Mauricio Pochettino and his men will be eagerly awaiting the result of the clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at the Etihad on Thursday after moving back into the second spot following their 3-0 win over Cardiff City yesterday.
The away team certainly didn’t take much time to get the engines firing at Cardiff and were already 3 goals up against Neil Warnock’s side even before the 30-minute mark.
Harry Kane led from the front once again and his goal in the 3rd minute gave him the distinction of having now scored 5 times on New Year’s Day, a feat which has achieved previously only by Premier League greats Andrew Cole and Steven Gerrard.
Following the match, Pochettino admitted how Kane is aware of the stats, which just shows how focused and committed the Englishman is on the game.
But even with the statistics aside, just one look at how the striker goes about his business on the pitch is sure to dispel any doubts about his work rate and ability with the front man often going to extreme measures to help out defensively.
Fans were treated to such an incident yesterday as well as an absolutely enraged Harry Kane chased the ball around like a madman after having lost the ball to a Cardiff player a few moments earlier.
The 25-year-old was so focused on retrieving the ball that he even accidentally clashed into Christian Eriksen and grounded the poor Dane.
Leeds fans were treated to a Christmas miracle last Sunday as their team battled the odds and came back from 2 goals down to snatch a late 3-2 win over Aston Villa to return to the Championship’s summit before Christmas eve.
Leeds forward Jack Clarke scored his first senior goal 11 minutes into second half and Pontus Jansson levelled things up a few moments later before Kemar Roofe’s 95th minute winner sent the away fans into an ecstatic state at Villa Park.
Leeds supporters almost seemed uncontrollable following the goal, running around the stands to celebrate with the players but even that didn’t stop a female steward from doing her duty as she staunchly tried to restore order near the touchlines.
The steward can he seen hilariously trying to prevent fans from moving past her by extending her arms forward and her unique approach has since prompted several humorous remarks from other Leeds supporters after the clip made its way to Twitter recently.
You shall not pass! Check out the hilarious clip here:
Can we take a moment to appreciate the hard work from this steward on Sunday against Villa. Nobody was getting past her, regardless of the 95th minute winner. pic.twitter.com/FW8HfuGJKt
Tottenham have quite a daunting task on their hands tonight when they take on mighty Barcelona in their own den.
Harry Kane and co. had only accumulated a solitary point from their opening 3 Champions League group fixtures but fighting wins in their last two matches against PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan have propelled them to second spot behind the Spanish giants, who have already qualified to the knockout stages.
If Spurs manage to conquer Messi and co, and Inter beat their Russian opponents- which they are expected to-, both the teams will have the same number of points but it’ll be the North London club which will progress due to a superior head-to-head record.
With so much at stake, Tottenham will need their talismanic striker Kane to put in a special performance in order to stun their formidable hosts.
Their fans who’ve travelled to Barcelona already seem quite charged up despite the enormity of the task and were spotted dishing out a Harry Kane chant in front of a restaurant called “Kane Room”.
Check out a clip of Spurs supporters singing in unison:
Leeds United extended their winning run to four consecutive matches on Saturday afternoon with a hard-fought victory over Queens Park Rangers (QPR) at Elland Road.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Marcelo Bielsa’s men however as Nahki Wells scored against the run of play to give Steve McClaren’s side the lead after 26 minutes.
But Leeds kept going and in-form Kemar Roofe scored from close range moments before the half-time whistle to send the teams into the break on level terms.
Less than 10 minutes into the second half, something not seen around Elland Road for a long time took place as the home team’s 14 month long wait for a penalty finally ended when referee Peter Bankes pointed to the spot for a handball against Toni Leistner.
After some deliberations with Pablo Hernandez, Roofe stepped up to take the much awaited penalty and slotted away the spot kick to nab his second of the afternoon to take the Peacocks into the lead.
After not witnessing their team win a penalty for 59 games straight, the home crowd was sure to make a ruckus when they finally got the decision in their favor and boy they did just that.
Mixed emotions were running through the crowd at Elland Road as they experienced both joy and surprise at being given the decision after such a long time and came up with a brilliant x-rated chant to remind everyone of just how long it has been since they got to witness a penalty for their team.
Brilliantly sarcastic! Check out the chant after the 02.10 mark in this lovely vlog from the game below :
Ever since Arsenal acquired him from Serie A side Sampdoria at the start of the season, the North London club’s supporters have been quite smitten with Lucas Torreira.
The Gunners have craved for an influential defensive midfielder in the mould of club legend Patrick Vieira, who left in 2005, and the dogged 22-year-old certainly seems to be filling the void with some really combative displays so far this season.
Along with his ball-winning abilities and clever passes to keep the game ticking in the middle of the park, Torreira showed he can chip in with goals too when he scored his first in the Premier League during the all-important North London derby win against Tottenham last weekend.
That strike would have only endeared him further to fans, who’ve been busy singing his praises on social media at every opportunity.
In fact, the Gooners have been so delighted with Torreira’s acquisition, that it appears they’ve been constantly thanking his former club on their official Twitter account; and their craze has now prompted the Italian side to put up a tweet requesting them to stop with the constant thank you messages on their posts!
The legend of Lucas Torreira just keeps on growing.
Check out Sampdoria’s tweet after Torreira scored for Arsenal during their 1-0 win against Huddersfield Town yesterday:
Despite Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen starting on the bench, Tottenham picked up a comfortable 2-0 victory over Leicester City, thanks to goals from Son Heung-min and Dele Alli.
Looking to reclaim third spot from Chelsea, who had earlier defeated champions Manchester City, Spurs took a little while to settle in and struggled to find any clear chances.
But just when it looked like the first-half was condemned to finish scoreless, Son popped up with a brilliant shot into the top corner in stoppage time to calm nerves.
With the Foxes struggling to do much going forward without the injured Jamie Vardy, Alli’s strike after the interval all but ensured there was no way back for the hosts.
The 22-year-old had steadily grown into the game and finally got his reward when he scored a diving header just before the hour mark, with his Korean teammate providing the assist.
While the midfielder’s 50th goal for the North London club would have delighted fans, his brilliant touch to control a high ball in the opposition box is another moment that might interest the Spurs faithful.
Check out this piece of wizardry by the Englishman:
Leeds United continued their winning run and recorded their second victory on the trot by besting Reading 1-0 on Tuesday.
The win saw the Peacocks climb to second in the table and Marcelo Bielsa will surely be rallying his troops to get back to the summit of the Championship as quickly as possible.
Back-to-back wins at Elland Road has definitely got the supporters chirping again and a glance at this epic photo of the ground under the lights should only add to the already high excitement levels amongst the fans.
The stadium looks surreal with the floodlights on and is definitely a sight to behold.
Check out the photo doing the rounds among Leeds fans currently –
Former NBA star Steve Nash, who’s a huge Tottenham fan, referred to rivals Arsenal as scum on live TV ahead of the Premier League season’s first North London derby to be played at the Emirates on Sunday.
The 44-year-old’s comments came during a post match program after Spurs managed to keep themselves in contention for Champions League knockout stages with a 1-0 win over Inter Milan last night.
The passion these derby matches arouse amongst both sets of fans—who absolutely hate each other—can be evidenced by the fact that even celebrities can’t help but take shots.
The upcoming clash is once again expected to be a heated affair with lots of banter expected between the supporters.
For starters, check out a clip of Nash’s slur aimed at the Gunners: