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'It doesn't look great': Mauricio Pochettino worried by extent of Dele Alli's injury – video

Guardian - søn, 20/01/2019 - 21:05

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he is concerned about the hamstring injury Dele Alli picked up in his side's last-gasp win at Fulham

Alli, who cancelled out a Fernando Llorente own goal with a header early in the second half, limped out of the game in the final few minutes, clutching his hamstring. 

He watched on from the bench as Harry Winks earned Spurs a vital three points in the Premier League with a header deep into time added on at Craven Cottage, but his problem cast a shadow over Tottenham's victory with attacking players Harry Kane and Son Heung-min already missing for Pochettino.

It looks highly unlikely that England international Alli, who has already been out twice this season with hamstring problems, will be fit to face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. 

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Ranieri rues Fulham's 'inexperience' in last-gasp loss to Tottenham – video

Guardian - søn, 20/01/2019 - 20:29

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri was left extremely frustrated after seeing his side throw away a point late on against Tottenham.

Harry Winks was the hero for Spurs hero with a last-gasp winner in his side’s 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage.

Ranieri was left to rue the naivety of his side who have now conceded 51 league goals this season - seven more than any other club. He was especially disappointed that Tottenham’s winner came after a Fulham free kick at the other end.

‘With one minute at the end we have a free kick and put it in the box, why? Take it to the corner,’ said the Italian, whose side remain deep in relegation trouble.

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Winks spares Llorente's blushes

Sky Sports - søn, 20/01/2019 - 20:20
Harry Winks's last-gasp header gave Tottenham a 2-1 win at Fulham on Super Sunday, but how did they cope without the injured Harry Kane?

Poch: Opportunity in Alli's absence

Sky Sports - søn, 20/01/2019 - 20:00
Mauricio Pochettino has challenged members of his Tottenham squad to seize the opportunity presented by Dele Alli's injury at Fulham.

Ranieri: Fulham lack experience

Sky Sports - søn, 20/01/2019 - 20:00
Claudio Ranieri accused his Fulham side of lacking experience after poor game management enabled Tottenham to win Sunday's clash at Craven Cottage.

Fulham 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – as it happened

Guardian - søn, 20/01/2019 - 19:20

Harry Winks scored in injury time to break Fulham hearts in an entertaining game at Craven Cottage

6.18pm GMT

Related: Harry Winks heads home at the last for Spurs to break Fulham hearts

I’ll leave you with the report from Craven Cottage. Thanks for your emails and tweets. Have a good evening.

6.16pm GMT

Nkoudou, whose brilliant cross created the winner, has immediately got into the dressing room and fumbled around for his phone before tweeting this:

Helloooo u remember me ? #COYS

6.10pm GMT

Here’s Claudio Ranieri: “It was a good match. The first half was fantastic for us. We scored a goal and the perhaps we should have had a penalty. In the second half we tried to do our best but we lack experience. We had a free-kick with one minute to go and we put the ball into the box. Why? I shout: ‘Take the ball to the corner!’ We have to continue to fight. I am very happy with Ryan Babel. He made a very good first half. He needs more time to be fit. I am confident. I never lose my confidence about the team.” He’s quite chipper considering he’s just had a point swiped from his grasp in the dying seconds.

6.06pm GMT

Graeme Sounness and Jamie Redknapp are tearing into Fulham’s defence for not defending the winning goal better. Perhaps Bryan could have done better to get in front of Winks but I still think the cross was an absolute peach. Bryan may well have scored an own goal if he’d got in front of him.

6.04pm GMT

The match-winner, Harry Winks, speaks: “It’s a great moment and a win that we needed. I can’t remember the last time I scored [Vertonghen reminds him that it was two years ago]. We needed to bounce back after United. We knew it would be tough but we dug in and did our best.”

Then Vertonghen speaks: “Erik Dier came on and that gave Harry the freedom to play higher up the pitch. It was a great cross from Nkoudou and Harry did the rest. We don’t want to draw this season,” he laughs. They haven’t drawn once. “We just want to win games. We had to push to keep us up there.”

6.02pm GMT

Tottenham showed a great deal of character there – they were the very opposite of Spursy. They fought back gamely and despite having a misfiring striker on the pitch, still huffed and puffed sufficiently to blow Fulham down. Tottenham’s squad is beginning to look awfully thin, though, and Alli’s hamstring injury may force Pochettino to bang on Daniel Levy’s door and demand a bit of cash to get someone, anyone, in while the transfer window is still open.

5.57pm GMT

Ian Copestake’s back: “Re: 73rd minute: did Mitrovic go down in slow motion as the photo suggests while being repeatedly shot by advancing rebels before the helicopter could reach him? It might not have helped his cause.” Yeah, something like that Ian.

5.55pm GMT

And that’s that. Fulham worked so hard to earn a point but Spurs were worth their narrow win. They improved in the second half and kept the pressure on. Fulham missed Babel when he went off and Mitrovic grew isolated. Llorente will be a relieved man having scored an own goal and missed a handful of chances. Here’s how the Premier League table looks:

5.52pm GMT

90+4 min: A Harry has his say on this game but it’s Harry Winks, not Kane. It came after a wonderful cross from the left by Nkoudou, who landed the ball on Winks’s head five yards from goal. The youngster simply couldn’t miss. And didn’t. Ranieri looks horrified but it was a moment of quality from the Spurs outcast Nkoudou that created the goal.

5.49pm GMT

Winks wins it!

5.48pm GMT

90 min: Lloris makes a hash of a clearance that lands at Chambers’ feet near the halfway line. He has a pop at goal but it’s blocked and Spurs break. Both sides want the win here it seems.

5.48pm GMT

89 min: Llorente has a chance to get a shot away as the ball squirts through to him in the penalty area but La Marchand puts the Spaniard under pressure and he takes a heavy touch and tumbles to the turf like a rag doll. It’s really not been his day.

5.45pm GMT

88 min: Some more contenders for the failed-potential XI:

@GreggBakowski I think Jermaine Pennant is a good bet for your under achieving XI

@GreggBakowski re Stuart Lock's tweet (the comment at 1721), I am not sure that Beagrie deserves to be on that list. If drunk-riding a stolen motorbike through the plate glass front window of a hotel isn't "making it" then I dont know what is, especially in Everton terms.

5.44pm GMT

87 min: Spurs are pinging the ball around the edge of the Fulham box but the home team are working like terriers to make sure there are no gaps in their massed ranks of defenders.

5.43pm GMT

85 min: Nkoudou is on in place of Alli. I believe he last played for Spurs in 1897.

5.41pm GMT

84 min: But Dier calmly steps in and wins back possession. But then Fulham come back at Tottenham as Christie drives forwards with the ball from the right. But he gets to the edge of the box and overhits his pass in to Mitrovic, who hangs his head in disgust.

5.40pm GMT

82 min: Alli clutches his hamstring as he tumbles into the hoardings on the touchline. It’s gone pop there. This is bad news for Spurs. He’ll be out for a few weeks by the looks of it. Spurs are down to 10 and Fulham are attacking …

5.38pm GMT

81 min: Seri is off and Cissé is on for Fulham. Meanwhile, Christie has another nibble at Rose and concedes a free-kick over by the left touchline. Rose whips in a beautiful cross that Llorente only has to connect with solidly to head home … but he doesn’t move his head quick enough and the ball grazes his forehead and goes wide. That was a poor miss. Fulham survive …

5.37pm GMT

80 min: Christie is late into a tackle with Rose just outside the box. It should be a booking for the Fulham wing-back but Craig Pawson sees it differently and books an incredulous Rose for diving. Replays show it was a clear foul. Fulham are lucky and Rose is very unlucky.

5.35pm GMT

78 min: Dier has come on for Lamela. Are Spurs settling for the point or do they just lack options?

5.34pm GMT

77 min: “Did Opta weigh in on the Sessegnon-for-Babel substitution thusly? Ryan the Elder (32) is practically old enough to be Ryan the Younger’s (18) father. Generations,” writes Peter Oh. Fulham, meanwhile, are scrapping away and the effect has been to disrupt Tottenham’s improved passing game. It’s all rather bitty.

5.33pm GMT

76 min: Fulham have conceded 13 goals in the last 15 minutes of matches this season. Buckle up Fulham fans!

5.32pm GMT

75 min: And then Seri gets a yellow card for a tackle that would have been applauded in 1973 but going through the back of Llorente and hooking the ball away is a bookable offence in 2019.

5.31pm GMT

73 min: Mitrovic is also getting frustrated. He gets involved in a wrestling match with Sanchez and both players drag each other to the turf after coming together like rutting stags. Both get booked for their trouble too.

5.29pm GMT

72 min: Schurrle is replaced by Kebano. That was necessary. Schurrle has been playing hide and seek this half and Mitrovic is isolated.

5.28pm GMT

70 min: Ream slides in and prevents Trippier from using his cultured right foot to whip a cross in. Spurs are prepared to play patiently when required though. Winks dinks a ball to the back post, Fulham clear for a corner. It’s curled in to the near post but Sergio Rico does well to punch clear. “I can’t think of failed-potential XI as such,” writes Ben Oates. “Defenders don’t seem to get hyped up as much, but an absurdly attacking line-up of Denilson(not Arsenal’s), Cassano, Adriano, Freddy Adu, Ariel Ortega with Michael Johnson bringing up the rear is a decent start.”

5.25pm GMT

69 min: Fulham are gradually working their way back into the game. Sanchez and Mitrovic are having a ding-dong battle but since Babel has gone off Mitrovic’s support has gone awol. Schurrle is nowhere to be seen and Sessegnon is staying out wide.

5.24pm GMT

66 min: Seri finds Sessegnon in space on the left-hand side but the young scamp has drifted offside. He’d snuck in behind Trippier then too. “Antonio Cassano could be in the failed-potential XI team,” writes Ed Rostron. “Sublime technique, thrilling flair for the unexpected, wasted his peak years on [bedroom gymnastics] and cake in a Madrid hotel room. Well, ‘wasted’ might not be the right word.”

5.21pm GMT

65 min: A failed potential XI contender, comprising solely of Toffees:

@GreggBakowski I can do a team of next-best-things that never made it just from Everton: Steve Simonsen, Joseph Yobo, John Heitinga, Jack Rodwell Michael Ball, Ross Barkley, Thomas Gravesen Steve Watson, Ibrahim Bakayoko, James McFadden, Peter Beagle. World-beaters. Potentially.

5.20pm GMT

63 min: Christie and Rose clash in the Fulham area. There’s half-hearted shout for a penalty by Spurs but Pawson waves it away.

5.18pm GMT

62 min: The corner comes to nothing but Spurs regain possession and are all over Fulham here now. The home team are chasing shadows. They can’t get a touch.

5.17pm GMT

59 min: Rose cuts inside from the left touchline and has eyes on goal. He races into the penalty area and cocks his right boot, only to see his shot clatter off the outstretched leg of Odoi and on to the crossbar and out for a corner. Thud! What an important touch that was by the Fulham defender.

5.16pm GMT

57 min: The Spurs fans are in fine voice now and their team are playing with a similarly perky rhythm, popping the ball around much quicker and moving with more urgency. Trippier tries to send Alli through in the inside-right channel but his ball is just a yard too quick for his teammate.

5.13pm GMT

56 min: Babel is replaced by Sessegnon. That’s not a reflection on his quality of play so far in this match, just his fitness.

5.12pm GMT

54 min: Fulham have a shout for a penalty turned down as Lloris does very well to get to the ball ahead of Mitrovic. He makes clean contact and then Spurs break … Rico flaps at a cross and Eriksen has a pop at goal from 10 yards but his shot is blocked and Fulham escape. They’re wobbling now though.

5.09pm GMT

That’s more like it from Alli … but my oh my that was terrible defending from Fulham. Ream had a load of time to hook the ball clear on the edge of the box but took a swing and a miss when it appeared easier to make contact. Eriksen picked up possession and floated the ball to Alli, who headed home with aplomb from eight yards.

5.06pm GMT

49 min: Winks tries to loft the ball into the channel for Llorente, who sets off on a Kane-like run into the channel before taking one look at how fast the ball is moving and deciding to put the brakes on and roll his eyes instead.

5.05pm GMT

48 min: Babel looks capable of bouncing any Spurs player off the ball. He’s certainly learned how to use his body in his wilderness years.

5.04pm GMT

46 min: Odoi diligently stands his ground under pressure in the corner. And buys a throw-in after cleverly knocking the ball against Rose. Spurs come back at Fulham though, who will look to crank up the pressure.

5.02pm GMT

45 min: There are no changes. Here we go. Let’s hope it is as entertaining as the first half was.

5.01pm GMT

What can Spurs do to turn this round? There’s not a lot on their bench. Pochettino did say he might consider playing Alli as a fake nine. He’s done a good job of playing as an invisible 10 so far. He needs to get closer to Llorente. Rose and Trippier need to push on too. Llorente is strong in the air. A few crosses wouldn’t go amiss.

4.57pm GMT

“On the subject of Babel, I always have a massive soft spot for players who were considered the next big thing but never reached their full potential (although I imagine that for loads of them, it’s probably due to their having terrible personalities and work ethics),” writes Ed Mattille. “Quaresma is one of my favourites, for example. Might I suggest a make-your-team-of-11-stars-who-failed-miserably challenge?” Readers?

4.50pm GMT

A tenuous Spurs link but an entertaining interview all the same:

Related: John Scales: ‘I punched a hole in the wall when I had to leave Liverpool’

4.49pm GMT

Well, that was entertaining. Fulham are worth their lead even if it took Llorente to score the goal for them. Fulham have played the best football and considering he is supposed to be struggling for match-fitness, Babel had a cracking first half, as did Mitrovic. Fulham’s defence was solid too.

4.48pm GMT

45 min: Spurs win a corner … but Eriksen’s attempted centre sums up this first half for Spurs by dribbling into the sidenetting as though a toddler has taken it.

4.46pm GMT

43 min: Fulham are all over Spurs here. Chambers thinks he’s Messi for a moment and sends Babel through on goal with a backheel but as the fired-up red-head shoots, Vetonghen slides in and deflects the ball wide for a corner. Seri drills the dead ball to the back post, where Schurrle lofts it back in and over to Seri. He dinks the ball into the box and Chambers fires at goal but his shot canons off someone and into Lloris’s arms.

4.43pm GMT

41 min: Babel gathers the ball on the left and shuffles wuickly up the line before dinking a lovely ball to Schurrle on the back post. the German cocks his foot and clatters a volley at Lloris, whose strong hand claws the ball away. Mitrovic heads the ball in … but he’s offside. That was a lovely move … and Babel is doing the business here.

4.41pm GMT

39 min: Christie curls in a delicious right-footed cross that Babel leaps to reach by the penalty spot but the ball glances off the forward’s head and lands over the bar by about six inches. He’s getting closer … “My respect, thanks and love for Benitez is very nearly unlimited. But for all his tactical abilities, he never seemed to be quite so hot at developing raw young players,” writes Matt Dony. “I had a lot of time for Babel, but (it pains me to admit it), Benitez was probably the wrong manager for him at that time. I always felt that, had he gone to Arsenal, Wenger would have turned him into an absolute star.”

Related: Ryan Babel may still be 'the next Henry'. But probably not at Liverpool | Gregg Roughley

4.39pm GMT

38 min: Ranieri will be very happy with what he is seeing from his team. Pochettino, meanwhile, will want to see more from Alli, who has struggled to link up with Llorente at all.

4.38pm GMT

36 min: It’s all got a bit scrappy, which will suit Fulham. Spurs can’t stitch together passes with any regularity. Schurrle is unlucky to concede a corner as the ball is drilled into him miles from his own goal. The ball pings off him and out for a corner. Eriksen swings it in but Mitrovic leaps above all others and clears for Fulham.

4.35pm GMT

33 min: The barrel-chested Mitrovic holds the ball up brilliantly and then releases Bryan up the left wing with a clever backheel. Bryan clips the ball towards Schurrle on the back post but Rose clears for a corner, from which Spurs manage to avoid conceding an own goal thanks to Lloris taking matters into his own hands and stepping out to punch clear.

4.33pm GMT

32 min: Eriksen fizzes it in at the near post. A huge cry of “AWAAAY!” goes up and Le Marchand obliges with a firm header upfield. Then Alderweireld drills a delicious crossfield ball all of 40 yards to Trippier on the right. His cross is deflected out for a corner, which Fulham defend successfully once more.

4.31pm GMT

30 min: Winks tries to slalom his way through the Fulham defence as Spurs apply the pressure. He shimmies past one defender but is halted by Ream. Fulham’s defence has been (and let’s whisper it) reasonably solid so far. Christie concedes a corner after some nice interplay between Winks and Rose.

4.29pm GMT

27 min: Babel clatters a shot wide from the inside left channel. It was only a half chance but he did well to get it away. He looks sprightly for 32 years old. Maybe it’s all that time spent playing in places where the food is good and the weather is fine.

4.27pm GMT

25 min: Benjamin Oates writes: “In my workday boredom, I’ve decided to pick a played for both Fulham/Tottenham 6-a-side team. In a typically Spursy attack-heavy team, with have Adel Taarabt in goal (size is the main reason here), Sean Davis as a one-man backline, Scott Parker and Clint Dempsey in midfield with Dimitar Berbatov and Alan Mullery leading the line. Steed Malbranque is sub/physio/waterboy/spokeperson should any drama arise.” Parker will be doing all the work in that team Ben. Poor Scott.

4.25pm GMT

23 min: Llorente almost atones for his own goal within minutes, but his header from 10 yards goes straight at Sergio Rico, stinging the keeper’s palms before bouncing away. In fact, it came off Llorente’s shoulder after a delicious delivery from Vertonghen on the left that arced in at the striker.

4.22pm GMT

21 min: Lamela drives into the box and has a chance to shoot when 18 yards out but instead tries to square the ball with the outside of his left foot to Llorente, who is about five yards behind the ball.

4.21pm GMT

19 min: Spurs had looked particularly nervy when defending the previous corners. Fulham players had grouped together in one clump, making it difficult to get close to them. A Tinkerman tactic that appears to have worked a treat.

4.18pm GMT

The man brought in to score for Spurs in Kane’s absence … scores for Fulham. Oh dear! A corner came in from the right and Llorente was unsighted as the ball came past Schurrle and doinked off his right leg and in at the near post. Game on!

4.16pm GMT

14 min: Another corner for Fulham after Joe Bryan’s cross is deflected wide. The ball is swung in from the right and Mitrovic jumps but appears to have his shirt pulled by Vertonghen as the defender falls, taking the Fulham striker with him. That looked like a penalty to me but the area was so packed it was probably hard for Craig Pawson to get a good sight of it.

4.14pm GMT

12 min: From the resulting corner Seri hoiks over the bar after Spurs make a meal of clearing the ball.

4.13pm GMT

11 min: Mitrovic flicks the ball on for Babel, who does brilliantly to shrug off Sanchez and hare into the box … but as he closes in on Lloris, Sanchez has another nibble and his shot at the near-post is taken under pressure and the Spurs keeper does well to turn it wide. What a chance to make an impact. Babel looked sharp there. Should he have scored? Perhaps.

4.11pm GMT

9 min: Alderweireld drives a lovely pass forwards into the right-channel for Alli, who collects the ball and scampers into the area. But as he turns inside Le Marchand nicks the ball off hiss toe with impeccable timing and clears the danger.

4.08pm GMT

8 min: Spurs are gathering a head of steam. Trippier collects the ball on the right wing and shapes to cross but instead cleverly cuts the ball back to Eriksen on the edge of the box. On his right foot this time, he fizzes a shot at goal that deflects off a defender and goes out for a corner – a corner that is cleared easily at the near post.

4.07pm GMT

7 min: Eriksen gets a spare yard in midfield and fancies a shot at goal from 25 yards. He looks up and sets his sights … but slices his left-footed shot harmlessly wide.

4.05pm GMT

6 min: … but clatters a low, disappointing, free-kick straight into the Fulham wall. It’s yet to get going this.

4.05pm GMT

5 min: Christie goes through the back of Rose and concedes a free-kick on the left edge of the penalty area. It’s in a dangerous position. Eriksen stands over it …

4.04pm GMT

4 min: Llorente has won his aerial battles so far, looking to flick the ball on to Alli when he can.

4.03pm GMT

2 min: Handball is given against Alli in midfield. The free-kick’s about 40 yards out. Fulham send the big men forwards. Seri finds Mitrovic on the left edge of the 18-yard box but he is crowded out and Tottenham clear. It wasn’t the best delivery.

4.01pm GMT

1 min: We’re under way. Fulham, in white and black, are shooting from left to right on my TV. Spurs in their dark blue with light blue trim, are going the other way.

3.58pm GMT

The teams trot out into the chill late-afternoon air at Craven Cottage. It’s a lovely old ground that fair shakes when the crowd are rocking and the action is hot. Let’s hope it does so this afternoon.

3.55pm GMT

Alex Brown is short on optimism: “Gregg, I am in the Jonny Haynes stand where we are blinded by the setting sun. And ready for another Fulham car crash.” Is that a physical and metaphorical setting sun Alex?

3.53pm GMT

“I am sure Ryan B’s red head has nothing to do with coming back to the Premier League just to play Liverpool again. Shame that will not be at Anfield as he would be shown some love,” sniffs a sentimental Ian Copestake. Maybe he will wind the clock back today Ian … just for you!

2967 - Ryan Babel is starting his first Premier League game since December 6th 2010 for Liverpool against Aston Villa, 2967 days ago. Reunited. #FULTOT pic.twitter.com/lTKE7TVCf7

3.49pm GMT

Babel, Mitrovic and Schürrle looks like a handy forward line on paper. With Tottenham playing three at the back there’s a chance Fulham could cause them trouble if Spurs struggle to adapt to the defensive tweak quickly enough.

3.47pm GMT

And here’s Claudio Ranieri: “I hope we react after the strange defeat against Burnley and I hope Ryan Babel can bring something good to us … personality, experience … It is a very tough match for us. We have played against five of the top six teams in the league and we have to find a solution to steal some results from those games.”

3.45pm GMT

Mauricio Pochettino speaks: “Fernando [Llorente] has the opportunity to play because he was good in the FA Cup and scored a hat-trick. It’s a good opportunity for him to show his quality. [Against Manchester United] I think the performance was one of the best we have showed this season. The result wasn’t the result we expected but I think the performance was good and we managed the game unbelievably in the second half and the goalkeeper was incredible. They deserved the victory.”

3.29pm GMT

Second-placed Manchester City have completed a 3-0 stroll against Huddersfield to pull eight points clear of Spurs, in third. Here’s what the Premier League table looks like before kick-off.

3.25pm GMT

How will Fernando Llorente fare today? He was at his best when he played under Marcelo Bielsa at Athletic Bilbao. And despite his height, they didn’t just hoik the ball forwards to him. Bielsa got plenty of runners up in support and utilised his ability to hold the ball up from passes into feet so he could then involve his breaking midfielders. Eriksen, Alli and Lamela will have to use him like a wall and pop passes in and out of his feet. Also, Spurs have Sterling on the bench! Kazaiah Sterling. The 20-year-old will make his Premier League debut if called upon.

3.11pm GMT

Like pictures? Well gawp at these Premier League snaps from the weekend’s games then.

Related: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

3.05pm GMT

Fulham: Sergio Rico, Odoi, Le Marchand, Ream, Christie, Chambers, Seri, Bryan, Schürrle, Mitrovic, Babel. Subs: Bettinelli, Ryan Sessegnon, Kebano, Cairney, Ayite, Vietto, Cissé.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Trippier, Winks, Eriksen, Rose, Lamela, Alli, Llorente. Subs: Nkoudou, Dier, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Davies, Skipp, Sterling.

2.10pm GMT

Afternoon. On paper 3rd v 19th in the Premier League should be a routine win for Tottenham, but Harry Kane’s injury and Son Heung-min’s departure for the Asian Cup means there is just a little uncertainty about how this game may play out. While Erik Lamela is a fine replacement for Son, Fernando Llorente will not turn and run with the ball as Kane is able to do, so one expects Spurs’ attacks to be a little slower than they might ordinarily be.

Fulham may just sense an opportunity to get something out of this game. Claudio Ranieri’s side certainly need the points after Newcastle’s victory over Cardiff lifted them out of the relegation zone and seven points clear of Fulham. Ryan Babel has been brought in to try and create more opportunities for Aleksandar Mitrovic, whose consistent form and regular goals offer hope that the Cottagers can turn things around, even if they ship goals with alarming regularity. Let’s hope the burly striker has put his yoga bust-up behind him and is ready to focus on today’s game.

Related: Mauricio Pochettino says there is no need to change Spurs’ philosophy

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Winks strikes late for Spurs at Fulham

Sky Sports - søn, 20/01/2019 - 19:05
Harry Winks scored a stoppage-time winner as Tottenham came from behind to inflict a crushing 2-1 defeat on Fulham on Renault Super Sunday.

Alli injured in Fulham game

Sky Sports - søn, 20/01/2019 - 18:39
Tottenham's injury problems appear to be mounting up after Dele Alli was forced off with a suspected hamstring injury in Sunday's 2-1 win at Fulham.

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Guardian - søn, 20/01/2019 - 15:41

Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight

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Mauricio Pochettino says there is no need to change Spurs’ philosophy

Guardian - lør, 19/01/2019 - 23:30

The absence of Kane and Son will not lead to panic. Instead a manager who believes in giving his players time to develop will allow youngsters their chance to shine

During the days when Mauricio Pochettino was still feeling his way into the English language, he saw the chance to pull out an idiom beside the pitch at Turf Moor. He could hear his opposite number effing and blinding in the other technical area, swearing at everything and nothing as managers do, and thought he would try a mild interjection of his own.

“Sean Dyche was on the touchline: ‘Fucking this, fucking that’,” he says. “At one moment I turned to him and said: ‘Fuck off, Sean. Hey, Sean: fuck off’.”

Related: Ryan Babel: ‘For a lot of different reasons I didn’t fulfil my potential’

Related: Mauricio Pochettino should reject United and make history at Spurs | Eni Aluko

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