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  • Harry Kane scores twice and Tottenham net four second-half goals to get back to winning ways with an emphatic defeat of sorry Stoke at Wembley Stadium
  • It is the fourth time in a row that the hapless Potters have conceded four or more times against Spurs, who avoid their first five-match winless league run since 2012
  • Asmir Begovic saves Christian Benteke's stoppage-time penalty as Bournemouth, thanks to a brace from Jermain Defoe, claim a draw in four-goal thriller against Crystal Palace
  • Burnley move to within one point of the Champions League places after Scott Arfield's first-half goal sinks Watford, who saw Marvin Zeegelaar sent off for a foul on Steven Defour
  • Swansea move off the foot of the table after Wilfried Bony's late strike secures a narrow win over fellow strugglers West Brom
  • Huddersfield halt a run of four straight losses as Steve Mounie's brace lifts the Terriers past Brighton
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15.00 GMT Premier League kick-offs

Burnley 1-0 Watford

Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth

Huddersfield 2-0 Brighton

Swansea 1-0 West Brom

Tottenham 5-1 Stoke

That is all from me, thanks for following along. Rhod Cannon is the man in the hotseat tomorrow for a bumper Sunday of Premier League action that includes both the Merseyside and Manchester derbies in addition to Southampton vs Arsenal.

Until then, it's goodbye.

Tottenham's resounding win sees them draw level on points with Arsenal and temporarily move above their north London rivals into fifth place before the Gunners travel to Southampton tomorrow.

Elsewhere, Arfield's first-half winner against 10-man Watford means that in-form Burnley, still seventh, are just a point adrift of the Champions League places.

Mounie's brace halts a run of four straight defeats for Huddersfield and lifts the Terriers above Brighton and into mid-table.

Swansea's win over West Brom coupled with that last-gasp penalty miss from Benteke means that Palace are back on the bottom. Stoke slide back closer towards the bottom three, while the Baggies are now level on points with 18th-place West Ham.


Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth

Engrossing late drama at Selhurst as Palace push for a winner before Bournemouth win a corner. Callum Wilson appeals for a penalty for handball before the referee finally blows the full-time whistle.

What a contest.


Benteke's casual effort is easily repelled by Begovic.


Burnley 1-0 Watford

Zaha earns another penalty for Palace in the 92nd minute after he is fouled by Charlie Daniels, who may have got something on the ball.

Milivojevic, who scored from the spot in the first half, is still on the pitch but Christian Benteke will take it.

Penalty to Crystal Palace


Huddersfield 2-0 Brighton

Swansea 1-0 West Brom


Tottenham 5-1 Stoke

Just the two minutes of added time for Stoke to endure.

I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that Tottenham could have had 10 goals today were it not for the exploits of Butland.

He denies Kane a hat-trick after good work from Lamela, who has shown some nice touches since coming on.

Kane fires wide for Tottenham before Pochettino sends on Llorente in place of the excellent Son.

The offside flag stays down as Vertonghen attempts a volley but gets nothing but fresh air. That would have counted, despite Stoke's protestations.

After a scramble in the West Brom six-yard box, Bony turns home his second goal in as many matches to put Swansea on the verge of a crucial three points at the Liberty Stadium.

What a massive result that would be for the under-fire Paul Clement.

Goal: Swansea 1-0 West Brom (Wilfried Bony)

Son weaves his way between Stoke defenders all too easily and only a terrific low save from Butland prevents Eriksen from making it six from about eight yards out.

Lloris completely misses a Stoke corner and that allows Shawcross to head in a consolation goal for the visitors. He has now netted at both ends.

Ryan Shawcross

Goal: Tottenham 5-1 Stoke (Ryan Shawcross)

Pochettino withdraws Winks in favour of Sissoko and Stoke replace Allen with Ibrahim Afellay.

Just before that latter sub, Jan Vertonghen made a great last-ditch tackle to deny Crouch. The pioneer of the robot needs just one more goal to become Stoke's all-time leading Premier League scorer.

Cameron replaces Shaqiri, who looked to have checked out of this game a while ago. He looks mightily miffed as he takes a seat on the Stoke bench.

Not for the first time today, Son leads a swift counter after Stoke lose possession at their own corner.

The visitors just stand around and watch as Eriksen strokes Tottenham's fifth goal of the afternoon beyond Butland. Absolutely pitiful.

Christian Eriksen

Goal: Tottenham 5-0 Stoke (Christian Eriksen)


Erik Lamela comes on to make just his second appearance in more than a year. Alli makes way.

Peter Crouch will also go up against one of his multitude of former clubs as he replaces Edwards.

Eriksen races down the Tottenham right. His low cross towards Son is knocked into the path of Kane by Edwards and the England striker slots his second goal of the afternoon past Butland.

Yet again Stoke have conceded four goals against Spurs. Putrid defending from the visitors today.

Harry Kane

Goal: Tottenham 4-0 Stoke (Harry Kane)

Dembele and Kane both let fly as Tottenham look to further hammer home their advantage.

Shaqiri then forces a fine point-blank stop from Lloris, who has had preciously little to do this afternoon.

Stoke struggle to clear their lines following the subsequent corner. Davies keeps the attack alive and plays a neat one-two with Eriksen before suppling a cross that is headed home by Kane from close range.

It's well and truly game over now. Are Stoke on their way to a fourth successive 4+ goal defeat at the hands of Spurs?

Harry Kane

Goal: Tottenham 3-0 Stoke (Harry Kane)

Kane almost makes it 3-0 after nearly taking advantage of some truly wretched goalkeeping from Butland.

Tottenham deservedly double their lead after Diouf fails to win a free-kick and Winks finds Alli, who shifts the ball behind Zouma for Son to score. That was a surging run from the South Korean, who exploited the space left by Edwards.

Very difficult to see how Stoke can come back from that.

Heung-Min Son

Goal: Tottenham 2-0 Stoke (Heung-Min Son)

Strong defending from Chelsea loanee Zouma to stop Alli in his tracks.

Stoke push forward and a Shaqiri free-kick is fired straight at Lloris by Shawcross at the back post.

The captain trying to make amends for his earlier own goal.

A Tottenham corner from the right ricochets around the six-yard box before being slammed over by Kane, who was offside.

Back underway in our feature game. No changes from either Pochettino or Hughes just yet.

Far from a classic at Wembley, where Tottenham have been firmly in the ascendancy after a scrappy opening. They should probably be out of sight already.

A flurry of late goals heading into the half-time break.

Palace complete a quick turnaround against Bournemouth courtesy of Dann before Defoe equalises with an absolutely tremendous effort. Think Marco van Basten against the Soviets at Euro 88.

In Lancashire, Arfield slots past Heurelho Gomes to give 10-man Watford a mountain to climb.

Still goalless at Swansea, where Jake Livermore came closest to opening the scoring at the wrong end after deflecting Tom Carroll's free-kick against the post.

Half-time scores

Burnley 1-0 Watford

Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth

Huddersfield 2-0 Brighton

Swansea 0-0 West Brom

Tottenham 1-0 Stoke

Goal: Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth (Jermain Defoe)

Goal: Crystal Palace 2-1 Bournemouth (Scott Dann)

Goal: Burnley 1-0 Watford (Scott Arfield)


Tottenham 1-0 Stoke

It seems that Mounie only deals in braces. The Benin striker heads past Mathew Ryan to double his tally and Huddersfield's lead over Brighton.

Goal: Huddersfield 2-0 Brighton (Steve Mounie)

Begovic guesses the right way but cannot keep out Milivojevic's firm effort. Palace back on level terms at Selhurst.

Goal: Crystal Palace 1-1 Bournemouth (Luka Milivojevic)

Referee Kevin Friend points to the spot after Wilfried Zaha is brought down by Asmir Begovic.

Luka Milivojevic steps up....

Penalty to Crystal Palace

No goals to speak of at Turf Moor just yet, but Watford have been reduced to 10 men shortly before half-time.

Dutch left-back Zeegelaar receives his marching orders for a foul on Steven Defour.

Red card: Marvin Zeegelaar (Watford)

A rare foray forward from Stoke comes to nothing as Allen's pass through to Diouf is collected by Lloris.

At the other end, Son smashes over on the volley after a defensive header from Shawcross.

Kane scored a 23-minute hat-trick the last time Tottenham met Stoke and will be left wondering how he did not open his account for the day there.

After a low pass from Son, the England talisman rolls Wimmer with ease before dragging a shot wide of the upright while one-on-one with Butland.

That was a glaring miss, particularly for someone of his calibre.

Close from Kane as he heads Son's cross-field ball wide of Butland's right-hand post.

Stoke will be very fortunate to get in at half-time trailing by just the one goal.

Stoke survive three corners in quick succession. Butland then berates his outfield teammates after Dembele takes advantage of the space afforded to him to rattle in a shot from long distance.


Wimmer fouls Alli and Butland dives low to his right to keep out a menacing free-kick from Eriksen. Son collects the rebound but is immediately flagged offside.

A woeful Stoke corner towards Shaqiri on the edge of the box is easily cut out and Spurs scamper up the other end with Liverpool-esque speed.

Son, ignoring Kane near the penalty spot, runs almost the length of the pitch before seeing a disappointing shot saved by the foot of Butland.

The sixth own goal of Shawcross' career gifts Tottenham the lead after a tame opening 20 minutes.

Son takes on Edwards down the left flank and delivers a low cross that skips up off Kurt Zouma before being inadvertently headed into his own net by the centre-back under pressure from Kane.

Desperately unlucky.

Ryan Shawcross

Goal: Tottenham 1-0 Stoke (Ryan Shawcross OG)

Joe Allen earns Stoke a corner off Dier and the ball is eventually gathered by Lloris, who quickly distributes it forward.

Spurs attack down the right flank but Shawcross is there to impressively repel another cross.

Huddersfield's record signing pops up at the back post to score his first goal since the opening day of the season after Chris Lowe's corner is headed on by Christopher Schindler.

Goal: Huddersfield 1-0 Brighton (Steve Mounie)

Spurs beginning to turn the screw a little at Wembley. Son cuts inside and forces a comfortable save from Jack Butland and Eriksen's whipped free-kick is emphatically headed clear by Ryan Shawcross.

Following a short-corner routine involving Junior Stanislas and Andrew Surman, veteran Bournemouth striker Defoe steers a low cross beyond Julian Speroni to notch the 200th league goal of his career.

Goal: Crystal Palace 0-1 Bournemouth (Jermain Defoe)

Xherdan Shaqiri doing his best to create an opening for Stoke. His deep, diagonal free-kick is headed back across goal by Mame Biram Diouf and caught by Hugo Lloris.

Tripper combines with Eriksen and 18-year-old Edwards, making just his second senior start for Stoke, turns the ball behind. The subsequent corner is cleared.

Not much to report in the opening few minutes between Tottenham and Stoke. Fairly scrappy stuff in front of scores of empty seats.

Off and running at Wembley. Tottenham have not gone five league games without a win since March 2012.

West Ham's shock lunchtime win over Chelsea has shaken things up a bit at the wrong end of the table with all of the bottom nine in action today.

David Moyes' side are now level on points with 17th-place West Brom...

Less than five minutes remaining until kick-off across today's mid-afternoon matches.


Hughes makes two alterations to the XI that started against Swansea, with former Spurs defender Kevin Wimmer and young Tom Edwards replacing Martins Indi and Peter Crouch.

The latter joins Cameron on the bench.

Eight changes in total from Spurs after that win over Apoel, with Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen and Kieran Trippier back in the starting XI after being completely rested in midweek.

Ben Davies, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen are also promoted from the bench as Michel Vorm, Serge Aurier, Juan Foyth, Sanchez, Moussa Sissoko, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Fernando Llorente all drop out.

Only Harry Winks, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son remain. Rose not in the matchday squad despite training on Thursday and Friday.


Official line-ups to come in just a couple of minutes. Stand by, folks.

Bruno Martins Indi was stretchered off against Swansea and Mark Hughes confirmed on Friday that the Dutch centre-back will miss up to eight weeks as the result of groin damage.

Stephen Ireland and Jese Rodriguez remain absent today, with the latter having made another trip back to Gran Canaria, where his infant son is still in hospital.

The Paris Saint-Germain loanee has also been internally disciplined by Stoke this week after leaving the bench early last weekend when it became clear he was not going to come on.

Versatile midfielder Geoff Cameron is now back in contention after being held out for several weeks due to the lingering effects of a concussion sustained during training.

Bruno Martins Indi

Tottenham are still without Victor Wanyama (knee) and Toby Alderweireld (hamstring), while Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez begins a three-match suspension after the club elected not to appeal his sending off for elbowing Richarlison in the second half of the 1-1 draw at Watford last weekend.

Danny Rose is expected to be available despite requiring stitches to a nasty cut above his eye sustained during Wednesday's Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia.

Pochettino said a few of his squad were dealing with knocks after that midweek game and it remains to be seen if anyone else will miss out.

Davinson Sanchez
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Good afternoon and welcome to IBTimes UK's continued live coverage of a hugely important weekend of Premier League football.

The lunchtime London derby between West Ham and Chelsea continues in Stratford and Newcastle host Leicester late on this evening, but here our attention fixes on five mid-afternoon kick-offs including Tottenham vs Stoke.

A run of four top-flight matches without a win has seen Spurs drop to sixth and 18 points behind leaders Manchester City, although, as Mauricio Pochettino has been eager to point out, they are actually only two points worse off than at the same stage last season - such has been the devastating form of Pep Guardiola's side. Regardless, they cannot allow themselves to become further cut adrift from the top four.

Making their first trip to Wembley Stadium - where Tottenham have dropped nine points already this term - since the 2011 FA Cup final is a Stoke outfit that will hope to avoid the ignominy of becoming the first team in English top-flight history to lose four consecutive matches against the same opponent by four or more goals.

Wembley Stadium
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The 13th-place Potters possess the second-leakiest defence in the division and their lowest-ever points tally after 15 matches of a Premier League season, although are looking to secure successive wins for the first time since January after coming from behind to beat Swansea 2-1 last weekend, a result that moved them six points clear of the relegation zone and sent Paul Clement's men to the bottom of the table.

Elsewhere today, Burnley and Sean Dyche's former employers Watford face-off at Turf Moor in a battle between two sides that currently sit seventh and eighth respectively after impressive opening halves of the season.

The clash between Swansea and Alan Pardew's West Brom in South Wales could arguably be dubbed as an early relegation six-pointer, while improving Crystal Palace, now unbeaten in four, can narrow the gap to their rivals with a win over Bournemouth at Selhurst Park.

There is also a meeting of two newly-promoted sides in West Yorkshire, where struggling Huddersfield take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

Stay tuned for all the latest team news and regular updates from around the grounds.