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Full Time: Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur edged Stoke City 2-1 to make it six wins in a row in the Premier League. We are now level on points with third-placed Liverpool.

Heung-min Son had the best chance in the first-half. He was released for a one-on-one chance against Jack Butland only to be denied by the Stoke keeper. Mame Biram Diouf fluffed his lines from 12 yards out at the other end.

Eriksen fired Spurs into the lead from inside the penalty area after he connected a Dele Alli pass. However, the lead did not last long as Hugo Lloris’s poor clearance went straight into Diouf’s path who finished into an empty net.

Spurs took the lead again as Eriksen scored the winner from a free-kick before Xherdan Shaqiri was denied a late equaliser when his free-kick hit the bar.

Tottenham Player Ratings

Hugo Lloris – 4/10

It was his mistake that gifted Stoke the equaliser. He looked shaky and was not at his best.

Serge Aurier – 5/10

He was an industrious presence on the right-wing. Was defensively solid.

Davinson Sanchez – 6/10

He had a really good game overall, which consisted plenty of tough challenges and blocks.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

The leader of Spurs’ back-line, Vertonghen was solid as a rock. Coped well with the Stoke attackers.

Danny Rose – 6/10

Almost lost his head dealing with Diouf but somehow, he kept his calm and completed the entire game.

Victor Wanyama – 6/10

Looked a bit rusty in the first half but settled down well after the break.

 

Mousa Dembele – 8/10

Dembele was fantastic in the middle of the park for Spurs. He was a force to reckon with and breezed past Stoke’s Joe Allen. A top show from the Belgian.

Christian Eriksen – 9/10

He was the difference maker once again. What a performance!

Dele Alli – 7/10

Alli added another assist to his collection, early in the second half, picking out Eriksen.

Son Heung-min – 5/10

He had a rare off day, missing two good opportunities.

Harry Kane – 6/10

Kane looked a little rusty at the start but picked up the tempo as the game wore on.

Substitutes

Erik Lamela – 5/10

Showed his industry and pace. Curled an effort just wide.

Eric Dier – 4/10

Was sloppy in his play and gave away possession a lot of times.

Moussa Sissoko – N/A

Replaced Alli in the 90th minute.

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[Video] Amazing new time-lapse footage showcases pitch and seating areas of Tottenham’s new stadium

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Tottenham’s new stadium is towards completion and a new time-lapse video from last week has been shared which highlights the final stages of work being done.

The video begins with a view of the exterior where cranes are working on one section of the structure. The next part features an aerial view of the entire stadium. The video shows construction being done throughout the night to get the venue ready as quickly as possible.

A clip from the video showcases a section where numerous glass panes are yet to be installed, however, a number of cranes and workers are on the job.

The pitch was installed a week ago and an interior shot displays the grass and the artificial pitch lighting. It is great to see that most of the seats are installed and the LED hoardings across the seating area of the stadium.

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Hopefully, the venue will be completed quickly. Tottenham have spent a lot of time away from home with Wembley being used as a temporary ground. We even played a Carabao Cup game against Watford at Stadium MK.

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“Star on and off the pitch” – Some Tottenham fans react to Spurs star’s hilarious dance

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Lucas Moura seems to be enjoying his season with Tottenham. The Brazilian had a fantastic performance against Manchester United a few weeks ago and was even recalled to the Brazil squad during the recent international break.

The former PSG man has become a starter for Spurs and a recent video was shared by Moussa Sissoko of the Brazilian dancing.

Some Tottenham fans reacted to the Moura dance and loved every second of it.

Spurs beat West Ham in a tough London derby on Saturday and will need another quality performance against PSV Eindhoven in midweek.

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Tottenham have lost their two Champions League group games this season, and we need to defeat the Dutch team to have any chance of making it into the next round.

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Tottenham downplay interest in signing 25-year-old Colombian star

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Tottenham have no plans of signing Wilmar Barrios from Boca Junior, sources have told ESPN. The Colombian international had a decent World Cup with the national side and was linked with a move to Spurs, according to the report.

Reports (h/t ESPN) suggested that we had agreed on personal terms with the 25-year-old’s representatives and were preparing a bid for the midfielder.

However, sources have told ESPN that there were no discussions in the summer and he isn’t a target for Mauricio Pochettino in the winter window.

Spurs were the only club to not sign a player in the summer but the manager was open to signings in January.

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Mauricio Pochettino

The manager was quoted by ESPN as saying:

“In football you always need to think you can improve, and you need to try to improve your squad.

“We couldn’t sign [in the summer] for different circumstances, but we wanted to sign.

“Now January will come and we’re going to try to sign. I think it’s not only us — all the clubs and managers want to sign players, must refresh the squad.

“We need to try again in January or the summer if we want to move on the team and the club.”

Spurs are in a great position in the Premier League as we are just a couple of points behind the league leaders.

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Hopefully, the right signings can help us push on this season and lead us to our first ever Premier League title.

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