LONDON -- There really is no place like home and don't Tottenham know it. They have certainly made every effort to make Wembley feel like "home" after their temporary move to the national stadium while White Hart Lane is being rebuilt, but for all the Tottenham banners, flags and even the executive box windows bearing a frosted image of the club crest, Wembley is still anything but home for Mauricio Pochettino's players.
Having signed off at White Hart Lane in May with an unbeaten home record...
LONDON -- Three thoughts from Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
1. Wembley woe for Tottenham
Just like last season's FA Cup semifinal defeat to Chelsea, Tottenham probably did not deserve to lose this game.
But they did, and the manner of this defeat means it is far more damaging than the one in April. Michy Batshuayi's own goal eight minutes from time, cancelling out Marcos Alonso's 22nd-minute free kick, appeared to have salvaged a deserved point for the hosts, which...
SWANSEA, Wales -- Three thoughts from Manchester United's 4-0 win vs. Swansea City.
1. United sweep Swans aside
Two games, six points, eight goals scored, none conceded. Manchester United's performance against Swansea City perhaps did not quite match the 4-0 scoreline, but Jose Mourinho's side have started the season in clinical style. In two games, they have now reached 15 percent of their goals tally from last term. Not bad at all.
Goals from Eric Bailly and Romelu Lukaku, a fabulous Paul Pogba...
MADRID -- Three quick thoughts from the Santiago Bernabeu as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 for a 5-1 aggregate victory in the Spanish Super Cup.
1. Asensio stars as Madrid stroll to another trophy
Real Madrid strolled to the 2017 Super Cup with a 2-0 victory over Barcelona at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, sealing a thumping 5-1 aggregate win over their rivals to start the Spanish season in the best possible way.
Suspended Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was barely missed as a Marco Asensio screamer...