were introduced to football.
Spurs really got their season up and running with another four nil thumping of the Stoke thugs at their own dump.
After four games last season Spurs had no wins and three draws, so far in what has seemed a slow start to this season they’re are unbeaten with two wins, five points better off and are a lot higher in the table.
And finally they look to be in gear.
Of course there was much howling and gnashing of teeth as Pochettino named Son Heung-min in the starting line up. Though most were confused in their anger as it was in place of Lamela.
Others were near suicidal at the thought of Rose not playing due an injury picked up with England.
Very early on this was shown to be misplaced as one of Rose’s crosses as his replacement Ben Davies got his head on a pile driver of a shot from Whelan. A block that many would ponce out of getting anywhere near.
On the other side Walker early on was showing us a defensive master class as he let attackers go by with ease while being lucky that they had gone offside.
There was some dodgy moments early on but Stoke soon ran out of ideas and should have been behind when Son was hacked down in the area. Dimwit ex-footballers on commentary really have no clue as to the laws of the game, as shown about their reactions to what constitutes a foul.
As per usual after being kicked by a Stoke player the Spurs player is then roundly booed by the locals, Troglodytes Brittanias or Troglodytes 365as now. Son of course would have the last laugh when he opened the scoring just before the break.
By then the should have already been ahead. Dele Alli played onside found himself all on his lonesome in the area before shanking a shocker wide of goal.
Shortly after one of the real highlights of the day was Mark Hughes throwing a strop after Arnautovic was booked for a pathetic dive. Hughes was dismissed to the stands where the Welsh windbag moaned for the rest of the game. A fraud.
When the opener came it came from Eriksen, who seems a new player now he’s got that bright, shiny new contract in his pocket. This is one thing that was really missing in those first games the Dane was on top form and his cross found Son, who positioned himself brilliantly, guiding the ball in with his outstretched leg.
It was the same combination for the second, this time though it was more Son than Eriksen. The Dane did produce a nice dink over the Stoke defender but Son’s finish was of the highest quality.
The Son haters went a bit quiet.
Of the ten goals the Korean has now scored for the club the first here was the sixth he’d scored that was the first for Spurs in the game. Half of them have been the winning goal. He scores important goals and while his second wasn’t the winner, nor an equaliser doubling the lead, early in the second half, was pretty important.
Stoke were gone after this, their aimless hoofing and clogging produced a corner from which Spurs scored the third. Clearing the lines, Eriksen to Lamela – who came of for Wanyama before Wanyama was sent off – onto Walker who actually kept running, didn’t stop and roll the ball under his foot before mishitting the cross, no he did it without thinking, found Alli who found the net this time.
The fourth came in November.
Well Harry Kane doesn’t score until November does he. On the 70th minute he bucked that trend. Some good build up saw Walker’s ball luckily rebounding to Eriksen, his cross was missed completely by Kane but when Son knocked it across the face of goal from the other side there was Kane to tap in his first goal for years.
It was the icing on the cake. The cherry on top of that would have been Janssen’s first but that didn’t come. Neither did Sissoko’s but he came close, hitting the woodwork. Just had to take the consolation that the late introduction of Charlie Adam didn’t result in any Spurs injuries…