Results for Stoke vs. Spurs

Spurs away fans

7:00 pm
You all know I am always in praise of our away fans for the way they get behind the team when we are winning and when we are behind. They are outnumbered but sing away and are frequently heard, showing just how quiet some home grounds are.

Vocal support give players something to react to, they are not along on their battle and Mauricio Pochettino has encouraged them to form an even greater bond with the fans than they had before. Gone are the days of a wave from the distance, now players come to celebrate with the fans and to thank them for making the journey and signing away.

You get to the the fans view of the move develop for the Dele Alli goal and experience that atmosphere in the Spurs end. It is for the atmosphere as much as the football that fans attend. Football is a game to engage with, to be a part of rather than to just sit back and enjoy. That does involve being in the right areas as singing away on your own isn't quite the same thing.

Apologies if you are offended by any obscenities you may hear, but this is real life, not some sterile TV programme.

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Spurs fancam - fantastic view of Son's 2nd goal

5:00 pm
This fancam has an excellent view of Son Hueng-min's second goal, the one he curls under the crossbar from the right. You get a view from the keepers angle and get a great idea of the pace with which the ball was struck.

We scored three goals playing towards our own fans, handy for the cameraman and of course you get the feel the jubilant spurs fans reactions to us scoring.

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More Match Reaction

2:30 pm


Shay Given conceded his 600th premier League goal in his 450th game the fourth highest by a Premier League goalkeeper and the 19th highest overall the Match of the Day game reporter in formed us before the start. We gave him a game to remember. he has now conceded 603 goals.

Son Heung-min
Shots: 3
Shots on Target: 2
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
Sprints: 69

Alan Sharer described the South Korean's first game of the season for us performance as brilliant. While he felt the Stoke City defending was appalling for his first goal, he had acres of space in the penalty area to slot home a very good finish, he felt his second strike was right out of the top drawer. Whether you like his punditry or not he was a goalscorer himself and a good one so does know a thing or two about finishing.

This was our sixth victory away to Stoke City at the Bet 365 stadium in the Premier League, more than any other club and now we have scored 17 goals against them in that time, again more than any other club.

Matthew Le Tissier named Christian Eriksen as Man of the Match, once again showing that off the field matters do affect on field performance. This was his first game since he signed a new contract and it was back to the Eriksen we wanted to see.

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The Pochettino Assessment

12:30 pm

Pochettino assesses the 4-0 victory over Stoke City

Pochettino was naturally pleased with the performance at the start of a difficult run of 7 games in 20 days where the squad depth will be tested and some youngsters will get the chance to play against Gillingham in the League Cup.

Wed 14th Sept vs Monaco (h) - UEFA Champions League
Sun 18th Sept vs Sunderland (h) - Premier League
Wed 21st Sept vs Gillingham (h) - League Cup
Sat 24th Sept vs Middlesbrough (a) - Premier League
Tues 27th Sept vs CSKA Moscow (a) - UEFA Champions Leagues
Sun 2nd Oct vs Manchester City (h) - Premier League

He talked about the players always having to be ready to play and take their chance and felt the two goal display from Son will help build his confidence for this his second season in the Premier League.

The game will go a way to restoring some of the faith a few fans have lost during the summer, showing that last season wasn't a fluke, we didn't finish third because of others failings, we finished third because we deserved to.

Currently we sit 4th ahead of the Everton game tonight. They could move ahead of us if they win but my money is on Sunderland not losing.

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Post Match Interviews Kane and Son

10:30 am
Harry Kane scored his 50th Premier League goal for us and this was discussed during the post-match interview, he achieved the feat in 4 games less than former England international Teddy Sheringham .

Son openly admits his first season in the Premier League wasn't great and hopes to show the fans what he can do in his second season. A two-goal start is a great way to win a few fans over.

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Video: Son vs Stoke

8:11 am


One game doesn't make a season but Son Heung-min showed why Spurs signed him and why he is a valued member of the squad as backup to Eriksen and Lamela. He produced a tw0-goal display as part of the comprehensive thrashing of Stoke away from home for the second season running.

A goal with his left foot, a goal with his right foot and an assist to set up Harry Kane for his opening goal of the season. His display showed he is not fazed by having players around him and some good technical skills.

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A couple of areas to work on to improve us further

7:00 pm


A lot happened in the first half at Stoke where we went in 1-0 up thanks to a Son goal in his first appearance of the season.

Erik Lamela was rested as he didn't arrive back from international duty until Thursday. the table shows the distances our 19 internationals had to travel. Moussa Sissoko was never going to start given he has only trained with us since Wednesday and doesn't know our system yet.

The game is Premier League Game Week 4 and it is the first time in 7 years we have entered it unbeaten, last season at this point we only had 2 points.

What was clear from the start, and from previous games, is that sides are going to press us at the back far more than they did last season. Last season Alderweireld and Vertonghen had time on the ball whereas this season sides are pressing us at the back with players tracking Dier or Wanyama when they drop back.

This making it more difficult for us to build from the back and with players being rushed mistakes will happen. Mentally it will wear players out more and that could well result in mistakes later in games. It is something we will have to be wary of and work on during the season.

Stoke started the game playing better out from the back than we were, but we got to grips with it later in the half.

A 4-0 win where we showed pace isn't everything on a counter attack as Alli slotted home at the end of the move, although we had another in the first half where Son played a diabolical ball to see the move break down. It is another area we still have work to do.

Just a couple of areas to take from the game to make us even better. That result will have reminded a few of our fans that we are a good side. Some of the movement was excellent and we were playing triangles in threes to pass our way through the opposition. Players were constantly on the move running into space created by other runners. It was a lot more like the Spurs of last season and will have given the side and fans a boost ahead of Monaco.

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Tottenham Fans should show more faith

12:30 pm


"Spurs have made a steady start, they are an outstanding team." Mark Hughes on -

You understand an opposition manager talking up another team, he wants the pressure off his side. Some like to be seen as the favourites, some the underdog. Despite that though Mark Hughes calling us an 'outstanding team' is a measure of where we are in the eyes of th rest of the Premier League.

I often think that the opposition rate our side higher than some of our own fans do. We challenged for a title last season and our own fans start making excuses for other sides, Manchester United spent £150-million last summer, there are no excuses, we are better than some fans give us credit for.

Fox Sports suggest Tottenham have the best manager in the Premier League. Click the link and have a read.

Following the news that Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi - Star Trek) has a Tottenham tattoo on her left shoulder blade, we then had the sight of Michel Vorm, Ledley King and Dele Alli welcoming American actor and producer Mark Wahlberg to White Hart Lane this week.

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29th minute Spurs fans will applaud at Stoke

9:00 pm


Minute's Applause

I't is always a sad time when loved ones pass away. People grieve and take comfort in many different forms and at the Stoke City game Spurs fans have the chance to show a bit of respect to one of their own.

A minutes applause will be held at the Stoke City game from the 29th minute for Spurs fan Samuel Peters. RIP Sam.

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Pochettino has to contend with international fatigue

7:00 pm


Mauricio Pochettino has selection decisions to make on Saturday with the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. he has said the priority fixture is the Premier League tie. Those decisions are made even more difficult by players playing during the international break.

The table below shows the minutes played by Spurs players on international duty and the miles they had to travel. New signing Victor Wanyama sits top of the list, will he need a rest on Saturday? Erik Lamela has has a lot of travelling to do as has Son Heung-min.

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12:30 pm


Moussa Sissoko joined his Spurs teammates on Wednesday to begin training with his new club. Mauricio Pochettino was pleased with his fitness levels.

"He is a player who can help us a lot. Last season at Newcastle and the Euros he was fantastic. It is another player who can help us. [We have a] very good squad. 
"He is a player who can bring experience, fast, strong and different possibilities to play. 
"When you play a lot of games with a lot of competitions to play, you need to keep your level. "He arrived yesterday (Wednesday) and I think he is in good condition. Tomorrow (Friday) I decide if he’s in the squad or not."

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Stoke vs Spurs news

6:00 am


Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Hugo Lloris is ready and available to play against Stoke City when we take them on at 3pm UK time on Saturday. It makes a change having Sunday's free.

"He's in a good condition to travel."
Moussa Dembele will be serving the final game of his ban from last season while Danny Rose has a hamstring strain he picked up on England duty and is ruled out for this weekend and our opening UEFA Champions League fixture next week. Welshman Ben Davies will get his first games of the season for us.
"Hopefully it's not too bad." 
As Rose was injured on international duty Tottenham would be entitled to a degree of compensation in line with the agreement reached between FIFA, UEFA and the European Clubs Association (ECA).

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has confirmed that Xherdan Shaqiri will miss the game.

LWWLWWLW: Spurs have won five times in the last eight years away to Stoke City, which is the most of any Premier League club.
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Movement the key for Eriksen

10:41 pm
Last season we dropped points at home to WBA if memory serves. in that game against a packed defence we lacked ideas and struggled to break them down. Christian Eriksen took a lot of criticism from many quarters. My analysis was that he needed off the ball movement to have opportunities for telling passes.

We were learning a new system at the time and against Stoke City tonight we saw the difference understanding a system and off the ball running make. Eriksen was unlucky not to win the Man of the Match award, his performance was top notch. His disguised passing and long balls show the sort of vision Glenn Hoddle displayed.

Kane and Alli take many of the plaudits for their finishing, but Eriksen should be receiving equal amounts. Lamela has finally found his feet this season after sorting his head out and he is producing consistent performances, perhaps even still improving this late in the season.

Four games left and five points behind. We did all we could to put  pressure on Leicester, now we have to wait for six days until they play again.

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Will Stoke Bash Us Up?

3:55 pm
Stoke City's Finest
Some onlookers may think we're playing Stoke on Trent RUFC, especially if Pulis sends his men out to bash us up a bit.  After all, they've got the personnel to do us in. I don't want to say that class is defined by the amount of wins your team can muster up at stadia like the Britannia, but I wouldn't be far off the mark if I did.

Having the highest decibel range in the Premier League must count for something. If there ever was a fortress, then the Britannia is it.

With Harry, or The Daily Mail, talking about us changing our style for next season, I wish we could have been in a position to try something different against Stoke, but alas, no such luck. We're not in a position to start testing out new formations or systems.  Time isn't the key factor in deciding if we change our style; having the right players in the squad is also key.

City did us a real favour last week. Let's not return it.  No matter what, I'm expecting to fully bite my nails clean off.

If we can hit them on the break, Bale could be vitally important tomorrow. I also suppose we'll get to see the real Pav. Let's see what a few knocks to the nether regions will do to him. I know a lot of fellow Spurs fans that say he'll bottle it. I'm not too sure. I think there's more than meets the eye with this Russian.

THBN Prediction: Stoke 0-1 Spurs

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