Hugo Lloris

Result: Spurs put one foot in CL quarter-finals

Tottenham Hotspur produce a memorable second-half performance to earn a 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. Tottenham Hotspur produced a memorable second-half display to take complete control of their Champions League last 16 tie with Borussia Dortmund courtesy of a 3-0 win in the first leg at Wembley this evening. There was little to separate the two sides at the interval, but Spurs took the lead through the in-form Son Heung-min within two minutes of the restart and further goals from man-of-the-match Jan Vertonghen and substitute Fernando Llorente left Spurs within touching distance of their first Champions League quarter-final since 2011. Dortmund, who offered no response to Tottenham’s improved second-half display, now have a mo...

Mauricio Pochettino: ‘Hugo Lloris one of the best goalkeepers in the world’

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hails Hugo Lloris as one of the best goalkeepers in world football following his display in the 3-1 win over Leicester City. Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Hugo Lloris as one of the best goalkeepers in world football following his display in this afternoon’s 3-1 win over Leicester City. Lloris made a string of big saves – including denying Jamie Vardy from the penalty spot – to seal a fourth straight league win for Spurs as they kept their title hopes alive once again. The France captain has been questioned at times this season, but Pochettino does not believe that there is any doubt about his quality. “We are talking about one of the best keepers in the world. He has experience, he has played a...

Lloris warns Tottenham improvements are needed for Dortmund clash

Hugo Lloris saved Tottenham against Leicester, but the captain knows he will not be able to repeat the feat if his side defend the same against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday. The France international kept out Jamie Vardy’s penalty, which was the striker’s first touch of the game, and made a number of other important stops as Spurs won 3-1 at Wembley. Although the scoreline suggests an easy win for Mauricio Pochettino, Leicester were well in the game and had 20 shots at goal. Hugo Lloris played a key role in Spurs’ win over Leicester on Sunday (John Walton/PA) Lloris was able to bail his side out, but the prospect of conceding so many chances against the Bundesliga leaders in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie worries him. “Leicester played in a fan...

Result: Tottenham Hotspur dig deep to see off Leicester City

Tottenham Hotspur register a 3-1 victory over a valiant Leicester City in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Wembley to close the gap on the top two in the standings. Tottenham Hotspur have maintained their Premier League title challenge with a 3-1 victory over Leicester City in Sunday’s clash at Wembley Stadium. Davinson Sanchez put Spurs ahead against the run of play, and Christian Eriksen doubled the home side’s advantage shortly after Jamie Vardy had missed a penalty for the visitors. Vardy made amends with 16 minutes left, but a last-minute goal from Son Heung-min wrapped up the win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side who close the gap on leaders Liverpool to five points. However, the visitors will take the positives from an improved performance on Sunday afternoon, d...

Combined XI: Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Ahead of Thursday’s EFL Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, Sports Mole selects a strongest combined XI from the two squads. Tottenham Hotspur make the short trip to face Chelsea in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final having already moved closer to an appearance in the final. A first-half penalty from Harry Kane earned Spurs a 1-0 victory at Wembley Stadium earlier this month, and Mauricio Pochettino is effectively just two wins away from lifting the club’s first trophy since 2008. Pochettino’s opposite number Maurizio Sarri finds himself in a similar position having never won silverware as the senior man in the dugout, but the Italian has claimed in the media that he is struggling to get the best out of his talented squad. Here, Sports Mole selec...

Result: Harry Winks strikes late as Tottenham Hotspur defeat Fulham

A last-gasp header from Harry Winks gives Tottenham Hotspur a 2-1 victory over Fulham in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Craven Cottage. Tottenham Hotspur have strengthened their hold of third place in the Premier League table with a dramatic 2-1 win over Fulham in Sunday’s clash at Craven Cottage. An own goal from Fernando Llorente had given Fulham the lead, but a second-half header from Dele Alli appeared to have earned Spurs a share of the spoils. However, Harry Winks‘s header in the third minute of added-on time moved Spurs four points clear of fourth-placed Chelsea, and left Fulham seven points adrift of safety. © Reuters Spurs went into the game with both Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, but the visitors began the game on top with Christian Eriksen lashing a long-rang...

Result: David de Gea heroics help Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur

David de Gea makes 11 second-half saves as Manchester United maintain their 100% record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester United have made it six wins from six games under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley this afternoon. The fixture saw Mauricio Pochettino come up against the team he has been heavily tipped to take over at the end of the season, but it was his United counterpart – also in the running for the job – who was left celebrating at the final whistle as he passed what was billed as his first major test as interim boss. The result sees Solskjaer make a slice of history as the first United manager to win his opening six matches in charge, and despite Marcus Rashford...

Premier League Team of the Week – Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 19, including Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard and three players apiece from Tottenham Hotspur and Everton. The 2018-19 Premier League season reached its halfway stage this week as the penultimate gameweek of the calendar year threw up goals galore and a couple of surprise results. Liverpool saw their lead at the top grow to six points courtesy of their 4-0 win over Newcastle United, with Manchester City dropping down to third following defeat to Leicester City. Tottenham Hotspur are now the leaders’ closest challengers having made it 11 goals in two games with a 5-0 win over Bournemouth, while Everton also hit five in their victory at struggling Burnley. Manchester United continued their recent revival by beating Huddersfie...

Result: Christian Eriksen strikes late to burst Burnley bubble

Tottenham Hotspur beat resolute Burnley 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to tighten their grip on third place in the Premier League. Christian Eriksen came off the bench to salvage a late 1-0 win for Tottenham Hotspur against Burnley in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash at Wembley Stadium. Spurs created little across the 90 minutes and were heading towards a first top-flight draw since April, only for substitute Eriksen to fire past Joe Hart in added time. Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min squandered earlier opportunities for a lacklustre Tottenham side, but they Lilywhites finally found a way through at the death to make it 10 wins from their last 12 league games. © Reuters After ending their eight-game winless run with victory over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, Burnley were ha...

Result: Arsenal leapfrog Spurs with comeback victory

Arsenal squander a one-goal lead but recover in the second half to beat North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal have recovered from a half-time deficit to beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium and leapfrog their opponents in the Premier League table. The Gunners let a one-goal lead of their own slip after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had opened the scoring in a classic North London derby, as Harry Kane was also successful from 12 yards after Eric Dier had restored parity. Spurs could not hold on for a seventh win in a row, however, conceding to goals from Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira in the final 35 minutes to slip down to fifth place on goal difference. A bad day for the Lilywhites got even worse late on when Jan Vertonghe...

Result: Christian Eriksen keeps Tottenham Hotspur’s Champion League hopes alive

Tottenham Hotspur beat Inter Milan 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to move level on points with their opponents in their Champions League group with a game to play. Christian Eriksen came off the bench to score the only goal of the game as Tottenham Hotspur beat Inter Milan 1-0 on Wednesday evening to keep their Champions League hopes alive. The Lilywhites made it back-to-back victories in Group B thanks to Eriksen’s close-range finish 10 minutes from time, taking them level on points with their opponents with one game to play. Tottenham, who hit the crossbar through Harry Winks prior to their deserved breakthrough, must now match Inter’s result against PSV Eindhoven when they travel to Barcelona in two weeks’ time. © Reuters Heading into the match on the back of a five-game winni...

Result: Rampant Tottenham Hotspur inflict first defeat on Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea

Chelsea fall to their first competitive defeat of the Maurizio Sarri era as they are humbled 3-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium. Tottenham Hotspur have climbed above Chelsea into third place in the Premier League with a convincing 3-0 win over their London Rivals at Wembley Stadium this evening. The visitors were left with it all to do after just 16 minutes as a slow start saw them fall a couple of goals down to a Dele Alli header and Harry Kane‘s strike. Son Heung-min added a third early in the second period with the pick of the goals, making the most of some terrible Chelsea defending in doing so, and though substitute Olivier Giroud bagged a late consolation, the Blues’ unbeaten start to the season ended in their 19th match under Maurizio Sarri. © Reuters Tottenham ...

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