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Summary

  1. Stoke XI: Butland, Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Walters, Adam, Arnautovic, Diouf.
  2. Spurs XI: Lloris, Dier, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Bentaleb, Mason, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Kane.

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Stoke 3-0 Tottenham

All over. Far too easy for Stoke, who are up to ninth in the Premier League table, three points behind eighth-placed Swansea. Tottenham remain sixth but their hopes of another top-five finish have been damaged. Reaction to the game is on the

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Stoke 3-0 Tottenham

Harry Kane
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Into added time. The full time whistle cannot come soon enough for Spurs. This has been a dreadful day for them.

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Stoke 3-0 Tottenham

Gordon: Undoubtedly better as a team under Pochettino instead of Sherwood or AVB? Not at all. A team that loses twice to Stoke, loses at home to Newcastle, WBA, Leicester, gives little or no effort at the end of the season and has Paulinho, Lamela and Chiriches anywhere near the first XI isn't that good to me. I've seen some ropey Spurs sides since I've been following them - since 1958 incidentally.

GOAL

Stoke 3-0 Tottenham - Mame Biram Diouf

Mame Biram Diouf
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Icing on the cake for Stoke as Mame Biram Diouf attacks the near post to force the ball over the line following Marko Arnautovic's cross. Too easy.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

That bad miss by Jonathan Walters has put paid to his chances of finishing this match. Peter Odemwingie is on for Stoke.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Marko Arnautovic
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Five minutes remaining. Stoke are heading for three easy points. Spurs are heading for a summer clearout.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Jonathan Walters right in front of Hugo Lloris. Surely this is 3-0. No...the Stoke forward fluffs an easy chance. Despite the scoreline, the Potters have failed to take advantage of the extra man.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Another Spurs change, Mousa Dembele for Erik Lamela. Midfielder for midfielder.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Around 1,800 Spurs fans have made the journey north. They find their voice as a rare chance sees Harry Kane go close following a one-two with Christian Eriksen. Too little too late.

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Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Luke Wilson: This is another terrible result. Irrespective of this Spurs are undoubtedly better under Pochettino than AVB or Sherwood.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Remember Stephen Ireland? The former Manchester City and Aston Villa player? He's about to come on for Charlie Adam who receives a standing ovation as he makes his way off.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

12th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 13th, 9th - Stoke's final position in the Premier League table in the last six seasons. They could still finish eighth this term if they win this.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

This game is petering out as far as Spurs are concerned. Actually, it's never got going for Mauricio Pochettino's side. One win in six games for Tottenham unless the 10-man visitors can find three goals. Highly unlikely.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

First change of the afternoon. Nacer Chadli has done little in the Spurs engine room and he is replaced by Roberto Soldado. Can the Spaniard spark Tottenham into life?

GREAT SAVE!

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Hugo Lloris
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Charlie Adam is on fire. The Scot is denied his second goal of the afternoon by a full-stretch dive by Hugo Lloris after a clever run by the midfielder. Stoke are eyeing a third goal.

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Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Adam, London: This is just ridiculous, why start Chiriches at centre back when Dier could move there and Yedlin could play at right back? He has just cost us any chance of a comeback.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Marko Arnautovic tries to release Mame Biram Diouf but over hits his pass and a great chance goes begging. Stoke have become a little careless. There is still work to be done.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Glenn Whelan
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Stoke have been camped inside their own half since Spurs went down to 10 men. But the Potters defence has been solid all afternoon, with Tottenham being forced to feed off scraps.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Vlad Chiricheș was brought in to replace Danny Rose who is suffering a slight groin problem. The Romanian has let his team down badly.

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Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Paul, Telford: Pochettino recently said Spurs need a big summer. A big summer sale. Sell at ANY price - Lamela, Soldado, Kaboul, Paulinho, Fazio, Adebayor, Chiriches. These guys bring NOTHING to our team.

RED CARD

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham - Vlad Chiriches

Vlad Chiriches
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Surely that's the end of Tottenham's comeback hopes? Vlad Chiricheș, booked in the first half, is given his marching orders after bundling Mame Biram Diouf to the floor.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Spurs have done almost as much in the opening exchanges of the second than they managed during the whole of the first half. A Christian Eriksen effort from 22-yards is beaten away by Jack Butland. Signs of encouragement for the lacklustre visitors.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

There was a slight delay to the start of the second half due to a pitch invader who is sent packing after unfurling a banner on the pitch.

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Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Rachel T: Spurs are doing a good impression of the Lib Dems - only eight turning up for work.

KICK-OFF

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino
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Mark Hughes is all smiles and jokes as he makes his way back to the dug-out. Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, looks unhappy. Very Mauricio Pochettino unhappy. We're back under way.

As it stands

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

It is not all doom and gloom for Spurs. Southampton, their rivals in the race for next season's Europa League, trail 2-0 at Leicester. Meanwhile, Stoke are up to ninth in the 'as it stands' table, above West Ham who trail 1-0 at Aston Villa.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

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The Britannia Stadium has proved something of a graveyard for Arsenal but the Potteries venue is a happy hunting ground for north London rivals Spurs.

While the Gunners have failed to win on their last five top-flight visits to Stoke, Spurs have triumphed in four of their last five league games at the Britannia.

Is that about to change?

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Maggie, Lowestoft: If Spurs hang on to Hugo Lloris for next season it will be a miracle. And why would he want to stay? Average at best. Mauricio Pochettino needs some decent additions in the summer and to offload the dead wood.

Jonners, Chelmsford: How many Spurs players wore flip flops in that first half?

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Osvaldo Ardiles (left) and Ricky Villa
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Can you remember what you were doing 34 years ago today? If you were a Tottenham fan you were probably dancing in front of your TV as Tommy Hutchison's late own goal earned Spurs a replay against Manchester City in the 1981 FA Cup final. That replay was best remembered for

Ricardo Villa's spectacular winner when the Argentine skipped past four defender before slotting past Joe Corrigan. Villa and compatriot Osvaldo Ardiles, who also played in both games for Spurs, were at the Tottenham training ground this week ahead of their team's visit to Stoke. How Spurs could do with them in their prime at he Britannia Stadium.

Osvaldo Ardiles (left) and Ricky Villa
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HALF-TIME

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

The first half finishes with a half volley from Ryan Mason which fizzes narrowly wide of the Stoke post. Spurs need more of that attacking intent in the second half.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Mame Biram Diouf
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We haven't seen it yet but will Stoke forward Mame Biram Diouf be celebrating a goal later with a trademark back-flip? Two minutes added time.

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Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Ian, Lancaster: Spurs have given up on this season. They're not interested in Europa League and half the team look like they know they're for the chop. Take Eriksen, Kane and Lloris out and we look like an average Championship squad.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Marko Arnautovic has caused the Spurs defence countless problems. The Austrian is busy and he tests Hugo Lloris for the third time after a powerful run.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Stoke came into this game in poor form - one win in seven league games. But everything has fallen into place for Mark Hughes's side. If the Potters win they will equal their club record Premier League points haul of 50.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

Spurs have actually had more possession than Stoke - 54% compared to the home team's 46%. Little sign of quality from the Londoners though.

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham

What has happened to Spurs? They look nothing like the side that was banging on the door for a Champions League place not so long ago. In contrast, Stoke have been bright and breezy. They are in total command.

GOAL

Stoke 2-0 Tottenham - Steven Nzonzi

Steven N'Zonzi
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What a mess by Tottenham. Keeper Hugo Lloris and defender Eric Dier get in each others way while trying to defend a lofted ball into the area and it falls to Steven Nzonzi, who makes no mistake with a smart finish.

Stoke 1-0 Tottenham

Goalscorer Charlie Adam tacks a whack from a yellow shirt and he's flat out on the pitch. The Scot needs treatment and he looks more than a little groggy as he climbs to his feet.

Stoke 1-0 Tottenham

Spurs will be encouraged by that near miss but the visitors have been subdued by their high standards. Little sign of attacking threat from Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane.

Stoke 1-0 Tottenham

Television replays show Jack Butland, who is starting ahead of Asmir Begovic, got his finger-tips to divert Marc Muniesa's mis-directed header onto the bar. Great save.