Fiorentina’s Mario Gomez (front) celebrates with his team-mate Joaquin after scoring a goal against Spurs during the Europa League second leg at Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti

Fiorentina 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (Fiorentina win 3-1 on aggregate)The most disappointing thing for Mauricio Pochettino here, other than exiting the Eu(...)

Harry Kane scored on the rebound after his last second penalty was saved by Adrian, salvaging a point for Spurs against West Ham. (Photograph: Reuters / Matthew Childs)

Tottenham Hotspur 2 West Ham United 2Only Alex Song knew what he was thinking about and, as he lay on his back, staring up at the heavens from his own(...)

Roberto Soldado scores Tottenham’s goal against Fiorentina during the Europa League first leg game at White Hart Lane.

TOTTENHAM 1 Soldado 6 FIORENTINA 1 Basanta 36 This was a night that started so well for Spurs yet ended tamely. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are certa(...)

Mario Balotelli came off the bench to score Liverpool’s winner in their 3-2 win over Spurs at Anfield. (Phorograph:  EPA/PETER POWELL)

Liverpool 3 Tottenham Hostpur 2Timing is everything and if nothing else, Mario Balotelli has not lost his sense of occasion during his dispiriting deb(...)

  Arsène Wenger has outlasted 10 Tottenham managers, excluding caretakers, since his arrival at Arsenal in 1996. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger had been asked for his memories of Mauricio Pochettino, the player, and he responded by turning his palm upwards and making a karate-ch(...)

Jonathan Walters bagged a hat-trick as Stoke City saw off QPR 3-1 at the Britannia Stadium. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Stoke City 3 QPR 1 QPR remain without an away point this season and second-bottom of the Barclays Premier League after Jonathan Walters’ hat-tr(...)

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring from a free kick during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane. Photograph Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Sheffield United 2-2 Tottenham HotspurThis time it was one step too far for Nigel Clough and the Sheffield United players who have established themse(...)

Tottenham’s Andros Townsend fires a penalty kick past Sheffield United goalkeeper Mark Howard during the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at White Hart Lane. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Sheffield United 0On a cold, frantic, often rather fretful night, Tottenham drew enough sting from a room-temperature performance (...)

 Eljero Elia of Southampton celebrates with manager Ronald Koeman after his first goal at St James’s Park. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Eljero Elia scored twice to fire Southampton back into third place in the Barclays Premier League with a hard-fought victory at Newcastle. The Dutchma(...)

 Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in the Premier League match against Chelsea at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Kieran Galvin/EPA

Tottenham Hotspur 5 Chelsea 3This was the evening Chelsea’s title pursuit, for the first time this season, was made to look fragile. Even unlikely. A (...)