Lionel Messi leaves Spurs toiling on a lower plane of sporting reality | Barney Ronay

Barcelonas 4-2 defeat of Tottenham in the Champions League at Wembley was an occasion just to stand and gawp at Lionel Messi, who can bend the game according to his own physical laws Sometimes you really do just have to stand and watch and maybe gawp a little, too. The…

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rik Lamelas sucker punch seals win for Spurs over spirited Brighton

Harry Kanes first-half penalty and rik Lamelas second finished off a tough Brighton side as Spurs won 2-1 at the Amex Stadium, with Anthony Knockaert replying deep in injury time Crisis averted. The vultures had been circling around Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham but, while this was hardly a sparkling display,…

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Craig Cathcart heads Watford past Tottenham to maintain perfect start

Craig Cathcart headed Watfords winner as the Hornets came from behind to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Vicarage Road Mauricio Pochettino could not contain the frustration. The Tottenham manager had spent much of the time since last of Jos Holebas set pieces, with first Troy Deeney and then Craig Cathcart…

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Dele Alli gets Tottenham off to a winning start against Newcastle

Jan Vertonghen opened the scoring for Spurs and, though Joselu equalised, Dele Allis goal gave Tottenham a 2-1 victory at St James Park, where anti-owner chants were regular In Mauricio Pochettinos native Argentina interest rates have been held at an emergency 40% since May and the plummeting peso recently led…

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Premier League 2018-19 preview No17: Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettinos side risk being undercooked for another season of change that, nonetheless, requires more progress Guardian writers predicted position: 4th (NB: this is not necessarily Nick Amess prediction but the average of our writers tips) Last seasons position: 3rd Odds to win the league (via Oddschecker): 14-1 The cranes,…

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