Mauricio Pochettino maintains Tottenham’s priorities lie elsewhere but after suffering a second cup exit in four days, and weighed down by injuries to key players, the manager must confront mounting concerns the north London club’s season is in danger of unravelling.
Mon, 28 Jan, 2019
Two dropped points may mean little in the context of Manchester City’s yawning 14-point lead at the head of the table, but the chasing pack can at least draw comfort from the knowledge that Pep Guardiola’s side are fallible after all, writes
Mon, 01 Jan, 2018
If the measure of a team that is going places is the ability to win ‘ugly’ when necessary, Tottenham passed their latest test with a functional win over lowly Crystal Palace that was in stark contrast to their thrilling victory over Real Madrid in midweek.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
Antonio Conte could never be accused of overhyping Chelsea’s chances of retaining their Premier League title, but the manager’s reaction to Saturday’s defeat at Crystal Palace only underlined the scale of the task confronting the defending champions.
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017
Watford 1, Crystal Palace 1: One could hardly tell from the thunderous expression on his face at the full-time whistle, as his new charges at Crystal Palace were held by Watford, but big Sam Allardyce said he was “excited” to be back in the big time.
Tue, 27 Dec, 2016
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
The manner in which Christian Benteke went to ground to win a decisive penalty — converted by the forward himself — in the final minute of added time, sparked furious debate, with Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew angrily accusing the Liverpool striker of diving.
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
Crystal Palace 0 Manchester United 0<br>While Louis Van Gaal continues to wrestle with the problem of how to get his Manchester United side scoring again, Alan Pardew offered a revealing perspective on the options available to the Dutchman.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015