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Les Ferdinand backs 'honest' Harry Kane after goal controversy

Les Ferdinand backs 'honest' Harry Kane after goal controversy

Brighton and Hove Albion's confidence-boosting home draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday can be a platform to push for Premier League survival, captain Bruno has said.

Spurs face a defining game in their season on Saturday (5.15pm) when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.

Spurs are eight points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea, though Antonio Conte's side have a game in hand.

After a dismal first half, Harry Kane's 26th league goal of the season in the 48th minute looked to have set up the north London side for a routine win.

Spurs' lead lasted just over two minutes though as Serge Aurier was penalised for a clumsy challenge on Jose Izquierdo and Gross tucked away the spot-kick.

"United are a big team and they'll do everything to win a trophy this season as well", Vertonghen said.

"At this moment it's hard to think of individuals and I'm quite sure there will be other clubs who will think they've had better value in individuals".

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No, a goal deflected off a defender was one more small sign that Kane finds a way to keep his numbers climbing, even when his game lacks dynamism.

Impressively, Pochettino's methods appear to be ever evolving as he gains experience operating at the top end of the Premier League. After a Saturday contest at Burnley, Brighton host Man United.

As for Sissoko, the Frenchman was on the ball quite frequently on Tuesday, but seemed to do very little with it; offering nearly no productivity in possession, and his performances over the last two years certainly do not reflect the £35m Spurs paid for him.

We are staying up rang around the Amex Stadium at full time, but Pochettino was already in the press conference room fielding questions about his choice to rest players and the chance of ending Tottenham's seven-match losing runs in FA Cup semi-finals.

"In reality, you put Tottenham on the same level as the top four or top six because the last few years we have been there".

"But then you need the principal actors to deliver this idea and of course if you have better players, better quality... if you want a bigger house you need to pay what the market says".


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