Gareth Southgate hailed the positive impact that Jermain Defoe has had on his squad as England ran out 2-0 winners over Lithuania on Sunday.
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Arsenal will be hoping to get back to winning ways against bottom-placed Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the first Premier League game of the weekend.
Two goals in the space of three minutes midway through the second half, including a winner by the prolific Jermain Defoe, clinched a 3-2 win for Sunderland over Chelsea as the Black Cats moved out of the Premier League relegation zone on Saturday.
Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic headed home an 83rd-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland on Sunday that did nothing to ease both clubs' Premier League relegation fears.
Jermain Defoe capped a dramatic Sunderland fightback as the Premier League strugglers recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Liverpool on Saturday.
In what was overall an average game, Spurs pocketed all three points with a late Ryan Mason strike in a match that seemed to be heading towards a nil-all draw. With legendary Spurs striker Jermain Defoe and former Spurs central defender Kaboul among the Sunderland line-up, Tottenham Hotspur visited the Stadium of Light in search of their first league victory as Pochettino brought in new arrival Heung-Min Son in place of the injured Christian Eriksen. In a slow and boring first half, two of the best chances went to Sunderland as Defoe tore apart the central defensive pairing of Vertonghen and Alderweireld only to hit the post. Apart from the two chances for Sunderland and a half chance for Son in the 6 yard box, both teams looked slow as the ball predominantly stayed in the midfield, occasionally changing hands due to a miss-pass. The highlight of the first half however had to be the nutmeg by Deli Alli on Jordi Gomes […]
It's quiet clear that people will laugh when the Spurs board states that it needs to buy new players to improve in the league. After a hundred odd million pounds splurged in the market, Tottenham find themselves in a position much worse than they were in the previous year. What needs to be done now to change their fate?
Parker, Livermore and Defoe are good players but are they consistently good enough [or versatile enough] to match Spurs plans and ambitions going forward?