Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea: Players should walk off in response to racism’, says Gary Neville

Players should be “empowered” to walk off the pitch in response to racist abuse, according to Gary Neville. Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger reported being targeted by monkey chants during the second half of Sunday’s 2-0 win at Tottenham. Former England defender Neville said: “Maybe we have to empower the players to walk off the pitch and stop the entertainment while it is happening. “We have a racism problem in the Premier League in England.” Following Rudiger’s complaints, there were three stadium announcements saying that “racist behaviour among spectators is interfering…

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard out-manouevred his one-time mentor Jose Mourinho – but a comfortable win at Tottenham was overshadowed by alleged racist behaviour aimed at visiting defender Antonio Rudiger.

Rudiger was involved in the second-half incident that saw Tottenham’s Son Heung-min sent off. The striker was dismissed, following a video assistant referee review, for raising his boot in a clash with the German centre-back near the touchline. Shortly afterwards, Rudiger, 26, appeared to gesticulate that he had received racist abuse from Spurs fans. Chelsea drew the incident to the attention of referee Anthony Taylor and three subsequent announcements were made over the public address system warning that racist behaviour among spectators was interfering with the game. The match was…

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Football gossip: Ozil, Pogba, Ancelotti, Ibrahimovic, Havertz

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has signed a new contract with the club until 2023. The 30-year-old centre-back’s deal puts an end to speculation over his future, which had grown as his previous contract – which was set to expire at the end of this season – continued to wind down. Alderweireld’s decision comes just a month after Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as the club’s head coach. “I’m very, very happy,” Alderweireld told Spurs TV. “I think no words can describe another couple of years here at Spurs. “There’s no…

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Mourinho hopes to face Bayern again in ‘proper match’

Jose Mourinho said he would relish Tottenham Hotspur facing Bayern Munich further down the line in a ‘proper’ Champions League game despite his side losing 3-1 in Bavaria on Wednesday in their final group game. Bayern outplayed a much-changed Tottenham side to make it six wins out of six in Group B with goals coming from Kingsley Coman, Thomas Mueller and Philippe Coutinho. Last season’s beaten finalists Tottenham, who had already qualified for the last 16 as runners-up to a rampant Bayern, left out Harry Kane and Dele Alli, while…

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Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United condemned former manager Jose Mourinho to defeat on his return to Old Trafford and ended Tottenham’s three-match winning streak under the Portuguese.

Rashford beat Tottenham keeper Paulo Gazzaniga at his near post after six minutes after the ball had broken to the England forward off Davinson Sanchez. Then, after a long wait for a VAR check, Rashford kept his nerve to convert a penalty four minutes after the break, once it had been ruled the striker had been fouled by Moussa Sissoko. Dele Alli had equalised with a brilliant goal at the end of the first half but United were good value for their victory after creating a number of excellent chances…

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Man Utd v Tottenham: What awaits Jose Mourinho on Old Trafford return?

Jose Mourinho returns to the Old Trafford dugout on Wednesday almost a year after his last appearance, for a 4-1 win over Fulham on 8 December 2018 that proved to be his last victory as Manchester United manager. Mourinho travels north with a Tottenham side re-energised since the departure of Mauricio Pochettino on 19 November, with three wins from three games, which has helped take them sixth in the Premier League. England midfielder Dele Alli in particular appears to have been transformed by Mourinho’s arrival. In contrast, his old club…

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Tottenham survive scare to make last 16 on Mourinho’s home bow

Jose Mourinho survived a huge scare on his home debut as Tottenham Hotspur manager as his side came from 2-0 down to beat Olympiakos 4-2 and reach the last 16 of the Champions League. The Greek champions blew a huge chance to give themselves a shot at reaching the knockout stages after scoring twice in the first 20 minutes through Youssef El Arabi and Ruben Semedo. Dele Alli pounced on a horrible defensive mistake to breathe new life into Spurs before the break and a second half double from Harry…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic move to Tottenham makes ‘no sense’ – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Tottenham “doesn’t make sense” because he has the “best striker in England” in Harry Kane. Ibrahimovic, who played for Mourinho at Inter Milan and Manchester United, is available after his two-year spell at LA Galaxy ended. The new Tottenham manager said he has “more than a connection” with the former Sweden forward. But he said: “Amazing player, amazing guy, but I would say no chance.” Mourinho, appointed Tottenham manager last Wednesday after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, added: “We have the best striker…

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Jose Mourinho: Harry Kane believes new manager can win help Tottenham win trophies

Tottenham captain Harry Kane believes new manager Jose Mourinho can end the club’s 11-year wait for a trophy. Mourinho succeeded the sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday and won 3-2 at West Ham on Saturday in his first game. The Portuguese has won 20 major trophies, but Tottenham are without one since securing the League Cup in 2008. “The gaffer’s won at every club he’s gone to – there’s no hiding away from that,” said Kane, who went to see Pochettino at home after his sacking. “I’ve made it clear that…

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Gareth Bale should rejoin Tottenham Hotspur, says ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes a return to Tottenham Hotspur would be the ideal solution to Gareth Bale’s troubles in Spain. Calderon expects Bale, 30, to be booed at the Bernabeu after he celebrated Wales’ Euro 2020 qualification behind a flag saying “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order”. Calderon says if Bale knew what was written on the flag it was “childish”. Moving to Spurs “would be a good solution for everyone”, added Calderon. Former Real manager Jose Mourinho has succeeded Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs manager and Calderon…

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