Spurs welcomed the Potters to north London having failed to win in their previous four Premier League games, but this one never looked in doubt as Mauricio Pochettino’s men racked up a 5-1 victory.
A Ryan Shawcross own goal put Tottenham ahead at the interval before the hosts ran riot, man of the match
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes brushed off suggestions he could face the sack after watching his side lose 5-1 to Tottenham at Wembley Stadium. The Potters conceded four second half goals against Spurs, who have scored 17 times against Mark Hughes’ side in their last four meetings, marking a third defeat in four league games.
Whether it can be put down to the ‘big occasion’ or simply sides going more defensive against a team which has proved itself capable of tearing others apart, the league’s supposed weaker clubs have proved tough to beat at the national stadium. Burnley, Swansea and West Brom have all left with a point, while Crystal
In a game that started slowly, it took a lucky deflected goal in the 21st minute to give the host the lead after a good run from Son Heung-min, who crossed in low, the ball coming off firstly Kurt Zouma and then Ryan Shawcross before flying past Jack Butland.
The second half saw Tottenham
Tottenham made serene progress in the Champions League – taking four points from Real Madrid to top Group H – but to the detriment of their Premier League campaign. Having put Europe to one side until February Spurs need to set about trying to claw back some of the 18 points they trail to leaders
“How does the super computer think the likes of Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal will get on over the weekend?”
SAM, which stands for Sports Analytics Machine, is a super-computer created by Professor Ian McHale at the University of Liverpool. It has been used to predict the scores of
“It might be beyond them, clearly, because of the lead Man City have and the level they’re playing at”
“They have missed out twice, and it might be beyond them, clearly, because of the lead Man City have and the level they’re playing at. “Teams above have recruited well
Spurs’ Premier League form has been dreadful as of late, taking just two points from a potential 12, and the club have slipped down to fifth in the table, a massive 18 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
Any hope of a third consecutive title challenge appears all but over and finishing in the
“Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has tried to predict Man Utd vs Man City, West Ham vs Chelsea and more”
The former Liverpool defender and BBC analyst puts his neck on the line every week by trying to nail the score of each top flight game. West Ham and Chelsea
That’s according to former Manchester City and Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given. The Spaniard has repeatedly been linked to the La Liga giants and was on the verge of completing a move two years ago. It would undoubtedly be a huge loss for Jose Mourinho’s side – particularly given the imperious form he has been in