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Sainsbury deflection gives Spurs Champions League lifeline

07 November 2018

Harry Kane inspired a turnaround in the final 12 minutes to transform Tottenham's Champions League outlook as they beat PSV 2-1 to move to within three points of second-placed Inter.

The match is on Tuesday 6 November with kick-off at 8pm at Wembley.

Both sides have just one point from three matches and will be looking to close the gap on leaders Barcelona (nine points) and Inter Milan (six points) who play each other at the San Siro today.

"It's s***", Van Bommel said of the pitch. Spurs have conceded early against Barcelona and Liverpool this season, and were 1-0 down before two minutes had been played against PSV.

"I understand, I like it because after almost five years I think it's the first time that they've been critical of me and didn't agree with me, but in the end [it ended] 2-1", Pochettino told reporters with a laugh. Tottenham overtook us at home, they were really in charge of the field and that does not happen often in our stadium.

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"We had Barcelona, Inter and Spurs so it was a very hard group". But we have speed, width and strength: "we have to try to use that".

"We were right when we signed him because we believed in him and we knew him from Southampton".

Both sides now sit on one point in the group while Barcelona sit top with nine and Inter in second with six. His deliveries were generally poor, though and both Spurs goals came after he had been substituted. Ryan Thomas is the long-term injury absentee.

Dembele (ankle) joins injured absentees Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose and suspended goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Can PSV get a victory?

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Tottenham vs PSV kicks off at 8pm tonight. Van Bommel's side looked scared against the Premier League side and could hardly cause them any problems.

The hosts dusted themselves down and the chances soon racked up for them to have turned the game around by the half-hour mark. They will be relying on a tight defence, but Schwaab and Viergever struggled with Kane two weeks ago and he will once again fancy his chances of scoring. We're in good form.

A Wembley official inspected the ground on Monday afternoon and deemed in good enough condition to allow PSV to train on it, as per Champions League rules.

Dele Alli had an effort cleared off the line, Christian Eriksen's deflected strike flew just wide before a dynamic run by Lucas Moura yielded three separate shots on goal, the last of which came with the Brazilian on the floor where he hooked over.

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Sainsbury deflection gives Spurs Champions League lifeline