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A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at the KC Stadium

Stoke’s players enjoy beating Spurs at the weekend in their own inimitable fashion

James Lawton: Potteries robots lack rhythm of real football

The Stoke City fashioned with ferocious application by their manager, Tony Pulis, have so many admirable qualities it is not an easy thing to say, but say it one must. Their victory over Tottenham, apart from being almost entirely the result of some of the most egregiously wretched match officiating we are ever likely to see, was a triumph for anti-football. Indeed, in terms of natural justice, it wasn't very far from a street mugging.

Stoke’s players enjoy beating Spurs at the weekend in their own inimitable fashion

James Lawton: But for the referee, Spurs would have outshone Robots of the Potteries

Can anyone say watching Stoke City on a regular basis has much of an edge on root-canal work?

Chris Hoy has been mistaken on Twitter for referee Chris Foy

Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy receives abuse from Tottenham fans

One is a four-time Olympic champion and a face of the 2012 Games and the other a Premier League referee - but it appears some football fans are having trouble telling them apart.

Striker Darren Bent was unable to make an impact for Aston Villa against his old club Spurs

Herd urges Villa to get show on road with win at Swansea

Chris Herd has called on his Aston Villa team-mates to bounce back from their disappointing performance against Tottenham Hotspur by claiming their first away win of the season at Swansea City on Sunday.

The Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp, looks on last night during his side's comfortable victory against Aston Villa

Redknapp eases back on the crest of a wave

Tottenham manager returns after heart op with scarcely a stressful moment or cross word

Emmanuel Adebayor deal on as Tottenham give way

Emmanuel Adebayor is believed to be on his way to Tottenham after the club agreed to pay a larger chunk of his £170,000-a-week wages than had been first suggested. The Manchester City striker is reported to be having a medical at the club today ahead of the move.

Tottenham confirm talks over Emmanuel Adebayor

Harry Redknapp is hoping Emmanuel Adebayor will become the latest ex-Arsenal player to move to bitter rivals Tottenham after confirming today that negotiations over a loan move for the striker are underway.

Manchester City see £38m Sergio Aguero as answer to Carlos Tevez problem

Mancini pursues Atletico star to reduce over-reliance on club captain after move to Corinthians falls apart

Tottenham reveal interest in Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed an interest in signing Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Emmanuel Adebayor says Manchester City hierarchy not 'man enough'

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has accused the club's hierarchy of not being "man enough" to tell him he is not wanted.

Fair-play rules mean we can't break the bank, admits Mancini

Manchester City manager says club cannot play '£10m more' than everyone else for players this summer

Emmanuel Adebayor will consider transfer to Tottenham

Emmanuel Adebayor would still consider a move to Tottenham this summer despite claiming to have been targeted by "racist" chanting from Spurs fans during last month's Champions League quarter-final.

Holloway upset after having to break up feuding players

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway had to intervene in a row between DJ Campbell and Charlie Adam following Saturday's draw at Tottenham. The pair had argued over penalty-taking duties during the match and Holloway revealed that their dispute continued after the game.

Miracles can happen, insists Bale as he urges Spurs to go all-out attack

Tottenham need to throw caution to the wind tonight in a bid to overturn Madrid's 4-0 lead from the first leg
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