Wolves fight back to seal 1-1 draw with Tottenham

The hosts have struggled to string results together in recent weeks but a draw in this one should reinject some confidence.

Neither side showed their best on a freezing night in the West Midlands, despite Spurs taking the inside sixty seconds at Molineux.

Ben Davies’ speed took him in behind the Wolves defence and Tanguy Ndombele arrived in the box to bury his cross.

However, Mourinho’s side failed to build on that momentum before the break as Hugo Lloris produced a pair of stops to deny Daniel Podence.

Wolves picked up where they left off after the break, as Mourinho looked to stick to his principles and dig in.

But just as Spurs looked set to cling on for the three points, Saiss got above his man from Pedro Neto’s corner, to bullet home an equaliser.

Full Time from Molineux it’s Wolves 1 Tottenham 1

Crystal Palace clinch late 1-1 Premier League draw with Tottenham

Despite leading for the majority of the game in South London, thanks to Harry Kane’s early goal, they were punished late on as Jeff Schlupp snatched a point for Palace.

Both teams looked bright and breezy in the early stages as Hugo Lloris denied Wilf Zaha and Vicente Guaita sprang into to life to save from Tanguy Ndombele.

But with no real early pattern forming in the opening half hour a thunderbolt from Kane brought the contest into life.

Son slipped him into space around 30 yards from goal and with Guaita slightly out of position Kane opened up his body and smashed one beyond him.

That goal allowed Spurs’ first half confidence to soar before the break with Guaita called into action to make a double stop from Steven Bergwijn and Ndombele.

Tottenham set their stall out to preserve that one goal advantage after the break as Palace battled hard to squeeze out a breakthrough.

Roy Hodgson’s team did look to up the tempo late on as Lloris denied Zaha and Christian Benteke, before Schlupp eventually forced home that all important equaliser.

Eberechi Eze’s whipped free kick was fumbled by the normally unflappable Lloris and Schlupp prodded into the empty net.

Spurs did almost flip the game back on its head in added time but Guaita came to Palace’s rescue with a cat like stop from Kane.

Full Time at Selhurst Park it’s Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham 1

Jose Mourinho masterclass seals 2-0 Tottenham Premier League win over Manchester CIty

Goals from the on-fire Son Heung-min and substitute Giovani Lo Celso were enough to seal all three points for Spurs, as City lost on the road for the first time since July.

On a night of very few clear chances in North London, it was City’s lax defending that gifted their hosts the opener after five minutes.

Tanguy Ndombele’s clipped pass caught Guardiola’s back four way out of position and Son calmly and clinically tucked past Ederson.

City did look to muster up a quick reaction to Son’s goal, but their tame response amounted to an easy stop for Hugo Lloris from Rodri’s header.

The visitors did get the ball in net on the half hour mark though, as Aymeric Laporte nodded home Gabriel Jesus’ cross.

But VAR chalked off his effort after a blatant handball by the Brazilian.

Guardiola’s side continued to pose the bulk of the threat after the restart, with Jesus testing Lloris and Kevin De Bruyne firing just wide.

But with an inefficient City being smothered out of the game, Mourinho’ plan worked perfectly, as Lo Celso made it 2-0.

The Argentinian had been on the pitch less than a minute as he latched on to Harry Kane’s through ball, but he showed no
rustiness to fire past Ederson.

That strike effectively ended this as a contest as Mourinho’s Spurs continued their case as Premier League title challengers.

Full Time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium it’s Tottenham 2 Manchester City 0

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.

Tottenham thrash Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford

Tottenham were helped by some dreadful United defending, as goals from Son-Heung Min, Harry Kane, Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier secured a dominant Old Trafford win.

Both teams were quick out of the blocks, with three goals inside the first 10 minutes.

Bruno Fernandes’ penalty handed United a second minute lead but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side found themselves 2-1 behind in the blink of an eye.

Harry Maguire’s error gifted Ndombele an equaliser before Kane released Son from a quick free kick two minutes later.

With United unable to react, the visitors kept on coming in waves as David De Gea denied Kane and Aurier.

However, United’s problems went from bad to worse on the half hour mark as Anthony Marital was sent off for clashing with Erik Lamela and Kane pounced on another defensive error to make it 3-1.

But despite United looking dead buried before the break, Spurs showed them no mercy, as Son’s clipped home Aurier’s cross.

United tried to reshuffle during the break, but there was no stopping Spurs, as Aurier raced in behind Luke Shaw to make it 5-1.

As the hosts looked to batten hatches down the hatches it could have been a cricket score in the closing stages.

But in the end, Spurs had to settle for six as Kane fired home from the penalty spot.


Juventus chasing Spurs’ Tanguy Ndombele

Things haven’t been smooth for the Frenchman since arriving from Ligue 1 side Lyon for a club record £53.8m last summer.

After bagging a goal on his Premier League debut in a 3-1 win over Aston Villa, Ndombele’s fortunes began to wane, with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho openly criticising the player at times.

To further compound his misery, Ndombele tested positive for coronavirus recently.

Now Spurs’ record signing could be on his way out of the club after just a season in North London, with several reports linking him with a move away.

Inter Milan have been continually linked with the 23-year-old, but now fellow Serie A side Juventus have expressed their interest according to Italian publication Calciomercato.

However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has made it clear to any potential suitors that the player won’t be leaving the club unless they can recoup a similar fee to what they paid for him a year ago – something which could to prove challenging for buying clubs in the current climate.

This is why Ndombele is more than likely to remain at Spurs – but Calciomercato claim the Italian champions aren’t prepared to give up that easily.

In order to sweeten up a potential move, Juventus have offered Federico Bernadeschi in a swap deal claims the report.

Bernadeschi may be a tempting proposition for Jose Mourinho, who was once said to be keen to sign the player whilst he was manager of Manchester United.

However, the most probable outcome seems to point towards Tanguy Ndombele remaining at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.