Sport The Portugal forward picked up a pass from Angel Di Maria on the left, cut inside and unleashed a powerful shot past home goalkeeper Stephan Andersen for his 21st league goal of the campaign

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema took Real Betis apart to give Real Madrid a resounding 5-0 win yesterday that put them level on 50 points with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga.

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?

Emmanuel Adebayor was controversially denied an equaliser

Stoke end Spurs run with controversial win

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Spurs claim record-equalling sixth successive win

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Redknapp eyes bigger prizes after Europa blow

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Stefanos Athanasiadis of PAOK scores their second goal against Spurs

Spurs beaten by 10-man PAOK Salonika

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Van der Vaart brace earns victory for Spurs

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Harry Redknapp urges Luka Modric to focus on Tottenham

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp hopes Luka Modric will soon be back to his best after managing to hold on to the playmaker despite strong interest from Chelsea this summer.

James Lawton: It's time to shut the transfer window anarchy and restore game's lost lustre

What we are left with is a strong case for one shortened window in the summer, when a club has had a season to assess its strength and needs and has a strategy based on vision and planning

Tottenham reject £40m Luka Modric bid from Chelsea

Tottenham yesterday turned down a £40million bid from Chelsea for wantaway midfielder Luka Modric, according to manager Harry Redknapp.

Luka Modric staying at Tottenham insists Harry Redknapp

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists there is no chance of Luka Modric leaving the club before the transfer deadline passes tonight.

Ledley King fears late drama in Luka Modric transfer saga

Ledley King hopes Tottenham are not involved in another transfer deadline drama concerning Luka Modric.

Redknapp: We need fresh faces

Harry Redknapp has called on Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to deliver him the signings he thinks can lift the club in the wake of the draining Luka Modric transfer saga.

Modric ordered to play after possible move to Chelsea 'turns his head'

Luka Modric was ordered to play in Tottenham's 5-1 thrashing by Manchester City at White Hart Lane yesterday after telling Harry Redknapp less than an hour before kick-off that "his head wasn't right".

Four-goal Dzeko gives a slick finish to City's brilliance

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