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Hugo Lloris: 150th appearance in a Tottenham shirt and 50th clean sheet

Last evening, Spurs met Hull City in the PL and soundly beat them 3-0. It was Lloris’s 150th appearance in a Spurs shirt and his 50th clean sheet.

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Hugo Lloris pulls off STUNNING save to keep Tottenham hopes alive

He humbly plays it down, but Hugo Lloris was the hero last evening at BayArena during the scoreless Champions League match.

Lloris made a string of excellent stops last evening to deny Javier Hernandez and Bayer Leverkusen any form of victory. The Man of the Match goalie played a pivotal role in making sure that Leverkusen didn’t concede, but his finest moment was when he denied Hernandez from close range. The Frenchman spared no thought as he sprung across goal and with incredible cat reflexes, he managed to grab the ball and cling onto it to ensure that it did not cross the line. 

He was rightfully named Man of the Match, but he refused to take credit for his heroic efforts.

That’s a technology decision. Listen, you need a bit of luck in that kind of action. This time I could save this goal. It’s important. It’s a key moment but it’s not the only one

‘I prefer to be more positive because I think we did a great job altogether. We should have scored in the first half and the game would have been much different.

‘In two weeks, we will face them again. We need to be ready for this battle.’

Indeed, Spurs should’ve scored in the first half given that they were dominant. They still have a chance to redeem themselves, but they need to up their game if they’re serious about making it to the next round.

In the meantime, TAKE A BOW CAPTAIN!

*** Images and media via Spurs Twitter handle

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Masterclass performance from Spurs as they beat City 2-0

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Tottenham just put in a masterclass performance against Manchester City running away with a 2-0 victory at the White Hart Lane. Despite Kolarov scoring an own goal to put Spurs ahead in the 9th minute, it was all Spurs. City did improve in the 2nd half, but Spurs wouldn’t let them pass. Lloris was a tough wall to break while Bravo sometimes fumbled on the other end.

Dele Alli scored the winner in the 37th minute and Erik Lamela had his penalty save by Bravo in the 65th minute. It was a well-deserved performance from the boys in white at the lane and I am delighted for them. 

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With Lloris in goal, Spurs is now 13 league games UNBEATEN

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Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Premier League

The goalkeeper has a major part to play in Spurs being 13 games unbeaten this season, and Hugo Lloris is enjoying himself in goal.

A disappointing 0-0 draw against Chelsea at the Lane yesterday means that Spurs is still 5th in the PL ranking with 25 points. Kind of disappointed with this though.

Spurs controlled possession and dominated the first half, but they couldn’t finish their chances. Chelsea did not test Hugo Lloris until the 68th minute, when Lloris denied Hazard with a brilliant stop. Son had two excellent chances in the second half, but couldn’t convert them.

Man of the Match for me was Hugo Lloris because he was a monster in goal protecting his unbeaten record. Chelsea fans also felt the same way blaming Lloris for Chelsea not scoring. Hazard even called Lloris’ unreal save on him ‘Beautiful,’

Spurs is now 13 league games unbeaten which…

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Tottenham v Crystal Palace 1-0: Son and Lloris to the rescue!

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“You can see Son is happy at Spurs and his influence on the game – he can help the take team forward.”

Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace - Premier League

Spurs got everything right in the first half of this match and was eventually rewarded in the 68th minute.

Son made his PL debut for Spurs over the weekend and he did not let me down. He has integrated well into the team and I can see Spurs depending on him more as the season progresses. Cabaye was denied a scrumptious potential opener by the woodwork in the 65th minute. Lloris then made a match-winning save before Son found the back of the net for the winner in the 68th minute.

Lloris was my Man of the Match simply because his saves came up big for the team. He has now gone 278 minutes without conceding in the PL and Son has scored…

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Valbuena strikes late as France beat Portugal

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“Victory is always the best cure for losses,”

Didier Deschamps

Les Bleus clinched a well-deserved victory on Friday against Portugal with Mathieu Valbuena scoring a sublime free kick in the 85th minute. Watching Portugal play was like watching Master (Dominant) and Servant (Submissive) with the Portuguese being the servants. They were pretty poor although Rui kept France out of goal for as long as he could.

Nabil Fekir was handed his first debut with Les Bleus, but things turned bad in the 12th minute when he clutched his thigh and had to limp out of action. It was pretty painful to watch. This was his 5th cap and he is very promising. I wish him a speedy recovery. Cristiano’s only chance at goal was a free kick which Hugo Lloris parried away. Anthony Martial was handed his debut in the second half.

I am delightful for this…

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That outstanding one-handed save and a clean sheet

Spurs played away to West Brom and came away with a 3-0 victory thanks to a brace by Kane and a goal by Eriksen. This scoreline also gave Lloris his 6th clean sheet of the PL this season.

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In the 30′ when Spurs was 2-0 up, Lloris made an unreal save from James Morrison! He dove at full length to tip the ball over the bar before tipping Yacob’s goalbound shot away to safety.

Watch that unrealness here:

https://twitter.com/SpursVines_/status/561546722846208001

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Lloris the Man as Spurs hold United at the Lane

“Hugo is one of the best keepers in the world, it’s nothing new.”

– Mauricio Pochettino

Hugo Lloris came up HUGE for Spurs against Manchester United at the Lane. The goalie frustrated United and made some very decent saves. Right now, I have no words to describe his performance. Let’s just say had it not been for him, Spurs would have lost 3/4-0.

Spurs are now unbeaten in their last 5 matches against United.

Lloris was a Trending Topic on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/search?q=Lloris&src=tren&lang=en

And this is my save of the match:

https://twitter.com/138dotcom/status/549201054567780352

It says a lot when your goalie is awarded the BT Sport’s Man of the Match award. He can’t be single handedly saving his team’s skin almost every game. He surely deserves better. Much better than what he’s getting at the moment.

STAT ATTACK!

Hugo Lloris is the goalkeeper who made the most saves in the Premier League this season.

Well, there you have it.

Lloris in action against United:

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Phil Jones looks on from the floor as his header is palmed over the line by Hugo Lloris, but the goal was disallowed for offside

Lloris pulls off another stunning one-handed save to deny Ashley Young, whose shot was curling dangerously towards the far corner

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Hugo Lloris - Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League

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Lloris picks up clean sheet as side plays to disappointing draw

It was Lloris v Palace.

Spurs just played a disappointing game against Crystal Palace at the Lane and came away with a 0-0 draw. Soldado had a chance to put Spurs ahead in the first half, but Palace had the better chances and would have won 3-0 had it not been for Lloris’ saves.

Lloris was the man of the match as he collected his 4th clean sheet of the season. His defense needs to be called out for their so-call skills. I think the team needs a major revamp and Levy should bring in some passionate (hard to find, but worth a try) players in January who has winning in their DNA.

Federico Fazio goes up for a header

After the game, Lloris told Spurs TV:

“It was a tough game. Palace were strong but we didn’t find solutions. We didn’t find space and were slow with the ball. We have to keep going as there are a lot of games coming up.” 

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