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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Reading: game time, TV channels, how to watch preseason friendly

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Another preseason friendly!

Reading v Swansea City - Sky Bet Championship Photo by David Horton - CameraSport via Getty Images

Who’s ready for another friendly? Tottenham Hotspur host Championship club Reading FC at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium today in their second preseason tune-up. There aren’t many indications on how Spurs will line up in this match, but you’d think it’ll probably be pretty similar to what we saw against Ipswich last weekend.

Harry Kane is still in quarantine after returning from the Bahamas and hasn’t yet returned to Spurs’ training. Tanguy Ndombele has tested positive for COVID and is likewise unavailable. We’ll likely see a bunch of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg again, a little of Spurs’ first teamers, and a whole lot of youth and players in the shop window. And that’s ok!

Just in case you’re wondering, there will NOT be a post-match thread for this one as all of us are working on a Friday, but I’ll try and get some match reactions up later tonight or at the weekend once I’ve had a chance to actually watch it.

First Half Lineup

How to Watch

The good news is that American fans can watch this match on Bleacher Report Live. The bad news is that it’ll cost you $10 for a month’s subscription. That’s cheaper than what Tottenham are charging those who want to stream the match through N17 Live and who aren’t season ticket or One Hotspur members, so count your lucky stars.

A reminder that links to illegal streams are strictly forbidden to site rules. Violators will be banned.

Date: Friday, August 28, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. BT (delayed from original kick-off time)
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: hahahahahaha lol
Streaming: Bleacher Report Live (subscription required, USA), tottenhamhotspur.com (UK) Other countries see livesoccertv.com

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Have fun, and COYS!