Kidderminster Harriers vs West Ham United - All you need to know

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West Ham United - AllWest Ham United travel to Kidderminster Harriers for the second time in club history this weekend for their Emirates FA Cup fifth round fixture. The BBC cameras will also be in the Worcestershire city and are no doubt hoping for an upset when the Premier League Hammers take on their National League North hosts at 12.30pm on Saturday. There will also be a crowd of 6,444 at Aggborough Stadium, with the vast majority aiming for a home win. Kidderminster have enjoyed an outstanding FA Cup run which began in the second qualifying round on 18 September 2021. Kiddy has beaten Sporting Khalsa, Ware, Bedfont Sports, National League Premier opponents Grimsby Town and Halifax Town FC, and EFL Championship club Reading (pictured). to reach the actual fourth round. West Ham, meanwhile, have only played one FA Cup game, beating Premier League side Leeds United 2-0 at the London Stadium on January 9. Saturday's tie marks the second straight season David Moyes' side have faced non-league opponents in the FA Cup when Craig Dawson headed them past National League side Stockport County in the third round in January 2021 . It is also the second time West Ham meet Kidderminster in the FA Cup when Lee Chapman's fifth-round header sent Billy Bonds' cross past Harriers in February 1994 - the only time Kiddy has gone that far in the competition, and the hosts will hope to shock West Ham and emulate that feat this time. Moyes, who was part of the Preston North End team that was beaten in the fourth round by Kidderminster in 1994, will naturally be hoping his West Ham side can safely dodge their banana peel and make it safely into the last 16. Unsurprisingly, West Ham United's quota of 1,690 tickets sold out to bond and season ticket holders with more than 54 priority points. However tickets are on general sale for the Premier League home games against Watford on Tuesday 8th February, Newcastle United on Saturday 19th February and Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday 27th February. Season ticket and bond holders can also secure their seats for the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg at the London Stadium, to be played on Thursday 17 March. Click here to see West Ham United live in action now! Click here for information on the COVID guidelines in place at Aggborough Stadium. We will also be covering the game live with a blog and audio commentary on and our official app and across our social media channels, with goals, highlights and exclusive reactions to follow after the final whistle. David Moyes is without Angelo Ogbonna (knee) while Michail Antonio is also unavailable after playing for Jamaica in just one FIFA World Cup qualifier in the early hours of Thursday morning. Each manager can name nine substitutes, five of which can be used (unlike in the Premier League). Managers have three opportunities to make substitutions during open play (except at half-time). Multiple substitutions may be made on each occasion. Founded in 1886, Kidderminster Harriers hail from the town of Worcestershire, which was made famous by its textile industry - hence one of the club's nicknames, The Carpetmen. Kidderminster FC, founding members of the Birmingham & District League, joined the Midland League in 1890 but then retired. Kidderminster Harriers FC were formed as an amateur club in their place and rejoined the Birmingham & District League before eventually winning the league for the first time in 1938. A decade later, Kiddy joined the Southern League before being relegated back to Birmingham & District. District League in 1960. After winning that league four times, the club rejoined the Southern League in 1972 before being promoted to the Alliance Premier League (later Conference and now National League Premier) in 1983 – got it? Kidderminster won the FA Trophy in 1987, beating Burton Albion in the final before winning the 1994 Conference only to be denied promotion to the Football League due to the state of their Aggborough Stadium. That same year they had beaten a Preston side (pictured) including David Moyes en route to the FA Cup fourth round, where they were beaten 1-0 at home by West Ham United in front of 8,000 spectators. Kiddy won the title again in 2000 under former Liverpool midfielder Jan Mølby and earned promotion to the Football League for the first time. They stayed there for five seasons before being relegated back to the non-League in 2005. Kidderminster were relegated to the National League North in 2016 and have stayed there ever since. This season, however, the Carpetmen have not only excelled in the FA Cup under manager Russell Penn, they are third in the table, just four points behind leaders Gateshead and with 19 games left. As mentioned, West Ham United have only been to the Aggborough Stadium once for a competitive game before. That FA Cup fifth round tie was played on 19 February 1994 when Premier League newcomers Billy Bonds defeated their conference hosts 1-0 through Lee Chapman's 69th-minute header. You can watch a West Ham TV feature focusing on that tie 28 years ago by clicking here. You can watch a West Ham TV feature focusing on that tie 28 years ago by clicking here. West Ham would lose to Luton in a sixth round replay at Kenilworth Road, while Kidderminster would win the Conference title but would be denied promotion due to the state of their home ground. Jon Moss, born in Sunderland in 1970, won a football scholarship to Central Connecticut State University in the USA but graduated with a degree in Education and Physical Education from the University of Leeds. Moss played Academy Football for Sunderland and Millwall before deciding to become a PE teacher and tutor future Liverpool and England star James Milner at Westbrook Lane Primary School in Leeds! Moss' refereeing career began in the Northern Counties East League and Northern Premier League before being promoted to the National Group of Assistant Referees in 2003. He became a Football League referee in 2005 and a Premier League referee in 2011 before taking charge of the 2015 FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. The 51-year-old has managed West Ham United a total of 32 times since a 2-1 league defeat at Derby County on New Year's Eve 2011. He was responsible for the Hammers' 1-0 Carabao Cup third round win at Manchester United in September 2021 and our most recent Premier League game, a 1-0 defeat by the Red Devils at Old Trafford two weeks ago .


Maya Jama confirms the engagement by posting a romantic gift

The Bristol TV presenter has been rather quiet about their relationship (Author: Gardener)

Maya JamaMaya Jama confirms engagement by showing Valentine's Day present from fiance Ben Simmons Something went wrong, please try again later. February 14), and Bristol's Maya Jama was no exception. In December, she flew to New Jersey to spend Christmas with NBA star Ben Simmons and returned with a large diamond ring on her finger. After dodging talk about the ring with Mo Gilligan at the BRITs last week and generally keeping their relationship fairly private, Maya has confirmed their engagement on Instagram and the date on which she said "yes". READ ALSO: Valentine's Day: Maya Jama Seems To Offer Insight Into 'Obsessive' Relationship With Ben Simmons The 27-year-old presenter posted a spate of love stories yesterday, starting with a snap of her Valentine's Day breakfast of avocado toast, fruit, bacon, sausage and granola . It seems Maya could have spent the special day in America, given the time she posted the breakfast snap around 1pm CE and the fact that the cereal box says "Frosted Flakes" instead of "Frosties." Next, Maya posted a video of her in a dressing gown with Ben hugging her from behind in a snazzy-looking bathroom, followed by a tour of the rose-petal-strewn apartment where the two were cozying up. The floor of each room was covered with rose petals, which Maya picked up and hung up her story with the Minnie Riperton song "Lovin' You" playing in the background. Ben also bought his fiancee fifteen boxes of yellow and white roses, which together spelled out "Happy Valentines." In her story, Maya shared a photo of the boxes of beautiful flowers all lying around. The host said, "Lol was going to say 'Happy Valentines' but there was no space to expand it...basically the Valentines Garden of Eden at the moment." All was revealed in Maya's next story post, which might not have been what many fans expected. Maya posted the picture with a diamond ring emoji, seemingly confirming to fans that she said "yes" to Ben on December 18, 2021. Maya spent Christmas and New Year's with her boyfriend in the States, and that was while attending a New Year's party where she may have been tossing about her future career plans. Ben first became romantically involved with Maya in late 2019, a few months after her split from Stormzy, when he commented on two fire emojis under a picture of her Halloween outfit. Shortly thereafter, Maya was spotted at one of Ben's Philadelphia 76ers games. Sign up for our weekly What's On in Bristol newsletter, packed with essential stories to help you make the most of life in the city. Continue reading: Maya Jama poses with 'fiancé' Ben Simmons in a rare couple selfie


Jamie Carragher says the striker's performance in Spurs' stunning win at Manchester City was "pure class".

Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness hail Harry Kane for his outstanding performance in Tottenham's dramatic 3-2 win at Man City; Kane scored twice, including the winner in the 95th minute; City tried to sign Kane last summer; Pep Guardiola: It was never an option... so forget [it]. It's in the past (Author: Gardener)

Jamie CarragherJamie Carragher believes Harry Kane delivered one of the best performances of the season in Tottenham's stunning 3-2 win at Manchester City. Kane scored twice at the Etihad, including a dramatic 95th-minute winner that ended the Premier League leaders' 15-game streak. The England captain was looking to join the champions in the summer but City never came up with an offer that even remotely matched Spurs' valuation. Kane's performance at the Etihad justified Tottenham's firm stance and showed why City boss Pep Guardiola had desperately pursued the striker last summer as he inspired Spurs to a win that reignited their Champions League hopes. Carragher said of Kane's performance: "It was one of the best performances I've seen this season, it really was. It was a privilege to see it." What made it so special was that Kane wasn't getting much ball, but when it came to his mind, everything he did was pure class. "Kane is one of the best passers in the Premier League, not far behind [Kevin] De Bruyne." Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness was also full of praise for Kane. "Harry Kane was fantastic," he said. He gets over the ball, he has the technique and the vision to see things and he can deliver what he sees. "Part of his passing today was an absolute joy, as best it can be." City boss Guardiola revealed on Friday that the club had approached Tottenham four times last summer to sign Kane. Following Kane's winning performance on Saturday night, Guardiola was asked about his admiration for the 28-year-old: "It was never an option and everyone knows that so forget [it]. "There's no need for him to show the goals scored today and his ball quality. Kane has scored six goals in his last eight games in all competitions and is beginning to find his way back to his best form under head coach Antonio Conte. The Italian said of Kane after City's win: "We're talking about a world-class striker. He is working very well and is also improving his physical aspects.” I am working with him to become a reference point for us. In the past he's liked to think outside the box and he's very good at that too Elland Road on Sunday, live on Sky Sports. Speaking to Sky Sports after the win, Kane said: "It was a crazy game. We've worked so hard for so long. In the second half we were leading 2-1 for so long. "For me it was about finishing three losses in a row and we had to find a way to get our season going again. "The lads kicked their socks off today. Of course it was nice to score the goals. We were great from Hugo [Lloris] to the end. “We have high standards for ourselves and we've put ourselves in a position where we can really fight for the top four. The performance today shows that we fight to the end.” We probably have to learn to be more consistent over a long season to be in the top four. "We've got Burnley midweek - they're fighting for their lives so we know it's going to be tough." Kane's opening goal was assisted by Heung-Min Son, the 36th time they have come together for a Premier League goal. When asked about his relationship with Son, Kane said, "We obviously had a lot of preparation. I can't wait to see it in the video room tomorrow."


Conte can make Spurs a huge force

Jamie Carragher would still prefer Manchester City to defend their Premier League crown but says Tottenham's 3-2 win revived the title race. (Author: Gardener)

Jamie CarragherTottenham electrified in their win at the Etihad Jamie Carragher says he would still prefer Manchester City to defend his Premier League crown but believes Tottenham's 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium has brought life to the title race. Harry Kane's double gave Spurs a surprise 3-2 away win at leaders City after Liverpool beat Norwich City 3-1 in what could be a pivotal day in Saturday's Premier League title race. City looked to have salvaged a point when Riyad Mahrez fired home a penalty in added time at the Etihad, but Kane capped an excellent performance to bring home a dramatic winner three minutes later. Chasers Liverpool had earlier received a scare when they fell behind the struggling Norwich midway through the second half at Anfield. But goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz allowed Jurgen Klopp's side to close the gap to six points at the top and they also have a game in hand against City. Man City 2-3 Tottenham - match report and highlightsTeam line-up | Match StatisticsPremier League Table | Fixtures | ResultsWatch PL highlights and clips for free on Sky Sports With 14 wins from their last 15 games and a three-game losing streak against a Tottenham side, City should regain their nine-point lead. But Antonio Conte's side had other ideas and clinched the league double against the champions. Carragher believes the title race is back after City's first defeat since their 2-0 home defeat by Crystal Palace on October 30 “I definitely think that for the next four or five days, Leeds' game at Anfield Road is more important than Sunday's cup final against Chelsea." There was a bit of hope that Liverpool could do something, a glimmer of hope if Man City dropped points at Southampton. "It was the first time they haven't won in such a long time and you very rarely see a team pushed back by Pep Guardiola so I'd still say they're very hot seated. "Even one Liverpool quality team It won't be easy coming here to win but the great thing not only for Liverpool fans but for the country is that it looks like we could be in a title race. Guardiola: We need to win a lot of games It was only City's third league defeat of the season but their second against Tottenham, who won the second leg on the season's opening day when Kane played no part. The champions are now just six points clear of Liverpool, who have a game in hand. City had 72 per cent possession against Tottenham and Guardiola praised his side's performance but they were unable to hold off on Kane and Heung-Min Son, who combined brilliantly throughout the competition. "Well, it was a good game. It's very difficult, they defend so tightly," said Guardiola. "Tottenham have a lot of quality, they pass the ball to Harry Kane. "In the second half they attack with Harry Kane in the beginning and they score. You have Kane and Son and (Dejan) Kulusevski. On another day City may have won by a handsome margin, but Tottenham once again proved to be a tricky obstacle for City – bringing to mind the overall Champions League quarter-final victory in 2019 with the title race in the bag, even if they had a 12-point opened up a lead over Liverpool at the top. And he didn't panic on Saturday as his side suffered their first league defeat since October when they were stunned at the Etihad by Crystal Palace after which they clinched 43 points from a possible 45. "I said a few weeks ago we have to win a lot of games," said Guardiola. We knew it and it will be good to understand how difficult it is. We haven't lost a game in the Premier League since October. We knew after three defeats (Tottenham) that we would come back. After that they were able to keep the ball and with Kane there was time for Son who could run. Having won 14 of their last 15 Premier League games it was a setback for City and Conte conceded his players had beaten "the best team in the world". The Italian said afterwards: "It was a great win for us against a fantastic team like Manchester City. It's a huge compliment to City as they showed tonight that they are the best team in the world for their organization and players that they have. To win." A game like this means we performed perfectly. Of course, you know that possession will be 70 percent against City, but I always tell my players that in those moments when we've been defending, we have our thoughts, "We have to win the ball and attack. That kind of win must give us confidence in our work 'Conte needs to understand Spurs' role to be successful' Spurs are only the fourth side to have managed a double-over in the league at Pep Guardiola's City, after Chelsea (2016-17 ), Manchester United (2019-20) and Wolves (2019-20). Carragher added: "Sometimes great spirit was shown in how they persevered and how they defended. It wasn't a fantastic performance to dominate the game. Man City does that with almost every opponent. "They're forcing you back so you have to defend really well and counter well when you're deep and that's what Spurs did today." The combination of Son and Kane was so fruitful for so many years, but the Back three was outstanding, especially Cristian Romero and Eric Dier. As much ownership and territory City had, they didn't create too many chances with that dominance. "Conte has to deserve credit and I think he earned a lot of credit earlier in his time at Tottenham when he came in with nine games unbeaten but lately it hasn't been up to the standard required. "We know they are not on the same level to compete with the top teams week after week because of their inconsistency and that's where the frustration comes from the manager but I feel a little bit for Spurs as a club, when you hear their manager come out and talk like he's not quite on board. “I was surprised he only took the Spurs job because they are not ready to win at the moment. So if Conte wants to stay at Spurs and be successful, it has to be a longer job than anywhere else. "It's a so if he gets behind the longer term project and gets the funds he can make Tottenham a big force again or certainly go where they were under Mauricio Pochettino at Goodison Park, live on Sky Sports, kick off 17.30 Tottenham travels on Wednesday in the Premier League to Burnley, kick-off 19.30.


Kane had returned to his clinical best in Spurs' vibrant win at City

As the final goal of this pulsing match fell, Antonio Conte spun 180 degrees, his face a contorted mess of glee and victorious aggression, and ran towards his baton. (Author: Gardener)

KaneAs the last exceptional goal of this vibrant competition was scored, Antonio Conte turned 180 degrees, his face a contorted mess of glee and victorious aggression, and ran towards his baton. Antonio still has a twist in pace, although it's doubtful he ever moved that fast when he dominated midfield in the 1990s. When he reached the range of standard-issue Spurs puffa blue jackets, he threw himself into the crowd like a teenager at his first concert. Tottenham had twice threatened to upset the odds here at Manchester City. Twice they were pushed back, the second time in the 89th minute when a VAR check gave Riyad Mahrez a penalty to equalize. They had already belatedly ruled out a possible third goal from VAR and their luck seemed to have run its course. Antonio Conte's face was a mess of joy and aggression at Tottenham's win at Man City. And then came this run by the excellent Dejan Kulusevski. And the cross that somehow fell in front of Harry Kane. Then there was Kyle Walker's muscular thump with his body to ensure he got ahead of his England team-mates. And Kane's header, Kane's goal and some chaos. In the corner where the players were celebrating with Kane and the Spurs fans, Eric Dier broke free, clenched his fists and urged the fans to new celebrations. The roar will have been just as vociferous in Liverpool as a potential title race opened up. Spurs, saddened against Southampton and Wolves, have spent the week stopping their manager from telling Italian TV how badly he thinks the club is run. Harry Kane scored a recent winner for Spurs on a vibrant journey to Etihad Kane. Etihad Kane showed exactly why Pep Guardiola wanted to bring him back to City in the summer. City now simply collects wins. Oddly and counterintuitively, they lost to the Spurs on the opening day of the season, a result that proved to be the culmination of the short-lived Nuno Espirito Santo era. Aside from a draw at Southampton and a dead rubber Champions League game against RB Leipzig, City have been winning like a metronome since then. What more does Pep Guardiola want? His team is exquisite, their passing an aesthetic delight, the amount of endearing technical players at his disposal countless. What he might want is Kane. Celebrating his first goal with the Tottenham fans, Kane clenched his fist while his teammate Heung Son Min, who scored for him, spun him around to reveal the name on the back of his shirt and pointed. Kane isn't flashy enough to throw this kind of celebration, the kind recommended by the consultant who runs the offshore image rights firm where you point to your name. Kane was the man and he wanted the world to know. And as Spurs fans hugged their forward and serenaded him with their chants celebrating him as one of their own, it felt like all was right with the world for a second. Or at least the world of Tottenham Hotspur. Kane was booed last September after returning to training late after his £100m move to Manchester City fell through. His performances earlier in the season looked like a man mourning lost time in his career and tied to a Tottenham team without a coherent plan or ambition. Conte's arrival as a coach has revitalized him. Tottenham suddenly looked like a serious club again. Spurs suddenly looked like a serious team again in their dramatic win on Saturday night. And here was a Spurs side that looked a little like Mauricio Pochettino's vintage. They play a little lower, of course, they've been happy to sit low and break fast, and they're not quite as cavalier as they were in those heady Pochettino days. But they were a serious offer for the Premier League champions and possibly the best side in Europe. The good news for Spurs is that they have Conte and Kane. The bad news is they could still be gone by the summer and what are Spurs then? Son Heung-min and ten others looking for a manager willing to work without a significant transfer budget. Spurs fans serenaded their coach the whole time with chants of "Antonio" beautiful stadium and a League Cup for 21 years. Kane was in a minimalist phase here. It's not like he needs to apply for jobs or an audition, but Guardiola couldn't help but purr at Kane's elegance. He drifted deep to save the ball, releasing Son and Dejan Kulisevski repeatedly with exquisite passes behind City's defense. A particular delight was the ball he played to Son's opening goal. However, not so busy that they bothered to follow his run from deep in the 59th minute. He's really at a more mature stage in his career, no longer the #9 target. You never know exactly where he's coming from these days and on this occasion it was a perfectly timed run from the deep with no one chasing. On this occasion it was Kulusevski who delivered the ball over the top for Ryan Sessgenon who cut back on Son. This in turn waited for his moment, saw his teammate shoot the dart and then put the ball in his way. Kan is done.


Kane saves Spurs season and throws Liverpool lifeline in title race

Harry Kane's virtuoso performance led the Spurs to victory and also breathed new life into a title fight long thought to be over. (Author: Gardener)

KaneMANCHESTER, England - A title race broke out at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night and although Harry Kane will not be involved in it, the England striker got a glimpse of what could be possible at Tottenham under Antonio Conte. Kane's winner in the 95th minute sealed a thrilling 3-2 win over Manchester City after City equalized with a VAR penalty in the 92nd minute. In the end, Kane's goal was celebrated with the same vigor on Merseyside as it had been away; Liverpool's win over Norwich early on Saturday means they are six points behind Pep Guardiola's side with a game in hand. There is still life in this Premier League season and Kane has been responsible for it more than anyone, with two goals during an outstanding performance against the club who were keen to sign him in the summer. It was the sort of individual display that justified Daniel Levy's £150m valuation, but it will also give Conte hope that Tottenham can challenge City and Liverpool by this time next year if the 28-year-old can be persuaded to stay . The downside, however, is that if there was ever a game to convince City to bid big for Kane again in the summer, this was it. It was remarkable that after more than 100 breathless minutes culminating in a chaotic finale they had the energy to sing anything at all. While Tottenham were 2-1 up when the fourth official's board went up to indicate seven extra minutes, Riyad Mahrez equalized first from the penalty spot after VAR Lee Mason helped referee Anthony Taylor see Cristian Romero had a cross from Bernardo Silva. It looked likely at the time that Spurs were going to collapse, but shortly thereafter Dejan Kulusevski, who scored the opening goal within the first five minutes in his first start since arriving from Juventus in January, escaped to the right and crossed Kane to get on Ederson to come by. It was Kane at its best, the Premier League at its best and perhaps, just perhaps, the first flare of a title race worthy of the intensity and drama on offer here. "We haven't had to lose a game to know how difficult it is [to win the title]," said a visibly annoyed Guardiola afterwards. "Tottenham have a lot of quality, they give Harry Kane the ball." In the first half they have the goal and nothing more. In the second half they launch an attack with Harry Kane and they score. Everyone knows what Kane gives. It's not necessary [for Kane] to show it today. The goals he scored and the quality with the ball, [everyone in] Britain knows it going forward [in the title race]. If we didn't know before, we know now," said Ilkay Gündogan, who scored City's first equalizer midway through the first half after a mistake by Hugo Lloris. February 19, 2020 will go down in history as a crucial day. Jürgen Klopp's side had to fend off against Norwich at Anfield with a 3-1 win over Norwich while City managed to equalize twice against Tottenham but were still without success in the end If Liverpool wins game in hand they would face their trip to the Etihad are three points behind City on April 9. For now, though, Conte is only interested in the fourth-place race and his result - his best since taking charge - after a run of three straight defeats. last time Spurs lost four straight defeats in the Premier League His side, led by Kane and the lively Heung-Min Son, were so good at the break it was over In the second half, Guardiola had his head in his hands every time a contingent of white shirts sped across the halfway line. "We followed a plan," said Conte. "Manchester City would keep possession for 65-70 minutes of the game, so we had to be tactical. But even when we defend, our first thought should be to attack and this win will give us more confidence. It wasn't easy." to play against Manchester City after three consecutive defeats. Our strikers played very well today. Just one win is not good enough. But a win against Manchester City is very good. It was a result that will bolster Conte's belief that there are better players to join Kane and Son and allow him to pursue his ambition to take Tottenham to the top of the table, but for now he will be content to squander City's hopes to destroy on staying there.


Harry Kane inspires Spurs' stunning win at Etihad Stadium

Kane's header in added time gave Tottenham a 3-2 away win (Author: Gardener)

Harry KaneTwo goals, the second in the middle of injury time and just after Manchester City's second equaliser, handed Pep Guardiola's side their first Premier League defeat since mid-October. A 3-2 win for Tottenham has breathed new life into both the title race and the top four. Even after Liverpool's win, City are six points clear at the top of the table despite playing a game more. But here was the moment when the clouds that had gathered over Antonio Conte's side parted and a superb Kane gave Tottenham, who is fast becoming the specter of champions, another thrilling win. Spurs' preparations may have been disrupted first by their manager's much-discussed comments to Italian media and then by Storm Eunice (which forced them to convert a short flight into a long bus trip), but a week at the training ground is manna from heaven for Conte. His side knew how to beat City: grabbing the center of the pitch and inviting both full-backs to advance into the space they deliberately vacated. If they regained the ball, they would blitz those spaces now occupied by Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski. Conte's approach was rewarded after three minutes. Harry Kane dropped into midfield to receive a pass from Ben Davies and immediately flicked it around his right shoulder to see Son accelerate from Ruben Dias. The Spurs No. 7 is a devastating finisher with both feet but instinctively knew his chances of beating Ederson weren't as good as those of Dejan Kulusevski, who only had Joao Cancelo between him and an open goal. At the right moment, as Son squared, the Spurs debutant rolled the ball through his opponent's legs. At the other end, City circled awkwardly around what might be their best football. Joao Cancelo threatened on the left and ended the first half with two braces from Tottenham. A stunning feint from left-back put him between Emerson Royal and Pierre-Emile Hojberg, his shot just wide of Hugo Lloris' far post. Spurs just couldn't contain the pressure coming from City's right in the first half. Shortly after Cancelo's miss, Sterling stormed into the box and found Ilkay Gundogan to slam a shot against the post. On the left, Ryan Sessegnon at least made a move towards his man, while on the other side of the field Emerson and Hojberg were too willing to retreat into their own penalty area with no apparent pressure on the ball. A balance had to be struck that wasn't obvious as Sterling deflected a dangerous cross to the edge of the six-yard box without any pressure whatsoever. Lloris came out to get it but ended up competing with Kevin De Bruyne for a ball that bounced right in front of him. In his 400th Spurs appearance, he could only fumble the ball in the direction of Gundogan, who shot into the net. The Tottenham captain set the tone for the snappy end of the first half through his team-mates, who wasted five-yard passes in midfield with an alarming frequency. They could still cut through the Tottenham backline on occasion, but when De Bruyne and Sterling combined on the left Bernardo Silva couldn't quite implement the cutback, his shoe seemingly getting stuck in the Etihad turf. But when the home side's defensive line crept forward to confine play to a third of the pitch, gaps opened up again for Tottenham. Sessegnon picked up the pieces of an attack that looked like it had been quelled before Son found the seam between City centre-backs, which was filled by Kane with remarkable speed. The man Guardiola coveted so much last summer provided a timely reminder of what was missing for City, opening his body to deflect the ball into Ederson's bottom left corner. Tonight Kane was at his best, a complete performance from the centre-forward that took him from midfield creator one minute to poacher the next. He could have scored a hat-trick if VAR hadn't caught Kulusevski offside in the 73rd minute. You can't say that a team that reaches the quarter-finals of the Champions League and leads the Premier League title race needs a single player. However, when a Walker-driven cross sped past the six-yard box without anyone hitting them, one couldn't shake the feeling they would have been better off with a real centre-forward lurking on the shoulders of the Tottenham defence than playing with a squad of creators in front of them. City threw in too many crosses that were meat and drinks for the Spurs defense. The centre-back trio in particular were largely excellent for 90 minutes and there was cruel irony in the late Romero's handball, which seemed destined to cost Spurs a win. Anthony Taylor's decision, with the help of VAR, was correct - the Argentine's hand was in an unnatural position under the rules of the game - but tough for a player who had only hurled himself towards Bernardo. Mahrez, the man who started exorcising City's punishment demons, smashed the ball into the net roof. Nobody in the stadium really believed it, but few saw the winner coming from Ederson at the end. Once again, however, the spaces where City's full-backs should have been opened up. Kulusevski found himself with the space and time to deliver. Kane drifted to the back post and made room to pass Walker and dash home.


Spurs head coach says Daniel Levy 'knows his thoughts' on transfers as he apologizes for 'causing disruption' with an Italian interview

Antonio Conte interviewed by Sky Italy: I'm sorry but I think I caused a bit of a stir; Conte on Daniel Levy and transfers: The chairman knows my thoughts very well; Watch Man City v Tottenham live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event on Saturday from 17:00; Kick-off 5:30 p.m (Author: Gardener)

Daniel Levy 'Tottenham boss Antonio Conte said chairman Daniel Levy knew his transfer thoughts "very well" as he apologized for "causing disruption" in an interview with Italian media. Speaking to Sky Italy this week, Conte said it was a difficult January transfer window for Tottenham which has "weakened" the squad numerically. After missing out on deals for Adama Traore and Luis Diaz, Spurs only brought in Juventus pair Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur on Deadline Day. On the same day, Conte saw the club's two most expensive players - Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso - go on loan, with Dele Alli joining Everton for £40m and Bryan Gil less than six months after his £25m arrival from Sevilla moved to Valencia. When asked to clarify his comments in the Sky Italy interview, he said: "They asked me about the January transfer window and if I was happy and I said the club did their best. "We have four important lost players for Tottenham, because Tottenham paid a lot of money for these players who we loaned out. When you pay a lot of money, we are talking about important players for the club. "[We have to] look at that going forward because we need players who are used to playing in this league." In my last interview I said numerically [Spurs are weaker] if you lose four players - and I repeat, important players for Tottenham because they spent a lot of money - and you sign two players. "Then I also said about [Dejan] Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur that we are more complete as a squad. "I think I made myself very clear but I don't understand why anyone would want to try to create a problem between me. But not me too, also in the past because I read the history of this club in the past and [they] create a lot of problems between the coach and the chairman and the club. “The chairman knows my thoughts very well. If I have to say something to him, he knows very well that I will go and talk to him. "I'm sorry but I think I caused a bit of unrest and this kind of situation, especially because I had an interview with Italian media." It means that from now on the club doesn't want me with Italian Speaking to media because maybe the translation is not so clear with my mind summer 2023, replied: “I enjoy my time at Tottenham and I enjoy working with these players. Antonio Conte's suggestion that Tottenham have actually weakened their squad with their transfer deals over the past month may come as a surprise, as they have signed the exciting Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Italian giants Juventus, while the four first-team players who have left the club , far from regular players under the head coach. But if you look at Conte's history, it's clear that he's not afraid to speak out against his club on the issue of transfers and it's something that has caused friction between him and his paymasters in the past. At Chelsea, Conte was looking to capitalize on their impressive Premier League title in his first season in charge, signing Romelu Lukaku, Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. But when the players who actually arrived were Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta, the Italian made it clear he wasn't the one behind those signings, saying: "From the summer, the club decides on everyone Individual Conte's statement that Spurs need "players with a lot of experience" if they want to "grow faster" will also ring a bell with Chelsea supporters. The head coach's last transfer window at Stamford Bridge in January 2018 turned into a month-long one Hunt down a host of veteran strikers to find an old head who can reliably back Morata. In no particular order, Conte wanted Fernando Llorente, Edin Dzeko and Alexis Sanchez before eventually ending up at Olivier Giroud But although Chelsea eventually found a striker, Fulfilling his coach's demands, he was increasingly frustrated by Conte's public grumbling, and it was ke It's a surprise that he was replaced at the end of the season due to a season of dissatisfaction. Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur tells Sky Sports exclusively how Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani helped him achieve his 'dream' move to the Premier League. Bentancur joined Spurs from Juventus for £21.5million on Deadline Day and reveals he is fulfilling a lifelong dream. "Playing in the Premier League was something I've always wanted to do," the new Spurs midfielder tells Sky Sports exclusively via an interpreter as he continues to perfect his English. “It was certainly a real dream of mine to play in this league. As a kid I watched English football and the Premier League. "I'm very happy to be here and to arrive at Tottenham, it's a great club. Follow every Tottenham game in the Premier League this season with our live blogs on the Sky Sports website and app and watch game highlights just after full-time for free. Want the latest from Tottenham? Bookmark our Tottenham news page, see Tottenham fixtures and Tottenham latest results, watch Tottenham goals and videos, follow Premier League standings and see what Tottenham games are coming up live on Sky Sports . Get all this and more - including notifications sent straight to your phone - by downloading the Sky Sports Scores app and setting Tottenham as your favorite team. Hear the best reactions and expert analysis from the Premier League with the Essential Football and Gary Neville podcasts, stay up to date with our dedicated Transfer Centre, follow Sky Sports social accounts on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and find Find out how to get Sky Sports.


Kate Garraway says husband Derek is 'still terribly affected' by Covid

Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway revealed husband Derek Draper is struggling with communication as she addressed the impact of Covid on his brain and body (Author: Gardener)

Kate GarrawayGood Morning Britain host Kate Garraway revealed husband Derek Draper has struggled with communication as she addressed the impact of Covid on his brain and body as the trio shared the latest news on vaccinations and the possible Discussed the abolition of free Covid tests. Since his diagnosis, he has struggled with serious long-term complications and a range of health problems, including multiple organ failure and blood clots in his lungs, and is still recovering almost two years later. Kate Garraway told Good Morning Britain host Ben Shephard how her husband Derek Draper was 'still terribly stricken' after his Covid battle The ITV documentary 'Caring For Derek', the sequel to last year's award-winning Finding Derek, updates viewers about Derek's condition and recovery and will air next week. Speaking ahead of the Doc screening, she revealed the challenges her husband still faces while admitting she doesn't know if Derek is mentally affected while "would have believed" there would be some repercussions. Kate explored the idea that despite the other challenges faced by those with long Covid, Covid-19 is still considered a respiratory disease and revealed how Derek's body is still affected by the virus nearly two years later. Kate's new ITV documentary Caring For Derek updates viewers on Derek's condition and recovery. "Obviously he's still terribly affected by Covid and no doubt it's impacted the brain connections to his body." Kate replied: "I don't know anything about mental wellbeing if I'm completely honest because he's in terms of communication and mobility is still so impaired that I don't feel qualified to say if it had an impact on depression and anxiety." I mean it has to be, I would have thought, because if you're still not able to communicate and are very limited in terms of mobility and lungs and all those other things, then that's going to affect..." Derek challenged around -the-clock care, and continues to have mobility and communication issues while the family has seen improvements brought to her In a preview clip before the documentary aired, Kate said, "I'm very protective of people seeing him vulnerable, but this is the reality of life for people who care. Kate added: "When we have a love and he gets to be a father to the kids in a whole new way, that's life, isn't it." Kate Garraway: Caring For Derek airs Tuesday 22 February at 9pm on ITV and the ITV Hub.


Match ratings and comments for all NUFC players

West Ham 1 Newcastle 1 – NUFC player ratings and individual comments for Saturday's draw at the London Stadium. (Author: Gardener)

SaturdayWe asked Billy Miller to give us his game ratings and player comments after West Ham 1 Newcastle 1. Newcastle United fell behind after Dawson's header, the poor save from a free-kick in a rare moment during the game when NUFC weren't really in it. Joe Willock gave the visitors a deserved equalizer just before half-time with a clever finish. Two months since we lost a game in the Premier League we have conceded just four goals in six games in that period. We were the better team for many phases of the game and the players ran at full speed. Every player would probably have been rated a point higher if we had won, but it was a real team effort today. Considering that three of our best players are injured, it's great that we not only managed to draw away from Champions League rivals, but should have won. Under these circumstances we would have completely collapsed a few months ago. The rest of the time he was calm and sure. I never looked in danger of bucking a second. In the early stages, when we were at the top, things looked pretty good. Missed a stupid free-kick, for which we were subsequently penalized. Trembled after his warning and missed several flank chances, by far the weakest link in defence. Contributed to a disciplined defensive performance. Looked calm in possession and brought the ball forward a few times to push the team forward. Another solid performance and the captain will struggle to return to the team given the form of the two who have played at his position in the last two games. He's only played two games but he has to be our first-choice centre-back now. Wins everything in the air, is good on the ball. We wanted to sign an outstanding central defender and a ball-playing central defender in January. Instead we only signed one player who is both. Seemed to put a head, a leg, or a foot in the way of anything. Would have been a 9 but gave away a couple of times and was among a group of players who should have done a better job against Dawson in goal. It's only his second game, but he offers so much more offense and defense than Lewis. West Ham didn't have any joy on the right side at all. Declan Rice with a junk ball in the box which the England international threw back into Willock's path to give us a deserved equaliser. Wasn't his best ball game, but boy did he kick his socks off. Surfaced on both wings, traced back and broken up some West Ham counter-attacks. Wasted the ball sloppily in the early stages but was himself again after about a quarter of an hour. In the second half he was excellent again. Plucks the ball out of the air with ease and pivots from difficult positions as if restraining toddlers. Showed real energy and drive to keep pushing the ball forward for us. Got his reward putting a determined long leg between Dawson and Fredericks to equalize for us. He'll most likely be replaced by Bruno, but he keeps working his way up and earning another run week in and week out. Always wanted to progress and had some good moments. Had a couple of chances which were blocked and wasted the ball in some good positions. Played a key role in equalizing, often chasing runners to reflect Fraser's effort on the other wing. I bullied the Katzenkicker at times. Hit a perfect ball over the six-yard box but no one was close to convert it. Reconsidered and played his role but still no goal and doesn't have the pace to threaten on the counterattack. I know he played for fifteen minutes but nothing really happened around him so I won't rate him.