Spurs 1-2 Newcastle
On the 10th anniversary of the death of manager Bill Nicholson, Spurs lose at home to a Newcastle side that started the day in the bottom three. Spurs dominate the first half but only have a headed goal by Emmanuel Adebayor to show for it. Sammi Ameobe, a half time sub scores 7 seconds after the restart. Ayoze Perez gives the visitors the lead with a well placed header on 58 minutes. Spurs fail to produce a shot on target for the remainder of the game and are booed off the pitch at the end of their third defeat in five home league games.
Spurs 5-1 Asteras Tripoli
A night to remember from Spurs’ England U-21 striker Harry Kane who nets a hat-trick and ends up in goal for the final three minutes after keeper Hugo Lloris is sent off with three minutes remaining. Kane’s perfect night is somewhat blemished as his first act as stand-in goalkeeper sees him fumble the Greek side’s free-kick into his own net to give them a late consolation. Despite Kane’s hat-trick, the match will be remembered for the first of Erik Lamela’s two goals – an incredible ‘rabona’ strike where he wraps his left leg around the back of his right and curls the ball past the Greek goalkeeper from 20 yards, much to the amazement of everyone involved.
Manchester City 4-1 Spurs
A game of four penalties – two scored, two missed – and a four goal haul by Sergio Aguero does not tell the full story of this classic encounter that ends with the Champions victorious over a Spurs side that contribute much to the game but leave Manchester empty handed. Augero and Christian Eriksen share early goals before the penalty drama begins. Aguero scores his first penalty but misses his second to make the score 2-1 at the break. Roberto Soldado misses a chance to level from the spot for Spurs before Aguero nets the final spot-kick of the game to make the score 3-1. A red card for Spurs’ debutant Federico Fazio rubs salt in the wounds and allows Aguero to net his 4th against the 10 men.
Spurs 1-0 Southampton
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino enjoys victory over his former side as Christian Eriksen’s first half strike from the edge of the box gives the North Londoners a narrow but deserved win. Sadio Mane looks sure to grab a point for Southampton in the 84th minute but fails to convert the simplest of chances from Ryan Bertrand’s cross. Southampton’s four-match winning run comes to an end and Spurs get back to winning ways after four league games without one.
Spurs 1-1 Besiktas
This Europa League group match ends all square after a late penalty gives the Turkish side a deserved share of the spoils following a mistake by Vlad Chiriches. Harry Kane had given Spurs the lead in the 27th minute with their first shot of the match – a fizzing left-footed strike from 20 yards. Besiktas dominate the reminder of the game and the result leaves both sides with two points from two games.
Arsenal 1-1 Spurs
The North London Derby ends all square after Nacer Chadli’s opener for the visitors is cancelled out by a late strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Spurs give Ryan Mason his Premier League debut following his goalscoring cameo against Nottingham Forest in midweek. Arsenal suffer injuries to Wilshire, Ramsey and Arteta. The result leaves both teams off the pace behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Spurs 3-1 Nottingham Forest
Spurs come back from a goal down to win 3-1 against the Championship leaders. Both teams make comprehensive changes to their starting line-ups with Tottenham starting with a completely different eleven from the home defeat by W.B.A. at the weekend. Debutant Jorge Grant puts the visitors ahead on the hour mark but the Londoners prevail with strikes from Ryan Mason, Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane. Spurs will meet Brighton at home in the next round. Forest fans wear green sweatshirts in tribute to their former manager Brian Clough on the tenth anniversary of his death.
Spurs 0-1 West Brom
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.
Partizan Belgrade 0-0 Spurs
Spurs get their Europa League group stage campaign under way with a hard fought draw against the Serbian champions. A vociferous crowd provide a noisy backdrop for a disappointing game. In a game of few clear cut chances, Spurs best effort comes in the first minute when Harry Kane smashes the ball against the crossbar.
Sunderland 2-2 Spurs
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.
Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham
Tottenham draw at Sunderland but lead the game twice. Nacer Chadli scores in the second minute of the game but his goal is leveled two minutes later by Adam Johnson. The second half opens with a goal from Christian Eriksen three minutes in, but an own goal in the 82nd minute by Harry Kane denies his side the three points. Poyet:
It was an incredible game. Without a doubt the most difficult we have had. I thought we played better but the opposition was the best we have played so far.
Tottenham signs Stamboulli from Montpellier on £4.7 million. The French U21 defensive midfielder signs a four year contract and his squad number is 20. He has made 129 appearances for his former club scoring four goals.
SIGNED! We have completed the transfer of Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier. #WelcomeBenji pic.twitter.com/jrjwhU3J0T
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 1, 2014
Spurs 0-3 Liverpool
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.
Liverpool 3-0 Tottenham
Raheem Sterling puts Liverpool ahead in the 8th minute and this keeps them in control till half time. When the game resumes Stephen Gerrard makes it two from a penalty spot in the 49th minute but Tottenham don’t seem to respond. Albert Moreno seals the lead in the 60th. Debutant Mario Ballotelli gets three chances to add his name to the score sheet but the keeper saves his shots. Tottenham get a chance through Emmanuel Adebayor only for the striker to lift the ball onto the roof of the net. Pochettino:
We need to learn and improve – today was a very tough game for us. I think the first 45 minutes we competed very well and had some good chances. But the key moment came in the second half – it was a very soft penalty. When you are 2-0 down against Liverpool it is very difficult.
Spurs 3-0 AEL Limassol (5-1 on aggregate)
Spurs secure their place in the Europa League group stages with a comfortable 3-0 victory at White Hart Lane. Leading 2-1 from the first leg in Cyprus a week earlier, goals from Harry Kane, Paulinho and Andros Townsend make it four wins out of four for new Head Coach, Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs 4-0 QPR
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.
Tottenham 4 – 0 QPR
Nacer Chadli scores for his home team 12 minutes into the game and Eric Dier follows up his goal to net the second but before half time Chadli makes it 3 and Emmanuel Adebayor makes points certain with his 65th minute goal. Spurs mantain their winning streak, which puts them on top of the Premier League table. The referee disallows Romone Rose’s goal. QPR Manager:
We didn’t play well today, we started sloppy I thought
AEL Limassol 1-2 Spurs
Two late goals turn the tie around for Spurs after the Cypriots take a first half lead. Substitute Erik Lamela changes the game as he sets up goals for Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane in the last 15 minutes to give Spurs two vital away goals ahead of the return leg at White Hart Lane in a week’s time.
West Ham 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
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.
Man Utd 0-0 Spurs (United 4-1 on penalties)
United lift the 2009 League Cup after a penalty shootout victory over Spurs after a disappointing goalless game. United score all four of their penalties while Spurs miss two of their three and miss out on winning back to back League Cup finals.