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By Jamie Strickland

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FULL-TIME

The three points go to Tottenham. It was not pretty at times but it's job done nevertheless. 

For Hull the struggles continue, but there was at least some reasons for optimism in that display.

Tottenham 3-0 Hull

Nice touch from the Tottenham fans here as they pay tribute to their former players. 

"There's only one Michael Dawson" is followed moments later by "Ryan Mason, he's one of our own". 

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Hull are praying for the final whistle here but Spurs have a free-kick

Eriksen stands over it but his shot hit the wall. 

The ball eventually comes to Harry Winks to shoot ferociously from distance but it's just wide.

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Tottenham 3-0 Hull

Tottenham are a long way from done here, and Hull heads are in danger of vacating White Hart Lane. 

A misplaced pass from Andrew Robertson creates another chance for the hosts, with Sissoko playing in Wanyama who went down on the edge of the area, prompting more howls for a penalty from the home crowd. 

Again, nothing doing from Mr Marriner.

Pochettino and Phelan
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Tottenham 3-0 Hull

Christian Eriksen really wants his hat-trick. 

He collects the ball outside the area and does not hesitate to rain in a shot on David Marshall's goal. It's low, firm and on target but easy enough for the Hull goalkeeper to gather.

GOAL for Tottenham

Victor Wanyama

So close to a hat-trick for Christian Eriksen!

The Denmark international lined up a free-kick dead-centre 25 yards from goal and let fly with a trademark effort that produced a fine save from David Marshall. 

The Hull goalkeeper was only able to tip the ball onto the post, however, and the rebound fell kindly for Victor Wanyama to finish from a yard out.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Hull respond to going two goals down by bringing on record signing Ryan Mason, another Spurs old boy to join Huddlestone, Livermore and Dawson.

Sam Clucas makes way.

GOAL for Tottenham

Christian Eriksen

All Hull's good work undone, and again it was a flying Tottenham full-back doing the damage.

This time the danger flowed down the right-hand side as Kyle Walker outpaced Andrew Robertson, raced into the area and to the byline where he sent over a low cross that Christian Eriksen could not miss from a yard out at the back post.

Game over, you sense.

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CLOSE!

Tottenham 1-0 Hull

Hull very close to an equaliser there. 

Jake Livermore, who has played very well tonight, was picked out down the right channel and saw his first shot charged down. He retrieved the loose ball and had a second crack, but this time the boot of Hugo Lloris got in the way. 

Hull's breakaway followed a decent penalty shout for Spurs at the other end, as Christian Eriksen went down under pressure from Andrew Robertson. 

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is unimpressed.

YELLOW CARD

Tottenham 1-0 Hull

Hull's Curtis Davies is the second name in referee Andre Marriner's book after an agricultural challenge on Moussa Sissoko. 

No arguments there.

Tottenham 1-0 Hull

Spurs force their first corner of the half but once more their threat fizzles out. Hull come away with it and Sam Clucas' long ball forward requires Hugo Lloris to do his sweep-keeper bit, hoofing the ball clear on the volley 15 yards outside his box.

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Just a little bit of frustration audible among the home crowd now. 

They're struggling to get going at the start of this half and when a half-chance does present itself, Victor Wanyama's effort from distance is very tame.

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Tottenham 1-0 Hull

Hull straight on the attack and they force an early corner... followed seconds later by another. 

The ball pings around in the area after Snodgrass delivers before the offside flag ultimately snuffs out the danger for the hosts.

KICK-OFF

Tottenham 1-0 Hull

Hull get us under way for the second half.

HT: Tottenham 1-0 Hull

So, Christian Eriksen's goal is all that separates these two teams at the break. 

Spurs have clearly had the best of it with 13 shots to Hull's four, but the Tigers have been right in this match. 

But don't take my word for it. Those eggheads at Opta have produced a graphic showing that Hull's average positions on the pitch are more or less on a par with Spurs, with full-back Andrew Robertson, in particular, pushing on down the left.

Average positions
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HALF-TIME

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There'll be one minute of added time. 

It's turned into a decent, competitive half of football here at the Lane.

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Tottenham 1-0 Hull

There's something you don't see every day.

Spurs centre-back Jan Vertonghen went haring up the field and suddenly found himself inside the Hull penalty area, whereupon he decided to attempt to slalom his way through the entire Tigers' backline. 

It's clearly not something the big Belgian is used to doing but he made a good fist of it, beating two or three men before sheer weight of amber-and-black-clad defenders crowded him out. 

GREAT SAVE!

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Just as Hull are enjoying their best spell of the match, Spurs remind the visitors what they're all about. 

Dele Alli sprang a dozing Hull backline to latch on to Eric Dier's long ball to create a shooting chance in the area, but Hull goalkeeper David Marshall was more than equal to it, getting down low to his right to make a smart stop.

Seconds before that Spurs had a half-shout for a penalty when Eriksen's cross hit the elbow of Maguire, but referee Andre Marriner was not interested.

Dele Alli
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CLOSE!

Tottenham 1-0 Hull

Hull's best chance of the match arrives and it's well deserved. They've come into this much more as the half has worn on.

Andrew Robertson's low cross was met by the toe-end of Jake Livermore, but there was not enough on the effort and Hugo Lloris saved.

Tottenham 1-0 Hull

Hull aren't being overawed by any means here. 

They again find themselves well advanced up the field and Sam Clucas sends over a cross aimed at Adama Diomande but the Norway international is not strong enough in a challenge with Danny Rose and the chance is gone.

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That was better from a Hull perspective. 

Spurs' attack broke down after a poor pass from Victor Wanyama and Jake Livermore led the Hull counter with an unchallenged 50-yard run.

The former Spurs man exchanged passes with Adama Diomande before firing in a low shot that Hugo Lloris dealt with comfortably. 

Ultimately not a great effort but an encouraging passage of play at least.  

Moussa Sissoko and Curtis Davies
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YELLOW CARD

Tottenham 1-0 Hull

Hull are struggling to respond here and as Spurs attack again, Harry Maguire crudely hauls down Moussa Sissoko and picks up the game's first booking. 

Eriksen takes the free-kick from just his kind of range, but it comes to nothing.

GOAL for Tottenham

Christian Eriksen

This was too easy for the hosts.

Jan Vertonghen's long punt forward took Hull right-back Ahmed Elmohamady out of the game, allowing Danny Rose to charge into the box. 

Elmohamady managed to get back but Rose turned neatly inside and laid the ball off for the in-rushing Christian Eriksen to blast high into the net.

It's been coming.

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Christian Eriksen
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Tottenham 0-0 Hull

Spurs are getting into their stride here. A good cross from Kyle Walker needs a fine defensive header from Michael Dawson to avert the danger. 

One-way traffic right now.

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Tottenham 0-0 Hull

First real opening for the hosts. Moussa Sissoko gets into a shooting postion but Hull's Curtis Davies gets his boot in the way to take the sting out of the effort.

Spurs old boy Tom Huddlestone is then called on to intervene when Christian Eriksen tries to pick out Dele Alli in the area.

Tottenham 0-0 Hull

Nothing much to choose between them so far. 

Spurs, it seems, have gone with three at the back, with Dier slotting in alongside Vertonghen and Alderweireld.

Dele Alli
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Tottenham 0-0 Hull

A lively start here. Hull got the ball into the Spurs box almost straight from kick-off then the hosts broke downfield and created an opening for Dele Alli which was charged down.

KICK-OFF

Harry Kane gets us under way.

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The teams are out, the tension is building and there's a quite superb super moon above White Hart Lane.

Let's do this...

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Tottenham stats

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  • After beginning the season with 12 games unbeaten, Tottenham have now lost two of their last three league matches.
  • They have won only three of their last 13 matches in all competitions (D5, L5).
  • Spurs remain undefeated at White Hart Lane this season in the league and have scored 14 times and conceded just four in those seven matches.
  • Harry Kane has scored five goals in his last three Premier League home games.

Hull City stats

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  • Hull have five points from their last five games, having lost the previous six in a row.
  • They have scored six goals in those five matches, double the tally from the six previous fixtures.
  • The Tigers could equal the club's top-flight record of six consecutive away defeats, set from January to April 2010.
  • Mike Phelan's side have conceded 32 goals this season, the second worst record in Europe's five biggest leagues behind Cagliari's 37.
  • Robert Snodgrass has been directly involved in half of Hull's 14 league goals this season with five goals and two assists. No other Tigers player has been involved in more than two.
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Only Cagliari are sparing Hull City the ignominy of having the leakiest defence in Europe's top five leagues

Back on the old stomping ground

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"Follow me lads, I know the way..."

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"Pffft, don't follow him. This way everyone."

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"Stick with me, Sam. I've got this."

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LAWRO'S PREDICTION

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Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender

Tottenham are clearly a good side but there is a 'but', and the but is there are a lot of games when they are ordinary and don't have a cutting edge. This should not be one of them.

Prediction: 3-0

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HEAD-TO-HEAD

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  • Hull have only won one of the 11 top-flight meetings at Tottenham (D4, L6). That 1-0 victory came in the first ever Premier League fixture between these sides in October 2008.
  • Spurs have won five of the seven Premier League meetings since that defeat, drawing the other two.
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Geovanni fired Hull to their only Premier League win against Tottenham in October 2008
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I can't be the only Spurs fan who's heart sank at the sight of Sissoko in the starting line up.

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Steve Bower

Match of the Day commentator

After just a second defeat of the season at Old Trafford, this might have been Spurs' choice of fixture to get back to winning ways.

Six draws so far have been a frustration, as have the defeats by Chelsea and Manchester United.

While Spurs have struggled to unlock the defence of their rivals for the Champions League places recently, they will be looking forward to facing a Hull defence that have shipped 16 goals in losing five consecutive away games.

Mike Phelan's team know it will ultimately be their home form that will determine their top-flight future and will see any kind of result as a welcome bonus.

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Team news

Tottenham v Hull (20:00 GMT)

Tottenham make two changes from the defeat by Manchester United last time out, with Moussa Sissoko and Eric Dier in for Mousa Dembele, who has a foot injury, and Son Heung-min, who drops to the bench.

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Kane. Subs: Son, Vorm, Nkoudou, Trippier, Onomah, Winks, Davies.

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Visitors Hull name an unchanged starting line-up from the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace, meaning record signing Ryan Mason must be content to start from the bench against his former club. 

Hull XI: Marshall, Maguire, Dawson, Davies, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Clucas, Robertson, Snodgrass, Diomande. Subs: Meyler, Maloney, Jakupovic, Weir, Henriksen, Mason, Bowen.

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The road from White Hart Lane to the KCOM Stadium is a long but well-trodden one.

No fewer than four current Hull players came to the club directly from Spurs, with the most recent arrival, Ryan Mason, the Tigers' record signing at £13m.

He joins ex-Spurs trio Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson in the Hull squad, and all no doubt keen to make a point to their former employers tonight.

Mason, however, will have to be content with a place on the bench. 

Speaking of which, here's the team news...

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