Harry Kane seals 1-0 Tottenham Premier League win at West Brom

Spurs were far from their best in West Midlands but Kane’s late intervention makes it four straight Premier League away wins for Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese boss opted to hand Gareth Bale his first league start of the season against the Baggies but the Welsh international struggled to make an impact against the hosts.

Spurs did carve out a string of half chances in the opening 45, but the best chances fell to West Brom, as Callum Robinson tested Hugo Lloris.

West Brom worked hard to shut Tottenham out after the break with Sergio Reguilon’s long range drive well saved by Sam Johnstone.

With Tottenham unable find a breakthrough, they left the door open for the hosts on the counter attack, and Lloris produced another vital stop to deny Karlan Grant.

But with Mourinho driving them on from the touchline, Spurs began to turn the screw in the final 10 minutes.

Johnstone was at his best to deny Toby Alderweireld and Carlos Vinicius but he could do nothing as Kane’s finally broke their resistance.

Irish international Matt Doherty hung a cross into the box and with Johnstone was caught in no man’s land, as Kane stole in to nod home his 150th Premier League goal.

Full Time at The Hawthorns it’s West Brom 0 Tottenham 1

Premier League Preview: Tottenham v Brighton

Mourinho has promised big changes to his team following that loss in Belgium with up to six new faces in line to start against the Seagulls.

Toby Alderweireld and Matt Doherty are certain to return in defence with Tanguy Ndombele and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg also pushing for a starting place.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min started on the bench against Antwerp and Spurs’ in form duo will be looking to continue their impressive recent form.

Brighton on the other hand are wildly out of form with Graham Potter’s side without a win in their last five matches.

And Potter has no new updates on the injury front with Alireza Jahanbaksh and Davy Propper still sidelined and skipper Lewis Dunk still suspended.

Kick off is a late one tomorrow night with a 7.15pm start at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Nuno Santo aiming for new Wolves signings

Santo was speaking after Wolves’ 3-1 Premier League defeat to Manchester City last night, and the Portuguese coach admitted he needs to strengthen.

Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota have already left the club, with Fabio Silva and Fernando Marcal coming in.

Barcelona full back Nelson Semedo is reportedly on the verge of a £40m switch, with other targets already identified in what should be a busy few weeks ahead at Molineux.

New look Everton edge out Tottenham in 1-0 Premier League win

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s second half header was the difference between the two sides in a tight game in North London, with James Rodriguez impressing on his Blues debut.

Spurs carved out the better chances in the first half, with Jordan Pickford saving from Dele Alli and Matt
Doherty, with Richarlison wasting a brilliant chance at the other end.

Everton locked to turn the screw after the break, with Richarlison heading a Rodriguez cross just wide.

With the visitors beginning to take the initiative over Jose Mourinho’s side, it was Calvert-Lewin that found the vital breakthrough.

The England U21 international has been tipped for a big season under Ancelotti, and he did brilliantly to power home Lucas Digne’s free kick.

Both sides had chances in a frantic final ten minutes, with England international Pickford producing a vital late stop to deny Harry Kane.

FULL TIME AT THE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM IT’S TOTTENHAM 0 EVERTON 1

New look Everton edge out Tottenham in 1-0 Premier League win

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s second half header was the difference between the two sides in a tight game in North London, with James Rodriguez impressing on his Blues debut.

Spurs carved out the better chances in the first half, with Jordan Pickford saving from Dele Alli and Matt
Doherty, with Richarlison wasting a brilliant chance at the other end.

Everton locked to turn the screw after the break, with Richarlison heading a Rodriguez cross just wide.

With the visitors beginning to take the initiative over Jose Mourinho’s side, it was Calvert-Lewin that found the vital breakthrough.

The England U21 international has been tipped for a big season under Ancelotti, and he did brilliantly to power home Lucas Digne’s free kick.

Both sides had chances in a frantic final ten minutes, with England international Pickford producing a vital late stop to deny Harry Kane.

FULL TIME AT THE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM IT’S TOTTENHAM 0 EVERTON 1

New look Everton edge out Tottenham in 1-0 Premier League win

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s second half header was the difference between the two sides in a tight game in North London, with James Rodriguez impressing on his Blues debut.

Spurs carved out the better chances in the first half, with Jordan Pickford saving from Dele Alli and Matt
Doherty, with Richarlison wasting a brilliant chance at the other end.

Everton locked to turn the screw after the break, with Richarlison heading a Rodriguez cross just wide.

With the visitors beginning to take the initiative over Jose Mourinho’s side, it was Calvert-Lewin that found the vital breakthrough.

The England U21 international has been tipped for a big season under Ancelotti, and he did brilliantly to power home Lucas Digne’s free kick.

Both sides had chances in a frantic final ten minutes, with England international Pickford producing a vital late stop to deny Harry Kane.

FULL TIME AT THE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM IT’S TOTTENHAM 0 EVERTON 1

Tottenham linked with Bournemouth star Josh King

The Cherries are looking to offload players following their relegation down to the Championship, and King has attracted widespread interest.

The Norwegian has rejected the offer of a contract extension with Cherries, with his current deal expiring in 2021.

That uncertainty over his future has opened the door for Spurs to move in, with reports from Teamtalk.com claiming they will make a £12m move.

Jose Mourinho has already strengthened his options with the signings of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty, and the arrival of King would add even more top-flight experience.

Spurs nearing deal for Wolves’ Matt Doherty

Spurs are light in the full-back department at present, with Kyle Walker-Peters departing for Southampton earlier on in the transfer window and Serge Aurier in talks over a move to AC Milan.

Jose Mourinho has targeted the Molineux man as a solid addition to his Tottenham squad as he looks to strengthen ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

Doherty is somewhat of an unsung hero in Wolves’ side, with the Irishman’s industry up and down the flank as effective now as it was since making his debut for the club 10 years ago.

Only Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has more direct goal involvements in all competitions over the last two seasons than the Dubliner.

But that decade of service soon looks set to draw to an end, with the 28-year-old almost certain to join Tottenham Hotspur.

This is a boost for the London club, but may cause concern amongst Wolves fans, particularly with regular operator Jonny Otto out with injury.

To heighten the frustrations, highly-rated gaffer Nuno Espirito Santo is yet to sign a new deal at Wanderers.

Wolves have made a bid for Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the past few days, but that offer has been rejected by the Gunners.

Wolves depleted for pre-season preparations

As is a customary during the regular season, international breaks coincide with a break in the domestic calendar, allowing for sides not to be disadvantaged by the absence of a large chunk of their squad.

However, due to the complications of the football calendar in recent times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the latest batch of international call-ups means that Nuno Espirito Santo will be particularly light when it comes to pre-season preparations for the upcoming Premier League campaign.

At least eight Wolves players have been selected for duty by their countries for the September internationals, with more expected to follow.

Wanderers are due to return to full training ahead of the new season next week, and several first-team stars will be away.

Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota – have all been called up for Portugal, with Ruben Vinagre and Pedro Neto named in the under-21 squad.

Matt Doherty is away with Ireland and Adama Traore with Spain to complete the eight.

With Wolves having a particularly long campaign last time around due to Europa League qualification, Nuno Espirito Santo will have been hoping for some more concrete time on the training ground ahead of this season – but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

Wanderers start their Premier League campaign at Sheffield United on September 14.