Match Report: Spurs vs Stoke
Tottenham put 5 past Stoke at a thrilling game at Wembley Stadium.
The scoring opened after just 21 minutes when Ryan Shawcross accidently diverted a incoming Spurs cross behind Jack Butland scoring an own goal and putting the Lilywhites ahead. Stoke managed to keep the deficit at one, despite promising efforts from Harry Kane in the first half.
Tottenham’s might seemed too strong for Stoke in the second half who broke down after the break. Dele Alli split the Stoke defence with a through ball to Son who confidently put it behind Butland in the 53rd minute to make it 2-0. Kane only had to wait one minute to get himself on the scoresheet and headed a Ben Davies cross past the waning Stoke keeper. Kane bagged a brace by beating Butland on the 65th with a left-footed finish. That did not bring an end to the beating, and Son excellently capitalised on a deflated Stoke defence by feeding Eriksen on the counter-attack, who sent Butland to pick the ball out of his net for the fifth time of the night. Stoke grabbed a consolation goal when Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris made a blunder and failed to punch away the ball, giving Shawcross the opportunity to score in the correct the goal, finishing the match at 5-1 Spurs. This was the fourth time – in a row – that Stoke City have lost to Spurs by a clear four-goal deficit.
Spurs vs Stoke Attendance
Wembley Stadium: 62, 202
Starting Line-ups: Spurs v Stoke
Tottenham Starting XI: Lloris, Trippier, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies, Dembélé, Winks, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane
Stoke Starting XI: Butland, Zouma, Shawcross, Wimmer, Edwards, Allen, Fletcher, Pieters, Shaqiri, Diouf, Choupo-Moting
“I am happy because the most important thing today was the victory and the three points after a few games where we didn’t get the result that we deserved. But today the team played well and it was a great victory that was important for the next few games.”
Man of the Match
South Korean International Heung-Min Son wins Man of the Match. Son both set up two goals and scored one. He was in immense form and was causing all sorts of issues at the back for the young Stoke defence. He was ushered off the pitch with a well-deserved standing ovation from the home supporters.
What’s next for Tottenham Hotspur?
It’s actuall a first in Premier League history. Spurs will welcome Brighton to Wembley Stadium for a home clash that has yet to be played since the conception of the Premier League.