall 16 points behind Manchester City if the runaway leaders beat Southampton on Wednesday.

Conte on collision course with Chelsea, history shows it's a bad move

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The news that Antonio Conte is angry with Chelsea’s board over the club’s lack of striking options doesn’t bode well for his future at Stamford Bridge.

Alvaro Morata suffered a suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester City last Saturday and has now pulled out of international duty with Spain.

Lightning Round-Up: Handy List Of All The Premier League Movers And Shakers On Transfer Deadline Day

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That's it. The summer transfer window has closed, with the Premier League racking up an enormous net spend of £665million in the process taking the top-flight's total 25-year outlay past the £1.41billion mark.

Let's see what people got for their money, eh?

Premier League striker on Chelsea's radar for just £15m ahead of deadline day.

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According to various reports and Swansea's move to re-sign Wilfried Bony from Manchester City, Chelsea have once again have an eye on a £15m move for Fernando Llorente ahead of the transfer deadline this Thursday.

It's a report that had previously appeared at the end of last season and seems to have some real substance to it.

Swansea’s Llorente could miss start of season

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London (AFP) – Former Spanish international striker Fernando Llorente may miss the start of Swansea’s Premier League campaign after breaking his arm, club manager Paul Clement said Wednesday.

The 32-year-old forward - whose 15 goals last season played a crucial role in Swansea retaining their Premier League status - has his arm in a brace and will miss the pre-season tour of the United States.

Chelsea starlet to link up with Paul Clement at Swansea as Chelsea reject the local nightlife in Newcastle.

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Tammy Abraham will get his opportunity to take on the Premier League this coming season at Swansea with Paul Clement in charge having agreed a season's loan with the Welsh side.

However, with reports that Rafa Benitez at Newcastle was interested in taking him up North for the coming season, Newcastle's first back in the big time having been relegated a year ago, it seems that Chelsea's hierarchy has stepped in and rejected the move with concerns over the local nightlife being a distraction as they are keen that he continues to work hard and build on the stunning progress he has made last season at Bristol City.

Adam Lallana, Llorente, Boruc… Names of the Premier League, week 27

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Leaders Chelsea stroll as Fabregas marks milestone

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London (AFP) – Cesc Fabregas marked his 300th Premier League appearance with the opening goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Swansea as the runaway leaders moved 11 points clear at the top on Saturday.

Fabregas’s first half goal was cancelled out by an equaliser from Fernando Llorente on the stroke of half time at Stamford Bridge, but second half goals from Pedro and Diego Costa sealed a comfortable win.

Fernando Llorente, Ross Barkley, Maguire… Names of the Premier League, week 23

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Klopp slams sloppy Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) Jurgen Klopp slammed Liverpool's careless defending as his side's Premier League title challenge suffered a damaging blow in a shock 3-2 home defeat against Swansea on Saturday.

Reds boss Klopp was furious Swansea striker Fernando Llorente was allowed to score twice in quick succession in the second half after lapses in concentration from the Liverpool defence.

Klopp slams sloppy Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) Jurgen Klopp slammed Liverpool's careless defending as his side's Premier League title challenge suffered a damaging blow in a shock 3-2 home defeat against Swansea on Saturday.

Reds boss Klopp was furious Swansea striker Fernando Llorente was allowed to score twice in quick succession in the second half after lapses in concentration from the Liverpool defence.

Sigurdsson strike stuns Liverpool at Anfield

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Liverpool (AFP) Gylfi Sigurdsson's decisive goal boosted Swansea's hopes of Premier League survival as they inflicted Liverpool's first home defeat for almost a year with a 3-2 triumph at Anfield on Saturday.

Iceland international Sigurdsson, who has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the Welsh club, struck with 16 minutes left after Paul Clement's side had let a two-goal lead slip against title-chasing Liverpool.

Ander Herrera, Wilfried Zaha, Vardy… Names of the Premier League week 15

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Ander Herrera, Wilfried Zaha, Vardy… Names of the Premier League week 15

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Llorente late double cheers Swans as Palace choke

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Spanish striker Fernando Llorente scored twice in injury-time Saturday to give Swansea a thrilling 5-4 win over fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and drag the Welsh club off the foot of the Premier League.

The astonishing finale left Palace bemoaning a sixth straight loss which has sucked them to the brink of the drop zone.

Llorente late double cheers Swans as Palace choke

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) Spanish striker Fernando Llorente scored twice in injury-time Saturday to give Swansea a thrilling 5-4 win over fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and drag the Welsh club off the foot of the Premier League.

The astonishing finale left Palace bemoaning a sixth straight loss which has sucked them to the brink of the drop zone.

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Barcelona reserves cruise towards Cup last 16

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Madrid (AFP) – A much-changed Barcelona made light work of third-tier Real Murcia to take a commanding 3-0 lead into the second leg of their Copa del Rey last 32 tie on Tuesday.

With the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta handed the night off, Paco Alcacer, Gerard Deulofeu and Jose Manuel Arnaiz, on his debut, took their chance to grab the goals for the holders.

Barcelona reserves cruise towards Cup last 16

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Madrid (AFP) – A much-changed Barcelona made light work of third-tier Real Murcia to take a commanding 3-0 lead into the second leg of their Copa del Rey last 32 tie on Tuesday.

With the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta handed the night off, Paco Alcacer, Gerard Deulofeu and Jose Manuel Arnaiz, on his debut, took their chance to grab the goals for the holders.

Tottenham complete deals for Aurier and Llorente

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London (AFP) – Ivorian right-back Serge Aurier and Spain striker Fernando Llorente have joined Tottenham Hotspur from Paris Saint-Germain and Swansea City respectively, Spurs announced on Thursday.

Spurs are reported to have paid PSG around £23 million ($29.6 million, 25 million euros) to sign 24-year-old Aurier, who won two Ligue 1 titles during his three years in Paris, on a five-year contract.

Tottenham complete deals for Aurier and Llorente

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London (AFP) – Ivorian right-back Serge Aurier and Spain striker Fernando Llorente have joined Tottenham Hotspur from Paris Saint-Germain and Swansea City respectively, Spurs announced on Thursday.

Spurs are reported to have paid PSG around £23 million ($29.6 million, 25 million euros) to sign 24-year-old Aurier, who won two Ligue 1 titles during his three years in Paris, on a five-year contract.

Llorente ensures Swansea end season on high note

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Fernando Llorente’s 10th goal in his last 11 home appearances sealed Swansea’s come from behind 2-1 win over West Brom to end a turbulent Premier League season on a bright note on Sunday.

The 32-year-old former Spanish international striker added to Ghanaian Jordan Ayew’s goal to extend Swansea’s unbeaten run to five - taking 13 points from a possible 15 - which came at the most opportune time to save them from the drop.

Llorente ensures Swansea end season on high note

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Fernando Llorente’s 10th goal in his last 11 home appearances sealed Swansea’s come from behind 2-1 win over West Brom to end a turbulent Premier League season on a bright note on Sunday.

The 32-year-old former Spanish international striker added to Ghanaian Jordan Ayew’s goal to extend Swansea’s unbeaten run to five - taking 13 points from a possible 15 - which came at the most opportune time to save them from the drop.

Swansea sink Sunderland to boost survival bid

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Swansea struck a crucial blow in the fight for Premier League survival as goals from Fernando Llorente and Kyle Naughton clinched a 2-0 win at Sunderland on Saturday.

Spanish striker Llorente put Swansea ahead early on before Kyle Naughton blasted his first goal for six years on the stroke of half-time.

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Tottenham should unleash Fernando Llorente vs Apoel in 4-2-3-1 system

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Tottenham Hotspur face Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday night in a crucial Champions League group clash, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men desperate to record three points on the road.

Spurs started their 2017-18 European journey in sublime form earlier this month, beating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at Wembley, but anything other than victory in Cyprus will negate this excellent result.

Fernando Llorente on rejecting Chelsea for Spurs

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Photo: Fernando Llorente posing in Spurs kit

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Chelsea revive interest in Fernando Llorente

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Chelsea are ready to revive their interest in Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente ahead of transfer deadline day, according to The Independent....

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Campbell: £140k-per-week star will agree Arsenal deal; Chelsea looking to sign this PL forward

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Former Arsenal defender, Sol Campbell, is confident that Alexis Sánchez will sign a contract extension with the Gunners. The chilean, who earns £140k-per-week, has only 18 months left on his current deal, and he is yet to sign a new contract with Arsenal.

Premier League: Swansea Drag Themselves Off The Bottom With Exciting 3-2 Win Over Liverpool (Photos & Highlights)

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Swansea City dragged themselves (if only temporarily) off the bottom of the Premier League and out of the relegation zone entirely with an exciting 3-2 win over Liverpool in Saturday's early kick-off.

After a largely drab first half lolloped by without note, Fernando Llorenteburst into life after the restart with two goals in the space of four minutes.

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Klopp Complains About Quiet Kop As Liverpool Struggles Continue

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Jurgen Klopp complained about the atmosphere inside Anfield after his Liverpool side crashed to defeat to lowly Swansea in the Premier League.

Klopp, who has made his displeasure about early kick-offs known regularly during his reign at Anfield, watched Fernando Llorente fire the Swans into a 2-0 lead early in the second half on Saturday.