Everton are putting Spurs where they belong (in the dang garbage) today (at least through the first 25 minutes of the game) at Goodison Park, thanks to this nifty little combination between Lukaku and Lennon.
Kyle Walker is back as the Tottenham video team’s avatar in their seasonal effort to get the club’s players to squeal like children. Some good shrieks up there, and while Jan Vertonghen’s reaction isn’t quite as stoic as last time, his countryman Mousa Dembélé makes up for it.
By losing to a surprisingly rampant Arsenal in their previous league game before the international break, Manchester United more or less confirmed our sneaking suspicions about this team’s place in the EPL hierarchy. Their spot in the table may make them technically contenders but there still remains a gap between the…
The story of the Premier League season thus far has been the sudden and unexpected ascent of a number of Britain’s historically smaller teams, the likes of Leicester and West Ham and Crystal Palace and Swansea. These are teams that fans of the league’s big boys would’ve penciled in as easy Ws just a year or two ago,…
Remember this next time anyone tries to give the average American shit for not knowing who Xavi is or something.
Here it is, the day we’ve all been waiting for: the return of the EPL. Manchester United-Tottenham is our opener, and though Spurs started brightly, all their good work was undone thanks to a terrible pass by Nabil Bentaleb. It wasn’t the prettiest season-christening goal, but we’ll take it.
With the fireworks of the last few days, it would be natural to look down the sights and champ at how those results set up a couple blockbuster head-to-head matchups in the coming weeks. But let's take a second to look back and appreciate what we saw this weekend, which was magnificent.
In contrast to the sentiment expressed by some fans in Paris last week, Chelsea feel that, though some of their fans may be racist, that is definitely not the way they like it. In light of this and this weekend's opponent, the club is threatening to come down hard on any supporters caught being racist.
Once—and not even that long ago, if you'd believe—it was widely thought that Mario Balotelli was a good or great soccer player who, if nothing else, could be relied on to score some goals, sometimes. Then he was sold to Liverpool in August, and since, he's spent the last six months proving everyone wrong. UNTIL TODAY.
You want to know why the Premier League is the best league in the world? It's for weekends like this past one, which feature a handful of headliner games, a couple more you didn't think would be that competitive but end up going down to the wire, and even when the title race is all but decided already, there's still…
Christian Eriksen has neither the rep, the unique technique, nor the iconic stance of Cristiano Ronaldo and his free kicks, but on the low, he might have the best right foot in the world when it comes to thwapping balls into the goal from any and every angle on set pieces.
Érik Lamela was supposed to be the crown jewel in Tottenham's post-Gareth Bale transfer haul. After a pretty much nonexistent debut season last year, Lamela's looked a lot more promising this campaign. Just look at the bender he whales in from about 25 yards out:
Play was temporarily suspended in today's Beşiktaş-Tottenham Europa League match when the power in the stadium went out in the eighth minute. In the interim, fans used the glow of their cell phones to light up the place. Here's video of when the lights went out, and some cool shots of fans waving their phones:
After a well-cleared cross from a free kick near the box, Everton's Kevin Mirallas collected the ball and crushed this shot, bending it perfectly into the far corner of Tottenham's goal. You can almost feel how hard he was squeezing the finesse shot button.
OK. Forget the stakes for a second. Forget that these are two bored teams playing in a second-tier tournament. Forget that Érik Lamela has gone his whole career without developing anything resembling a right foot, and still probably makes more money in a week than you do in a year. Is this the sexiest Rabona goal…
Spurs, Spurs, Spurs. It's always something with you guys, isn't it?
Never trust Kyle Walker. Sure, he may be a hardworking fullback, a willing passer, and a good teammate on the pitch, but as the video above shows, he's not above freaking out his fellow players and capturing their reactions for all to see. Which we love him for, obviously.
West Midlands police arrested two men believed to be responsible for tossing a flare or a smoke bomb onto the pitch during yesterday's Tottenham Hotspur-Aston Villa match. In footage that was broadcast to viewers on Sky Sports 1, which you can watch below, the smoke bomb struck assistant referee David Bryan in the…
European leagues were on hiatus during the international break for World Cup qualifiers, and so today was the first chance we all got to see the new Premier League since the close of the record-breaking transfer window that saw an ungodly amount of money and men move in, out, and around England. It was our first…