Tottenham Hotspur coasted to a 4-0 victory over a hapless West Brom at White Hart Lane. Harry Kane stole the show with a hat-trick yet he could have scored more, only for numerous heroics from Baggies goal guardian Ben Forster. On par with the scoreline, the home side dominated the entire match as soon as the first whistle was blown, with 21 shots and 72.9% of possession. Below are the player ratings for the north London club.
Hugo Lloris 7/10 – The Frenchman had a quiet afternoon between the sticks and clinched his 8th clean sheet of the season.
Eric Dier 7/10 – The 23-year-old shored up Spurs’ rearguard with a calm and composed presence.
Jan Vertonghan 7/10 – With a strong reading of the game and rare trouble from the away team, the Belgian international governed the defensive line with comfort. He even surged up front a few times to help his side with offensive duties.
Toby Aderweireld 7/10 – Similar to his defensive mates, wasn’t troubled much. Did everything he needed to do to secure his side an empty net.
Kyle Walker 8/10 – The wingback was having a field day on the right side channel and brilliantly picked out Harry Kane for the Lilywhites’ third goal of the match.
Danny Rose 8/10 – Commanding the left channel, Rose played like an auxiliary winger for the most part of the match yet quickly dropped deep whenever the Baggies had the possession. Not in the assist list due to Ben Forster’s brilliance of denying Kane a feast in front of goal.
Victor Wanyama 7/10 – As usual, the former Southampton man added power and physicality to the home side’s midfield.
Mousa Dembele 7/10 – The 29-year-old did lots of running, knitted the passage of play between defence and attack. A reliable engine.
Dele Alli 8/10 – The prodigious youngster did find the back of the net after a fabulous link-up play with Eriksen but was correctly ruled offside. His excellent lob pass helped Kane to complete his treble.
Christian Eriksen 9/10 – His passing and movement in the final third were just too much for West Brom defenders. Picked up Kane for the opening goal and his shot deflected of McAuley into the back of the net for their second.
Harry Kane 10/10 – The England international got his hands on the match ball at the end and bagged a well-deserved hat-trick. He could have scored more but Ben Forster wasn’t on the same wavelength as West Brom’s gloomy defence. 13 goals this season already, Kane surely has an eye of a tiger for the Golden Boot.
Harry Winks 6/10 – The young midfielder racked up some valuable playing minutes.
Ben Davies 6/10 – Replaced Vertonghen and settled in easily.
Son Heung-min 6/10 – Came on too late to make an impact.
Tottenham interested in £44m January move for Barcelona starlet
Malcom joined Barcelona at the start of the season but has featured just twice for the Catalan giants. He has played 25 minutes for the Blaugrana this season, with the Brazilian being unable to break into a playing XI featuring the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Lionel Messi and Philippe Coutinho.
The winger had a sensational season in the Ligue 1 before moving to the La Liga, scoring 12 goals and providing 7 assists in 35 league appearances. He is surely a quality player whose potential is not being utilized in Spain.
Considering the quality in our squad and also the 21-year-old Barca winger’s talent, it could be a perfect match. Malcom would add some incredible depth to our squad and Pochettino must make a move in January.
Though £44m seems steep, it could be a gamble worth taking as the young star has all the tools required to take the Premier League by storm with more game time.
Whether or not Barcelona would let go of a player they signed just a few months back remains to be seen but this is a move we must make to bolster our attacking reinforcements in January.
After the quiet summer window, a statement signing in January would go a long way in conveying a message to our rivals.
[Video] This latest aerial video of Tottenham’s $1bn new stadium is absolutely wonderful
YouTuber Mr AV (h/t Football.London) has posted a new high-definition video of our club’s stunning new $1bn stadium. The footage provides us with a clear picture of how much work has been done in terms of the construction.
The video also showed the soon-to-be-opened club megastore and the Tottenham Museum. The aerial footage of the new stadium was wonderful as it also showed the overall structure of the stadium and the single-tier 17,500-seater south stand. The video also shows the area where the giant golden cockerel will sit above that stand.
It is not known as to when the stadium would be available for use but it looks like the construction is progressing at a reasonable rate.
It was indeed a disappointment when it was decided by the club hierarchy that we would be playing our home games at Wembley this season but that would all change when the stadium is unveiled officially. The construction has taken quite a bit of time and it will be an exciting phase when the work is completed.
The new stadium would surely serve as a boost to the entire club and it would wipe out any negativity surrounding Tottenham. The club too have been keeping us updated on the progress regarding the stadium and we’ll have to wait to see what the club say next regarding the completion of the stadium work.
“Shushing the racists, hands down”: Some Tottenham fans relive the memories as club shares a video of wonder goals against West Ham
Tottenham are set to face West Ham on Saturday and the club shared a video featuring some of the best goals we have scored against the Hammers in the past.
The video featured some memorable and stunning strikes from the likes of Gareth Bale, Son Heung-min, Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov.
Tottenham’s past 8 meetings with West Ham has seen 28 goals being scored, at an average of 3.5 per game, hence, it is logical that the club has shared a video of some great goals from the past. The game on Saturday presents us with a chance to keep the pressure on the teams above us and we shouldn’t drop points.
The video was a trip down the memory lane and the fans had a say on it. The Tottenham faithful reacted to the video on Twitter and a lot of them had some nice things to say.
Defoe’s run through their entire team is my fav
— JaiP (@JaiP72) October 19, 2018
The first Bale one I think.
But there’s a message in this video – shots from outside the box (in some cases WAY outside) seem like a good way to beat West Ham.
— Stephen Grist (@Sjgrist) October 19, 2018
— MarcoPolo (@marcusssbatt) October 19, 2018
Sonny’s screamer shushing the racists, hands down.
— YoojinJung (@3POR2D2) October 19, 2018
Does anyone else completely lose interest when you hear that awful commentator for the Spurs videos 🙄🙄
— Jurts__COYS94 (@THFC_COYS94) October 19, 2018
All of them COYS
— Wally (@thfcwally) October 19, 2018
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