Spurs had slipped down to ninth after losing to Liverpool, Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea, but a much-improved display on Sunday has them back in top-four contention. Jose Mourinho's men failed to score in the last two of those defeats without Kane in the side, but their returning talisman opened the scoring against a struggling West Brom side. Son Heung-min was on the scoresheet four minutes later and Tottenham had no trouble in seeing out the victory as they recorded their first league double in this fixture since 2011-12. Kane, a surprise inclusion in the line-up, fired into the side-netting from the edge of the box and then dragged wide with only Sam Johnstone to beat as his rustiness told early on. The Spurs striker did at least manage to test Johnstone with an angled shot late in the first half and the West Brom goalkeeper was also equal to Serge Aurier's diving header. Tottenham's failure to convert almost cost them when Mbaye Diagne headed Robert Snodgrass' cross on … [Read more...] about Tottenham 2-0 West Brom: Kane marks return with goal as Spurs get back to winning ways
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Tottenham Hotspur was gushing after star striker Harry Kane returned to lead them back to goals and the win column in a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday in North London. “Harry Kane is so, so important for us,” said Heung-min Son, who joined Kane on the score sheet in the win. “He is one of the best strikers in the world. It was only a couple of games but we missed him a lot. Him coming back and scoring straight away, it’s what we needed. I missed him.” True forward love, there. That’s what you get from Son and Kane. [ MORE: Three things from Spurs – West Brom ] Jose Mourinho knows where his bread is buttered, as Kane took five of Tottenham’s 13 shot attempts in the win and scored off a slick Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg feed. The Spurs boss relished the return and the win, as well as Kane’s new status as the second-top scorer in club history. He’s level with Bobby Smith with 208 goals, with both doing it in 317 club … [Read more...] about Mourinho, Son praise Kane; Tottenham boss talks ambition, Son contract
Some earlier reports suggested that Tottenham Hotspur were keen on the youngster but as per latest rumour mills, rivals Arsenal too have joined them in the race. The Gunners have a good relationship with the Bundesliga star's agent Michael N’Cho Ibou, who worked with them on the Nicolas Pepe deal. Hence, they may even have the upper hand in the chase. N’Dicka's brilliant season so far The youngster joined the German club from Auxerre three years ago. Since then he has gone to represent the club in 82 games across all competitions. Frankfurt have played some brilliant football this season and their attacking trio Andre Silva, Filip Kostic and Amin Younes is mostly getting the credit. However, their stability at the backline is another reason they have won six out of seven games since the start of the new year. The 21-year-old defender has played a big part in this spell being one of the mainstays in the lineup. His commanding presence in the box, strong aerial abilities during … [Read more...] about Arsenal rivaling Tottenham in the race to sign Frankfurt defender Evan N’Dicka: Sensible move from Gunners?
Tottenham Hotspur took an early lead on Everton in Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth-round game at Goodison Park, but many Spurs fans are discussing something else. One-time megastar Gareth Bale’s rough return to North London has hit another snag, as Jose Mourinho has revealed that the Welsh international is not in the 18. “No he’s not on the bench because he wasn’t happy with his training session yesterday,” the Spurs boss told BT Sport, via Football.London . “I would not say an injury, not at all, just some feelings he was not happy with so it was better to stay back and work with the sports science guys.” [ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ] Bale, 31, has made 15 appearances for Spurs on loan from Real Madrid, scoring four goals in 783 minutes. Since the calendar turned to 2021, Bale has only played four times in Tottenham’s 11 fixtures. He missed the Jan. 2 win over Leeds and League Cup semifinal win over Brentford with an injury but was an unused sub in four matches … [Read more...] about Mourinho: Bale absence from Tottenham 18 about ‘feelings he was not happy with’
The hosts were second best during the opening stages at Goodison Park, either side of falling behind to Davinson Sanchez's third-minute header, although Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson – the latter from the penalty spot – were all on target in a crazy seven-and-a-half-minute spell. Then it was time for Tottenham's comeback, with Erik Lamela reducing the arrears before half-time and Sanchez improbably poaching his second of the match. Richarlison arrowed a high-quality finish beyond Hugo Lloris on the angle to convert Sigurdsson's brilliant 68th-minute throughball and, although Harry Kane had the desired effect from the bench to bring extra time, fellow substitute Bernard had the final word. Tottenham's dominant start gave little indication of what was to come, with Lamela's header forcing a superb reaction stop from Robin Olsen, while Lucas Moura blazed the follow-up over. Everton did not heed that warning and stood passively as Sanchez headed in Son … [Read more...] about Everton 5-4 Tottenham: Bernard the hero as Toffees win error-strewn FA Cup thriller