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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Monday, September 13

getting one over

Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

Hi, all!

The New England Revolution’s Henry Kessler remains the shithousery king.

Ramble of the Day

I suppose Tottenham’s building a new tradition of beating Manchester City in such a way that it’s painful to the losers, because we got the latest edition of the event this weekend. Spurs picked up an unlikely 2-1 win over City in FA WSL action on Sunday, and this was the 86th minute game winner — an own goal from Karima Benameur, unusual assist from Rosella Ayane.

There are plenty of meaningful conversations to be had about this goal — the fact that there is no VAR in the FA WSL, or that City did not play a single preseason match and have been without key players. The situation is not an indictment on the teams or players, more so on the bodies that govern the game and it highlights worthy talking points.

One episode can be multiple things, though. Winning on a goal that no one would argue should stand on replay is a pretty unique thing, and doing so when it was completely unlikely you’d do so is even rarer. There’s always a little bit of humor in it for everyone but the loser, but it’s a little bit funnier that it’s happened a few times in one particular series.

tl;dr: Tottenham again got one over on City thanks to something the referee didn’t call.

Stay informed, listen to this: defender Kaiya McCullough on her experiences at the Washington Spirit under ex-head coach Richie Burke, who is currently being investigated by the NWSL for abuse for 2 Cents Sports

Links of the Day

The Washington Spirit was forced to forfeit Sunday’s match against the OL Reign for breaking the NWSL’s COVID-19 protocols.

Spanish commentator Lorena González made a racist comment about Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga on air last week.

Benjamin Mendy’s rape trial is set for January 24.

Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott will undergo surgery after suffering an ankle injury.

Guus Hiddink retired from coaching.

A longer read: Elisabetta Povoledo on members of the Afghanistan women’s national team, who have now relocated to Italy after fleeing their country for The New York Times