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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.

Will Kane absence give Arsenal crucial edge over Tottenham?

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He is only a doubt at the minute, but I am sure that each and every Arsenal fan on the planet will be hoping that the Tottenham and England international striker Harry Kane does not pass the late fitness test that his manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed Kane would be having ahead of the north London [.

Spurs 3-1 Real Madrid: Seven Lilywhite Observations

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1. Bright Moments From Dele

Young Dele has been smothered in fuss for around two years without a pause for breath, so naturally the young fish is today being feted as the second coming, after one scrappy poke, a heavily deflected second and an open goal miss.

A curious specimen this chap, because his performances frequently feature errors strewn about the place like confetti, alongside the glimpses of match-winning élan.

Kane starts for Tottenham in Real showdown

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane was named in the Tottenham starting line-up for their Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Kane had missed Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester United, but the England striker demonstrated his fitness by training with his Tottenham team-mates on Tuesday.

Injured Kane to miss Man Utd clash

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London (AFP) – Tottenham striker Harry Kane will miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with title rivals Manchester United with a hamstring injury, manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed.

The in-form 24-year-old left the field at Wembley holding his upper leg in the 87th minute after scoring twice in last weekend’s 4-1 win against Liverpool.

Injured Kane to miss Man Utd clash

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London (AFP) – Tottenham striker Harry Kane will miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with title rivals Manchester United with a hamstring injury, manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed.

The in-form 24-year-old left the field at Wembley holding his upper leg in the 87th minute after scoring twice in last weekend’s 4-1 win against Liverpool.

Pochettino confirms it is “impossible” for Kane to play on Saturday 

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Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed striker Harry Kane has been ruled out of tomorrow's game between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Initially believing that Kane was just tired, Pochettino now concedes that his star striker has a hamstring injury.

We can't take a risk for tomorrow, we'll see after for Wednesday.

Spurs 4-1 Liverpool: Five Lilywhite Observations

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1. Kane, A Thing of Awesome Wonder

It is not meant at all as a slight to say that Harry Kane simply does not look like a footballer, rather more like God intended to make a manual labourer but a mix-up at HQ resulted in him being slapped onto a football pitch in a shirt two sizes too small.

Klopp grouchy ahead of Liverpool’s Spartak test

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Moscow (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp cut a tetchy figure during a slightly shambolic press conference in Moscow on Monday to preview his side’s Champions League game against Spartak Moscow.

Sound issues, some peculiar questions from local reporters and a confused interpreter made for a surreal atmosphere, but Klopp was also irritated by the questions he received from the British journalists present.

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North London Derby: Mustafi And Sanchez On Target As Effervescent Arsenal Enjoy First League Win Over Tottenham Since 2014 (Video)

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Arsenal enjoyed a thoroughly deserved north London derby win at a boisterous Emirates, with the Gunners registering their first league victory over Tottenham since 2014.

Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette all starting in attack for the hosts. However, it was centre-half, Shkodran Mustafi, back from injury, who would open the scoring on 36 minutes.

Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Game in 10 Tweets as the Gunners secure a dominant derby win

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Arsene Wenger told to resign if this should happen in the North London derby

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Paul Merson believes Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should resign from his post if the Gunners come unstuck to Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon. Writing in his Daily Star column, the former Arsenal midfielder says Spurs are now the better side of the two, and victory for the visitors would be such a statement of intent going forward.

Paul Merson names the five Tottenham players he believes will leave if Arsenal win North London derby

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Football pundit Paul Merson has named five Tottenham Hotspur players whom he believes will be seeking an exit if the side come unstuck to Arsenal in this weekend’s North London derby, reports Sky Sports.

Arsenal welcome their fierce North London rivals to the Emirates Stadium at Saturday lunchtime, in a game that many believe Tottenham stand a good chance of winning given the contrasting form between the two clubs.

Use Your Delusion: Tim Sherwood Accepts Own Plaudits For Leaving ‘Steady Ship’ Behind For Mauricio Pochettino To Build On At Tottenham

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Tim Sherwood has been at it again, flagrantly accepting self-administered plaudits for providing the sturdy framework on which Mauricio Pochettino has built his Tottenham team, launching the careers of several stars therein and *that* sodding win rate.

Having been originally hired by Harry Redknapp, Sherwood had already been on the Spurs' coaching staff for five years when he stepped into Andres Villas-Boas' breach in December 2013 on caretaker terms.

‘Arsenal Need To Drop Their Two Best Players’ – Charlie Nicholas Hatches Infallible Plan To Beat Tottenham By Binning Off Ozil And ‘Sulky’ Sanchez

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After finishing beneath Tottenham for the first time in Arsene Wenger's 21-year reign last season, many Arsenal fans are a little angst-ridden heading into the first North London derby of the season this Saturday.

Thankfully, ex-Gunner and noted tactical shaman Charlie Nicholas has spent all of two minutes concocting a foolproof dossier for Wenger to help quash Mauricio Pochettino's side at the Emirates.

Injury setback for Tottenham’s Alderweireld

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur central defender Toby Alderweireld could be on the sidelines until next year due to a hamstring injury, manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed on Thursday.

Alderweireld, 28, sustained the injury in a Champions League game against Real Madrid on November 1 and had been expected to return to action sooner.

Injury setback for Tottenham’s Alderweireld

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur central defender Toby Alderweireld could be on the sidelines until next year due to a hamstring injury, manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed on Thursday.

Alderweireld, 28, sustained the injury in a Champions League game against Real Madrid on November 1 and had been expected to return to action sooner.

Club v country talk ‘nonsense’, says Southgate

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate has dismissed talk of a club-versus-country row following Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane’s withdrawal from his squad.

Kane, the Premier League’s joint-top scorer, pulled out of England’s squad to face Germany and Brazil in friendlies after sustaining a knock in Spurs’ 1-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend.

Club v country talk ‘nonsense’, says Southgate

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate has dismissed talk of a club-versus-country row following Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane’s withdrawal from his squad.

Kane, the Premier League’s joint-top scorer, pulled out of England’s squad to face Germany and Brazil in friendlies after sustaining a knock in Spurs’ 1-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend.

Son and Gazzaniga star as injury-hit Spurs beat Palace

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min’s second-half goal and a fine debut from goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga helped Tottenham Hotspur to a nervy 1-0 Premier League victory over bottom club Crystal Palace in a London derby at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

But Mauricio Pochettino’s injury-ravaged side failed to hit the heights of Wednesday’s memorable 3-1 Champions League victory over Real Madrid and the title-chasers were fortunate to claim all three points.

Son and Gazzaniga star as injury-hit Spurs beat Palace

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min’s second-half goal and a fine debut from goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga helped Tottenham Hotspur to a nervy 1-0 Premier League victory over bottom club Crystal Palace in a London derby at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

But Mauricio Pochettino’s injury-ravaged side failed to hit the heights of Wednesday’s memorable 3-1 Champions League victory over Real Madrid and the title-chasers were fortunate to claim all three points.

Lloris and Alderweireld sidelined for Tottenham

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London (AFP) – Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and centre-back Toby Alderweireld will both miss Tottenham Hotspur’s home game with Crystal Palace on Sunday due to injury, manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Friday.

Lloris, the Spurs captain, sustained a groin injury and Alderweireld suffered a hamstring strain during Wednesday’s stunning 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Real Madrid make Mauricio Pochettino top target to replace Zinedine Zidane

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Spurs target ‘real trophies’ over Cup glory

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says domestic cup success would make little difference to his side and that the Premier League and Champions League are the “two real trophies” he is desperate to win.

Spurs, who host West Ham United in the last 16 of the League Cup on Wednesday, have not won a major prize of any kind since lifting the trophy in 2008.

Spurs target ‘real trophies’ over Cup glory

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says domestic cup success would make little difference to his side and that the Premier League and Champions League are the “two real trophies” he is desperate to win.

Spurs, who host West Ham United in the last 16 of the League Cup on Wednesday, have not won a major prize of any kind since lifting the trophy in 2008.

Lloris feels vindicated by Spurs progress

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says his decision to stay at the club has been vindicated by the major progress made under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Lloris was considering his future when Pochettino arrived at the club in 2014 after two seasons of upheaval during which managers Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood were sacked.

Lloris feels vindicated by Spurs progress

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says his decision to stay at the club has been vindicated by the major progress made under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Lloris was considering his future when Pochettino arrived at the club in 2014 after two seasons of upheaval during which managers Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood were sacked.

Mauricio Pochettino happy to sign 15-year contract at Spurs

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Kane can be Tottenham’s Totti – Pochettino

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Madrid (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hopes the emotional images of Francisco Totti’s farewell after a 24-year career at Roma could inspire the on-fire Harry Kane to remain a one club man.

Ahead of Spurs’ trip to face Real Madrid on Tuesday, Kane has been linked with a move to the European champions thanks to his stunning form in 2017, scoring as many goals (43) in fewer appearances this calendar year for club and country as Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Guardiola tries to heal Pochettino rift

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has moved to placate Mauricio Pochettino after the Manchester City manager was accused of disrespect by his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart.

Pochettino is annoyed that Guardiola recently described Spurs as “the Harry Kane team” after citing Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United as City’s main rivals for the Premier League title.

Guardiola tries to heal Pochettino rift

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has moved to placate Mauricio Pochettino after the Manchester City manager was accused of disrespect by his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart.

Pochettino is annoyed that Guardiola recently described Spurs as “the Harry Kane team” after citing Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United as City’s main rivals for the Premier League title.

Video and Photos: Mauricio Pochettino visits new Spurs stadium

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Pochettino slams ‘disrespectful’ Guardiola over Kane jibe

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino accused Pep Guardiola of being disrespectful after the Manchester City manager claimed Harry Kane’s prolific form is the only reason for Tottenham Hotspur’s success.

Kane has scored 11 goals in his last six appearances for Spurs to keep Pochettino’s side in touch with Premier League leaders City.

Pochettino slams ‘disrespectful’ Guardiola over Kane jibe

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino accused Pep Guardiola of being disrespectful after the Manchester City manager claimed Harry Kane’s prolific form is the only reason for Tottenham Hotspur’s success.

Kane has scored 11 goals in his last six appearances for Spurs to keep Pochettino’s side in touch with Premier League leaders City.

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.

Spurs boss Pochettino ‘in love’ with hotshot Kane

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is “in love” with Harry Kane after the red-hot forward took his tally to six goals in four games.

Kane’s brace helped Spurs secure a 3-2 win at West Ham United that helped ensure they did not risk losing further ground on early Premier League pacesetters Manchester City and Manchester United.

Spurs boss Pochettino ‘in love’ with hotshot Kane

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is “in love” with Harry Kane after the red-hot forward took his tally to six goals in four games.

Kane’s brace helped Spurs secure a 3-2 win at West Ham United that helped ensure they did not risk losing further ground on early Premier League pacesetters Manchester City and Manchester United.

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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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Zidane’s Record Breaking First 100 Games At Real Madrid.

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Most people never thought Zinedine Zidane would make it to 100 matches as Real Madrid coach, much less win seven trophies along the way. It's an incredible record of one cup every 92 days and the man many football people whispered would not be up to the task is already going down in history as one his club's best-ever managers.