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
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
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
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
It was a tale of two wingers at White Hart Lane on Saturday – one the exotic record signing who looks increasingly like another expensive mistake, and the other a local boy made good after a circuitous apprenticeship in non-league and the lower divisions.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014