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Spurs travel to the Gtech Community Stadium as they prepare for life after Harry Kane

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Sunday 13 August 2023 16:25 BST
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<p>James Maddison on the ball for Tottenham</p>

James Maddison on the ball for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur gave new manager Ange Postecoglou a rollercoaster Premier League debut when they started life after Harry Kane with a 2-2 draw in their opening game at Brentford on Sunday.

New signing James Maddison, taking on departed captain Kane’s number 10 shirt, pulled the strings in midfield and provided two assists as Spurs took the lead, fell behind and came back for a point with all the goals in a lively first half.

Cristian Romero headed the visitors in front in the 11th minute, after a long VAR check for possible offside, but Bryan Mbeumo equalised 15 minutes later from the penalty spot and the Bees were 2-1 up in the 36th after a deflected Yoane Wissa shot.

Tottenham, who said farewell to Kane when the club’s record scorer signed for Bayern Munich on Saturday, then made it 2-2 in first-half stoppage time when Emerson Royal lashed in a pass from Maddison.

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It's relentless pressure from the away team now, as full-back Udogie arrives near the byline and cuts a ball into the danger zone, forcing Pinnock to make a hurried hack clear.

13 August 2023 15:43
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After Henry toys with Emerson out on the left flank, he rolls the ball back inside for Norgaard, who overhits his cross into the box; allowing Vicario to grab the ball without too much trouble.

13 August 2023 15:40
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SAVE! Spurs' dominance continues, as Richarlison tests Flekken with a stinging shot! The Brazilian striker runs through down the right side of the area, but can only thump his attempt straight at the Dutch stopper.

13 August 2023 15:38
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13 August 2023 15:35
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SHARP STOP! Flekken denies Son! Another Spurs corner is delivered by Maddison, and after Kulusevski then picks up the loose ball, the winger's deflected cross falls into the Tottenham's captain's path. However, his poerful strike at the bottom-left corner is saved!

13 August 2023 15:35
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DOUBLE SAVE! With their first attacking move of the second half, Brentford test Vicario twice! First, the goalkeeper pushes away a dangerous ball across the box; then, Damsgaard fails to connect fully with a shot from 15 yards and sees it stopped.

13 August 2023 15:32
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Richarlison applies more pressure to the Brentford back line, this time shutting down Collins inside the six-yard box and forcing the Irish defender to concede a corner. Spurs are on top at the start of this half.

13 August 2023 15:28
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Despite failing to set up for a clean strike from the right side of the area, Kulusevski tries his luck at goal. As a result, the winger's mishit shot trundles wide of the target.

13 August 2023 15:27
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Richarlison surges to the left byline, earning his team a corner by rebounding the ball off a Brentford defender. Form the set-piece, Ajer is forced to concede another corner-kick.

13 August 2023 15:26
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Maddison exchanges passes with Skipp outside the area, then sends in a tame low shot; Flekken makes a routine stop in the centre of his goal.

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