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Full Time: Watford 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham’s away woes continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road by a sprightly Watford side. We had lost our last three Premier League away games and things did not start off well for us as Christian Kabasele rose high to score from a corner in the 13th minute.

We would have been two-down but Watford were not given a penalty. However, Son Heung-min was teed up by Christian Eriksen to level the scores. One of the most controversial moments of the game was when Davinson Sanchez was sent off in the second half when he seemed to nudge an elbow into the face of Richarlison.

We played with 10 men for most of the second half and we were a little lucky to keep it at 1-1 as Abdoulaye Doucoure hit the post with a rasping shot before Richarlison had a good shout for hand-ball in the penalty box, only for it to be waved away.

This was more points dropped by Mauricio Pochettino’s men as Liverpool and Chelsea picked up wins in their respective games.

Tottenham Player Ratings

Hugo Lloris – 7/10

The Frenchman could not do much with the goal he conceded and didn’t really have much to do in the game.

Kieran Trippier – 7.5/10

Possibly our best player as he was great down the right and kept Richarlison a little in control. He also bombed forward a lot to support the attack.

Davinson Sanchez – 4/10

A little unlucky with the sending off, the Colombian didn’t really mean his elbow into the face of Richarlison but he should have been smarter.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

Vertonghen was a rock at the back as he made a number of quality challenges to keep Watford’s attackers in check.

Ben Davies – 5.5/10

Davies started the season brightly but has regressed in the past few weeks and once again, he did not look all that great for us.

Eric Dier – 6.5/10

The Englishman was brought into the back to cover for Sanchez after the sending off and was lucky he did not give a late penalty away for hand-ball.

Mousa Dembele – 6/10

Dembele started his second consecutive game but he didn’t look all that great and needs more time on the pitch to get back to his best.

Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10

This was another tough evening for the Dane and it seems his form has drained since the World Cup playoffs. He did provide the assist for our goal but he should have done more.

Dele Alli – 6/10

Another player that seems to be off his game in recent weeks, Alli was marginally better this time around as he demanded the ball but couldn’t really trouble the home defence.

Son Heung-min – 7/10

Scored the only goal of the game for us but he didn’t really do more than that. Son was caught offside a few times as well, which was frustrating.

Harry Kane – 6/10

Kane didn’t have much to do in the game and well, it seems like he needed more service to trouble the Watford defence.


Moussa Sissoko – 6/10

Sissoko was another player that just could not do enough in the game for us to make a real difference.

Erik Lamela – N/A

It was good to see Lamela back again but he couldn’t help us get the second goal.

Harry Winks – N/A

Came on late in the game and didn’t have a lot of time to make a difference.

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“The season is saved”, “This is the signing you make?” – Some Spurs fans unhappy with latest deal by club



Tottenham haven’t done all that well in recent games with three losses on the spin. The Premier League loss against Liverpool was tough to take but the 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan was even worse.

We were leading till the 85th minute before Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino got the goals at San Siro.

Tottenham bounced back with a win against Brighton & Hove Albion but prior to that, the team had time to pose for a new range of apparel from Hugo Boss.

A post from the Spurs Twitter account revealed that our first-team squad would be sporting suits from the company from the ‘Create Your Look’ line.

Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and a host of other players and staff were pictured in the dapper suits.

It isn’t a surprise that teams are being sponsored by brands but this deal does come a little late, given that our season is well over a month in.

Some fans, however, were upset with the deal and here are some of those reactions from Twitter.

Read more: Tottenham deny reports claiming stadium will be ready only by 2019

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Lamela stars: Player ratings from Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion



Tottenham got back to winning ways after three successive defeats, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela.

Glenn Murray handled the ball late in the first half which allowed Kane to score from the spot. The home team came at us with all they had in the second half and Paulo Gazzaniga pulled off a great save before Danny Rose crossed in for Lamela to slot in our second.

Anthony Knockaert pulled one back in stoppage time to make it a nervous last minute or so but we held on for all three points.

There were a few heroes on the pitch today and here are the player ratings from the game.

Paulo Gazzaniga – 6.5/10

The youngster did pretty well and made one good save to deny Knockaert. He couldn’t do much regarding the goal he conceded.

Kieran Trippier – 6/10

Trippier didn’t have the greatest time as he struggled a bit and even got a yellow card for a needless foul.

Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10

The Belgian had a great chance to score early on and did a great job at keeping things tight for Spurs.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

Vertonghen didn’t have a lot to do at the back but he helped us to an important win in the final few minutes of the game.

Danny Rose – 7/10

Rose got the assist for the second goal but didn’t have the greatest of games for us. The Englishman should have done better for the goal we conceded.

Eric Dier – 5.5/10

This was another poor performance from the Englishman as he kept on making the wrong passes and losing possession.

Mousa Dembele – 7/10

The Belgian had a decent outing as his passing was good and kept things ticking for Spurs in the middle of the park.

Son Heung-min – 6/10

This was a quiet outing for the South Korean and he should have done more to help Spurs get all three points.

Christian Eriksen – 6/10

Another player who seemed to be out of touch was Eriksen. He must do a lot more if he is to keep his place in the team.

Lucas Moura – 6.5/10

The Brazilian tried to do things but they weren’t coming off. He did have a role in the second goal and was later subbed by Dele Alli.

Harry Kane – 6.5/10

Kane scored the penalty but couldn’t get another shot away as Brighton did well at keeping him quiet.


Erik Lamela – 7.5/10

The Argentine changed things as he provided an attacking outlet. He did well for the goal and maybe should start more games.

Read more: Tottenham deny reports claiming stadium will be ready only by 2019

Dele Alli – N/A

The Englishman didn’t have a lot of time to make a difference to the game.

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“We need this man in our team” – Some Spurs fans want 21-year-old Lyon midfield tank to join club



Tanguy Ndombele was linked with a move to Tottenham in the summer, as per Sky Sports. The Lyon midfielder is a quality destroyer in the middle of the park and was at it again last night.

The French side played Manchester City and came out 2-1 winners at the Etihad. While Nabil Fekir starred in the attack, Ndombele was immense in the midfield and did his bit for Lyon.

The 21-year-old Frenchman has played five times for the Ligue 1 club this season and his performance in the Champions League caught the eye of a few Tottenham fans.

Spurs didn’t buy a single player in the offseason and have struggled in recent times, losing their last three games. Ndombele might not help us find the back of the net but he surely can keep the midfield from being overrun.

Some Spurs fans were quick to suggest we needed the 21-year-old while some were irate as to why we didn’t add to the midfield in the summer.

Read more: Pochettino explains the real reason behind leaving out key players for the Inter Milan clash

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