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.
Hugo Lloris was forced off with a hamstring injury earlier today in Tottenham’s 2016/17 season premiere against Everton. Lloris was subbed off late in the first half with Michel Vorm replacing him. The Frenchman had conceded his first goal of the season as Everton went ahead in the 6th minute. The game eventually finished 1-1.
Wishing Lloris a speedy recovery and all the best to Spurs this season.
Last evening I left work early with Spurs v Aston Villa on my mind because it was going to be Lloris’ tenth unbeaten game this season in the PL. It’s a shame he doesn’t have enough clean sheets to show for it! Anyway, the rain ended up falling heavily forcing me to seek shelter, but I made it home in time for the second half.
I was delighted when I saw Spurs was 2-0 up and I was rooting for a clean sheet, but that soon disappeared when Ayew scored thanks to a deflection. However, Kane scored in the 90th plus minute and it was 3-1 all Spurs. This victory takes the sneaky team to 5th place with 20 points.
Watch Spurs. They’ll be the ones sneaking through the backdoor when no one is paying attention.
Yesterday, I sat down to watch Bournemouth v Spurs and I came away with a satisfying feeling after watching their scrumptious display. 5-1 on the road! Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick and Dembele and Lamela also scored. Lloris pulled off a few brilliant saves to help save the day.
This beautiful victory means that Hugo Lloris now remains the only undefeated goalie in the PL. Although this is a fantastic stat for the goalie, Spurs still have a lot to answer and account for seeing that they could have been in the top 4 had they not been delinquent in some of their important games. The own goal that Kane scored against Swansea cost them the full 3 points and they failed to score against Liverpool when it really mattered. 5 draws out of 9 games may look good on paper, but it’s not especially when this team has so much potential.
Spurs currently sit in the 6th place on the table with 17 points, but the coast is not clear and they need to work on their goal difference.
Lloris v Bournemouth:
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