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‘Best In The League’ Spurs Fans Delighted With Defender’s Display vs. Hull City

Spurs eased to a 3-0 victory over Hull in the Premier League at White Hart Lane thanks to a brace from the in-form Christian Eriksen, and a goal from Victor Wanyama.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men were in control from the very start of the game, and found the breakthrough just eleven minutes into the game. Danny Rose made an excellent run from his wing-back position and played the ball square to Eriksen, who was there to finish into the roof of the net. In the build-up to that goal, Spurs played a total of 30 passes, in what was an excellent team goal.

One of the wing-backs was again involved for the second goal. Kyle Walker was played in behind by Eric Dier, and Walker used his strength to retain the ball before firing a low ball across goal for Eriksen to tap in. Spurs added a third when Eriksen’s free-kick was looked goal-bound, but his shot was saved, but Wanyama was there to smash the ball home on the follow up.

One player that stood out for Spurs was right wing-back Kyle Walker. The Englishman continued to bomb down the right wing as night long, and provided the assist for the second goal. He has now has three assists for the season, which is more than Mesut Ozil. Walker created five chances in the 3-0 win, which was more than anybody else on the pitch. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to sublime performances from Kyle Walker as well as Danny Rose.

Mauricio Pochettino fielded a team that played in a 3-4-2-1 system, and you have to say, against a team like Hull, you can afford for your wing-backs to push up, but whether this system will be used in the next few weeks remains to be seen. However, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker both provided great assists in their wing-back roles and were extremely instrumental in the 3-0 win.

Sissoko Starts: Tottenham Team News And Predicted Line-Up To Face Hull City

Spurs fell to just their second defeat of the season on Sunday at Old Trafford, and Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for a quick and strong response when his Tottenham side come up against Hull City on Wednesday night. 

Mousa Dembele is out with a foot injury that he picked up on Sunday, whilst Vincent Janssen is also missing through injury. Erik Lamela has returned from Argentina, but is unlikely to be fit for this game. Here is our Spurs predicted line-up to face Hull.

GK: Hugo Lloris

The Frenchman made a couple of good stops at Old Trafford to keep us in the game on Sunday, and I have no doubt that he will start against Hull City on Wednesday night.

RB: Kyle Walker

I thought Walker did a really good job in keeping Anthony Martial quiet on Sunday, who can be really dangerous on his day, and I think that Walker will keep his place in the starting eleven here.

CB: Toby Alderweireld

It was excellent to see Toby return from injury at the weekend for his first full ninety minutes, and I thought he had a solid game, and will keep his partnership with Jan Vertonghen at the back once again for this game.

CB: Jan Vertonghen

The Belgian has really stepped up in recent weeks, and has played really well at the back, keeping up Spurs’ excellent defensive record in the Premier League. He should start here.

LB: Danny Rose

Rose had his hands full on Sunday afternoon against Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and although he scored, Rose couldn’t have possibly got anywhere near the Armenian after Harry Kane gave the ball away in midfield. He should keep his place.

Lloris Contract Talks Stalling: 3 Potential Replacements For The French Stopper

Reports have suggested that Tottenham are struggling to get star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to sign a new contract at White Hart Lane, with the Sunday Mirror claiming last week that the Frenchman’s fear that Spurs are unable to win trophies is preventing him from putting pen to paper.

1) Jordan Pickford

The Sunderland goalkeeper has been in terrific form of late, and has attracted the interest of Spurs after a string of impressive performances in between the sticks for David Moyes’ side.

The Englishman has been called up recently to the England squad as a result of his terrific form, and has kept Sunderland in many games in the Premier League this season, making a number of key saves to keep Sunderland off the foot of the league.

Pickford has kept just the one clean sheet this term against Hull at the Stadium of Light, but considering the quality of the defence in front of him at Sunderland and Spurs, it could be assumed that Pickford would keep more clean sheets in North London with the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen defending in front of him. The 22-year-old makes on average 2.30 saves per goal, which is 0.2 more than French stopper Hugo Lloris.

3 Things We Learned As Spurs Fell To A Toothless Defeat At Old Trafford

A goal from Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan was enough to sink Spurs at Old Trafford and condemn them to their second defeat of this Premier League season, and here is three things we learned as Spurs were beaten 1-0 at the hands of Manchester United. 

1) Moussa Sissoko has listened to Pochettino

A couple of weeks ago, we heard Pochettino say that big money summer signing Moussa Sissoko needs to offer more at Spurs, saying that he was falling short of what the club were expecting of him in his first few months, saying that he needs to prove his worth on the training ground before he can do so on the pitch.

Sissoko has made just eight appearances in the Premier League this season, and has failed to establish himself as a first team regular, not even making the matchday squad on a number of occasions this term since his summer deadline day move from Newcastle.

However, Sissoko did make a positive impact yesterday when he came off the bench at Old Trafford. He caused Matteo Darmian all kinds of trouble down the Spurs right with his pace and strength to beat his man. Unfortunately, the crosses he managed to get into the box caused minimal trouble, but he could be in line for a Premier League start in the near future after a strong performance against Manchester United.

Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-0 Spurs – Midfield Fails To Deliver At Old Trafford

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his first Premier League goal for Manchester United, which was good enough to see off a below-par Spurs at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. 

Spurs were nowhere near their best as they missed their opportunity to break into the top four ahead of Manchester United, who were beaten 4-2 yesterday at Leicester. Here are the Spurs player ratings from what was a poor performance against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.

Hugo Lloris- 6

Not really much he could do about Mkhitaryan’s goal. The Armenian gave him no chance, but Lloris made some crucial saves both before and after the opening goal.

Kyle Walker- 6

Was involved in a very intriguing battle with Anthony Martial down the Spurs right, and he did manage to keep him quiet for most of the game, and defended solidly.

Toby Alderweireld- 6

It was good to see Toby back in the side for the full ninety minutes. He defended calmly, making a few crucial tackles at the back.

Jan Vertonghen- 6

Played in much the same way that Toby did. The pair of them did well to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic quiet. A fairly solid display from the Belgian.

Danny Rose- 6

Failed to make too much of an impact for the same reason as Kyle Walker, he had a quick and dangerous runner against him. Defended well, and Mkhitaryan’s goal was far from his fault, he pushed high up the pitch as he is instructed to do, and it was unfortunate we lost the goal in midfield.

Victor Wanyama- 5

Did a good job at marking and out-strengthening Paul Pogba, but he did lose his man on a few occasions, and he went on to cause problems that the Spurs defence could have done without having to deal with. Missed that one golden opportunity that Spurs created to get something out of the game.

Mousa Dembele- 5

Would have liked to see Dembele make a few more of those penetrative runs that carves open defences. Not enough of that from him today, was substituted for Harry Winks in the second half.

‘Criminally Overrated’ Spurs Fans Call For Pochettino To Drop This Man After Performance vs. Manchester United

Spurs fell to just their second defeat of this Premier League campaign after losing 1-0 at Old Trafford against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.

The win sees Spurs miss their opportunity to break into the top four ahead of Manchester City, allowing United to close the gap between themselves and Tottenham to just three points, half the cushion Spurs had at the start of the match.

Spurs started the match strongly, but they fell behind just before the half hour mark. Harry Kane sloppily gave the ball away in midfield, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan found himself through before producing a good finish to beat Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal.

Spurs had a good chance to draw level just after the break. Christian Eriksen swung a ball in towards the back post, Wanyama sneaked in unmarked, but his header was horribly misjudged as he missed a huge opportunity.

Harry Kane was left isolated up top for the Lilywhites for most of the game, and United nearly doubled their lead when Paul Pogba hit the woodwork from a free-kick. The Frenchman could have scored just a couple of minutes later, but hit effort was straight at Lloris.

One player that failed to live up to expectation was Englishman Dele Alli. He got on the ball on very few occasions, and when he did, he was fairly wasteful. Alli had just one shot, made one cross in what was an extremely disappointing performance as he didn’t win a single tackle or aerial duel. The youngster’s frustration boiled over near the end, committing three fouls throughout the ninety minutes.

Here is how Spurs fans reacted to Alli’s poor display at Old Trafford.

It was a tough game for Spurs at Old Trafford, where they were struggling to create chances, but this was where Mauricio Pochettino needed one of his creative midfielders such as Dele Alli or Christian Eriksen to step up and make something happen. If Spurs are to challenge for a top four spot this season, these types of players will need to be creating chances and making things happen in the big games against the big boys.

Winks Starts! Tottenham Team News And Predicted Line-Up To Face Manchester United

Spurs waved goodbye to the UEFA Champions League group stages for this year, winning 3-1 against CSKA Moscow at Wembley and secured their place in the Europa League last 32. 

Toby Alderweireld is of course back in contention for this one after coming on as a substitute in midweek, but Erik Lamela and Vincent Janssen remain out for the trip to Old Trafford in this key Premier League clash. Here is our Spurs predicted line-up to face Manchester United.

GK: Hugo Lloris

Had very little to do in midweek against CSKA Moscow, but has kept us in games this season, and might have to make some crucial saves to keep us in this one.

RB: Kyle Walker

He will be most likely be involved in what will turn out to be a very interesting battle. He will have to deal with the threat of Anthony Martial if he starts on the left, and will be important to the Spurs attack going forward.

CB: Toby Alderweireld

It’s great to have Toby back. We have been missing presence not only in defence but the penalty box for corners. His return will be a big boost for everybody in the Spurs squad and should start here.

CB: Jan Vertonghen

He will be glad to have his centre-back partner back for such a big game. He has stepped up since his fellow Belgian’s injury and just needs to continue his good form going forward into the busy Christmas period.

LB: Danny Rose

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is on fire for Manchester United, and Danny Rose will have to deal with his threat. Rose has been in good form recently and will be up to the task after a strong game against CSKA Moscow at Wembley.

‘Like The Player Of Last Season’ Fans Delighted With Spurs Man’s Fantastic Display vs CSKA Moscow

Spurs waved goodbye to Champions League football at Wembley on Wednesday night with a 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow, securing a place in the Europa League last 32.

Tottenham fell behind in the first half just after the half-hour mark courtesy of a Alan Dzagoev goal, but Spurs came from behind to grab the three points and nail down third spot in the group. Dele Alli fired Spurs level with a neat finish, before Danny Rose drilled a lovely ball across goal for Harry Kane to put into the back of the net just before the break.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men continued their domination in the second half, and doubled their lead with thirteen minutes to go when Dele Alli’s header was turned into the net by CSKA Moscow keeper Igor Akinfeev. Spurs will go into the Europa League last 32 draw as a seeded team following the win.

Goalscorer Dele Alli received a lot of praise on social media after his performance. The Englishman had seven shots, won 50% of his tackles and won all of his aerial duels over the ninety minutes. This is how Spurs fans reacted to his display at Wembley.

That’s two win on the bounce for Spurs now as they continue their recovery from two consecutive crushing losses at Monaco and Chelsea. They will be aiming for a third straight victory when they head to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

Player Ratings: Spurs 3-1 CSKA Moscow- Winks And Alli Shine In Champions League Send-Off

Spurs won their final Champions League group stage game as Wembley to secure a place in the Europa League. A brace from Dele Alli and a goal from Harry Kane secured the win for Spurs. Here are the Spurs player ratings. 

Hugo Lloris- 6

Didn’t have too much to do during the game, but he made a couple of decent saves throughout the ninety minutes. Another solid showing, and let’s hope that these rumours about him moving away have no substance.

Kyle Walker- 7

The right-back had another good game, and looked to cause a threat, providing an extra man in attack. He defended well too, and put in some good crosses from the wing.

Eric Dier- 5

Lost his man for the goal, and it looks like he will not feature much in the defence from now with the return of Toby Alderweireld. He has filled in well, but it is a relief to have Toby back fit again.

Jan Vertonghen- 6

Another solid game from Vertonghen. He could have made more of an effort to win the header in the lead up to the goal, but he played well apart from that.

Danny Rose- 7

A good performance from Danny Rose. He got in behind well and played a lovely drilled ball across goal for Harry Kane’s goal, continuing his good form.

Victor Wanyama- 6

Made a few good tackles in midfield. However, I would love to see Wanyama move the ball a lot quicker in midfield, making a quicker transition from defence to the attackers. Would quicken up our play a lot more.

Harry Winks- 8

Another excellent game from young Winks. He was strong, he was quick and controlled the midfield, sitting just in front of Wanyama on occasion.

Janssen Injured, Kane Rested: Tottenham Team News And Predicted Line-Up To Face CSKA Moscow

Spurs are out the Champions League, and I didn’t expect to be saying when the draw was made in August that our last game at Wembley will be for a place in the Europa League. If Spurs avoid defeat, then a place in Europe’s secondary competition will be secured. 

It could be a game of rotation at Wembley, but Spurs will be without Erik Lamela, who is still injured but has flown home to sort out a family issue and Vincent Janssen, who misses out with an ankle injury. Toby Alderweireld will return to the squad and Ben Davies is nearing a return to the starting line-up. Here is the Spurs predicted line-up to face CSKA Moscow at Wembley.

GK: Michel Vorm

With this game of little importance, Hugo Lloris could be rested. Vorm played well at the start of the season when the Frenchman was injured, and I think he might start here.

RB: Kieran Trippier

This might be a night of rotation for Mauricio Pochettino at Wembley. Trippier was boarderline awful in Monaco, and might get given a chance to redeem himself here.

CB: Kevin Wimmer

Another chance for redemption, this time for Kevin Wimmer. He wasn’t great against Monaco, and he wasn’t the best at Chelsea either, but he could well play in his proper position at centre-back here.

CB: Eric Dier

Pochettino has said that Toby Alderweireld will return to the squad against CSKA Moscow, but I doubt he will start with the crunch clash at Old Trafford against Manchester United looming. Eric Dier could make an appearance here.

LB: Ben Davies

It has been confirmed that the Welsh is close to a return from injury, and he could well make an appearance. Danny Rose may be rested with the trip to Old Trafford in mind.