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Ref Watch: Was Mings stamp deliberate?

Sky Sports - man, 04/02/2019 - 13:10
Dermot Gallagher returns with Ref Watch as he casts his eye over contentious incidents from the weekend action.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Guardian - man, 04/02/2019 - 09:47

Sean Dyche cannot wait for VAR, Higuaín and Hazard lift Sarri and the Pogba-Rashford combo looks good for United

Sergio Agüero’s hat-trick, scored from a collective distance of 10 yards, was not achieved by accident but thanks to his instincts and endurance. At times City looked sloppy against Arsenal but Agüero made the difference, repeatedly finding himself in the crucial position to jab the ball home with any available limb. All of City’s attacking midfielders know where the Argentinian wants to be once they break into the area and Agüero’s improved fitness under Pep Guardiola helps him get there. Superior fitness was one of the things that made the difference as Arsenal wilted while Agüero and City thrived. The striker is definitely working harder under the Catalan than his predecessors and his increased stamina is bringing rewards. He will need every last ounce of energy for the rest of the season as he is still irreplaceable. Will Unwin

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PL grades: Top marks for Chelsea

Sky Sports - man, 04/02/2019 - 07:00
There are top marks for Chelsea, but who was "inept and lacklustre"? We mark each side in the latest Premier League grades.

PL goals: Aguero hat-trick, Utd win

Sky Sports - man, 04/02/2019 - 01:00
Watch all of the goals from the weekend's Premier League action so far as Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham won.

Nev's title-race warning for City

Sky Sports - søn, 03/02/2019 - 22:40
Gary Neville is looking forward to the next few months in the Premier League title race between Manchester City and Liverpool, but does not think Tottenham are challengers.

The Dozen: this weekend's best Premier League photos

Guardian - søn, 03/02/2019 - 22:21

Our picture editors round up their favourite images from the weekend’s matches

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Kane positive over ankle rehab

Sky Sports - søn, 03/02/2019 - 19:27
Harry Kane says he will step up his recovery from an ankle injury next week and is optimistic of making a prompt return for Tottenham.

'Spurs will have big say in title race'

Sky Sports - søn, 03/02/2019 - 12:38
Tottenham remain in the title race and will have a 'significant say' on who wins the Premier League, believe the Sunday Supplement panel.

Poch: Spurs can stay in title race

Sky Sports - søn, 03/02/2019 - 11:49
Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham have what it takes to remain in the title race for the rest of the season.

PL goals: Hazard, Higuain strike

Sky Sports - søn, 03/02/2019 - 01:00
Watch all of the goals from Saturday's Premier League action as Chelsea, Tottenham, Wolves and Cardiff won.

PL review: Higuain double, Spurs cut gap

Sky Sports - lør, 02/02/2019 - 22:00
Tottenham moved four points off the Premier League summit, while Chelsea bounced back to thrash Huddersfield 5-0 on Saturday.

What if Spurs pushed harder on transfers?

Sky Sports - lør, 02/02/2019 - 18:25
Jamie Redknapp wonders what Tottenham could become if they pushed harder in the transfer market and with their wage bill.

Son Heung-min strikes late to earn Spurs victory over Newcastle

Guardian - lør, 02/02/2019 - 18:11

The Premier League table screams with possibility for Tottenham. For so long, this looked like being one of those days when the ball would not go in for them. Érik Lamela hit the crossbar; Christian Eriksen, almost implausibly, saw two efforts cleared off the line and other chances went begging.

Yet this is a team that does not do draws, which fights until the end and, thanks to Son Heung-min’s late winner, they have clambered above Manchester City into second place and sit four points behind the leaders, Liverpool, albeit having played a game more than both.

Related: Why transfer window was subdued – despite Mike Ashley splurge | David Conn

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Poch: Squad deserves massive credit

Sky Sports - lør, 02/02/2019 - 17:41
Mauricio Pochettino believes his Spurs squad deserves "massive credit" for staying competitive in the Premier League after a tough period of fixtures.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Newcastle: Premier League – as it happened

Guardian - lør, 02/02/2019 - 15:59

Son Heung-Min struck late again to fire Tottenham into second place.

2.59pm GMT

So that’s your lot! David Hytner was at Wembley; here’s his report. Enjoy!

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2.58pm GMT

And finally Poch. “It was a tough game, because after Newcastle beat Manchester City they had momentum and belief. It was a fantastic effort, I am so happy for my players. It showed the talent we have. Son is doing fantastic for us, his performance and the way he believes. Our squad must have massive credit. We were disappointed after the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, it was the worst moment for us. But we were always positive and we fight. We are now in a good position, and in the Champions League too. In football all is possible.”

2.45pm GMT

And now Rafa. “We did well out wide in the first half, we had chances at the beginning of the second half. But they were pushing and pushing, and we had to be better on the ball. The goal we could have avoided. You have to give credit to Son, because it was a good shot, but we could have done better. Tottenham are a very good team, they have some of the best players in England. It was not easy for us. If we work as hard as we did today, we can improve.”

2.41pm GMT

Fabian Schar talks. “It is a big frustration for us. We fought, they had some chances but so did we. We were so close to a point until that unlucky goal. It would have been a big point, so it’s a big disappointment. We knew the longer the game went, they would press because they had to win, and we had some counter attacks. It was good to keep the ball out [by clearing off the line] but we have no point. I think we are on the right way, but we still have to do a lot of work. There are some games coming where we can win, so we have to be focused.”

2.37pm GMT

Son speaks! “Of course I am tired, but the two games were very important. And with the six points, I think we have had a great week. It was a difficult game but we are very happy and we deserved this one. We tried to get the goal, but football is not easy and we had to wait. Luckily I had the chance and I’m very grateful for my team-mates. The team-mates and coaching staff give me confidence. I enjoy every second in the Premier League.”

2.28pm GMT

A third late winner in a row for Spurs. The sort of run that makes teams think: this could be our season. They’ll be dreaming again, and feeling very good about themselves after a difficult week in the cups. They’re second on 57 points, four behind Liverpool and one clear of Manchester City. We’ve got a real title race on our hands this season, folks!

Newcastle meanwhile remain in 14th place, on 24 points. They’re five clear of the drop zone, and will be cursing Martin Dubravka’s late mistake. Another precious point would have done very nicely. But although they rode their luck at times this afternoon, and Spurs were ultimately deserved winners, they acquitted themselves very well at the home of a serious title contender. If Salomon Rondon’s header had gone in, it could have been so different. Surely they have more than enough talent to escape relegation.

2.21pm GMT

Tottenham’s title challenge looked over a couple of weeks ago. But now they’re in second place, above Manchester City, and breathing down Liverpool’s neck! Just four points off the top! And a first title since 1961 is still very much on!

2.20pm GMT

90 min +3: Newcastle knock it about, but only where Tottenham let them, in the middle of the park. But suddenly Rondon flicks on a long ball. Longstaff is hovering, just inside the box, but Lloris comes out to clear.

2.19pm GMT

90 min +2: Yedlin looks to zip past Rose on the right, but he’s brought down in full flight. The referee thinks it was a fair 50-50 challenge, and play is waved on. Yedlin isn’t too happy.

2.18pm GMT

90 min +1: Perez clumsily clips Rose’s ankles, allowing Spurs to run the clock down further.

2.17pm GMT

90 min: Lascelles is panicked into hoicking over his own crossbar. Eriksen takes his sweet time over the corner, in the game-management style. There will be four added minutes. Can Spurs hold on? Or will Newcastle save themselves?

2.16pm GMT

89 min: To be fair to Dubravka, Son’s shot had a lot of dip and swerve. But it was straight at him. Anyway, the goalscorer is off, replaced by Dier.

2.14pm GMT

87 min: Son chases a lost cause down the inside-left channel. Dubravka, his head muddled, slides out and gets to the ball ahead of Son, but only clips it to Llorente, who should slam home ... but whacks wide left of an unguarded goal.

2.13pm GMT

86 min: Ritchie is replaced by the Newcastle debutant Barreca.

2.12pm GMT

85 min: Newcastle look sickened to a man, and no wonder: that was an appalling mistake by Dubravka. They look to respond, Longstaff winning a free kick out on the right. But the set piece is wasted. Wembley is in fine voice now.

2.10pm GMT

Llorente brings the ball down on the edge of the Newcastle box. He tees it up for Son, who shifts to the right and then batters low and hard towards goal. Dubravka should parry at the very least; claim probably. But he lets the shot squirt under his hands. Into the net it flies. And Tottenham’s title challenge is on!

2.09pm GMT

82 min: Newcastle replace Atsu with Ritchie.

2.08pm GMT

81 min: Sissoko strides down the left and wins a corner off Lejeune. Trippier takes, and loops it into the mixer. Llorente sidefoots towards goal, but the ball pinballs around in a preposterous style, somehow staying out of the net. A good clearing header from Ritchie, there. Newcastle have had some close scrapes this afternoon, and that’s right up there with them.

2.06pm GMT

79 min: Hayden goes off, and comes back on. He’s OK to continue.

2.05pm GMT

78 min: Before the action restarts, Tottenham replace Lamela with Rose.

2.03pm GMT

77 min: Hayden is down requiring some treatment. Time for both teams to take on some water.

2.02pm GMT

75 min: Spurs press Newcastle back some more. But as much as Eriksen, Son and Lamela work, they can’t jemmy any space. Newcastle continue to hold firm.

2.00pm GMT

73 min: A little space for Llorente just inside the Newcastle box. But he can’t sort his feet out. Then Perez goes wheeching up the right, but he’s stopped in his tracks by Sanchez. A suggestion that Sanchez might have used an arm to block his man, but there’s no free kick.

1.59pm GMT

71 min: Trippier floats in a cross from the right. Spurs have sent plenty of men into the box, so Newcastle are happy to see Dubravka come off his line to claim amid a packed box. Newcastle zip upfield, Perez nearly scooting clear down the inside-right channel. But Lloris comes out to intercept and clear. Then Eriksen sends a diagonal ball into the Newcastle box from the right. Llorente is free, but clanks a dismal header high and wide right. He squints into the sun, theatrically blaming the conditions.

1.56pm GMT

69 min: There’s plenty of noise from both fans at Wembley. And yet you can still hear Rafa Benitez loudly micromanaging his men from the touchline! Newcastle respond well, falling into shape, Trippier eventually forced into conceding possession with a desperate speculative long pass. Goal kick.

1.54pm GMT

67 min: Yedlin is booked for a deliberate handball out on the right. The resulting free kick ins a total waste of time. Newcastle go up the other end, Perez sidefooting a curler towards the top right from 20 yards. Lloris does extremely well to turn the shot round the post for a corner. Nothing comes of that either. This is marvellous end-to-end fun now. Both teams will wonder how they’re yet to score.

1.53pm GMT

65 min: Son and Lamela take turns to dribble around in the Newcastle area. The visitors look extremely nervous again. The ball is bundled out for a corner on the left. It’s flicked on at the near post by Son, and Eriksen contorts himself to back-heel it towards the bottom-right from close range. It’s going in, but Schar sticks out a telescopic leg to whip it away from the line! What a clearance!

1.50pm GMT

63 min: Son and Longstaff contest a ball on the edge of the Newcastle box. Longstaff wins the challenge and strides off, only to get a slap in the mush from Son. All accidental, but it’s a chance for Longstaff to go down, buying time for his team-mates to regroup. They’d been chasing shadows for a few minutes.

1.49pm GMT

62 min: Spurs really have stepped it up. Trippier and Son cause Newcastle all manner of bother down the right, with their cute flicks and overlapping runs. Newcastle hold out, but the hosts are beginning to ask questions again.

1.47pm GMT

60 min: Spurs make the first switch of the day, Lucas Moura making way for the hero of Wednesday night against Watford, Fernando Llorente.

1.46pm GMT

58 min: Spurs up their game! Lifting the pace a bit, they ping it around to pull Newcastle this way and that. Then Eriksen slides a ball down the inside right for Trippier, whose low cross is hacked clear just in time by Hayden with Son ready to pull the trigger from six yards. That’s got the crowd going, too; they had also been a little flat since the restart.

1.44pm GMT

57 min: Lascelles and Lucas contest a long ball down the Spurs right. Lascelles brushes Lucas into touch and shepherds the ball out for a goal kick. The body language of the two men is instructive: Lascelles strides back upfield with purpose, while Lucas hangs his head a little and trudges back onto the pitch. Spurs need to up their game.

1.42pm GMT

55 min: Yedlin is again sent scampering down the right. His cross, intended for Rondon, is only half cleared, then Sissoko gifts possession to Ritchie instead of blootering clear. Ritchie sends a shot towards the bottom left from distance, but it’s an easy claim for Lloris. Newcastle look a much more potent attacking force now.

1.41pm GMT

54 min: Lamela chases after a ball bouncing down the inside-right channel. He nearly nips in between Lascelles and Longstaff, who are in the business of confusing each other. But the ball fortunately breaks through to Dubravka, who gathers.

1.40pm GMT

53 min: Spurs seem a little uncertain all of a sudden. They’re gifted a free kick inside Newcastle territory, but Eriksen sends the ball into the box with an uncharacteristic lack of wit. It’s easy pickings for Dubravka.

1.39pm GMT

51 min: It’s Newcastle’s turn to hit the woodwork! Some good play by Ritchie, Longstaff and Perez to gain ground down the middle. Then Rondon spreads play to Yedlin on the right. Yedlin’s cross is magnificent, finding Rondon, who heads towards the bottom right. Lloris is flat-footed and beaten all ends up, but the ball caroms off the post and away from danger. That would have been a very fine goal.

1.37pm GMT

49 min: Lucas brings down a long ball just inside the Newcastle area. He can’t turn to shoot, so lays off for Son, whose scuffed shot is deflected out for a corner on the left. Lamela whips it in, and Sanchez rises highest to send a header wide right. Had that been on target - and once again, it’s a Spurs header that really should have been - it’d have been a goal, because Dubravka was running across in a blind panic. He’d not have got there.

1.35pm GMT

48 min: But the second half has otherwise started pretty much like the first, with Spurs enjoying all the ball, Newcastle holding their shape.

1.33pm GMT

46 min: Longstaff drops deep on the left before wedging a pass down the channel to release Perez. He’s clear on goal, and for a second Wembley falls silent in collective anxiety, with Spurs having stopped to a man. But there’s a reason why, and the flag eventually goes up for an obvious offside.

1.32pm GMT

We’re off again! Newcastle get the ball rolling for the second half. Neither team has made a half-time change. Meanwhile on a chilly afternoon, warm up by putting your hands together for Adam Levine: “I hope every time Son runs past Schar he yells out ‘I got you, babe’.”

1.20pm GMT

Half-time reading.

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1.17pm GMT

Vertonghen is clipped by Perez down the left, and there’s one last first-half chance for Spurs. A free kick, which Eriksen loops into a loaded box. But his delivery is dreadful, and doesn’t even clear the first man. And that’s it, the half-time whistle goes. Newcastle will be pleased with their efforts so far; Spurs look frustrated as they trudge off.

1.15pm GMT

45 min: There will be one added minute of play in this first half.

1.15pm GMT

44 min: But not for long. Ritchie hoicks another ball into the mixer from the left. At the far stick, Perez and Rondon get in each other’s way. Spurs have dominated in attack, but they’ve looked shaky at the back when pressurised. Newcastle have had their half-chances.

1.14pm GMT

43 min: Ritchie switches play and finds Yedlin in space down the right. Yedlin slides a pass down the flank, allowing Perez to dribble into the Spurs box, nearly turning Vertonghen inside out. But he can’t quite make the space for a shot on goal, and Vertonghen does well to recover. The danger’s cleared.

1.12pm GMT

42 min: Eriksen manages to cross from a tight spot out on the right. It’s heading towards Lucas, but Dubravka reads it well and claims just in time, without panic.

1.10pm GMT

40 min: Now it’s Newcastle’s turn to take the sting out of the game, having seriously rocked for a minute back there. It’s not clear how this game is still goalless.

1.09pm GMT

38 min: Son holds up a long Trippier ball down the right. He eventually slips Trippier away on the overlap. Trippier hooks to Vertonghen, whose attempt to guide in a volley isn’t all that. But the ball’s bundled out for a corner. From the set piece, Sissoko makes a better fist of a volley, though his shot is straight at Dubravka. The ball breaks free, but there’s nobody in white on hand to tap home. Oh Harry, where are you? Newcastle clear for another corner, and deal with that second one in short order.

1.06pm GMT

36 min: Lamela swings the corner onto the head of Sanchez, who heads miles over the bar from 12 yards.

1.05pm GMT

35 min: Spurs settle themselves down with a period of sterile domination in the middle of the park. Once equilibrium has been rediscovered, Vertonghen wins a corner down the left.

1.03pm GMT

33 min: More space for Ritchie down the left. He loops long, but Yedlin can’t force the ball on target from a tight angle on the right-hand edge of the six-yard box. Those last three or four minutes will give the away team plenty of encouragement.

1.02pm GMT

31 min: But then their first serious spell of attacking, and they could easily have taken the lead against the run of play! First Ritchie crosses from the left; Perez should score from six yards but scuffs his shot. Rondon looks to prod the ball into the bottom left from a position on the right, but has to settle for a corner. One corner leads to another, which leads to Hayden shooting from the edge of the box. It’s blocked, and Spurs eventually clear their lines. Much, much better from the Toon.

1.00pm GMT

29 min: Vertonghen is enjoying his rare run-out as a wing back. He’s got his attacking boots on today, having spent most of the time deep in Newcastle territory. Here he very nearly releases Lucas down the inside-left channel; not quite. Newcastle are being stretched to breaking point here. Nearly.

12.58pm GMT

27 min: So having said Newcastle’s tactics seemed to be working well enough, now we’re at a stage where it’s a wonder how Spurs aren’t ahead. They’ve had six attempts on goal, of various sorts, while Newcastle have yet to make Lloris do any work whatsoever.

12.57pm GMT

25 min: And now Lucas is sent free down the left by Lamela’s chip. He tries to round Dubravka, but clatters into the keeper. No penalty, and in any case the flag goes up late for offside.

12.56pm GMT

24 min: Spurs hit the bar! Vertonghen crosses from the left. Lucas flicks it on to Lamela, who sends a header towards the top right. But it’s just an inch or two too high, and back it comes off the woodwork. Lucas sends the rebound flying harmlessly over.

12.55pm GMT

23 min: A rare Newcastle attack, as Atsu breaks from the edge of his own box and sets Rondon off down the left. Sanchez does extremely well to shepherd him towards the touchline and turn him around.

12.53pm GMT

22 min: It’s beginning to slip into an attack-versus-defence drill, this. Newcastle seem happy to sit back and allow Spurs to pass it all around them. The home side haven’t been able to make all their possession and territorial advantage pay, that Lucas chance apart, so Newcastle’s tactics are working well enough.

12.50pm GMT

20 min: Eriksen drops a shoulder to make space down the inside right, and has a shot from a very ambitious distance. He whacks it straight into Lascelles, and Newcastle clear. But they’re having trouble getting out of their final third; nearly half of the game so far has been played there.

12.48pm GMT

18 min: Newcastle faff about a bit, just to take the wind out of Tottenham’s sail and let them consider the chance that’s just been spurned.

12.47pm GMT

16 min: A free kick for Tottenham out on the right-hand touchline. They load the box. Eriksen swings it in. Yedlin clears. Lamela picks up possession to the left of the D, and lob-wedges a stunning ball into the centre for Lucas Moura. The Brazilian must score, free six yards out, but plants his header wide with Dubravka waiting for the net to ripple. What a miss! But what a ball from Lamela.

12.45pm GMT

14 min: Eriksen sashays into the Newcastle box from the right. Hayden sticks out a leg, and Eriksen goes over it. The crowd bellow. But the Spurs star doesn’t appeal for a penalty, having slipped before making contact as he tried to jink round the Newcastle man. He was already falling over. Play goes on, as it should, all agree.

12.43pm GMT

12 min: The increasingly impressive Longstaff nearly releases Rondon down the left with a pearler of a diagonal ball from deep. Rondon can’t get past Tripper, but what a pass that was from the young midfielder, whose contribution to the win over City was crucial. He looks a player.

12.41pm GMT

11 min: So, yes, it’s the Chinese new year on Tuesday. In other news, Mike Ashley is in the stand, and he’s getting pelters from the away support, who via the medium of song, are telling him to do one with great force and feeling.

12.40pm GMT

9 min: Spurs stroke it around hither and yon. Waiting for a gap to develop. But no gap develops. Eventually Sissoko curls one in from the right, but Dubravka gathers easily ahead of Winks.

12.37pm GMT

7 min: Son and Eriksen probe down the inside-left channel again. But Newcastle hold their shape on the edge of their area, and there’s no way through. Eventually Sissoko tries to split the defence with a ball down the inside-right channel, but it’s woefully overhit. Goal kick.

12.35pm GMT

5 min: Eriksen looks in the mood. He drops deep and sprays a glorious ball down the middle with the outside of his boot. Son can’t quite reach the pass, but only because Dubravka read the danger early and was out to the edge of his box to gather.

12.34pm GMT

4 min: Spurs put the pressure on Newcastle, Eriksen and Son causing Schar all sorts of bother down the left. Newcastle eventually clear their lines, but only just in time, with white shirts swarming.

12.33pm GMT

2 min: A patient start by Spurs, who stroke it around the back in the considered style. Eventually Alderweireld hoicks it long, allowing Ritchie to head the ball clear. Newcastle’s first touch after one minute and 25 seconds. Then Son has a look down the left, nipping his way past Yedlin but sending a dribbler of a cross into the arms of Dubravka.

12.30pm GMT

And we’re off! Spurs get the ball rolling. Newcastle survive the first 24 seconds, which is more than they managed on Tuesday night against Manchester City. The good news keeps on coming for the Magpies.

12.27pm GMT

The teams are out! Tottenham wear their storied lilywhite shirts, while Newcastle sport a homage to that burgundy-and-blue-striped rugby-style top made famous during the mid-90s, Ginola, Ferdinand, Newcastle Brown Ale, all that. Both sets of lads look resplendent. A fine atmosphere bubbling away, even if Wembley is far from full. We’ll be off in a minute or two!

12.16pm GMT

Mauricio Pochettino speaks! “It was so important for us after the week against Chelsea and Palace. We were so down. It was important to feel a victory again, and it was a massive boost for us. But Newcastle are in a good moment after beating City, and this is going to be tough. We need to give our best to win. We are going to use Vertonghen on the left, trying to find the best way to defend. We need to change and adapt knowing Newcastle, trying to break them down. The challenge is to get the three points, and then we can think about the position we are in. It will be massive.”

12.12pm GMT

The folk at Sky Sports speak to a very content Rafa. “The main thing was to win against Manchester City. And afterwards, to see two new faces was important. When you go to January, the same players see the same manager. So if you don’t change the manager, you have to change some players, and be sure everyone has a boost. Spurs have some quick players up front, so we have to manage our tactics. I think Tottenham’s side is quite good! They have a very good team.”

12.06pm GMT

A quick peek inside the Spurs dressing room. Hanging on the pegs, some special shirts celebrating the Chinese new year, which arrives in three days time. A good omen? Sadly for those with a proud cockerel on their breast, it won’t be the year of the Rooster again until 2029. This is going to be the year of the Pig. Not sure who that’ll benefit. Anyone spring to mind, placard-wielding Newcastle fans?

11.39am GMT

Tottenham make three changes to the side named for the 2-1 win over Watford on Wednesday night. Danny Rose, Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente make way for Kieran Trippier, Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela.

Newcastle are in If It Ain’t Broke territory. They name the same XI that shocked Manchester City on Tuesday evening.

11.35am GMT

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen, Son, Lamela, Lucas Moura.
Subs: Gazzaniga, Foyth, Rose, Walker-Peters, Wanyama, Dier, Llorente.

Newcastle United: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie, Perez, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Rondon.
Subs: Woodman, Clark, Fernandez, Manquillo, Barreca, Kenedy, Joselu.

10.29am GMT

Tottenham Hotspur’s season was in serious jeopardy for a moment back there. Out of the League Cup, then out of the FA Cup, and a goal down at home to Watford in the Premier League ... no, it didn’t look too good. But two goals in the last ten minutes stung the Hornets, and in a week which saw both Liverpool and Manchester City drop points, Spurs are suddenly back in the title race!

All of a sudden, they’re just two points behind second-placed City, and seven adrift of the leaders Liverpool. With over a third of the race still to run, that’s far from an insurmountable gap. A first English championship since 1961 is still a live possibility, no matter how much Mauricio Pochettino tries to play it down.

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Son helps Spurs squeeze past Newcastle

Sky Sports - lør, 02/02/2019 - 15:26
Heung-Min Son's late goal finally broke down Newcastle's resistance as Tottenham earned a 1-0 win at Wembley in the Premier League on Saturday.

WATCH: Ice nearly hits Dubravka!

Sky Sports - lør, 02/02/2019 - 14:00
Ice falling from the Wembley arch caused issues during Tottenham's clash with Newcastle on Saturday, narrowly missing Martin Dubravka.

Poch compares Spurs to driver Alonso

Sky Sports - fre, 01/02/2019 - 23:48
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino likened his side's position in the Premier League title race to Fernando Alonso's Formula One plight.

Transfer Talk: Deadline Day review

Sky Sports - fre, 01/02/2019 - 18:05
The final episode in the third series of the Transfer Talk podcast is here!

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United: match preview

Guardian - fre, 01/02/2019 - 17:31

Newcastle have lost seven consecutive games at Wembley since they won the FA Cup in 1955 but they will arrive with renewed optimism after their surprise win against Manchester City in midweek. Their new No 10, Miguel Almirón, is unavailable as he awaits a work permit, although the loanee left-back Antonio Barrera is in the squad. Tottenham, still wrestling with the injuries to Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Ben Davies as well as the soaring bill for their new stadium, failed to strengthen for second transfer window running but have their own addition to the squad list, the all-but forgotten £17m Dutch striker Vincent Janssen. “The most important thing now is to treat him properly, because he’s a person and my responsibility is to manage people, not chairs or sofas or furniture,” Mauricio Pochettino said. Mark Tallentire

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