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Champions League Team of the Week – Lionel Messi, Son Heung-min, Raheem Sterling

Sports Mole selects its star-studded Champions League team of the week from the quarter-final second legs, including Lionel Messi, Son Heung-min and Raheem Sterling. The Champions League knockout stages rarely disappoint, and the quarter-finals of the 2018-19 campaign were no different with shocks, drama and goals galore. Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur played out an all-Premier League classic at the Etihad Stadium which saw Spurs eventually progress on away goals, despite losing 4-3 on a night where VAR had a decisive role in an incredibly topsy-turvy affair. Ajax also upset the odds to continue their dream Champions League run, beating Juventus 2-1 in Turin to set up a semi-final showdown with Spurs. Barcelona are the new favourites to lift the trophy having eased to a 3-0 second-l...

Mauricio Pochettino: ‘Harry Kane could play again this season’

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out the possibility of Harry Kane playing again this season. Kane suffered a significant ankle ligament injury against Manchester City last week, similar to the one which kept him out for six weeks earlier this year, but the club confirmed on Thursday that he has “commenced rehabilitation”. Pochettino would not put a timeframe on his likely return, only to say the England captain will do everything possible to make it back before the end of the season. Harry Kane sustained his injury against Manchester City last week (PA Wire) “Still we cannot say nothing,” he said. “We are going to assess him day-by-day, we’ll see. “We’re not optimistic but you know Harry Kane and with Harry Kane all ...

Result: Tottenham Hotspur through to semi-finals despite second-leg defeat

Tottenham Hotspur book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Manchester City in the second leg of their quarter-final. Tottenham Hotspur booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Manchester City in the second leg of their quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium. Tottenham entered the match with a 1-0 advantage from the first leg last week, but a quite stunning match saw City score four on the night. Pep Guardiola‘s side thought that they had netted a decisive fifth in stoppage time when Raheem Sterling finished from inside the box, but the goal was disallowed following a VAR review, allowing Tottenham to advance to the semi-finals on the away-goals rule. Spurs take on Dutch giants Ajax, who have eliminated bot...

Combined XI: Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from the squads of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Wednesday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium. The second of three matches between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the space of 11 days takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening as the sides face off for a place in the Champions League semi-finals. Tottenham won last week’s quarter-final first leg 1-0 in North London and are now within 90 minutes of creating some personal history. City, who also welcome Spurs to the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday, are 18 points better off than their opponents in the Premier League and had won three in a row against the Lilywhites prior to last Tuesday’s meeting. Ahead of this latest tussle betwe...

Premier League Team of the Week – Lucas Moura, Kevin De Bruyne, Virgil van Dijk

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 34, including Lucas Moura, Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk. The 2018-19 Premier League season edged one more game towards its conclusion this weekend, with Liverpool still leading a title race which looks set to go down to the wire. Manchester City momentarily returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday, but the Reds responded by beating Chelsea 2-0 at Anfield to move two points clear – albeit having played a game more than the champions. Chelsea’s defeat at Anfield saw their top-four hopes take a blow as Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal all won, with Spurs among the biggest victors of the weekend courtesy of their 4-0 triumph over relegated Huddersfiel...

Preview: Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Man City and Tottenham Manchester City must overturn a first-leg deficit on home soil against Premier League opposition for the second season running in the Champions League quarter-finals as they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad Stadium. Son Heung-min scored the only goal of the game in last week’s clash in North London, after Sergio Aguero missed an early pen, to give Spurs a 1-0 advantage. Manchester City © Reuters Pep Guardiola surprised many by naming Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane on the bench for the first leg, leaving both players there until the final minute of the match. That was perhaps down to Guardiola knowing the result of the first leg wo...

Harry Kane facing surgery on injured ankle?

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane may have to consider having surgery on his injured ankle, a leading surgeon has said. Kane suffered a “significant lateral ligament” injury in his left ankle during Spurs’ 1-0 Champions League win over Manchester City and, although the club have yet to put a timescale on his return, he is unlikely to play again this season. The Three Lions skipper is susceptible to ankle ligament damage as this is his fifth such injury since 2016 and the second to his left joint this year. Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane has suffered a significant lateral ankle ligament injury. The club have not put a timescale on his recovery but the word significant I suspect is the key one #THFC #COYS — Jonathan Veal (@jonathandveal83) April 11, 2019 Su...

Mauricio Pochettino casts doubt on Harry Kane return this season

Tottenham will discover next week whether Harry Kane‘s latest ankle injury will rule him out for the rest of the season. Kane suffered significant lateral ligament damage to his left ankle during Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final win over Manchester City – his second such injury this year – and will see a specialist next week after an initial scan on Thursday. Boss Mauricio Pochettino admits it is going to be “difficult” for the England captain to return this season, with Spurs hoping to reach their first Champions League semi-final and book another top-four Premier League finish. Pochettino says they will do everything they can to make it happen. “We’ll see because it is still five weeks,” Pochettino said. “We need to assess and it wi...

Harry Kane ankle injury confirmed as “significant”

England captain Harry Kane has suffered a “significant lateral ligament injury” to his left ankle. Club and country have been sweating over the striker’s fitness ever since he was withdrawn in the second half of Tottenham’s Champions League win over Manchester City on Tuesday. And the news does not appear to be good for the 25-year-old, with his club painting a potentially bleak picture in a statement on Thursday night, with no timescale yet to be given. Kane is set for another lay-off (Frank Augstein/AP) “Following assessment over the past two days, we can confirm that Harry Kane has sustained a significant lateral ligament injury to his left ankle following a challenge in our Champions League quarter-final, first-leg win against Manchester City,” Totte...

Harry Kane’s injury history – Sports Mole

The England captain has suffered another ankle setback. Harry Kane has suffered a lateral ligament injury to his left ankle which could threaten to end the Tottenham striker’s season prematurely. The England captain has incurred several ankle problems, the latest of which he picked up in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City on Tuesday. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the extent of those injuries and how Spurs coped without him. September – November 2016 Kane left the field on a stretcher after first injuring his ankle against Sunderland in 2016 (Mike Egerton/PA) Kane first sustained an ankle injury in a 1-0 Premier League win over Sunderland in September 2016 – where he scored the winner. He fell awkwardly in the final few minutes and scans reve...

How Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Huddersfield Town

Sports Mole looks at how Tottenham Hotspur could line up for Saturday’s home Premier League match against Huddersfield Town. Tottenham Hotspur can consolidate their place in the top four of the Premier League should they overcome bottom side Huddersfield Town in Saturday’s early kickoff. The Lilywhites have won just one of their last six top-flight matches, though that solitary win came last time out as they earned a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace. After seeing off Palace in the first official match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and following that up with a 1-0 win against Manchester City in the Champions League, Spurs are now aiming to make it three from three at their new home. Ahead of this weekend’s clash in North London, Sports Mole looks at how Mauricio Pochett...

Champions League Team of the Week – Roberto Firmino, Son Heung-min, Frenkie de Jong

Sports Mole selects its Champions League team of the week for the first legs of the quarter-finals, including Roberto Firmino, Son Heung-min and Frenkie de Jong. A star-studded quarter-final stage of the Champions League began this week with eight European heavyweights doing battle to give themselves a first-leg advantage in the race to reach the last four. Tottenham Hotspur made it two wins from two at their brand new stadium with a 1-0 victory over domestic rivals Manchester City, although it was not all good news for the North Londoners as they lost Harry Kane to a serious-looking ankle injury. Barcelona are in the driving seat against Manchester United courtesy of a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, giving them a crucial away goal to take back to the Camp Nou next week despite not being at thei...

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