sábado, 22 de outubro de 2016

Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino and Eddie Howe share the spoils - 5 things we learned

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Erik Lamela - who was lucky not to be sent off - came closest to breaking the deadlock when he hit the crossbar during the first half

Tottenham were held to a third successive draw in a goalless stalemate atBournemouth.
Spurs couldn't break down Bournemouth, who are now four unbeaten in the league at home, as they made it three draws from three since returning to action after the international break.
In a game of few clear chances both sides hit the woodwork in the first half, Bournemouth through Charlie Daniels and Spurs through Erik Lamela.
Though Spurs were fortunate to end the game with 11 men.
Lamela escaped a second yellow after lunging in on Dan Gosling having already been booked while Moussa Sissoko could be in hot water after being let off by referee Craig Pawson despite swinging an elbow at Harry Arter.

ReutersTottenham's Danny Rose in action with Bournemouth's Joshua King
Danny Rose in action with Joshua King
Getty ImagesCharlie Daniels of Bournemouth and Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspur
Charlie Daniels of Bournemouth and Kyle Walker

1. Southgate spies English talent

This was one game that was certainly worth attending for England's interim manager Gareth Southgate.
He was in the stands at the Vitality Stadium for one of those rare occasions when the number of English players in the starting XIs stretched into double figures.
There were 12 in total – eight from Bournemouth and another four from Spurs.

ReutersEngland interim manager Gareth Southgate in the crowd
England interim manager Gareth Southgate was in the crowd
Getty ImagesTottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker and Bournemouth's Harry Arter
Kyle Walker and Harry Arter tussle for the ball

2. Wilshere makes it through 90 minutes

You can take the boy out of north London but you can't take the north London out of the boy, and all that comes with it
Jack Wilshere may not be in Arsenal colours this season but that was never going to spare him dogs' abuse from the Tottenham fans.
They jeered his every touch. The reception when his name was read out was so predictable even the PA announcer couldn't resist a chuckle.
The good news for Wilshere was a first 90 minutes for Bournemouth with Southgate watching on.

ReutersTottenham's Jan Vertonghen in action
Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen clears the ball
Getty ImagesBournemouth's Jack Wilshere on the ball
Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere on the ball

3. Sissoko lucky to survive

Spurs sub Moussa Sissoko might be facing trial by TV after escaping a late red card.
Sissko lashed out at Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter as they contested a throw in.
Arter was furious and leapt to his feet to challenge Sissoko after the incident but the Spurs man was let off by ref Craig Pawson after a talking to.
Pawson and his assistants though appeared not to see the incident, opening the door for retrospective action.

ReutersTottenham's Moussa Sissoko clashes with Bournemouth's Steve Cook and Harry Arter
Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko clashes with Bournemouth's Steve Cook and Harry Arter
ReutersTottenham's Son Heung-min in action with Bournemouth's Steve Cook
Son Heung-min in action with Bournemouth's Steve Cook

4. Record in sight for Spurs

Spurs's momentum has been checked by successive Premier League away draws but they can still equal a club record next week.
This draw made it nine league games unbeaten since the start of the season, their longest such run since 1990.
That year they avoided defeat for their first 10 games of the campaign, a record they can equal when they host Leicester next week.

ReutersTottenham's Erik Lamela gestures to referee Craig Pawson
Erik Lamela was lucky not to be sent off
Getty ImagesTottenham's Victor Wanyama gets away from Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere
Victor Wanyama gets away from Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere

5. Boost for Boruc

Bournemouth's goalkeeper Artur Boruc will be feeling much better about this year's performance against Spurs at the Vitality Stadium.
He had a nightmare when his old Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino came to Spur last season and shipped five goals.
But he played a big part in Bournemouth keeping a clean sheet with two good saves from Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose.

Tottenham's Danny Rose in action with Bournemouth's Harry Arter
Getty ImagesBournemouth manager Eddie Howe (R) greats Tottenham Hotspur's manager Mauricio Pochettino
Eddie Howe greets Tottenham's manager Mauricio Pochettino

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