Sport Theo Walcott is stretchered off the pitch during the match against Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs supporters rejoiced at the news to which some Arsenal fans reportedly responded with anti-Semitic comments

Roberto Soldado and Christian Eriksen celebrate after the Spaniard scores for Tottenham against Stoke City

Manchester United v Tottenham: Christian Eriksen admits his happiness with Spurs' attacking philosophy under Tim Sherwood

Spurs used a slow and patient style under Andre Villas-Boas but the Danish midfielder admits he sees no reason why they can't play with an attacking impetus under the new manager

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham competes with Jon Walters of Stoke City

Tottenham 3 Stoke City 0: Striker Jon Walters criticises fixture list that had Potters travelling 700 miles in three days

Stoke were battered 5-1 in Newcastle before travelling down to London for the 3-0 defeat to Spurs

Tim Sherwood has been dismissed by some for his lack of experience but has excelled working with Spurs’ Under-21 side and oversaw an excellent win at Southampton on Sunday

New Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has 'no fear', claims Harry Redknapp

It was Redknapp who brought Sherwood back to the club in 2008

Adebayor thanks the man upstairs - not Daniel Levy in this instance

Tottenham analysis: Emmanuel Adebayor enlivens fresh attacking formation - but defence remains broken

Striker on the scoresheet on return - but he can't stop Spurs losing to West Ham

Andre Villas-Boas on the touchline during Spurs' 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool

Andre Villas-Boas sacked: Former Tottenham manager could never extract the required spark from his players

Andre Villas-Boas pays price for failing to strike the right balance

Andre Villas-Boas smiles as his side defeat Gus Poyet's Sunderland

Sunderland 1 Tottenham 2 match report: John O’Shea error lifts gloom for Andre Villas-Boas

Own goal and Paulinho strike seal second win in a row for under-pressure Tottenham manager

Eye on the ball: Andros Townsend

England v Germany: Test for Andros Townsend as he looks to fulfil a childhood World Cup dream

One of the attractions of football for those who merely observe it is the way in which the fortunes of teams, managers and individual players can change so swiftly. For those directly involved, the transformation from despair to euphoria and vice-versa has to be dealt with in a mature manner, which is one reason why Andros Townsend of Tottenham and England comes across as wiser than his 22 years.

Andros Townsend

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend targets more goals to ensure place at World Cup 2014

The winger has made an impression on the national side since breaking into the team

Hodgson has nine men unavailable from what is his likely first-choice squad

England expected to attack from the start against Poland

Manager, Roy Hodgson, wants positive start to calm nerves of players and spectators

FC Basle winger Mohamed Salah has emerged as a transfer target for Tottenham

Transfer news: Tottenham could continue spending with January move for FC Basle winger Mohamed Salah - reports

Spurs have already spent over £100m thanks to the money generated from the sale of Gareth Bale, and they are reported to be interested in the 21-year-old Egyptian

A view of the game between Tottenham and West Ham

Mousa Dembele says Tottenham must win 'small games', such as the defeat to West Ham

Spurs were shocked 3-0 at White Hart Lane at the weekend

Jack Wilshere with Arsene Wenger

Premier League: Arsenal v Tottenham match preview

A look ahead to the final match of the weekend in the Premier League at The Emirates

Transfer news: Tottenham will try to sign defender Vlad Chiriches before transfer deadline reveals Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas confirmed today that Tottenham Hotspur will move to sign the Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches from Steau Bucharest before the transfer deadline on Monday, after his side beat Swansea City 1-0 at White Hart Lane.

Michael Laudrup

Europa League: Swansea manager Michael Laudrup wary of 'unknown' Petrolul Ploiesti

The Welsh side play at home in the first leg

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway could face action after criticising referee following Crystal Palace defeat to Tottenham

Holloway appeared to suggest his side hadn't been treated fairly

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