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Alli, Moura back for Tottenham vs West Ham

Sky Sports - tir, 23/06/2020 - 20:15
Dele Alli and Lucas Moura have returned to the Tottenham starting XI for their Tuesday night clash with West Ham, live on Sky Sports.

Mourinho excited by Spurs' attacking six

Sky Sports - tir, 23/06/2020 - 08:39
Jose Mourinho took Tottenham to the London Stadium in November for his very first game in charge. After describing himself as 'new and improved', a 3-2 derby win over West Ham - which was more convincing than the scoreline - hinted at an intriguing, exciting next step for Spurs.

Antonio: Spurs no longer a fluid attacking team

Sky Sports - tir, 23/06/2020 - 08:00
Michail Antonio says West Ham do not fear Tottenham who no longer look like a ‘free-flowing, attacking team.’

Mourinho insists Kane not for sale and does not need convincing to stay

Guardian - man, 22/06/2020 - 23:28
  • Mourinho confident his and Levy’s ambitions match Kane’s
  • Tottenham manager describes striker as ‘Hero Kane’

José Mourinho has insisted Tottenham are capable of matching Harry Kane’s ambition and he is not worried about losing the striker this summer.

Although Kane sparked speculation over his future in March after warning he could look to move if Spurs are not making enough progress, Mourinho pointed out the England captain’s contract runs until 2024 and said the board was determined to satisfy his yearning for trophies.

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Tottenham vs West Ham preview

Sky Sports - man, 22/06/2020 - 17:00
Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Tottenham vs West Ham in the Premier League on Tuesday (kick-off 8.15pm).

Jose hits back: Kane will have 'no problems' in my team

Sky Sports - man, 22/06/2020 - 15:08
Jose Mourinho has responded with an impassioned defence of his influence on strikers amid criticism that his playing style will not bring out the best of Harry Kane at Tottenham.

Spurs extend Vertonghen and Vorm contracts

Sky Sports - man, 22/06/2020 - 11:36
Tottenham have extended the contracts of Jan Vertonghen and Michel Vorm until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Merson: Jose's style could force Kane out

Sky Sports - lør, 20/06/2020 - 19:14
Harry Kane will consider his future at Tottenham at the end of this season because Jose Mourinho's style doesn't get the best out of him, believes Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.

José Mourinho 'really upset' at penalty incidents after Spurs' draw with United

Guardian - lør, 20/06/2020 - 01:28
  • Tottenham manager wanted diving Bruno Fernandes ‘exposed’
  • Mourinho also suggests five subs rule favours ‘powerful squads’

José Mourinho said he was “really upset” at how Tottenham were pegged back late on for a 1-1 draw by Manchester United, complaining at the nature of the equalising penalty and an even later incident when VAR overruled what would have been a second spot-kick against his team, before making a point about how the new five substitutes rule favours clubs with greater resources.

Paul Pogba, on as a second-half substitute for United, won the penalty that Bruno Fernandes converted, getting in front of Eric Dier with a piece of skill and then going to ground. United almost had another spot-kick when Fernandes went down under another Dier challenge only for VAR replays to show that the Portuguese had dived and make the overrule.

Related: Fernandes penalty earns Manchester United draw in tense Tottenham finale

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Jose blasts VAR; Pogba delights Ole

Sky Sports - lør, 20/06/2020 - 01:15
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho was unhappy with VAR for allowing Man United's equalising penalty kick to stand when Paul Pogba was fouled by Eric Dier - and for not booking Bruno Fernandes for simulation when the video assistant overturned a second.

Fernandes and Pogba give Manchester United hope of top-four finish | Jonathan Liew

Guardian - lør, 20/06/2020 - 00:34

When Paul Pogba came on at Spurs, United had their two biggest talents on the pitch together at last and this could prove decisive

It was, you suspect, a move that Paul Pogba had been practising barefoot in his Cheshire front room for the last three months: tweaking, fine‑tuning, waiting impatiently for the moment when he could unleash it on some poor unwitting mug of an opponent. And here, 10 minutes from the end of a taut and enthralling game, it was Eric Dier who found himself desperately lunging at thin air, giving away the penalty from which Bruno Fernandes earned Manchester United a deserved share of the points.

Pogba and Fernandes. Fernandes and Pogba. And Scott McTominay, of course, although you suspect he’ll struggle to share top billing. If not quite the most ambitious crossover event in history, then the entrance of Pogba as a substitute in the 63rd minute – joining the Portuguese international on the pitch in a competitive fixture for the first time – marked the point at which United fans got their first look at their new £136m midfield axis. The early auguries, it has to be said, were good.

Related: Fernandes penalty salvages point for Manchester United at Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened

Guardian - fre, 19/06/2020 - 23:32

A late Bruno Fernandes penalty secured a point for United in a match of ebb and flow

12.20am BST

Related: Fernandes and Pogba give Manchester United hope of top-four finish

10.32pm BST

So that’s your lot. Thanks for reading this MBM. David Hytner was our man at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening. Here’s his report. Enjoy!

Related: Fernandes penalty salvages point for Manchester United at Tottenham

10.29pm BST

Roy relents. Keano, much calmer than he was during that half-time salvo, says he’d now consider letting David de Gea on the bus home to Manchester. However he’d have to sit at the back.

10.28pm BST

A slightly downcast Steven Bergwijn talks. “We had a good first half but the second we let them come too much. We didn’t pressure them, and it was difficult to come out. It was different with no public, but we knew there was a million people watching the game, that’s what the manager told us to keep in mind.”

10.24pm BST

Bruno Fernandes speaks. “We did very well. It was a difficult game. We started good but they scored on the counter. We scored and had chances to score more. We want to win every game and we are not happy but it’s a good result. After a long stop, I think we did very well. We need to look for the Champions League. We are one point closer.”

10.15pm BST

A fair enough result on balance, though not one that’s particularly useful for either club. Tottenham remain in eight position on 42 points, still four behind Manchester United, who stay in fifth on 46. Fourth-placed Chelsea can open up a five-point gap on United if they win at Aston Villa on Sunday.

10.12pm BST

There’s just enough time for Bruno Fernandes to flash a wild shot miles to the left of goal, and that’s that. Mourinho and Solskjaer both seem happy enough, though that’s a great result for Chelsea.

10.11pm BST

90 min +5: United win a throw out on the left. Spurs think it’s their ball, but no. Shaw romps down the wing. The ball ends up at the feet of Greenwood on the other flank. He drops a shoulder to advance down the channel, and fizzes a shot across the face of goal and inches wide of the left-hand post.

10.08pm BST

90 min +3: Both teams are well aware of the value of a precious win. As a result, added time has been a hectic nonsense.

10.06pm BST

90 min +1: There will be five extra minutes. Plenty of time for somebody to find a winner.

10.06pm BST

90 min: Rashford makes his way past Aurier down the left. The ball squirts towards Bruno Fernandes, who goes over with Dier nearby. The referee points to the spot. Mourinho races onto the pitch, effing and jeffing. But the decision goes to VAR, and Fernandes went over way too easily. Dier had stopped short, like Frank Costanza. The decision’s overturned.

10.04pm BST

89 min: Bailly comes on for McTominay.

10.03pm BST

88 min: Kane blooters a witless effort straight into the wall. He looks knackered, understandably so given he’s not played since January.

10.02pm BST

87 min: McTominay is forced to hack a Lo Celso cross behind for a corner. The set piece is cleared, but Greenwood clips Lo Celso’s ankle, and this is another free kick, 25 yards out, in a position just to the left of centre.

10.01pm BST

85 min: Nothing comes from Son’s free kick, a deflected shot. United break, Pogba pearling an exquisite volleyed pass down the left to release Rashford. But Sanchez has a head of steam tracking back, and nicks the ball away from Rashford just as he’s shaping to shoot.

10.00pm BST

84 min: Lo Celso takes up possession, just to the left of the United box. Pogba barges into him from behind. Free kick in a very dangerous position. “If Scargill was in charge at least Spurs would never be short of strikers.” Andrew Champney, ladies and gentlemen.

9.58pm BST

83 min: Spurs try to hit back immediately. Davies, quarterbacking from deep, sails a long ball down the inside left. Son times his run to beat the offside trap ... but there’s too much juice on the pass, and out it flies. Goal kick.

9.57pm BST

Fernandes sends Lloris the wrong way, smacking a fine penalty into the bottom left! United deserve to be level.

9.55pm BST

80 min: Pogba diddles a flat-footed Dier down the right, and dribbles along the byline. Dier, panicking and chasing, clips Pogba and it’s a no-brainer of a decision for the referee.

9.54pm BST

79 min: Wan-Bissaka whips a decent high cross in from the right. Neither Greenwood nor Ighalo time their runs properly, and Spurs clear.

9.53pm BST

78 min: United make another double change, replacing Martial and a limping Lindelof with Ighalo and Matic. McTominay will drop back to deputise in the injured Lindelof’s stead.

9.52pm BST

77 min: Lo Celso clips a cute pass down the inside-right for Aurier, who is convinced he’s won a corner off Lindelof. The assistant ref agrees, and flags accordingly; the ref isn’t having it, though, and awards a goal kick. Aurier is livid.

9.50pm BST

75 min: Spurs have steadied themselves since that double change. United not looking quite so dangerous at the minute.

9.50pm BST

73 min: Maguire half-clears the corner. Davies swings in from the other flank. Sanchez prepares to head home, but De Gea punches away just in time.

9.48pm BST

72 min: “We’re playing so deep the Spurs shop is going to start selling branded miners’ lamps,” writes Adam Levine. “Arthur Scargill’s going to be our next manager.” So with that, Adam’s team stream up the other end, Aurier winning a corner off Shaw out on the right.

9.45pm BST

71 min: A double change for Spurs, as Bergwijn and Lamela make way for Lo Celso and Gedson Fernandes.

9.44pm BST

69 min: Spurs have been under the cosh for the last few minutes, pretty much since Pogba’s come on. So they’re happy to break for drinks.

9.43pm BST

67 min: Nothing comes from the resulting set piece. What a save that was, though!

9.42pm BST

66 min: Aurier loses possession again, stripped this time on the Spurs right by Shaw. Shaw hooks infield. Martial takes a touch and flashes a glorious rising shot towards the top right. It’s heading in, but Lloris fingertips a world-class save over the bar. I wonder if Roy Keane expected him to throw his cap on that while casually pulling on a cheroot?

9.40pm BST

64 min: Pogba drives in from the left. He slips a ball to Fernandes, who spins gracefully then threads a sensational low pass down the inside-right channel to find Martial in the box. There was no margin for error there. Forensic, to borrow a word from every political commentator. But Martial hesitates before shooting, allowing Dier to slide across and take the sting out of the shot.

9.39pm BST

63 min: Pogba’s immediately in the thick of it, taking a shot, then stripping Aurier of possession and forcing a corner. Kane heads the set piece clear, but United come straight back at Spurs, who are finding it hard to get out of their final third.

9.37pm BST

62 min: The corner is a non-event. Meanwhile Ole has seen enough: James and an unhappy, head-shaking Fred are replaced by Greenwood and Pogba.

9.36pm BST

61 min: Son meanders down the left and cuts inside. He curls towards Bergwijn, racing in from the right. Shaw nips in to head out for a corner.

9.34pm BST

59 min: Maguire goes sliding in on Bergwijn. It probably should be a free kick, out on the left, but the ball breaks to Kane, who fires low into the centre. Shaw does well to get in front of Lamela to clear.

9.32pm BST

57 min: This match is beginning to open up, as players get tired during the first game back. This may well benefit United more than Spurs, but we’ll see.

9.30pm BST

55 min: Martial runs at the Spurs defence, then lays off to Fernandes on the right. Fernandes has a whack first time. His low diagonal fizzer whistles past the left-hand post, an inch or so away. So close. Lloris makes out like he had it covered, but I’m not so sure. Had that been on target, tucked tight in the corner, it’d have been in.

9.28pm BST

53 min: McTominay takes a speculative shot from distance. It slaps Fernandes in the back. United can’t get going up front at all. “Entertaining as Keane’s tirade was, I can’t help thinking he was performing for the cameras,” argues Thomas Atkins. “It was just some sub-optimal defending followed by a goalkeeping error, but Keane went off like they were losing 8-0. It’s the Michael Bolton problem. If you turn everything up to 11 in the first verse, where do you go from there?”

9.26pm BST

51 min: A free kick for United out on the right. Fernandes curls it in. It’s easily headed clear by Dier. Spurs stream up the other end, Lamela attempting to slip Son clear down the inside-left channel. But once again his final ball is appalling. He’s been better breaking things down than building them up today.

9.24pm BST

49 min: Martial has only had nine touches so far tonight, Kane ten. Fair enough, it happens to strikers sometimes. But Sissoko’s only touched the ball ten times, too. He’s playing in the centre of midfield! God help him when Jose discovers that stat.

9.22pm BST

47 min: James has a wee probe down the left and nearly works his way into the box, but he’s got no options inside and is eventually forced to turn tail.

9.21pm BST

The actual football can’t live up to that majestic Roy Keane broadside, in that sense we’re done here for the evening. But here we go again. Spurs get the ball rolling for the second half.

9.20pm BST

On Sky Sports, Roy Keane is fuming at footage of the Spurs goal. The teeth are bared, the brow is furrowed, and there’s quite a lot of steam coming out of his lugs. “I’m shocked at that goal ... I’m fuming here, watching that game of football ... I can’t believe [spits] Shaw, heading the ball up in the air and then running forward ... I am staggered at Maguire, [with great emphasis] staggered at an international player getting done like this ... and I am sick to death of this goalkeeper. I would be fighting him at half time, there is no getting away from that. I would be swinging punches at that guy. This is a standard save for an established international goalkeeper. I am flabbergasted. Maguire! And De Gea ... I wouldn’t even let him on the bus after the match. Get a taxi back to Manchester. Shocking, I am disgusted. De Gea?! Maguire? Letting people run past you while playing for Manchester United? That De Gea is the most overrated goalkeeper I’ve seen in a long time.” He then suggests he would have saved the Son header De Gea tipped over too. In fact De Gea should have caught it. Patrice Evra and Kelly Cates allow themselves a smile and a guffaw, but as Cates cuts to commercials, Keane sits quietly fuming. Magnificent television. Swinging punches, a taxi home ... what a glorious tirade!

9.09pm BST

Half-time entertainment. Give our new Forgotten Stories podcast a whirl, you won’t regret it. The latest edition tells the wonderful story of Fred Spiksley, the outside-left who dabbled in film and became embroiled in a wartime escape mission.

Related: Fred Spiksley: wing wizard, film star and POW escapee – podcast

9.06pm BST

And that’s the end of the first half. United were beginning to get on top when Spurs broke and scored, a combination of Bergwijn’s brilliance and De Gea’s weak wrists. Since then, the hosts have been the better side. Some thinking to do for Ole at half-time. Will we see Pogba?

9.04pm BST

45 min +3: Fernandes jinks his way past Winks and lashes a swerver towards goal. Lloris is right behind it.

9.03pm BST

45 min +2: Wan-Bissaka and James combine down the right and earn a corner off Son. Fernandes takes. Maguire attacks it with a view of winning a header, but Dier gets in the way.

9.02pm BST

45 min +1: Aurier has a crack from the right-hand edge of the United D. The ball curls harmlessly wide left, never troubling the goal.

9.01pm BST

45 min: United could do with the half-time whistle. They’ll hear it in three minutes’ time.

8.59pm BST

43 min: ... Winks blazes over the bar from distance. The shot deflected off Fernandes’ toe, but Spurs aren’t getting the second corner they’re owed.

8.58pm BST

42 min: Lamela and Aurier work the ball wide right for Son, who has a belt from the edge of the box. The shot is deflected out for a corner, from which ...

8.57pm BST

41 min: Lamela taps Rashford on the ankle. He’s surely tested the referee’s patience once too often ... but no, still no booking. Then Dier barges into James. No foul, though it should be. James, a ball of frustration, hacks back at Dier, and into the book he goes.

8.56pm BST

40 min: A game of head tennis breaks out.

8.54pm BST

38 min: Something of a lull as the game gets scrappy, in the early/pre-season style.

8.54pm BST

36 min: Spurs are getting plenty of joy down the right. Sissoko, Aurier and Bergwijn ping a couple of triangles and nearly open United up. Not quite. Shaw has clearly been identified as a weak link by Mourinho. Like that’s breaking news.

8.51pm BST

34 min: Lindelof tries to shepherd a long Spurs punt out for a goal kick. Kane gives him a cheeky little shove in the back, and the ball deflects off him and out for a corner. Lindelof looks aggrieved, but that was careless. Nothing comes of the resulting corner, which is just as well for the Swede.

8.48pm BST

32 min: De Gea makes up for his mistake with a wonderful save! Bergwijn springs a rickety offside trap and romps down the right. He crosses deep for Son, who guides a header back across goal towards the top right. It’s heading in, but De Gea tips over the bar for a corner, from which nothing comes.

8.46pm BST

30 min: ... nothing much happens. United were very close to getting back on terms in short order, there.

8.46pm BST

29 min: A free kick for United out on the right. Fred curls it in. Rashford gets in ahead of Sanchez, but can’t get a clean header on target from six yards. The ball’s bundled out for a corner, from which ...

8.44pm BST

United were in the process of gaining the upper hand, but they’ve gone behind! Bergwijn picks up a Sissoko header, just inside the United half. He drives down the right, steps inside, leaving Maguire for dust, and batters a shot through De Gea and into the right-hand side of the net! It’s a hell of a run, and some finish, though the keeper might have done better.

8.42pm BST

26 min: Fernandes is beginning to call the shots. He slithers in from the left and rasps a fierce low shot straight at Lloris, who handles a fizzing ball extremely well. Seconds earlier, James skittered down the right but couldn’t find Rashford or Martial with a poor cross. United are on top here.

8.41pm BST

24 min: Drinks break! As the players imbibe, the virtual fans yammer on. “Football’s new normal, as everything is now tediously called, reminds me of the early years of soccerball in America where the visiting Alex Ferguson was amused by ‘the crowd cheering at all the wrong times’,” writes Justin Kavanagh. “I’m watching on NBC who give viewers the option of added crowd noise or not. How Lord Ferg would have liked that in the era of the noisy neighbours.”

8.39pm BST

22 min: Fernandes whips a ball in from the right. Sanchez’s clearing header is hopeless, and falls at the feet of Rashford, ten yards out just to the left of goal. His low drive, angled towards the bottom right, is kicked away adroitly by Lloris. United quickly come again, Fred having a batter from distance. Lloris deals with that one easily.

8.37pm BST

21 min: Fred drives down the middle of the park and is clumsily brought to ground by Davies. Yet another challenge that could easily have ended in a yellow card, but the ref’s in a good mood tonight.

8.35pm BST

19 min: Rashford swings one in from the left. Davies is forced to head out for a corner. Fernandes has two goes, and neither of them are particularly good. Spurs clear their lines.

8.34pm BST

17 min: Lamela wildly shoves McTominay from behind. He should go in the book but the referee opts to give Spurs a free one as well.

8.32pm BST

16 min: Then suddenly Spurs spring, latching onto a loose ball and pouring forward. Again Lamela has the opportunity to send a team-mate clear; again he hesitates and the chance to release Kane down the inside-left channel is gone.

8.31pm BST

15 min: United stroke it around the back awhile. They go nowhere, and Spurs are quite happy to sit back.

8.29pm BST

13 min: Son sashays in from the left, drops a shoulder, and makes space to shoot. He dribbles a miserable long-range effort towards the bottom left. It’s no problem for De Gea.

8.28pm BST

11 min: United stroke it around the back awhile. Then Wan-Bissaka suddenly rakes one down the right, nearly releasing Bruno Fernandes. Davies steps in to put a stop to Fernandes’ gallop, and Lamela bustles up the other end. He’s hauled back by McTominay, who is told by the referee in no uncertain terms to get his house in order. But there’s no yellow card. Next time he’ll probably not be so fortunate.

8.26pm BST

9 min: Lamela picks up the ball in the centre circle and should send Son clear down the middle. United’s defence is all over the shop! But Lamela dillies and dallies, making what looks like a simple pass extremely hard. When he eventually tries an elaborate chip, Son has wandered offside and the pass is wayward anyway. Son should have been bearing down on goal, one on one.

8.23pm BST

7 min: Shaw flicks a pass down the left for Rashford, who looks as though he’s got the beating of Johnson Sanchez. The pair come together, and it looks like a free kick to United, but the ref’s not interested and it’s just a goal kick.

8.22pm BST

6 min: A cute flick from Son on the left, inside to Lamela, who shuttles the ball on to Bergwijn. He lays off to Kane, who sprays a pass down the right for Aurier, in acres. Where’s Shaw?! Aurier tries a low diagonal shot that’s not great, although it deflects out for a corner. Nothing comes off the set piece. Both sides look in the mood to go for this.

8.20pm BST

4 min: McTominay is upended out on the left wing, punishment from winning the ball well off Bergwijn. The free kick’s hoicked into the mixer, and Rashford wins a header, the ball deflecting off Dier and out for a goal kick. But the flag goes up for offside, correctly so.

8.18pm BST

2 min: United, having got the ball rolling, are on the front foot quickly. A long ball pumped down the middle forces Dier to hack out under pressure from Martial. United commit plenty of men forwards, but lose possession from the throw and Bergwijn threatens to break clear. He can’t launch an attack but at least Spurs have cleared the danger.

8.17pm BST

The referee blows the whistle to get the game underway ... and all players take a knee. Black lives matter.

8.15pm BST

Before kick-off, there’s a minute of solemn reflection and polite applause, in memory of those who have lost their lives to the coronavirus. We’ll be off in a minute.

8.11pm BST

It’s a miserable evening in north London. Rain falling steadily at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Such a beautiful arena; so odd to see the stands completely empty. But here we are ... and here come the teams. Spurs are in their famous lilywhite, while Manchester United wear their equally storied red.

8.06pm BST

Ole speaks. “When you are happy outside football, you can be happy on the pitch as well. And Marcus Rashford is a fine human being, a fine young man, and he’s been looking really good in training. I think we’ll see the best of him. We’re excited to get back in the swing of things. Then again, the empty stadium and lack of emotion is going to be a new experience for the boys.”

8.05pm BST

Jose speaks. “We have options [at centre-half]. We try to analyse the moment, and that depends on the players’ bodies, how they react to this long period. United is a powerful team in counter-attack and we choose the two that can cope better with it. We want to play. We want the game to start, focus on the game, and forget the stadium is empty. When we start the game it cannot be strange, we have to focus.”

8.01pm BST

Black lives matter. Both teams warm up. Both teams send a loud and clear message to racists: do one.

7.35pm BST

Retro reports. Here’s what happened when Tottenham hosted Manchester United last season ...

Related: Rashford’s strike and De Gea’s brilliance earn Manchester United win over Spurs

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7.27pm BST

Harry Kane is back, fit for the first time since New Year’s Day. Meanwhile Eric Dier gets the nod ahead of Toby Alderweireld in the Spurs defence; Erik Lamela is preferred to Giovani Lo Celso up the other end; Tanguy Ndombele still hasn’t completely won Jose over and is on the bench; and Dele Alli is suspended for a social-media transgression. It gets everyone in the end, you’d all be well advised to turn it in.

Paul Pogba is fit again, but he only makes the Manchester United bench. Scott McTominay gets the midfield anchor role ahead of Nemanja Matic. And like Kane, Marcus Rashford plays for the first time since January.

7.19pm BST

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Sissoko, Winks, Son, Lamela, Bergwijn, Kane.
Subs: Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Lo Celso, Sessegnon, Gazzaniga, Ndombele, Skipp, Fernandes, White.

Manchester United: de Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, James, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.
Subs: Bailly, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Romero, Ighalo, Greenwood, Matic, Williams.

4.00pm BST

The lockdown came at exactly the wrong time for Manchester United. Here’s what they did in their last 11 matches before the Premier League was suspended in March: Win! Win! Draw! Win! Draw! Win! Win! Draw! Win! Win! Win! The last six matches in that sequence saw them rattle up an aggregate score of 19-1. Their chops were up all right after that tricky start to the season.

Tottenham Hotspur were far happier to press pause. Here’s what they did in their last six matches before the lockdown: Lose! Lose! Ship a half-time lead to lose! Lose a penalty shoot-out before exchanging views with members of the crowd! Draw! Get thumped by Leipzig! The following three barren months have provided a welcome opportunity to take stock.

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Spurs-Man Utd ratings: Fernandes, Pogba impress

Sky Sports - fre, 19/06/2020 - 23:32
A late penalty from Bruno Fernandes secured a 1-1 draw for Manchester United against Tottenham on Friday Night Football, but how did we rate the players?

Fernandes penalty earns Manchester United draw in tense Tottenham finale

Guardian - fre, 19/06/2020 - 23:26

The reaction of Eric Dier, the Tottenham defender, said it all. He had just conceded one penalty, which allowed Bruno Fernandes to equalise for Manchester United, and now it appeared that he had conceded another at the very end.

Dier knew that he had not touched Fernandes before the United man went to ground but the referee, Jon Moss, had bought it and pointed to the spot. Dier was flabbergasted. Enter VAR. When the first replay was shown, it was plain that Fernandes had, at best, initiated the contact and, at worst, dived. Dier was reprieved. No penalty. Spurs breathed in collective relief.

Related: Fernandes and Pogba give Manchester United hope of top-four finish | Barney Ronay

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Pogba shines as Fernandes pen foils Spurs

Sky Sports - fre, 19/06/2020 - 23:15
Paul Pogba stepped off the bench to help derail Jose Mourinho and Tottenham's hopes of catching Manchester United in the race for the Champions League places, winning a penalty for Bruno Fernandes to cancel out Steven Bergwijn's opener.

Spurs and Man Utd players take a knee at kick-off

Sky Sports - fre, 19/06/2020 - 21:20
Tottenham and Manchester United players took a knee at kick-off as Premier League teams continued to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Thirty-two years on, live top-flight football returns to the BBC

Guardian - fre, 19/06/2020 - 20:22

The broadcaster’s last offering was a north London derby in 1988 with a Perry Groves winner and Jimmy Hill in the gantry

The last time the BBC showed live top-flight English football something remarkable happened. The date was 6 March 1988, and the game was the north London derby Arsenal v Tottenham at Highbury in the Barclays First Division.

George Graham’s Gunners won the match 2-1 with a well-taken effort by Perry Groves deciding the contest; one touch to control and a volley on the spin proving decisive. Clive Allen scored for Spurs. In the gantry Jimmy Hill was in charge of proceedings (so much so that his name flashed up on the opening credits) and the solitary pundit was Trevor Brooking.

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