Spurs slide to a dismal home defeat against a West Bromwich Albion side that is bottom of the league and without a win this season. James Morrison heads the winner for the Baggies as he is given freedom of the box by the lacklustre home defence. A second straight home defeat without scoring leads to boos at the final whistle from the disappointed home fans.
Spurs fail to see off Sunderland as the Wearsiders twice come from behind to draw the game. Nacer Chadli’s third goal of the season, and Christian Eriksen’s first, are not enough to give Spurs the points. A solo effort from Adam Johnson and an own goal by Harry Kane give the home side an undeserved share of the spoils as they only have one shot on target in the entire game.
Spurs 100% start to the season is ended by a rampant Liverpool team who win with goals from Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Alberto Moreno. Emanuel Adebayor and Nacer Chadli miss Spurs two best chances. The game turns on the second goal resulting from a controversial penalty awarded for a tug by Eric Dier on Joe Allen early in the second half.
Spurs make it two wins out of two with a comprehensive 4-0 win over another London rival. Harry Redknapp’s return to White Hart Lane is ruined as new Spurs Head Coach, Mauricio Pochettino watches his team outplay the R’s from start to finish. A first half brace from Nacer Chadli and a second in two games for Eric Dier give Spurs a commanding 3-0 lead before half time. Emanuel Adebayor completes the rout in the second half.
Spurs start the season with a 1-0 win over their local rivals. Despite having defender Kyle Naughton controversially sent off in the first half, new Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino keeps all his attacking players on the field. A red card for James Collins in the second half makes it 10 vs 10 and Spurs snatch the points when debutant Eric Dier slots home in the final minute following a precise through ball from Harry Kane.
The League Cup is seen as English Soccer’s ‘third’ domestic soccer competition, falling behind the League and the F.A. Cup in terms of status. Finals are played at Wembley, and the winners qualify for the following season’s Europa League competition. The Cup was introduced in the 1960–61 season specifically as a mid-week floodlit tournament. In the early years of the competition many of the top teams declined to take part. In 1967, the switch from a two-legged home and away Final to a single game at Wembley greatly enhanced the status. Season 1969-70 saw the first time that all 92 League clubs entered the competition.
Barrino decides to go back to Broadway and debut her talents in After Midnight. The show has a Harlem Renaissance style to it and portrays events of the 1920’s and 30’s.
Life on tour is really great, but I miss my Broadway family. I am very excited to have the opportunity to rejoin this incredible company while also supporting the Harlem School of the Arts, whose mission is close to my heart.