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Harry Kane provides focal point for Tottenham success at Sheffield United

On another night, when sharper in front of goal, Harry Kane might have ended up with a hat-trick and secured a first chapter in Tottenham Hotspur folklore as the lead act in the Lillywhites reaching a first League Cup final in six years.<p>As it is, Kane can still remember this occasion fondly: it was …

Christian Eriksen: Dane insists Spurs are not afraid of Chelsea

<b>Christian Eriksen says Tottenham will take on Chelsea "with no fear" when the two sides meet in the League Cup final.</b><p>Spurs, who reached the final with a 3-2 aggregate win over Sheffield United, beat the Blues in a Premier League clash 5-3 on New Year's Day.<p>"We are not afraid," said Eriksen. "We …

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Martinez: Spurs can make top four

Pele 'showing good progress'

Manchester United 3 Hull City 0: Robin van Persie responds to Louis van Gaal's challenge with stunning goal

Manchester United vs Hull City, Premier League match report - the hosts claim their third win a row and move back to fourth<p>It has been a while since <b>Robin van Persie</b> walked off the pitch with a smile on his face, but the <b>Manchester United</b> forward’s expression was a mixture of delight and relief as he …

Why Roberto Soldado Can Still Be a Success at Tottenham Hotspur

Shortly after Harry Kane's equaliser against Hull City last weekend, Roberto Soldado had a chance to put Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 up. Vlad Chiriches picked him out with a low cross, but the Spaniard scuffed his chance wide across goal.<p>Soldado's frustrated, disappointed expression has become a familiar …

Christian Eriksen: Tottenham Players Are Struggling to Connect on the Pitch

Christian Eriksen has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur players are struggling to adapt to Mauricio Pochettino's tactics on the pitch, which has led to …

Tottenham vs. Everton: How Spurs Should Line Up in Premier League Game

Regular challengers for a top-four place in recent seasons, the respective Champions League aspirations of Tottenham Hotspur and Everton for the current campaign have been dealt setbacks by slow starts.<p>Despite their shared inconsistent form, the 10th- and ninth-placed sides are still only two …

Tottenham Hotspur Faces Uefa Charges over Pitch Invasions During Partizan Belgrade Europa Match

Uefa have charged Tottenham Hotspur with a breach of disciplinary regulations in relation to the three individuals who invaded the pitch during the …

Sunderland vs. Tottenham: Key Issues That Will Shape the Premier League Game

Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur resume their Premier League campaigns at the Stadium of Light this weekend.<p>The home side are still looking for their first league win of the season. Meanwhile, the visitors will want to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Liverpool prior to the international break.<p>The …

American investment firm considering Spurs bid

LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur said on Friday they have met representatives of U.S. private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises but were not in discussions over a possible takeover.<p>Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor (C) celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal against Queens …

Tottenham deny further takeover claims

Potential buyer, Cain Hoy, released a statement to declare their interest in buying the White Hart Lane outfit but that has been refuted by the Premier League side<p>Tottenham have moved to rubbish takeover claims once again after an American private investment company declared their interest in the …

Sunderland vs Tottenham Hotspur: Live Score, Highlights from Premier League Game

Premier League—Stadium of Light, Sunderland.<p><b>Second-Half: SUNDERLAND 2-2 TOTTENHAM</b><p><b>Goals:</b> Chadli 2' (Tot), Johnson 4' (Sun), Eriksen 48' (Tot), Kane o.g. 82' (Sun)<p><b>Line-ups</b><p><b>Sunderland:</b> Mannone; Vergini, van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea (c); Cattermole, Larsson (Giaccherini), Rodwell (Gomez); Alvarez …

Morgan Schneiderlin hits out at Saints over blocked move to Spurs

The Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has reacted angrily to the news that he will not be allowed to leave Southampton for Spurs by tweeting: “6 years of an amazing journey #saintsfc DESTROYED in 1 hour!!!”<p>The midfielder met with Saints on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a move to …

Four ways Barcelona can show off Luis Suarez perfectly legally

There is a tradition in UK primary schools for teachers to get their returning kiddies to write an account of “what I done did do in my summer …

The crying game: Why was everybody sobbing at World Cup 2014?

With the drama of the World Cup now almost a distant memory, we can talk about the passion: Brazil delivered raw emotion on every level. The ecstasy …

World Cup 2014: England knocked out of World Cup

<b>England are out of the Fifa World Cup thanks to Costa Rica's shock 1-0 defeat of Italy in Recife.</b><p>It is the first time they have been knocked out in the group stages since 1958 and the first time they have been eliminated after just two matches.<p>Roy Hodgson's side were beaten by Group D rivals Italy …

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Roy Hodgson insists he will not resign as England manager after Uruguay loss

Roy Hodgson has insisted he would not resign despite conceding that England’s chances of emerging from Group D and into the knockout phase of the World Cup are “unbelievably slim” after a devastating late defeat by Uruguay.<p>Luis Suárez, who had been pictured leaving hospital in a wheelchair after …

England’s Steven Gerrard reached the end of his road against Uruguay

Oh, England. So near and yet so very far away at this World Cup. On a chilly, messy, oddly frantic night in São Paulo, England were again undone by fine but decisive competitive details against Uruguay, the kind of stitches – a lapse here, a slip there – that knit together into a very obvious wider …

England determined to stay in attack mode for Uruguay match

Roy Hodgson has vowed to “use any weapon we’ve got” as England seek to revive their World Cup group campaign by defeating Uruguay, while Steven Gerrard has warned his team-mates there will be no hiding place if they are knocked out of the competition prematurely.<p>The manager is expected to field the …

Spain crash out as irresistible Chile prove too much of a handful

Spain’s era came to an end at the Maracanã, graveyard of great expectations. This was not 1950 and Iker Casillas is not Moacir Barbosa, nor is Charles Aránguiz Acides Ghiggia, but it was historic. The world and double European champions became the first team to leave the 2014 World Cup, knocked out …

Australia’s Tim Cahill delivers his banner moment against Holland

The grand neoclassical facades of downtown Porto Alegre face the choppy, muddy waters of the Guaíba River through a veil of highways and crumbling wharves. They acknowledge the river but are disconnected from it. When the Australians lined up to face the Dutch, their faces were something like those …

Australia v Holland: World Cup 2014 – as it happened

What now? Well, if Spain beat Chile in the next match then Australia is still alive. They'll just have to beat Spain next week. Just.<p>Right now, however, it's bed time. Thanks for all your emails, sorry I couldn't get to them all.<p>Cheers!<p>Do the Socceroos put this down as a learning experience, …

Diego Maradona claims Fifa officials ‘banned me from entering Maracanã’

Diego Maradona has claimed he was turned away by Fifa officials when he tried to attend Argentina’s World Cup Group F win over Bosnia-Herzegovina with his son Diego Fernando.<p>Maradona, who has regularly used his daily broadcasts from Brazil to make allegations about Fifa’s ethics, claimed he was …

Pochettino to target Lallana after agreeing Tottenham Hotspur deal

Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed Tottenham Hotspur’s manager on a five-year contract after resigning at Southampton and Spurs are now seeking to reunite the Argentinian with his former captain, Adam Lallana, at White Hart Lane.<p>The former Espanyol head coach had made clear his desire to leave …

Tim Sherwood: If I could go back I would not take Tottenham job

Tim Sherwood has said that in hindsight he would not have taken the role of manager at Tottenham Hotspur. The 45-year-old was sacked after five months in charge despite achieving the highest Premier League win percentage of any manager in the club's history since he took over from André Villas Boas …

Gareth Bale's Real Madrid winner bittersweet for Tim Sherwood's Spurs

As if Tottenham Hotspur did not miss him enough, Gareth Bale had to do that. It was the sort of brilliance with which he would regularly illuminate and decide their matches but these days, the acceleration, power and composure comes in Real Madrid white and, on Wednesday, it tore the heart out of …

Samuel Kuffour: I still can't watch the 1999 Champions League final

Samuel Kuffour has clearly not forgotten Camp Nou. Indeed he spends a lot of time trying to forget it. Fifteen years on from the former Bayern Munich defender's tears on Barcelona's famous turf and he has still refused to watch a video of the 1999 Champions League final.<p>It is difficult to blame …

Premier League: Tim Sherwood fumes at Tottenham players after Chelsea loss

Tim Sherwood says his Tottenham side lacked 'characters' as they went down 4-0 at Chelsea in the Premier League.<p>Sherwood says Spurs lacked …

Juande Ramos: 'Tottenham won a cup, everyone was happy. Then? Sacked'

"Who got married?" Juande Ramos looks back on his first days as Tottenham Hotspur manager and cannot help but smile. When he and his staff walked into the dining room at Spurs' training ground, they could hardly believe it. "Incredible," he says, shaking his head. "It was like a wedding buffet. …