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Mar 21

A new look for disabled toilet signs

It started with supermarkets, now Tottenham Hotspur have become the first football club to feature the slogan “not all disabilities are visible” on their disabled toilets.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/39339946

Mar 21

Under-18s fixtures update

Our Under-18s’ home league fixture against Stoke City this Saturday (March 25) will now kick-off at 11am.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/under-18s/fixtures/u18s-fixtures-update-210317/

Mar 20

New date for Palace away

The previously postponed Premier League match away to Crystal Palace has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 26.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/first-team/fixtures/new-date-for-crystal-palace-away-200317/

Mar 19

Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli hand Spurs victory over Southampton

The Premier League title has begun to feel like a pipe dream for Tottenham Hotspur, given the majestic form of Chelsea, but they continue to suggest that they will finish as the best of the rest. This was a 13th consecutive win at White Hart Lane in all competitions, with 10 of them having come in the league and, if it was underpinned by angst in the second half, as Southampton mounted a comeback, they got the job done.

The visitors had gone close during the first half and when James Ward-Prowse scored to cut the deficit in half on 52 minutes, they pressed on to the front foot. But for all their latent menace, Southampton did not have a moment when they threatened the equaliser. Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham substitutions were designed to see the game out, with one of them being the midfielder, Harry Winks, for the striker, Son Heung-min. His team ground their way to the points.

Related: Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton: Premier League – as it happened

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/19/tottenham-hotspur-southampton-premier-league-match-report

Mar 19

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton: Premier League – as it happened

Goals from Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli helped Spurs to a narrow win in a compelling game; they cement second place, while Southampton stay tenth

4.44pm GMT

Read David Hytner’s match report:

Related: Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli hand Spurs victory over Southampton

4.16pm GMT

Anyway, that’s us – you can nip over here to follow Manchester City v Liverpool with Simon Burnton. Bye.

4.15pm GMT

Spurs did just enough to get the points there; they’ve scored a bunch of goals lately, but this was one was all about their defenders, who strong-stood when things got hairy. Southampton, meanwhile, will be annoyed with how they conceded, but probably satisfied with how they responded.

4.12pm GMT

So, Spurs’ tenth home win in a row takes them to within 10 [ten] points of Chelsea; Southampton stay ninth.

4.11pm GMT

And there it is.

4.10pm GMT

90+5 min Spurs win a free-kick down the right in a dangerous position, but keep it by the corner. Seconds later, Janssen, who looks a little trimmer these days, wins another one on the left. Alli taps to Dembele, he makes for the corner, and that shall probably be that.

4.09pm GMT

90+4 min Romeu is booked for a foul – on whom, I did not see.

4.08pm GMT

90+3 min For all that Southampton have competed hard, they’ve found it more or less impossible to create a chance since drawing to within a goal. That says a lot more about how Spurs defend than it does about how they attack.

4.06pm GMT

90+1 min Ward-Prowse finds himself on the ball, just outside the box, dead centre, and spreads wide for Boufal. Cedric punishes himself to get around the outside, but Boufal opts to wander inside, whamming a low shot just wide of the near post.

4.05pm GMT

90+1 min There shall be five additional minutes.

4.05pm GMT

90 min Southampton are pressing so hard that one touch is all it takes for Janssen to send himself through their defensive line. He could cross for Alli, but instead opts to leather a shot, which flies into the near post side-netting.

4.03pm GMT

87 min Southampton are having a serious go at this, storming forward at every opportunity – and there’s Boufal, running the ball into play. Their problem is that Spurs’ three at the back are so strong, and there’s Alderweireld, pacing in to rob Rodriguez, just as an excellent first touch looked to have earned him a yard inside the box.

4.01pm GMT

86 min Final change for Spurs: Janssen replaces Eriksen. I’m saying nothing <irony>.

4.00pm GMT

85 min Winks barrels forward with the ball, and when he loses it flies after it – he looks as though he’s still vex with Boufal, desperate to impart a revenge reducer. Headline: Winks Murder.

3.59pm GMT

84 min “I’m not enjoying Shane Long’s impression of Filippo Inzaghi,” emails JR. “Stay onside, man. One time at least. Jeez.”

In his defence, he’s playing on the edge for the one time things work out right, and this is not an easy defence to nail.

3.58pm GMT

83 min Nice from Spurs, working the ball to Alli just outside the box. He duly finds Trippier outside him, and with the whole ground warming up for one of his deadly crosses, he opts for a pull-back instead, easily cut out by Ward-Prowse.

3.57pm GMT

81 min Winks collects a bouncing ball deep inside his own half and nips down the line, around Boufal – who hacks him down. It’s playground stuff, but Winks is exceedingly displeased, so Trippier simultaneously incites and intervenes. Boufal is booked.

3.55pm GMT

80 min Redmond, who’s had a quiet one, departs; Rodriguez arrives.

3.54pm GMT

79 min Perhaps Winks will give Spurs that extra attacking impetus next season – the ability to beat men in the middle of the pitch is both useful and rare.

3.53pm GMT

78 min Another change for Spurs: Trippier, who somehow looks as though he has a ponytail without having a ponytail – is that the worst possible kind of haircut? – replaces Walker.

3.52pm GMT

76 min Lovely from Winks, bursting past two challenges, then orchestrating a one-touch exchange – eventually, Davis barges him over, close to the left touchline. Eriksen then swings in the free-kick, but it’s slightly overhit and drifts past the far post.

3.50pm GMT

75 min Winks does come on, but for Son. I imagine Pochettino wants his team to take a firmer hold of things in midfield, and nab a third goal in the process.

3.49pm GMT

74 min Spurs are sitting deep in two lines now – they look like a team who practice defending. Can anyone think of a counterpoint? And shonuff, when the attempted killer ball arrives, Long is caught offside.

3.48pm GMT

73 min Though Winks has a little saunter, Dier is fine and back on.

3.47pm GMT

71 min Fine challenge from Dier, sliding around the side of Davis to avert a counter. But he stays down to contemplate the king’s gambit, as the physio arrives to treat him.

3.45pm GMT

70 min Jeremy Dressner is nervous. “The way Son is playing this half, being outmuscled and giving away possession, you have to ask where is the newly emboldened Vincent Janssen Spurs need the hold-up play right now as it is getting a bit too frantic for the Lillywhites.”

And they might get another penalty…

3.44pm GMT

69 min Change for Southampton: off goes Tadic, on comes Boufal. By more or less all accounts, he is a player – hopefully he can stay free of injury, and show us.

3.43pm GMT

67 min Sunday Supplement’s Jack Pitt-Brooke says of Eriksen: “Streaky, one good month one bad month. Poch has never played with wingers, though.”

I think that means we’re all right.

3.42pm GMT

66 min It’s vaguely depressing wondering which of this Southampton team will leave in the summer, but perhaps they’re at the optimum level for them: they have something excellent and which works, but no obvious stars.

3.39pm GMT

64 min Son cuts in from the right, just inside the box, and shoots … the ball is blocked back out to Wanyama. The crowd holler for him to have a go, but a heavy touch moves things on to Dembele, whose effort is blocked.

3.38pm GMT

63 min Bertrand has been excellent this afternoon, and he dances forward before finding Redmond; the return ball doesn’t quite have the necessary, and Walker manages to avert the danger.

3.37pm GMT

61 min Sticking Dusan Tadic at the point of the diamond was such a smart move, and he surges forward waiting for something to happen outside him. But before it can, Wanyama introduces studs to calf, for which he’s booked. Free-kick Southamton, 40 or so yards out, and Ward-Prowse chips it towards the far post, the ball bouncing away from Stephens – but only just.

3.35pm GMT

60 min “The key words in your half-time thought were ‘no player Spurs could sign’” emails Thopmas Bishop. “There are probably thirty or forty forwards in the game right now who would be an upgrade on one player or another in Spurs’ attacking lineup, but how many would sign for the club where it is now? And of those few, which ones wouldn’t upset the finely-tuned squad harmony? For the record, I completely agree that Eriksen isn’t an elite level player, despite his obvious talents and excellent stats, but he does a decent job and seems to fit in with the group reasonably well: who would you try to sign to replace him?”

I wish I got to watch enough football to know the answer to this, but my advice would be to follow the Dortmund scouts about.

3.33pm GMT

57 min Southampton are into this now – Spurs look slightly uncomfortable for the first time in weeks.

3.32pm GMT

55 min “I’m finding your analysis of how Spurs can get to the next level really interesting,” says Matt Longman, sarcastically. “Could you explain a bit more about how a bigger pitch wouldn’t suit three at the back?”

It leaves a lot of space in the corners – less of an issue when the pitch is narrower and everyone’s close together. On the other hand, when the game’s stretched on a big pitch, overloads help to get to the line and to work the ball into the middle, and wingers are often the out-ball. Basically, play spends more time in wide areas, and good though Walker and Rose are, they’re not as good at wingers at doing what wingers do.

3.29pm GMT

54 min This is a really good game now.

3.29pm GMT

53 min Spurs almost hit back immediately, but when the ball arrives at Son, he takes to long to extract it from his feet, allowing Stephens to comes across and relieve him of it.

3.28pm GMT

Well, you don’t see many of these. Bertrand nashes down the left and crosses, whereupon Alderweireld shows it his buttocks at the near post, missing his kick entirely. But there’s still work to be done at the back, where Ward-Prowse takes a touch and drills home low, a finish not unlike Marc Albrighton’s the other night.

3.26pm GMT

50 min “Spurs’ strength is their team balance,” emails Cian O’Mahony. “That is why it will be very difficult to improve their first team selection. They could find individually better players. Virgil van Dijk for Dier, for instance. An even better 12th man for Son. But the understanding which Pocchetino has developed in their team play is going to evolve ever further with the present incumbents.”

I agree with this, though often think that they look pretty similar whoever plays – testament to how well-drilled they are. Perhaps I’m swayed by the Monaco and Leverkusen games, but I think they need a winger.

3.24pm GMT

47 min Davies goes down the left and swings over a cross, but it’s overhit and Southampton work the ball away. They’ve played much better than the last three visitors to White Hart Lane, but might still slink away with a four-goal thumping for company. And here Spurs come again, Son working wide to Walker – he squares, and Eriksen sweep a right-footer over the top.

3.20pm GMT

46 min Anyway, we’ve started again.

3.17pm GMT

“Spurs is one of the top attacking and controlling sides in Europe,” reckons Gustav Bjorklund. “The only thing they need to improve is match mentality/psychology (so they don’t crash out against mid table Belgian sides), and that is not something you can fix by replacing one player with one slightly more technically gifted player.”

Not sure I can agree with the first point, I’m afraid. Good team, but no trophies and nothing even half-decent in Europe. I wasn’t suggesting replacing Eriksen with “one slightly more technically gifted player”, but a different kind of player. I might still be wrong.

3.10pm GMT

Email: “Well right now Spurs have yet to lose a game playing three at the back,” says Alex Perring, “and we have only seen it once at Wembley and in Europe. I don’t see why one should assume a bigger pitch doesn’t suit 3 at the back.”

On wider pitches, it helps to have overloads because the middle, and therefore the goal, is further away; and also, the game gets stretched, so specialist wingers are more important. In Europe, the defences are better than in the Premier League.

3.07pm GMT

Half-time thought: if Eriksen is so good that no player Spurs could sign would do more for the team than he, are we saying that once Kane comes back in for Son, Spurs cannot be improved as an attacking force?

3.05pm GMT

A pretty fair reflection of things, but Southampton remain a live dog – until Spurs score again.

3.04pm GMT

45+2 min Southampton skank a free-kick down the left, by the side of the Spurs box. It’s rolled back to the edge, where the ball is steamed by various defenders, well before it reaches Bertrand. It then squirts loose to Cedric, who wellies a swerver which Lloris pushes out, and as Tadic arrives on the scene, Davies looks to clear, booting yerman a right sair yin instead. Somehow, the three officials avoid fathoming a penalty.

3.02pm GMT

45 min There shall be three added minutes.

3.02pm GMT

45 min “Saints fan from Winnipeg here,” emails Edward Gohl. “Always frustrating playing Liverpool and to a lesser extent Spurs. I wonder what it’s like cheering for a team who can retain players?

Ex-Southampton Starting XI, last three seasons: Maarten Stekelenburg, Luke Shaw, Toby Alderweireld, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Morgan Schneiderlin, Victor Wanyama, Adam Lallana, Jason Puncheon, Sadio Mane, Graziano Pelle

3.00pm GMT

44 min First little flash of Southampton as Tadic tiptoes around a couple of tackles before sliding a pass in towards Davis at inside-right. He can’t make anything of it, but that was a little better from the visitors.

2.59pm GMT

41 min Southampton need to rouse themselves here, else they’re going to get absolutely clattered. Dembele finds Eriksen just outside the D, and he comes inside onto his right foot, then curves a tremendous low pass towards Son, sneaking in at the far post. It’s just too long, but that was a splendid effort and a little like this:

2.56pm GMT

39 min People are exercised about Eriksen. Here’s Morten Bo Johansen: “If Eriksen is not an elite player, then what about De Bruyne, Hazard, Özil etc? Eriksen’s stats are better than any of those players: More goals, more assists, more chances created. I think your perception of him is emblematic of how underrated he is.”

My perception is emblematic of what I’ve seen watching him, both in the flesh and not. Stats aren’t the only way to measure a player – Rick Holden was pretty nifty in Fantasy League – and I can’t see how anyone would have him in the same category as Hazard and De Bruyne.

2.54pm GMT

38 min Bertrand tries to clear his lines and has his toes tattooed by Walker, who’s booked.

2.53pm GMT

36 min A lull.

2.53pm GMT

34 min “If Pochettino plans on playing this formation in the long-term, then surely the pace and width is provided by the marauding wing-backs?” asks Matt Loten rhetorically. “And if he reverts to a more traditional 4-2-3-1, then I would argue that as long as there is pace on one wing, then you can play someone of Eriksen’s talent on the other, ala Juan Mata or Mesut Ozil. The more pressing concern is that Spurs find replacements for Moussa Sissoko, possibly the most bafflingly overrated midfielder in the Premiership, and the perennially injured Lamela.”

I wonder about the 3-5-2 on a wider pitch than White Hart Lane, and against better sides especially. I thought in Europe, it was an obvious problem. In improving an already excellent team, sometimes very good players lose their spot in the first XI.

2.50pm GMT

That, you feel, has rapidly morphed into that. Forster dives left, Alli drives slightly right, and without Gabbiadini, you’d reckon Saints are sunk.

2.49pm GMT

32 min An absurd collection of stumbles and bumbles inside the box from various of the Southampton back-four allows Alli to nip onto the ball just as Davis commits to challenge for it. Naturally, he wastes no time guaranteeing contact, and that’s a penalty.

2.46pm GMT

30 min Or they were. Gabbiadini has hurt himself performing that earlier shot, and will be replaced by Long.

2.46pm GMT

29 min Long ball from right to left finds Redmon on the by-line. He taps back, AND TADIC BLAZES OVER FROM IN FRONT OF THE GOAL! The flag then goes up – apparently the initial ball went out – but replays later show to the contrary. Either way, Southampton are coming.

2.44pm GMT

28 min Tadic hustles down the left, and when the ball arrives, he clips back a low cross towards the near post. Naturally, Gabbiadini is onto it in a trice, snapping a snap-shot into the near-post side-netting.

2.43pm GMT

26 min “Re Eriksen, surely you’re trolling?” says Sahil Khan. “Overwhelming statistical case aside, pivotal cog in the Poch system.”

As I said, I think he’s a good player. But I also think that to get to the next level, Spurs need a) at least one winger, and b) at least one elite player. Good though he is, I don’t think Eriksen is either of those things.

2.42pm GMT

26 min Redmond pulls back Wanyama and is booked.

2.41pm GMT

23 min Long , er, diag from Dier, and Stephens allows himself to be bullied by Alli, who is exceptional in the air for someone of his build. He knocks the ball down, and eventually Spurs settle for a corner down the left – it’s clipped towards the near post, and Alderweireld runs across the face of the goalmouth, heading down … only for Foster to wave a giant paw, scooping clear. Excellent save.

2.38pm GMT

21 min Lovely ball over the top from Forster, if indeed he meant it, picking out Redmond. But he opts to wait for the bounce, rather than gamble and predict it, allowing Dier time to come across and mop up.

2.36pm GMT

19 min What Spurs have done brilliantly in recent weeks is score early against potentially tricky opponents. It’s true that Stoke and Everton didn’t turn up, but Southampton have been fine so far – them already being behind is the mark of a fine opponent.

2.34pm GMT

17 min Davies and Davies contest a high ball close to the Spurs box, and the ricochet arrives at Romeu. He smashes a shot on or perhaps just after the half-volley, which flies just wide of the far post, though Lloris probably had it covered.

2.33pm GMT

16 min This is not a clever time to ask this question, but here we go: if Spurs are looking to contest the title and improve in Europe, do they need to improve on Christian Eriksen? He’s a good player, yes, but they need some pace out wide – all the more so given next season they’ll be at Wembley – and something, or someone will have to give.

2.31pm GMT

This is a lovely finish. But first, Dembele takes possession in midfield, flows into a turn, and rolls into Eriksen’s pass. He gathers the ball on the run, and from 20 yards, drives hard and low into the near corner. Though he ought to have been closed down, there looked nothing especial on – that was just superbly done.

2.29pm GMT

13 min Walker skirts around the outside of Bertrand, hits the line, and forces Yoshida to block behind. Eventually, Southampton get the ball away.

2.28pm GMT

12 min Decent couple of minutes from Southampton, and Betrand wins a corner by the by-line. Alli then heads Ward-Prowse’s kick away, and when the ball’s returned, Lloris rises to hold.

2.27pm GMT

10 min Redmond robs Eriksen and hurtles by Wanyama, so Dier dhalsims into a tackle that crumples him. Booking.

2.25pm GMT

9 min Davies flits infield and again Southampton’s defence opens up. he looks for Eriksen, sliding a pass through the middle, but overhits it when really he ought to have handled things.

2.25pm GMT

7 min David Hunter has more linguistic reflection for us: “‘Puel goes on to elegise Marco Gabbiadini, and it’ll be interesting to see which of Spurs’ three centre-backs picks him up – especially given the excellence of his movement’.

It would indeed be interesting to see who picks up Gabbiadini if he were, in fact, dead. Perhaps you could use this trope for other players during the game. The shade of Dembele slots a perfect through ball to deliquescent Dele. His toe-dripping pass to the declining Son is taken rib high and the subsequent shot unsights Forster. GOAL.”

2.23pm GMT

6 min Tadic finds himself the pressed beef in a Dier-Wanyama sandwich. There’s a pause while he recovers.

2.21pm GMT

4 min “ Interesting to think what would have happened, had Gabbiadini been given and taken the opportunity to join Spurs in January rather than Southampton,” emails Patrick Cullen. “He would fit in well with Spurs’ style of play, and surely benefit from Pochettino’s methods. And with Kane injured…”

That’s true, but he was leaving a Champions League side for regular starts – I’m not sure Spurs would’ve appealed.

2.20pm GMT

3 min First chance of the game for Spurs, Eriksen appearing on the right touchline and arcing a delectable low pass behind Stephens. And Son latches onto it sharply, lashing a shot against the humungous Forster; should have done better, Southampton’s defence likewise.

2.18pm GMT

2 min Spurs have started like they mean it, Son and Alli combining nicely at inside-right before running out of position.

2.17pm GMT

1 min Here’s Kevin Porter: “Guess who jumped the shark? Guess by whom the shark was jumped? No need to thank me. It’s probably wrong. After all the shark was clearly jumped over not jumped on.

But by who(m)?”

2.16pm GMT

1 min We’re away!

2.15pm GMT

Sky reckon Southampton are playing a 4-2-3-1, not a diamond; is nothing sacred?

2.12pm GMT

Here come the teams!

2.11pm GMT

Of only the vaguest, most tangential relevance, but a cheap laugh nonetheless:

On this day, 2007: James Morrison wiped Cristiano Ronaldo out with the greatest tackle ever made. Iconic. #boro pic.twitter.com/R74AhYCI0O

2.08pm GMT

The MBM is nothing if not fashion-conscious, so is intrigued by what persuades people that a three-piece syoot, or a two-piece plus cardigan, is necessary attire for talking about football on the telly.

2.05pm GMT

Puel goes on to elegise Manolo Gabbiadini, and it’ll be interesting to see which of Spurs’ three centre-backs picks him up – especially given the excellence of his movement. I imagine it’ll be Alderweireld.

2.03pm GMT

Pochettino is looking forward to seeing how Son and Alli interchange; Puel is hoping Southampton play well.

2.02pm GMT

Kyle Walker doesn’t use shower gel. Apparently this is a thing, the implication therefore that he doesn’t use soap either.

Incidentally, this is the beauty of Guess Whom with people you know: the opportunity to ask insulting questions, in particular the final one, once you are certain who it is. I know this, I am ashamed to say, because I used to play it with mates when we were bored – without the board – and we would move on to people we knew once we got even more bored.

1.58pm GMT

They’re now playing Spurs Guess Who. More news as I get it.

Also, should the game in fact be called Guess Whom? I posit that it should.

1.55pm GMT

Breaking news: Vertonghen and Dier play backgammon and chess together.

1.55pm GMT

So, how will the game go? I’d expect not many goals, and wonder if Spurs have the pace to exploit the diamond’s principal weakness: too many men ahead of the ball.

On the other hand, Spurs are masters at finding space on a tight pitch, and defend very well too.

1.48pm GMT

Social media has done much for football coverage, but perhaps no development has been a revolutionary as film of players getting off coaches in syoots and walking out of tunnels in training tops.

@JanVertonghen leads the way as today’s starters make their way out for the warm-up… #COYS pic.twitter.com/20FxhHMn9v

1.41pm GMT

Laudable sentiment, but is Fraser Forster capable of looking unfocused?

Focused! #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/U7blIVIeML

1.37pm GMT

For the sake of the completists among you: Victor Wanyama once played for Southampton. On which point – and though I wonder if he’s needed in every game – Mauricio Pochettino must be relieved that he’s been such a success, given those who arrived with him.

1.31pm GMT

Amazingly, Mauricio Pochettino can’t find room for Vincent Janssen in his starting XI (insert unkind joke here); Son is Spurs’ nominal centre-forward. Southampton, meanwhile, are unchanged.

1.26pm GMT

Tottenham Hotspur (an aesthetic 3-4-2-1): Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Davies; Dele, Eriksen; Son.

Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Wimmer, Onomah, Sissoko, Winks, Janssen.

12.21pm GMT

Apparently Mauricio Pochettino was once manager of Southampton, and now, he’s manager of Tottenham. I know! Uncanny isn’t it!

Anyway, that’s it with your revelations; now onto what should be an excellent game between two of the Premier League’s more likeable teams. Spurs play fast, intense football punctuated by plenty of invigorating snide, while Southampton are settled, enterprising, and nasty where necessary.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/mar/19/tottenham-hotspur-v-southampton-premier-league-live

Mar 17

Mauricio Pochettino urges Vincent Janssen to step up in Kane’s absence

• Tottenham striker expected to be out for six weeks with ankle problem
• Janssen scored first goal in open play in game when Harry Kane was injured

Mauricio Pochettino delivered a “wake-up call” to Vincent Janssen in his office after the striker’s underwhelming start to life at Tottenham Hotspur.

Janssen has scored once in the Premier League since his move from AZ Alkmaar last summer and has fallen out of favour in recent months but the possibility of Harry Kane missing the next six weeks with an ankle ligament injury has increased the pressure on a player who has struggled to justify his £17m fee.

Related: Tie-by-tie tactical analysis: Champions League quarter-finals | Michael Cox

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/17/tottenham-harry-kane-return-injury

Mar 17

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Southampton

Tottenham claim a hard-fought win over Southampton to ensure they remain second in the table heading into the international break.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39246612

Mar 17

BBC to show Chelsea v Spurs FA Cup semi

The FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham at Wembley Stadium will be broadcast live on BBC One.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39301267

Mar 14

Tottenham confident Harry Kane will be back within seven weeks

• Spurs say ankle ligament injury not as severe as knock sustained last year
• Harry Kane could return in time for FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur hope to have Harry Kane back in less than seven weeks from the ankle ligament injury he sustained in the 6-0 FA Cup quarter-final victory against Millwall.

Kane limped off early in Sunday’s match after he rolled the ankle under a challenge from Jake Cooper. The striker left White Hart Lane on crutches and with his right foot in a protective boot, as the club’s medical staff took the precaution to immobilise the joint.

Related: Son’s hat-trick for Tottenham the perfect response to Millwall’s idiot minority | Dominic Fifield

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/14/tottenham-confident-harry-kane-will-be-back-within-seven-weeks

Mar 14

Kane suffers ankle ligament damage

Tottenham striker Harry Kane suffers ligament damage to his ankle – but it is not thought to be as bad as the injury earlier this season.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39274784

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