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ES | Tottenham vs Stoke City

ES | Tottenham vs Stoke City

    A frantic end to the half as Mason races onto Kane's pass and tries to place his effort under Butland but the goalkeeper, once again, is equal to the strike.
    8/15/2015 2:46:17 PM
    GOAL: Chadli doubles Tottenham's lead moments before the interval!
    8/15/2015 2:46:42 PM
    Davies breaks down the left flank and is first to a hopeful ball over the top, the Welshman hooks it back across goal and Chadli is there to slot home into the bottom left hand corner.
    8/15/2015 2:48:18 PM
    HALF TIME: Spurs have been on top for the majority of the game, but Stoke have threatened throughout. That late goal from Chadli will be a timely boost for Pochettino's men. It might just take the wind out of the visitors' sails.
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    KICK OFF: Tottenham get us back under way for the second half.
    8/15/2015 3:02:38 PM
    46 mins: Quiet opening exchanges after the break. Neither side has decided to make a change and it's Stoke who need to make something happen. Davies goes into the book for a crunching tackles of Walters.
    8/15/2015 3:05:36 PM
    49 mins: Davies clips a ball forward to Chadli, who flicks it on into the path of Eriksen. The midfielder reaches the byline before taking a moment to take stock of the situation. Bodies pour forward but the Dane's cross is too close to Butland, who punches it clear. Cracking build up play.
    8/15/2015 3:08:37 PM
    52 mins: That should have been three for Spurs. Chadli slips past Whelan in midfield and dinks a delicious ball across goal. Kane is there to meet it, but Butland pulls off another superb save. That would have flown in for Kane last season.
    8/15/2015 3:10:31 PM
    57 mins: Spurs are pushing for the third. Kane is coming into the game more and getting a chance to run at the Stoke defence, who have pushed higher up the pitch. Van Ginkel goes off for Ireland. Walters is replaced by Joselu.
    8/15/2015 3:16:18 PM
    60 mins: Arnautovic stings Lloris' fingertips with a fierce drive but the Frenchman gets down quickly and, crucially, holds onto the ball. 
    8/15/2015 3:20:10 PM
    64 mins: Pochettino makes his first change of the afternoon and Kane is off for Lamela. Chadli goes up top for the hosts. The Englishman can't be accused of a lack of trying but nothing much came off for him today.
    8/15/2015 3:21:30 PM
    69 mins: Arnautovic wastes a set piece opportunity for Stoke after rifling his cross way over the ball. The visitors need to make more off moments likes that.
    8/15/2015 3:26:48 PM
    70 mins: Dembele, who has been full of running today, break through a challenge in midfield and launches a long-range strike at goal but Butland beats it away to safety.
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    73 mins: Davies does well to flick Ireland's inviting cross away for a corner, but it comes to nothing. Mark Hughes cuts a frustrated figure on the sidelines. He's staring down the barrel of a second successive defeat, but his side haven't played too badly.
    8/15/2015 3:34:48 PM
    GOAL: Arnautovic scores from the spot!
    8/15/2015 3:35:45 PM
    Alderweireld is judged to have hauled down a Stoke player on the edge of the box and the referee points to the spot. Arnautovic tucks the ball home into the bottom right hand corner to breathe a new lease of life into Stoke.
    8/15/2015 3:36:57 PM
    80 mins: Stoke have got the bit between their teeth now. Spurs need to take the sting out of the game and settle themselves down for a couple of minutes.
    8/15/2015 3:38:19 PM
    GOAL: Diouf nods in the equaliser from close range.
    8/15/2015 3:40:16 PM
    83 mins: You can't say it hasn't been coming. Spurs have been rattled since the penalty and have now been punished for it. Diouf drifts into head home from close range and the visitors are level.
    8/15/2015 3:41:03 PM
    87 mins: It's Stoke who are pushing for the winner. Diouf races away on the right and crosses the ball, but Vertonghen slides back to deflect it away for a corner.
    8/15/2015 3:45:51 PM
    90 mins: Adam comes on for Arnautovic and there will be four minutes for Spurs to save their blushes.
    8/15/2015 3:48:08 PM
    91 mins: Eriksen finds himself in a dangerous position on the edge of the box, shimmies inside and attempts to shoot but Diouf is back there to tackle the Danish midfielder. That's epitomised the visitors' determination today.
    8/15/2015 3:51:13 PM
    FULL TIME: Tottenham 2 - 2 Stoke City
    8/15/2015 3:51:47 PM
    AVB mark two chants one disgruntled Spurs fan as he leaves his seat. Harsh?
    8/15/2015 3:52:24 PM
    Disappointing result for Spurs, who should have had this one sewn up. Stoke will be delighted with the point.
    8/15/2015 3:54:57 PM
    One point from two games is not the end of the world, but it's the same old problems that are coming back to haunt Spurs. Njie's arrival can't come quick enough They cannot simply rely on Kane alone if a top-four challenge is to be maintained.
    8/15/2015 3:55:47 PM
    Stoke's travelling fans are, understandably, delighted. That will feel like a win and then some. It's back to the drawing board for Spurs but the same old question remains, can Tottenham finish in the top four?
    8/15/2015 4:03:05 PM
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    That concludes our live coverage at White Hart Lane this afternoon. But Standard Sport will bring you all the reaction from north London as soon as it is with us.
    8/15/2015 4:05:53 PM
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