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Andy Cryer

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  1. Post update

    That is all from me for today, but click here to follow Leicester v Villa on the radio and live text commentary. Enjoy.

    Cheerio. 

  2. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat on BBC Sport: "We had the better chances at the start, we knew we were playing against the a good side and the speed of the game was unbelievable. Some players could not handle it in the end.

    "We had to score a goal but it was not to be. At the end of the game, the better side had more luck than we had. Some players still need match fitness.

    "Everyone did well but upfront we could not score that chance we got."

  3. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    More from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Sky Sports: " We are very pleased with our performance. It was a hard game for us, an open game, but I think we dominated it and we deserved to win the match.

    "It’s another clean sheet, the first victory of the league after five games, and now we can move on. This will help us with our confidence for the next games.

    "The goal showed how we tried to play and what our philosophy is, it was fantastic but unlucky for him because he got a big knock on his knee but we hope it is not a big issue."

  4. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino on BBC Sport: "We will assess Mason tomorrow. It was a big knock on the knee. It was a great goal and we showed how we try to play.

    "First half was 50/50 an open game, but we dominated second half. Very pleased for our first victory. Our tempo was very good, we played a high tempo from the beginning.

    "I am very happy with Son, he played really well.He is a good player for us."

  5. Getting shirty

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Spurs' Harry Kane needed a quick trip to the wardrobe department. He has yet to score in the Premier League but it will come...

    Harry Kane
  6. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Abdallah:  Sunderland are getting relegated this time, very poor since last season.  

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  7. Post update

    The build-up to Leicester City v Aston Villa is gathering pace and you can follow live text and radio commentary on the gamehere.

    Manager reactions to come here.

    Fans at the King Power stadium
  8. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Steve Harper

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "It was the only real piece of quality throughout the game that won it.

    "Sunderland huffed and puffed, their fans appreciated their efforts, but Spurs will be delighted with the win.

    "Their fans might be frustrated anyway though - Spurs had so much possession and did very little with it."

    Ryan Mason scores
  9. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Alex Bowmer:  If Newcastle win at West Ham tomorrow, Chelsea will slip into the relegation zone...  

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  10. Player reaction

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen on Sky Sports:  "We approached the game in a positive way, were the better team and we deserved to won.

    "Jermain Defoe had a few good chances and maybe we had a bit of luck."

  11. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    He may be at Villarreal these days but former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is still keeping an eye on his pals...

    Harry Kane and Ryan Mason celebrate
  12. FULL-TIME

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Tottenham's winless start to the season is over. It wasn't pretty but they won't care a jot.

    Sunderland's wait for a victory continues.

    Spurs celebrate
  13. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Matt Crocker:  Spurs with another late winner. Happens alot so can't be fluke. Good level of fitness perhaps which is something Poch works on?

    Jay:  Chelsea on the brink of the relegation zone.  

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  14. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Younes Kaboul crosses from the right but Jeremain Lens heads wide. That should be that.

  15. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    The Sunderland fans are trickling out. They are on the attack though...

  16. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    If anyone is going to score again,it looks like being Tottenham. Nacer Chadli twists and turns before blazing over again.

  17. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Nacer Chadli blasts horribly over the bar for Spurs.

  18. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    The hosts are struggling to get hold of the ball as we enter five minutes of injury time.

  19. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Can Sunderland create one more chance?

    Jermain Defoe
  20. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Matias Ibo:  Will Spurs continue the trademark of conceding last minute goal?

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  21. As it stands

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    That looks a bit better for Spurs fans - you're up to 12th if things stay as they are.

    Table
  22. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Akhil Sakaria:  Mason has been our best player this season by a clear mile. Showing shades of Luka Modric (shades)  

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  23. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Ryan Mason's goal was his last action of the match as he is carried off after getting a blow to the knee from Pantillimon. A 15-pass move could be the winning goal though.(see below)

    Erik Lamela should make it 2-0 but he heads wide.

    Goal
  24. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    We have a game on at last. Jack Rodwell is inches away from an equaliser as he strikes the ball against the bar from 16 yards.

    Jack Rodwell hits the crossbar
  25. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Steve Harper

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "There has been a real lack of quality in the final third from both teams today and the one real piece of quality gets the goal. 

    "Ryan Mason showed intelligence to run into the gap and kept his composure to chip the goalkeeper."

    Ryan Mason celebrates
  26. GOAL - Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Ryan Mason

    And happen it does. Brilliant by Ryan Mason.

    The midfielder drives through Sunderland's midfield and combines with Erik Lamela to scythe through the defence and prod the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper Costel Pantillimon. A rare moment of quality and it could be enough for Tottenham's first win.

    Ryan Mason scores for Spurs
  27. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Another shot on target for Tottenham but Ryan Mason's low effort from the edge of the penalty area was never going to be strong enough to beat Costel Pantillimon. It wasn't.

    Ola Toivonen is replaced by Jack Rodwell in midfield for Sunderland. Ten minutes left for something to happen.

  28. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    A real lack of creativity going on here. First Jeremain Lens kicks the ball aimlessly into a Tottenham defender at one end and then Nacer Chadli replicates at the other.

  29. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Nacer Chadli goes close for Spurs as he slaloms his way into a shooting chance. His shot is deflected wide for a corner and, from the resulting kick, Eric Dier heads at goalkeeper Costel Pantillimon. Tottenham's first attempt on target.

  30. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Jon, Eastleigh:Starting to wonder if there's any plan in place by Poch for this side. Hopelessly poor here today.

    Karl Toonz: Worried for Spurs, no attacking prowess. Mid-table finish on the cards at this rate.

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    Mauricio Pochettino
  31. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Striker Duncan Watmore - who has got a first class degree in economics and business management this week - and midfielder Lee Cattermole come on for the Black Cats. They replace Jordi Gomez and Fabio Borini in straight swaps.

    A bit of intelligence to win the game by Watmore?

  32. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend looks like he could be a danger man for Spurs in these last 20 minutes. He is beating Patrick van Aanholt at will on the right - who is now signalling he could have a hamstring injury.

  33. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Steve Harper

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "The decisions in the final third have been poor. Both teams are picking the wrong options. 

    "It’s all just a bit static and slow getting  support into  the box, and passes are being set back, crosses are coming in but there’s nobody there – for either side."

    Harry Kane
  34. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Erik Lamela replaces Dele Alli in midfield for Tottenham.

  35. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Son of Tony: Spurs doing their best to make previously thought of relegation as certainties, Sunderland, look a half decent side!

    Abdallah: Can this game get started, where are the goalscorers? Sunderland come on do some damage.

    Kritt Normsaskul: This game has a Jermain Defoe winner about it.  

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    An injured Fabio Borini
  36. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend beats Patrick van Aanholt as though he isn't there with a step over on the right. His cross looks to be heading towards Dele Alli at the far post but Sunderland clear.

    The next attack creates a golden chance for Harry Kane as Ryan Mason's cross drops invitingly 10 yards out but he mis-kicks his swinging volley and the ball slices wide. A chance for Kane to break his league duck.

  37. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Jermain Defoe's deft touch sends Jeremain Lens racing into Tottenham's half. He is one on one for a minute but Spurs recover and the chance is gone. Down a blind alley comes to mind.

  38. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Billy Jones's deflected shot from 20 yards causes all sorts of problems inside the Tottenham box. Fabio Borini and Ola Toivonen both go for the loose ball but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris just about gets there first.

    Ola Toivonen
  39. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Great stuff from Dele Alli as he beats his man on the left before sending a low cross across the face of goal. None of his teammates react and the chance is gone.

    Son Heung-min is replaced by Andros Townsend, who is making his first appearance of the season. He will play in the three just behind Harry Kane. 

  40. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Son Heung-min delivers, Nacer Chadli swings at thin air and the ball is cleared.

    A Spurs corner
  41. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham are yet to have a shot on target... they have a corner though. 

  42. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    And there it almost is. Jermain Defoe plays a through ball to Jeremain Lens. He cuts inside and hits a daisy cutter at a diving Hugo Lloris. Comfortable save.

  43. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    If the first half was a tad disappointing, this is worse so far. Neither keeper has been tested this half at all. The best is yet to come...

  44. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Rory: Looks like Spurs are treating this as a pre-season game while somehow making the Sunderland centre-backs look world class.

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    Harry Kane goes for the header with John O'Shea
  45. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Fabio Borini is writhing in agony after a challenge from Ryan Mason. No foul is given but, despite getting the ball, the Tottenham man does plant his studs into the striker's foot in his follow through. He will be OK,

    Sunderland fans not happy.

  46. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    The defender need not have worried as Son Heung-min's delivery fails to beat Sunderland's first man and is easily cleared. 

    Sunderland clear a corner
  47. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Half a chance for Tottenham as Nacer Chadli feeds Son Heung-min on the edge of the penalty area. He opts to pass the ball on though to Ryan Mason and he is crowded out.

    Spurs corner though, a decision Younes Kaboul does not agree with...

  48. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    There is a lot of falling over going on at the moment. Little else as both teams struggle to get their game going this half.

  49. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Don't forget neither of these sides have won a match in the Premier League so far this season. It is easy to see why so far...

  50. KICK-OFF

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Game back under way...

    Dick Advocaat
    Mauricio Pochettino
  51. Post update

    HT: Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Here come the teams. Who is going to take this by the scruff of the neck? If anyone.

  52. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    David Goodman:  Why so down on the game? Streaks ahead of last night's 'big' game for entertainment.   

    Maybe so David, but that first half between Manchester United and Liverpool really set the bar low.

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  53. As it stands

    HT: Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham, Chelsea, Stoke and Newcastle in the bottom six after five games. What is going on with the world?

    Still time for Spurs and Sunderland to lift themselves up a few places in the second half.

    Table
  54. Post update

    HT: Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Steve Harper

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "Tottenham need to step up the tempo. They’ve had lots of possession but are missing that final pass, there's no real intensity to their play. 

    "It's been a lively game without much real quality. Sunderland have been looking to get Jermain Defoe in but if Spurs can step it up I can see them winning this."

  55. Post update

    HT: Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham may have had most of the ball but it is Sunderland with the most shots, eight compared to Spurs' five, and with two shots on target while the visitors haven't had any,

    sPURS
  56. HALF TIME

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    They come to nothing in a tame first half.

    Jermaine Defoe
    Son Heung Min
  57. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    A flurry of Sunderland corners....

    Fabio Borini
  58. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    A big chance for the visitors. Nacer Chadli is free on the right of the penalty area, he squares to Son Heung-min but, just yards out, he misses his kick and the chance is gone.

    At the other end Jeremain Lens twists and turns but is tackled just as he is about to shoot. Into two minutes of injury time.

  59. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    You get the feeling, Tottenham would like Harry Kane to have a few more touches inside Sunderland's penalty area. Just one so far...

    Spurs
  60. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Billy Jones is booked for a tug on Nacer Chadli. Free-kick for the visitors but Son Heung-min's delivery is poor. 

  61. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Jermain Defoe again bursts through the Spurs defence. He spins Toby Alderweireld as though he isn't there, has his shirt tugged, and shoots at goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The officials would have had a decision to make if he had gone down there inside the penalty area.

  62. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Some more nice approach play for Spurs as Son Heung-min feeds Nacer Chadli on the edge of the penalty area. Again though, the cross is blocked as another Spurs moves breaks down. The Londoners love passing the ball around but their final product - at the moment - is dire. 

    Son Heung Min
  63. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Jermain Defoe is looking lively for the hosts. This time he races into the penalty area, opts to square to strike partner Ola Toivonen but Spurs just about scramble the ball back to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Could Defoe have shot? Yes.

  64. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Ronaldo Burgundy: Shocking miss by Defoe. Why do commentators persist in saying 'unlucky' when somebody hits the post. He missed. End of story.  

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    Jermain Defoe
  65. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    So just where is South Korean striker/winger/attacking midfielder Son Heung-min playing for Spurs today? 

    Erm, just about everywhere - he's even had a touch at right-back.

    Son
  66. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Nacer Chadli's pass finds Harry Kane on the right of Sunderland's penalty area. The England striker shoots from an acute angle and it is deflected wide for a corner. The resulting delivery is cleared.

  67. FULL-TIME

    Fulham 2-1 Blackburn

    It is over in the Championship where Fulham have just about held on for victory at Craven Cottage. Blackburn still looking for their first win of the season.

  68. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    The heat map for both teams below (Sunderland left), shows they have struggled to offer too much as an attacking threat. Defoe's effort is the closest we have come to an opener by far. Plenty of speculative shots from distance but not much action inside either area. Yet.

    Heat map
  69. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    So close to an opener for the hosts. Jermain Defoe is allowed to race through on goal but, with just Hugo Lloris to beat, he strikes the ball against the post. Should score and he knows it. Jeremain Lens' through ball was an absolute beauty though.

    Jermain Defoe
  70. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Plenty of industry so far but not a lot of ability. Jeremain Lens looks to change that, he cuts inside, but shoots wide for the hosts.

    Jeremain Lens
  71. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Anthony Gleeson:  Just to inform Spurs fans that Son is not a striker, he played behind the strikers at Leverkusen

    Richard Podway:  Poch plays with a lone striker so do people expect Son to replace Kane? Son can play up front, but is better behind or wide.  

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  72. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Both sides using their flanks as an attacking force so far...

    Possession
  73. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Some worrying news for Sunderland fans. Eight of the 10 goals the Black Cats have conceded in the Premier this season have come in the first half - hold firm and you are on easy street then...

    Billy Jones tackles Ben Davies
  74. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Another massive cheer from the Sunderland fans as Younes Kaboul's wing play - yes, you read that right - earns a corner. Can they?

    No, a very, very deep corner is easily cleared.

  75. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    At the other end, Harry Kane wanders into a shooting opportunity but blasts over the bar from outside the penalty area. End-to-end stuff.

    And a booking for Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen after a naughty challenge on Jeremain Lens.

  76. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    A saving tackle from Billy Jones on Ben Davies as he looks to race through. Corner for Spurs but Sunderland again hold firm.

    On the break, Jermain Defoe hits a dipper from 25 yards but easy enough for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

    Hugo Lloris
  77. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Steve Harper

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "It’s been a bold start from Sunderland and that’s a reflection of the manager’s selection – a 4-4-2 with the new signing Ola Toivonen up front alongside Jermain Defoe playing against his former club. There was a half-hearted shout for a penalty for Spurs but it was more a coming together and they’ve just taken the sting out of the game slightly, with Sunderland coming into it."

    Stadium of Light
  78. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Some respite for Spurs as Son Heung-min stands over a free-kick some 40 yards out. He whips the ball in invitingly but Sunderland stand firm and head clear. Nice delivery but shouldn't a £22m striker be inside the penalty area?

  79. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Paul Collins: Pay £22m  for a striker you badly need only to play him on the wide right of three behind the striker. Spurs are stupid.

    Paul Murphy: Our bench looks weak. All well and good offloading the dead wood but you need squad depth.  

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    Son Heung Min
  80. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Fabio Borini is inches from getting on the end of a dinked ball inside the penalty area. Sunderland fans get to their feet to roar their approval. Spurs look decidedly nervy.

  81. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Jermain Defoe gets his first sight on goal but it is speculative to say the least. The ball is at his feet 20 yards out but there are too many Spurs players in the way and his shot is blocked.

  82. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    The early signs are that Jermain Defoe will be playing as the central striker for Sunderland. He will enjoy that...

  83. Post update

  84. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    A lively start from both teams. Sunderland fans appear up for this and their side are looking to respond. An early goal and the roof would lift off this place - metaphorically of course.

    Billy Jones jumps for the ball with Nacer Chadli
  85. PENALTY APPEAL

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Kyle Walker goes down under Patrick van Aanholt's clumsy-looking challenge. Play is waved on, but that could easily have been given. Spurs will feel a little hard done by.

  86. GOAL - Fulham 2-1 Blackburn

    Jordan Rhodes

    Game on at Fulham where Jordan Rhodes has pulled a goal back for Blackburn from the penalty spot, after being bundled over in the area.

    You can follow a dedicated live text of that one here.

  87. LINE-UPS

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Sunderland
    Tottenham
  88. KICK-OFF

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Game on.

    A flag at the Stadium of Light
  89. Post update

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    So can a big-money striker make a difference for either team today? Fabio Borini makes his second Sunderland debut after sealing his return from Liverpool for £10m, while Spurs give a debut to Son Heung-min, after his £22m arrival. The fans expect.

  90. Get Involved

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Alan, Somerset: Surely everyone north of Watford is hoping for Sunderland and Newcastle to win today and tomorrow. Chelsea and Spurs in bottom three. Hilarious. 

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  91. Post update

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    The teams are in the tunnel, Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights is being played over the tannoy, the crowd erupt. Here we go.

  92. Coming up on BBC radio

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    BBC Radio 5 live begins its coverage of Sunday’s football programme with updates from the Stadium of Light, where Sunderland take on Tottenham in a 13:30 BST kick-off.

    That will be followed by full match commentary of the 16:00 start between Leicester and Aston Villa.

    And later this evening you can have your say on all the big football stories on 606 with Ian Wright and Kelly Cates from 18:06.

  93. Get Involved

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Gavon, Birmingham:  Really happy with the Spurs line up. Throw Eriksen and Pritchard into the mix too and we look like a young dynamic attacking unit.  

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  94. Stat attack

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Has the international break done Spurs striker Harry Kane some good? You would imagine so after scoring two in two for England, despite a Premier League duck so far. A few Kane stats for you

    • He has scored two goals from 28 shots in his last 12 Premier League appearances. In his previous 12 league games, he scored 14 goals from 33 shots.
    • He has failed to score with any of his 13 shots for Spurs this season (including blocked efforts).
    • His goal for England against San Marino was his first since 24 May - a run of eight games (including four England Under-21 matches).
    • He scored an own goal in the corresponding fixture last season, when the sides drew 2-2 at the Stadium of Light.
  95. Smoke on the Roker (Stadium of Light)

  96. Get Involved

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Kritt Normsaskul:  Really looking forward to seeing how Son Heung-min does in the Premier League. Was top class in the Bundesliga.

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  97. Jermain man

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Jermain Defoe... Where have you heard that name before Spurs fans?

    Of course, the now Sunderland striker played more than 250 times for Tottenham in two spells, scoring 142 goals.

    He is Spurs' fifth highest all-time goalscorer. Looks like he will be playing on the flank today though for the Black Cats.

  98. Post update

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

  99. Post update

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Doesn't look great does it Spurs and Sunderland fans? That could all change with a win though.

    Table
  100. Nerves at the Stadium of Light

    Sunderland v Tottenham

    Just half an hour away from kick off at the Stadium of Light and there will be a few nervous fans around from both teams.

    No wins from either side this season - both need to change that today. Could be a cracker...

  101. 'We are a good team'

    Arsenal 2-0 Stoke

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: I will be back next week. The international week affected us more than Arsenal because most of our key players were away. We are a good team. Joe Hart needs that competition and Jack Butland is a fantastic goalkeeper. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward
  102. 'Liverpool are leaderless'

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "The worst defeat for Liverpool was West Ham at home before the international break, that was such an inept performance. 

    "But yesterday there was no width, they didn't create too many chances, and everyone was giving the ball away. But the biggest thing for me was that they looked characterless. 

    "There was no reaction after they went behind. They are leaderless. Jordan Henderson is back soon but there is nobody like Jamie Carragher, no Steven Gerrard. The players are all looking out for themselves."

  103. The strikers' union

    Stoke forward Peter Crouch is something of a connoisseur when it comes to bicycle kicks. 

    He clearly enjoyed Liverpool striker Christian Benteke's effort at Old Trafford yesterday.

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    Christian Benteke

    Fair to say, it wasn't too bad.

  104. Liverpool's lack of service

    Man Utd 3-1 Liverpool

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: Benteke needs the service. When Liverpool brought on Jordan Ibe things changed. Before that he had to come too deep to get the ball. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward
  105. HALF-TIME

    Fulham 2-0 Blackburn

    Goals from Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele have given the Cottagers the half-time lead. Blackburn have had a few chances, but been denied by the brilliance of keeper Andy Lonergan.

    Follow the live text coverage here.

    Ross McCormack
  106. Your memorable debuts

    #getinspired

    Following Anthony Martial's splendid Manchester United debut yesterday, we want you to let us know about  a memorable debut you've had for your amateur team.

    Matt Lucker:  Five minutes into my debut for my school basketball team, I jumped for the ball and accidentally headbutted the ref, he broke his cheekbone and the game was cancelled...

    Tweet us using the hashtag  #getinspired  on Twitter or you can text in on 81111 from UK mobiles. Don't forget to let us know who you are.

    Get Inspired is a BBC initiative aimed at increasing participation in sport and you can find out all about it  over here.

  107. A star is born

    Man Utd 3-1 Liverpool

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: Martial's goal did remind you of Thierry Henry. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward
    Anthony Martial
  108. Are we overreacting over Martial?

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "Anthony Martial has obviously got something, but the big thing for me was Manchester United starting with one up front at home - and that man was Marouane Fellaini. That says more about where they are.

    "It's not sour grapes, United deserved to beat Liverpool - their first half was putrid - but Martial is still unproven and they've played an awful lot of money for him.

    "We're all going extremely early aren't we? We do have a tendency to overreact. Where is Federico Macheda now?"

    Here he is Lawro, plying his trade in the Championship for Cardiff...

    Federico Macheda
  109. The Berahino situation

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "I don’t understand why West Brom didn't deal with the Saido Berahino situation in the same way Manchester United dealt with David De Gea.

    "If you give Berahino an improved new contract and say, by the way there’s the release clause, he will be playing, he will be scoring and the thing will go away."

  110. It's not Berahino v West Brom

    West Brom 0-0 Southampton

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: There is a difference between playing for Jeremy Peace and playing for West Brom. The chairman comes and goes, the fans stay. It is not Berahino against West Brom, like it wasn't Peter Odemwingie against West Brom. I felt, at the time, I could not go any further with them. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward

    Odemwingie was talking about Saido Berahino handing in a transfer request at West Brom towards the end of the window, similar to what he did during his time at the club.

  111. Does Adebayor like football?

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "I didn't even realise Emmanuel Adebayor was still at Tottenham. I always got the impression you got the best out of him when his contract is up for renewal. But once he's comfortable, I don't know, but I don't think he's in love with the game at all."

    Adebayor has been released from his contract at Spurs.

  112. LINE-UPS

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST

    Forward Fabio Borini starts for Sunderland after rejoining the club from Liverpool. Jordi Gomez and Ola Toivonen also start, while Lee Cattermole is dropped from the XI.

    Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, Kaboul, O'Shea, Van Aanholt, M'Vila, Toivonen, Gomez, Lens, Borini, Defoe. Subs: Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Graham, Coates, Mannone, Watmore.

    Sunderland

    Tottenham's new signing Son Heung-min makes his debut having been named in the starting XI. There are three changes in total with Son, Ben Davies and Dele Alli in for Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb and Mousa Dembele.

    Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Mason, Son, Alli, Chadli, Kane. Subs: Lamela, Vorm, Trippier, Townsend, Carroll, Winks, Rose.   

    Tottenham
  113. 'What a waste'

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13;30 BST)

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: Why would you play someone like Defoe on the wing? He is wasted. One chance and he scores. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward

    Jermain Defoe will start on the left of a front three today...

  114. GOAL - Fulham 2-0 Blackburn

    Moussa Dembele (30 mins)

    Teenager  Moussa Dembele smashes in the west London club's second. Jason Steele made two saves from Ryan Tunnicliffe and Tom Cairney, before Dembele pounced.

    You can follow minute-by-minute updates from that game here.

  115. 'No-one can catch City'

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "There is no part of the Chelsea team that's working. Everyone says it's so difficult to win the league two seasons in a row but of all the teams this could happen to, I'm surprised it's happening to Chelsea.

    "Jose Mourinho will motivate them and they will improve, there's no doubt, but they're not going to be good enough to catch Manchester City. City are so good that I can't see anybody catching them."

  116. Chelsea are 'vulnerable'

    Everton 3-1 Chelsea

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: There is always a problem when you change your back four often. It is probably the time you could wish to score against a big club. This year they look vulnerable. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward
  117. Predict today's results

    Predictor graphic

    Predicting Premier League results - it gets harder by the week. 

    Surely no-one had Chelsea down to lose three of their opening five matches?

    You can test your skills in our Premier League Predictor game and have your say on what today's results will be. You'll even get a video message at the end of the gameweek from a Match of the Day pundit assessing your performance.

  118. Get Involved

    Rian Hoskins:  Mourinho is afraid to drop certain players like Ivanovic and Costa for fear of what will occur but now he must take more risks.

    Tweet us using the hashtag  #bbcfootball  on Twitter or you can text in on 81111 from UK mobiles. Don't forget to let us know who you are.

  119. 'Chelsea easy to beat'

    Everton 3-1 Chelsea

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "There is nobody at Chelsea playing at anything like the level they were at last season. They've never been so easy to beat as they are now. They can't win the league, because Manchester City are a completely different animal this year as well. 

    "I tell you what though, there will be a lot of other managers out there thinking: ‘Welcome to my world, Jose.’”