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Stoke City vs. Tottenham Hotspur 2018: 1-2, Eriksen brace gives Spurs the win

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It’s Gold, Jerry! GOLD!

Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City - Premier League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Lads, it’s Stoke.

Tottenham Hotspur have won their past four matches against Stoke City by a combined score of 17-1. This season, Tottenham are in fourth place and could jump into third if results go their way. Harry Kane is back, knows he’s five goals behind the injured Mohamed Salah, and wants that Golden Boot. Stoke are languishing in 19th and are looking like strong candidates to join West Bromwich Albion in the Championship next season.

On the other hand, this is a road match and road matches are never gimmies. And if Paul Lambert can provide a shock result today, it might just be the spark the Potters need to propel them to safety.

COYS!

Match Updates:

FT: SPURS WIN! It wasn’t a 4-0 drubbing and there were some nervous moments, but Spurs came away with a crucial three points. They’re now tied with Liverpool with a game in hand.

90’ Spurs final sub: Moussa Sissoko coming on as the human victory cigar, with Dele having a seat.

82’ Spurs sub: Wanyama comes off for Eric Dier, who will no doubt join Lamela in running around breaking things.

67’ Spurs sub: Spurs make their first sub, with Erik Lamela coming on For Son Heung-Min.

62’ GOAL ERIKSEN!!!!!! His free kick was intended for Kane, who thought he got a touch on it, but after review it’s credited to the Dane, his second of the game.

56’ Goal Stoke, Diouf: Ridiculous goal. Hugo rushes out to nick a Mame Diouf run, but the ball deflects off of Diouf’s face and into the net. We’re level again.

52’ GOAL ERIKSEN! Dele Alli moved into space and instead of finding Kane, put a lovely square ball to Christian Eriksen who slotted home. Spurs lead 1-0!

Second half underway! Spurs look the better side but will have to get some offense going if they’re going to continue the streak of four goal victories over Stoke.

0-0 HALFTIME: Well, this has been a predictably dour match. Stoke playing for their Premier League lives. Spurs with >70% possession but apart from a Son Heung-Min breakaway midway through the half don’t have many offensive chances.

Kick-off! Stoke and Tottenham are underway at the bet365. Lots of empty seats...

Lineups:

Match Date, Time and Location

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10 am (ET), 3 p.m. (GMT)
bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Match official: Graham Scott

TV Channels

United Kingdom: Not televised
USA: Not televised
Canada: Sportsnet East/West/Pacific/Ontario
Australia: Optus Sport

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Streaming

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Radio

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