This was a good result for the young Spurs side who adapted their game to the physically tough start after seeing Oduwa carried off. In the second half they gradually got on top as the home side's changes lost them some of their cutting edge. As with the game at Peterborough, Spurs learnt to take the hits and continue playing their own game. The season for the U-21s starts with a home game against Everton on Monday 10th August at Hotspur Way followed by a trip to Manchester City on the Friday. Before that the U-18 academy side will open their season with a home game against Brighton at Hotspur Way on Saturday.
Jan Vertonghen suffers due to EPL goals panel decisions
I am indebted to my good friend (and ace statistician) Declan Mulcahy, who has brought to my attention the following decisions by the Premier League which affect goal-scoring records for 2014-15:-
"Stoke City’s third goal against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 9th May 2015 was in fact an own goal (Jan Vertonghen) and has therefore not been credited to Mame Biram Diouf.
Tottenham Hotpur’s first goal against Sunderland on Saturday 17th January 2015 was in fact an own goal (John O’Shea) and has therefore not been credited to Jan Vertonghen.
Vertonghen has been very unlucky. This season he lost two goals against Sunderland one to the Goals Accreditation Committee and one to an incorrect offside decision. The same committee also credited Stoke's third goal as an own goal to him.
In September 2012 they also took away that wonderful goal from him after two minutes at Old Trafford and recorded it as an Evans' own goal."
My records have been amended to the best of my ability.
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