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‘Weak Link In Our Team’ Fans Rip Into This Spurs Man Following Shock European Exit

Spurs fell to a shock defeat over two legs at the hands of KAA Gent, who arrived at Wembley as massive underdogs despite taking a 1-0 lead in the first leg in Belgium.

Mauricio Pochettino looked for a fast start to the game, and he got exactly that. Christian Eriksen took full advantage of a little bit of good fortune before sliding the ball into the back of the net after just ten minutes.

However, Gent were back on level terms just ten minutes later, and back ahead of aggregate more importantly. Eric Dier failed to win the back post header, and it was Harry Kane of all people who headed into the back of his own net to level the game up as Gent grabbed a crucial away goal.

Things went from bad to worse for Mauricio Pochettino’s side when Dele Alli was rightly given his marching orders for a horribly high tackle. It was a moment of madness from the Englishman. Far from his finest moment in a Spurs shirt.

Spurs continued to dominate the ball however, and took the lead on the night once again as the ball broke to Victor Wanyama just inside the box, and the Kenyan produced a fine finish to make it 2-1 on the night and 2-2 on aggregate.

The Lilywhites continued to press for a winner, but it was Gent who found a shock second goal. Eric Dier’s offside trap went horribly wrong, and it was Dier who failed to clear the ball, allowing Jeremy Perbet to prod home and send the Gent fans into pandemonium at Wembley. Spurs failed to muster up anything in terms of a comeback as the curse of Wembley continues.

Eric Dier had one of the worst games of his career. The England international lost the back post header for the first goal, and failed to clear his lines for the second Gent goal. It was a car-crash performance from Dier, and Spurs fans were far from pleased on Twitter.

‘Phenominal’ Spurs Fans Heap Praise Onto This Man After FA Cup Win Over Fulham

Spurs marched on into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a convincing 3-0 win over Championship Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon.

The Lilywhites were the stronger of the two from the start of the contest, Christian Eriksen testing Bettinelli in the Fulham goal early on with a left-footed toe-poke. Spurs continued to dominate, and it wasn’t long before they took the lead. Kieran Trippier’s quick thinking from a throw in gave Eriksen the ball down the right, he then whipped a ball into the box that Harry Kane was able to turn into the back of the net from close range.

Michel Vorm very nearly gifted Fulham an equaliser when his pass went astray, but was able to recover and make a save from Tom Cairney’s effort to keep Mauricio Pochettino’s side in front. That aside, Spurs were the dominant force in the first period, and should have extended their lead before the break.

The Spurs advantage was doubled just five minutes into the second half as Eriksen and Kane combined once again. The Dane whipped another ball into the box from the right, and Kane got on the end of it again to consolidate Tottenham’s lead.

The win was sealed seventeen minutes from time when Dele Alli slid a ball through to the onside Harry Kane, who finished strongly past Bettinelli to secure Spurs’ spot in the draw for the FA Cup sixth round, where a date with Millwall at White Hart Lane awaits.

Christian Eriksen was one of the Spurs players to impress in the FA Cup win at Fulham. He provided two assists for Harry Kane’s first two goals, as well as playing a clever pass to Alli in the build-up for the third. It was a much better display from Eriksen on Sunday, and here is how Spurs fans reacted to his showing in the 3-0 win.

Eriksen has been inconsistent at times this season, and has not been at his best recently, but looked somewhere back to his best here. His crosses into Kane for two of the goals were sublime, especially the second, similar to the pair that found Dele Alli in the win over Chelsea at the start of the year.

However, one area for concern will be the Dane’s form on set pieces. It has recently been pointed out that Eriksen has not scored a free-kick in over 500 days, and his set pieces were under-par again today. Despite this, it was a very satisfying performance to watch from Eriksen.

‘Hope He Never Plays Again’ Spurs Fans Slam This Man Following Aston Villa Victory

Spurs booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at White Hart Lane, in what was an extremely uninspiring performance from the Lilywhites.

The first 45 minutes were up there with the worst halves of football I have ever seen as Villa seemed content to sit back and absorb any Spurs pressure that came there way. It was boring and dull, but effective for the visitors, who limited the hosts to few chances in the first period.

The game started to open up a bit in the second period as Villa started to play a little bit more positively. The game was also livened up with the introduction of the in-form Dele Alli in place of struggling striker Vincent Janssen on the hour mark. Spurs started to look better going forward, and just 51 seconds after coming on, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou was involved in the opening goal.

He received the ball from Dele Alli on the left, and whipped in a low cross that was behind Ben Davies, who managed to turn the ball into the back of the net to give Tottenham the lead.

The Lilywhites looked comfortable after the goal, and they doubled their lead nine minutes later. Heung-min Son with a tidy finish ten minutes from time to send Spurs into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

One player who disappointed yet again for Tottenham was front man Vincent Janssen. He struggled to get involved once again. He didn’t make the right runs, and whenever he did get the ball, he was slow to make decisions, losing possession more often than not. In the first half alone, the Dutchman was dispossessed seven times. Yes. Seven.

The 22-year-old summer signing’s search for his first goal from open play for Spurs goes on. While some remain paitent, others are labelling the striker Spurs’ worst ever player and calling for him to be sold in this January transfer window. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to Janssen’s display against Aston Villa.

‘Unsung Hero’ Spurs Fans Heap Praise Onto This Man Following Chelsea Victory

Spurs produced one of their performances of the season on Wednesday night against the league leaders Chelsea, ending their Premier League winning run at thirteen games.

Mauricio Pochettino decided to name his starting eleven in a three at the back formation and match Antonio Conte in that respect. That tactical decision resulted in a very even game in the first half, Eden Hazard coming the closest for Chelsea in the opening stages, flashing an early effort past the post.

It was a first half of very few chances for either side, but it was Spurs who broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time. Christian Eriksen was left with acres of space on the edge of the box, and was given enough time to whip a great ball into the box. Dele Alli rose the highest in between two defenders, and turned a header beyond Thibaut Courtois to give Tottenham the lead just before the break.

Chelsea came out of the blocks fast at the start of the second half, and Eden Hazard came close again for the Blues just after the break, but headed just wide from close range. Spurs stopped the early Chelsea charge, and it was Christian Eriksen that was the provider again for Spurs. He lofted the ball into the box, and it was Dele Alli who rose the highest to put Spurs two goals to the good.

Spurs defended extremely well in the second half to see out the win and get the three points. The Lilywhites will have Victor Wanyama to thank for an excellent performance. He bossed the midfield, and along with Dembele, cancelled out the influence of Matic and Kante in the Chelsea midfield.

Wanyama won a solid 50% of his tackles in what was a hotly contested midfield battle, and hardly put a foot wrong all game. The Kenyan completed two take ons, made one interception and four clearances. Here is how Spurs fans reacted on Twitter to Wanyama’s performance.

‘Unplayable’ Spurs Fans Delighted With This Man’s Performance vs Chelsea

Spurs blew the title race wide open with a 2-0 win over league leaders Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night. 

Antonio Conte’s side arrived at the home of Spurs off the back of thirteen straight wins in the Premier League, chasing a record of fourteen straight wins to beat a record set by Spurs’ North London rivals Arsenal.

Mauricio Pochettino matched Conte’s 3-4-3 system, and as a result, few chances came either team’s away in the first period in what was an evenly matched contest. Eden Hazard went closest for Chelsea, firing just wide in the early stages of the match.

The two sides looked to be going into the break on level terms, but it was Spurs who struck first in stoppage time. Christian Eriksen wasn’t closed down on the edge of the Chelsea box, whipped a lovely ball into the box, and there was Dele Alli, who headed beyond Thibaut Courtois to ensure Spurs went into the break a goal to the good.

Spurs would have expected Chelsea to make a fast start to the second half, and they did just that. Hazard went close again for the Blues, heading just wide from close range.

However, the Lilywhites halted the Chelsea charge, and it was the same combination as in the first half that broke down the Chelsea defence. Eriksen whipped yet another dangerous ball into the box, and it was Dele Alli on the end of it again. He headed the ball back across goal and beyond Courtois to double Tottenham’s lead.

Spurs slowed the game down and sat back just a little, stopping the Blues from creating anything at all. Diego Costa stung the hands of Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal, but the visitors had very few chances to get back into the game before Spurs took all three points.

Dele Alli put in yet another excellent performance for Spurs, scoring the two all important goals. The Englishman struggled to get into the game in the first half, but worked his socks off and got his reward in the end. Alli scored two goals, completed two take ons, won 50% of his tackles and 50% of his aerial duels. Here is how Spurs fans reacted on Twitter to Alli’s performance.

‘Should Start More Often’ Spurs Fans Heap Praise Onto This Man Following Watford Thrashing

Spurs got the New Year off to the best possible start with a 4-1 win over struggling Watford. The win lifts Mauricio Pochettino’s side into the top four going into the next round of fixtures.

Spurs dominated the game from the start, and you could sense a goal was coming when Dele Alli crashed a magnificent effort off the bar. In fact, the opener came just 24 seconds later. Kieran Trippier slid a lovely ball through to Harry Kane, who finished at the near post beyond Gomes.

A second goal was to follow soon after. Trippier was the creator once again as he whipped a great cross into the box. Kane was first to it between two Watford defenders to fire Spurs two goals to the good.

Younes Kaboul would have been keen to impress former manager Mauricio Pochettino on his visit to Vicarage Road following his comments about the Argentine boss in the week, but it was his error that led to the third goal just before half-time. Kaboul should have cleared a second ball, but slipped and gave the chance to Dele Alli, who made no mistake in tucking the ball into the back of the net.

The Englishman added his second just after the break. Harry Kane played the ball through to Alli, who took a touch before sliding the ball under Gomes. Tottenham took their foot off the gas slightly, and Watford scored a conciliation goal in stoppage time as Kaboul bundled the ball into the net.

Kieran Trippier put in a highly impressive performance for Spurs, playing in a right wing-back role in the absence of Kyle Walker. The 26-year-old created two chances, both turning into goals, won 75% of his tackles and put 4 crosses into the box. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to Trippier’s fantastic display.

‘One Of The First Names On The Teamsheet’ Spurs Fans Praise This Man After Southampton Victory

Spurs moved into within one point of the top four with a thumping 4-1 win over Southampton at St. Mary’s with Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son getting on the scoresheet.

It was the worst possible start to the game for Tottenham after the conceded with just over a minute gone. The Saints whipped a dangerous free-kick into the box, and Virgil Van Dijk rose the highest to head into the bottom corner.

Spurs slowly grew into the game, and struck level after 19 minutes. Moussa Sissoko picked up the ball on the left-hand side, and delivered a deflected cross into the box, where Dele Alli was waiting to head into the back of the net off the post, leaving Fraser Forster with no chance.

The Lilywhites went ahead just after the break when Harry Kane headed in from a corner, and the Englishman had a chance to double Spurs’ lead soon after. Dele Alli went down in the box, and Mike Dean pointed to the spot although the original contact appeared to be outside the box. The referee also reached for his pocket and gave Nathan Redmond his marching orders for the foul. However, Harry Kane was unable to convert as his foot got caught in the turf and blazed the spot kick high over the bar.

Southampton threatened to get back into the game, but Heung-min Son gave Spurs a two goal cushion with five minutes to go. Christian Eriksen’s through ball was deflected and sent the South Korean through, and he had no problem in converting his chance to put Spurs 3-1 up.

The job was finished off just a couple of minutes later when Danny Rose made a surging run up the pitch before playing the ball to Dele Alli, who finished well into the bottom corner to secure the three points.

Although he was booed by the Southampton fans at times, it was a happy return to St. Mary’s for Victor Wanyama, who put in an excellent display during the 4-1 win. The midfielder looked solid in front of the defence, supplying the attckers well in the process, completing 92% of his passes, as well has having two shots and completing three take-ons. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to Wanyama’s display against Southampton.

‘Outstanding Again’ Spurs Fans Label This Man ‘Best In Europe’ After Burnley Victory

Spurs made it two wins in a week with their latest victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane. Goals from Dele Alli and Danny Rose helped Spurs to get the three points against the resilient visiting side.

Tottenham were sloppy at the back, and gifted Burnley the lead midway through the first half after they failed to clear the ball despite having more than one chance to do so. Ashley Barnes was there to capitalise for the visitors, handing them their first away league goal from open play of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men started the game the brighter of the two, and continued this trend despite falling behind. Kyle Walker continued his brilliant form to provide the assist for Dele Alli to fire Spurs level, just six minutes after conceding at the other end.

Tom Heaton and the Burnley defence did their best to try and stop Spurs taking the lead for the first time in the match, but the hosts found a breakthrough in the 71st minute. Substitute Moussa Sissoko, just one minute after he was controversially given a yellow card, made a surging run through midfield, played Danny Rose through, who smashed a shot into the back of the net at the front post.

Spurs would go on to see the game out, and move to within just one point of the top four after Manchester City triumphed 2-1 over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs now have ten days before making the trip down to the South coast to face Southampton on the 28th December.

Match-winner Rose was the subject of much praise from Spurs fans on Twitter after another amazing performance. The Englishman had three shots during the win, created four chances, made eleven crosses as well as completing six take-ons. Here is what Spurs had to say about Rose on Twitter post-match.

Full-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker were both outstanding for Spurs again. Walker provided the assist for the equaliser before Rose netted the winner. As well as doing their jobs defensively, the pair are becoming a real force for Spurs in attack, and this has been highlighted in the past few weeks and the rest of the season, becoming really important parts of the side.

‘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.

‘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.