David Hytner at Wembley

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Name: David Hytner at Wembley
Date registered: October 7, 2014
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/football/fa-cup

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  1. Harry Kane double and Tottenham’s defensive nous dispatch Dortmund — September 13, 2017
  2. Tottenham produce moments of magic but can’t rewrite the new Wembley script | David Hytner — April 23, 2017

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Sep 13

Harry Kane double and Tottenham’s defensive nous dispatch Dortmund

The Wembley hoodoo struck again. Borussia Dortmund simply cannot get things to go their way at the home of English football. For long spells during this Champions League thriller, they weaved their patterns and stretched Tottenham Hotspur to breaking point.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team did not crack. Harry Kane did not crack. Tottenham rode their luck, with Dortmund complaining that Kane’s goal for 2-1 should not have stood because of a foul on Nuri Sahin and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seeing what would have been an equaliser for 2-2 wrongly ruled out for offside.

Related: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Borussia Dortmund: Champions League – as it happened

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Apr 23

Tottenham produce moments of magic but can’t rewrite the new Wembley script | David Hytner

Spurs fans delight in skills of Harry Kane and Dele Alli but have their dreams shattered again by Antonio Conte’s streetwise Chelsea

The script for Tottenham Hotspur at what must be referred to as the new Wembley stadium has taken on a standard feel. They arrive with great expectations and leave with their dreams in tatters.

They had defeated Chelsea in the 2008 League Cup final but, before this visit, it was eight appearances and a single win – and that was the largely meaningless one against CSKA Moscow in the final Champions League group phase tie earlier this season.

Related: Eden Hazard clinches semi-final thriller for Chelsea against Tottenham

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