Spurs power four past Stoke for the second successive season to maintain unbeaten start

Spurs power four past Stoke for the second successive season to maintain unbeaten start
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Stoke City
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Tottenham Hotspur
Stoke City: Given; Cameron, Shawcross, M. Indi, Pieters; Whelan (Bojan, min. 67), Allen, Imbula (Adam, min. 71); Walters, Bony, Arnautovic.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (C); Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Wanyama (Lamela, min. 55); Eriksen (Sissoko, min. 78), Alli, Son; Kane (Janssen, min. 73).
SCORE: 0-1, min. 41, Son. 0-2, min. 56, Son. 0-3, min. 59, Alli. 0-4, min. 70, Kane.
REFEREE: Anthony Taylor (ENG). Booked - Whelan (min. 7), Arnautovic (min. 34), Wanyama (min. 45+1), Sissoko (min. 90), Adam (90+1)
INCIDENTS: Premier League match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur, held at the Bet365 Stadium

I have been Brandon Sayer and that brings to an end to today's live Premier League match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur. I hope you have enjoyed our coverage and until next time have a good evening.

For Stoke, their poor start to the season continues as they now only have one points from four games. It's also a problem that they are conceding lots of goals.

Well in the end it was a romp for Pochettino's side as they once again powered four past Stoke away from home. Son scored a brace while Alli and Kane added the other goals. The win means that Spurs have taken eight points from four games.

90+4' - The referee blows his whistle to bring an end to the second half. Stoke City 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur.

90+1' - The referee decides to add on four minutes at the end of the second half. Adam receives a yellow card for a late tackle.

90' - Sissoko receives a yellow card for a trip on a Stoke player who was on the break.

78' - Spurs substitution: Eriksen is replaced by Moussa Sissoko.

73' - Spurs substitution: Kane is replaced by Vincent Janssen.

71' - Stoke substitution: Imbula is replaced by Charlie Adam.

70' - Goal for Spurs! They are now running riot as Kane scores his first goal of the season. More brilliance from Eriksen and Son sets up Kane up and he confidently slotted the ball home to show he can still score goals. Stoke have been dreadful.

67' - Stoke substitution: Whelan is replaced by Bojan.

59' - Goal for Spurs! What a fantastic team goal that was as Alli makes it three for the visitors. Stoke had a corner but it was cleared and in the blink of an eye the ball was down the other end and Walker played a beautiful cross into the box for Alli to tap the ball home. Is that game over for Stoke?

56' - Goal for Spurs! It's the same combination for the goal once again for the visitors as Eriksen played in Son inside the box and the winger smashed the ball into the net. The away supporters loved that.

55' - Tottenham Hotspur substitution: Wanyama is replaced by Erik Lamela.

53' - The ball drops to Shawcross in the box from acorner, and but the defender dragged his effort just wide of the far post. It was the first real chance of the game for the hosts.

48' - The visitors almost double their lead straight away in the second half as Eriksen had a shot which was saved onto the post by Given. The home side need to lift themselves quickly or else Spurs will punish them.

46' - The referee blows his whistle to begin the second half. Game on!

It was a very fiesty affair between the two sides in the first half with not many chances. Spurs though did manage to create the best of the game and they scored from it as Son on his first start of the season guided the ball into the net to give Pochettino's side a precious lead at half time. Stay tuned as we bring you the second half live in a few minutes time.

45+3' - The referee blows his whistle to bring an end to the first half. Stoke City 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur.

45+1' - Wanyama receives a yellow card for a late tackle on Allen.

45' - The referee has decided to add on three minutes at the end of the first half.

41' - Goal for Spurs! A brilliant passing moves ends with Eriksen beating his man on the right hand side and he produced a lovely pull back into the path of Son who just guided the ball home past Given. The visitors made their best period of play count.

34' - Marko Arnautovic receives a yellow card for diving. The decision leaves Mark Huges raging so much so that Anthony taylor sends him to stands.

31' - Son drives in from the left, Arnautovic sprints back to intercept. However, the ball runs to Alli, free in the box, and he inexplicably drags his effort wide from eight yards out. Should be doing better there.

26' - Finally a good passage of play from Spurs results in their first chance as Kane laid the ball of to Alli who in turn unleashed a fierce shot on goal that Shay Given had to do well with to keep it out.

20' - Very little service has been fothcoming for any of the frontmen on the pitch so far as both teams contiue to cancel each other out.

10' - Whelan hits a fantastic first time volley from 30 yards out towards goal but it was well blocked to take the ball wide or else that was flying into the net. That would have been a collectors item.

7' - The first yellow card of the game is awarded to Glenn Whelan for wrestling Alli to the ground after the midfielder was running with the ball on the break.

6' - The defences are well on top here at the minute as both teams struggle to create much early on.

1' - The referee blows his whistle to begin the game. Game on!

Tottenham Hotspur substitutes: Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Lamela, Sissoko, Janssen.

Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Lloris (C); Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Wanyama; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane.

Stoke City substitutes: Grant; Bardsley, Muniesa, Adam, Crouch, Bojan, Ramadan.

Stoke City starting XI: Given; Cameron, Shawcross, M. Indi, Pieters; Whelan, Allen, Imbula; Walters, Bony, Arnautovic.

The team news from the Bet365 Stadium is in. Stay tuned as we bring you the news next.

We'll have confirmed team news for you at around 14:00 BST but before that, stay with us as the build up to the game continues.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Vorm; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Wanyama; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane.

Predicted Stoke City starting lineup (4-3-3): Given; Bardsley, Shawcross, Cameron, Pieters; Allen, Imbula, Whelan; Diouf, Crouch, Arnautovic.

Ahead of the game, Pochettino has a few selection headaches as left-back Danny Rose will miss the game after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty. The good news though is that Hugo Lloris, who was injured during the 1-1 draw versus Everton in the opening game of the season, is fit and ready to return. Deadline day signing Moussa Sissoko is in line to make his debut for his new club and will be hoping to make a good impression for his new team.

In terms of injuries, Mark Hughes has a few concerns as Xherdan Shaqiri is out of the game with a calf injury while Jack Butland is also out after undergoing another ankle operation. There is also a few other players who will be assessed closer to the game due to the fact they came back late after being away on international duty. Wilfried Bony and Bruno Martins-Indi are in line to make their debuts after signing for the Potters on a busy deadline day for the club.

Stoke will be hoping Bony can hit the ground running for them | Photo: Getty
Stoke will be hoping new signing Bony can hit the ground running straight away for them | Photo: Getty

The visitors will be looking to produce the same kind of result they got here last season as they demolished the Potters 4-0. Harry Kane and Dele Alli both scored braces that day for Mauricio Pochettino's side who were trying to win the Premier League. The other fixture played at White Hart Lane last season between these sides finished 2-2.

Spurs, on the other hand, will be content with their start given that it could have been much worse. They started with a decent 1-1 draw away at Everton on the opening day of the season before defeating Crystal Palace at home the week after. Before the international break, Spurs got a 1-1 draw at home against Liverpool despite not playing well at all. The team want to finish as high up the table as they can so they must not get beat this weekend.

Stoke has always been a tough place for opposing teams to visit and they must start picking up points starting this weekend. The Potters started the season by getting a good point away at Middlesbrough before they were defeated heavily by Manchester City at home. They then lost to Everton just before the international break to leave them in a poor position in the table.

The Spurs players celebrate Alli's second goal against Stoke in April | Photo: Getty
The Spurs players celebrate Alli's second goal against Stoke in April | Photo: Getty

Now that the international break is over, the Premier League resumes with both these teams needing to win this game for very different reasons. Stoke need to get back on track after only taking one point from their opening three games which means they sit bottom of the table. Spurs, on the other hand, have taken five points from three games but know they must keep picking up three points in order to keep up with the other teams fighting for a top four place.

Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of the Premier League match held at the Bet365 Stadium between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur. Kick-off is set for 3:00BST, so stick with us until then as we build up to the game and get the confirmed team news.