Spurs put Blades to the sword with magical goal from Ndombele

Tottenham put themselves back in contention for the Premier League title this season with a convincing victory and a couple of wonder goals at Bramall Lane.

The Blades got off to the worst start possible, with Spurs going ahead with only 4 minutes on the clock. Aaron Ramsdale did well to save from Steven Bergwijn, putting the ball out for a corner, but the keeper them seemed to switch off from the resulting dead ball at which the unmarked Serge Aurier nodded in.

Spurs seemed determined to address recent criticism that they like to sit back on a lead, and came close to another goal when Son Heung-min was kept out by the post. Just before the break Harry Kane scored a stunning goal, set up by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, firing a low shot into the corner of the net.

David McGoldrick gave the home team hope as he finally took Sheffield United’s goal tally into double figures for the season, reducing the deficit just before the hour mark.

But that hope was extinguished a few minutes later with an unbelievable goal from Tanguy Ndombele. Picking up a chipped pass, he will surely be in contention for goal of the season, after lobbing the keeper with the outside of his foot.

This defeat leaves Chris Wilders men cut adrift at the bottom of the table, 11 points from safety and having played more games than their nearest rivals. As for Spurs, they move up to 33 points and are very much in the race for the Premier League title, and after all, it is a year that ends in 1.

Spurs-Fulham off due to Covid-19 cases in Cottagers’ camp

The Cottagers returned a number of positive test results on Tuesday and after more came in on Wednesday the Premier League decided to call the match off less than three hours before the scheduled 6pm kick-off.

It becomes the third top-flight game to be wiped out by the virus, following Newcastle’s match with Aston Villa earlier this month and Monday’s game between Everton and Manchester City.

A Tottenham statement said: “The Premier League informed us of the decision this [Wednesday] afternoon, with Fulham having requested the postponement on the grounds of the number of Covid-19 positive cases among their players and staff.

“Everyone at Tottenham Hotspur sends their best wishes to Fulham for a safe and speedy recovery to all those who are affected.”

No new date for the game has been announced.

Spurs pick up hard fought win against Burnley at Turf Moor (Burnley 0-1 Tottenham)

Normal service has been resumed this weekend it was no different as Tottenham earned a hard fought win against Burnley at Turf Moor.

It wasn’t easy or pretty but Jose Mourinho will be the happier of two managers after a win which sees his team up to fifth whilst Sean Dyche will have another week of sleepless nights having failed to build on the single point his team have picked up so far this season.

It was Son Heung-min who continued his fantastic start to the season and secured the win for Tottenham just moments after Harry Kane had cleared off his own line to deny Burnley defender James Tarkowski. The England captain then contributed at the other end of the pitch providing the assist for Son who grabbed his 8th Premier League goal of the season.

Despite the prolific pairing of Kane and Son however Spurs failed to register a single shot on target in the first half with Tottenham’s possession coming to nothing in the face of a classically stoic Burnley defence.

It was the Clarets who thought they had struck first on the 38th minute when Ashley Barnes had the ball in the net but he had strayed a couple of yards offside ruling out not only the goal but the games first meaningful chance.

Ashley Westwood and Joan Berg Gudmundsson did force Hugo Lloris into low saves but in reality neither was a real test for the Frenchman and it wasn’t until the last 20 mins that the game burst into life.

Tarkowski rose highest to meet Westwood’s corner but Harry Kane headed off the line to deny Burnley a certain goal then, moments later, Son hesitated after going through, allowing Kevin Long to track back and get a last-ditch tackle in.

But the South Korean would not be denied for a second time after substitute Erik Lamela’s corner was flicked on by Kane towards the back post, where Son was waiting to direct his header expertly into the top corner.

Burnley remain in the relegation zone, Spurs get their first clean sheet of the seasons and Gareth Bale is still waiting for his first start.

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Spurs nearing Gareth Bale loan return and Sergio Reguilon signing in double Real Madrid capture

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Jose Mourinho will soon be welcoming full back Sergio Reguilon through the doors at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a deal believed to be worth €30m (£27.6m).

Romano claims personal terms have been agreed with the player ahead of the Spurs move, as have buy-back and first refusal clauses in Reguilon’s contract.

The Spaniard had been in discussions with Manchester United over a possible switch to Old Trafford, but United were not prepared to meet Real Madrid’s criteria of those said clauses and as such pulled out of any deal.

That left the door wide open for Spurs, who have all but sewn up the transfer.

But Reguilon might not be the only arrival from the Spanish giants, as reports claim that ex-Tottenham star Gareth Bale could make a return to the Premier League with his former club.

Bale’s disgruntlement at Real Madrid has been well documented, and it is clear for all to see that he is not fancied by current boss Zinedine Zidane.

The Wales international was close to a move to China during the January transfer window, but Real pulled the plug late on.

Now though a homecoming for Bale seems closer than ever, with it suggested Madrid are willing to pay a chunk of the 31-year-old’s wages in order to see him leave the Bernanbeu.

This is where Spurs are likely to take a chance in bringing Bale ‘home’ on a loan deal – Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett confirmed to the BBC: “Gareth still loves Spurs, we are talking. It’s where he wants to be”.

The deal is thought to cost Spurs around €20m for the season.

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.

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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

Napoli striker Milik on Spurs’ radar

The Poland international has just a year remaining on his contract in Naples, and the Serie A side are keen to cash in on the player rather than risk losing him on a free.

Sport Witness have picked up a report from Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, who say that Napoli value Milik at around €40m.

However, Daniel Levy will be well aware of the 26-year-old’s contract situation and may well bide his time in order to get a better deal.

Milik was due to make the switch to AS Roma as a replacement for ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, who was said to be moving to Juventus.

But with that Dzeko deal now dead in the water, Spurs could well swoop for the striker.

It’s understood La Liga side Sevilla are also interested, but Tottenham are in a far healthier position than their Spanish counterparts in terms of offering wages.

Any negotiations for Milik may take longer than initially anticipated however, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis testing positive for coronavirus recently.

England’s Eric Dier looking forward to being Tottenham teammates with Denmark’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Denmark midfielder Hojbjerg joined Spurs from Premier League rivals Southampton for a reported initial fee of £15million last month.

The 25-year-old will line up alongside England international Dier next year, but the pair will be on opposite sides when the Three Lions face Denmark in their Nations League clash in Copenhagen.

Dier revealed he has been impressed by what he has seen from Hojbjerg so far and feels he will add something extra to Jose Mourinho’s squad.

“I knew him a bit as well from before, just playing against him,” Dier said. “But to see him more closely since he arrived at Tottenham, he is a great player and I think he is going to bring a lot to the Tottenham team.

“I think he has attributes that we were missing a little bit as well in our team at Tottenham – from what I have seen he is very professional, has a fantastic attitude and a fantastic work-rate.

“I think he brings some leadership qualities as well, he speaks a lot on the pitch, he pushes his team-mates and demands things from his team-mates.

“In the way he plays he is quite combative and aggressive and brings a little bit more fight to the midfield, which is good for us.”

Asked if that meant he was happier to play with the former Saints captain than against him, Dier added: “Yes, I’m very happy he is on my team now and hopefully he can have a great season for us at Tottenham.

“I am excited to play with him and happy that he is with us.”

While facing a new team-mate on Tuesday, Dier will also come up against an old friend from Spurs.

Christian Eriksen left Tottenham in January after six-and-a-half years in north London as he joined Inter Milan.

His contract was running down and Spurs opted to sell, with Eriksen having since struggled to make a telling impact in Italy.

“Christian is a very good friend of mine, I speak to him very often,” added Dier. “We had a very good relationship at Tottenham and spent a lot of time together as well outside of football.

“I know him very well, he is a fantastic player with so much quality – I think it is normal sometimes you go through a period of transition when you move to a different team, especially in a different country and also because of the circumstances with the coronavirus and everything that happened around that.

“With the impact it had in Italy it must have been a very difficult time for him at the same time as moving club and country.

“I think he is really happy, from what he has told me he is really happy in Italy and has settled really well.”

Danny Rose’s Mourinho bust-up revealed in new Spurs documentary

The England defender was allowed to join Newcastle United in January last season, after falling out of favour in North London.

And the cameras were there to capture the moment Rose aired his frustrations to Mourinho, shortly after the Portuguese manager arrived at the club.

Rose complained that he was dropped for poor performances, but the club hadn’t kept a clean sheet in a long time, so singling him out was unfair.

Mourinho tries to respond with his reasoning, before tensions rise and the clip ends with Rose saying he’ll talk to Daniel Levy when he’s in.

Episodes 4-6 of the show are available on Amazon Prime Video now.

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.

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.