Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton:  resigned to being out of action until at least February 14th, the day Ireland play France at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland will have to begin the defence of their Six Nations crown against Italy without Johnny Sexton, who is resigned to being out of action until F(...)

Spurs player Christian Eriksen fires in the winning goal during the Premier League match against Swansea City  at Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Swansea 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2A smashing match with a surprising finish. Swansea created the lion’s share of the chances and know they should have won (...)

Raheem Sterling of Liverpool goes down in the penalty area during the  Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Brendan Rodgers’s decision to rest Steven Gerrard failed to pay dividends as even the Liverpool captain’s emergence off the b(...)

Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring Chelsea’s second during their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last night.
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Chelsea march onThe last time Tottenham Hotspur managed a win at Stamford Bridge was the same day it was announced Nelson Mandela would be released fr(...)

Christian Eriksen scored late on as Spurs came from behind to beat Hull 2-1 at the KC Stadium

Two goals from White Hart Lane youth products featured on the scoresheet of this match but it was the dismissal of Hull’s Gastón Ramírez that had the (...)

Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates as his deflected free-kick put his side 2-1 ahead in the Premier League game against Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 For Aston Villa it was a case of what might have been and the inquest will inevitably focus on that moment, midway t(...)

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew  and assistant manager John Carver celebrates their team’s Premier League victory  against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Newcastle United 2Alan Pardew had wanted an impact from his substitutes but even the Newcastle United manager could not have scrip(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero celebrates with goalkeeper Joe Hart after their  4-1 Premier League win over  Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Joe Hart warned the best was yet to come after Sergio Agüero’s four-goal haul helped Manchester City rout 10-man Tottenham 4-1. England goalkeeper Har(...)

  Sergio Agüero of Manchester City misses with the rebound from his team’ssecond penalty attempt against Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 4 Tottenham 1A virtuoso performance from Sergio Agüero earned Manchester City a 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier Leag(...)

Christian Eriksen scores Tottenham’s winner in the Premier League clash against Southampton at White Hart Lane. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Tottenham 1 Southampton 0When Christian Eriksen’s beautifully threaded low shot hit the back of the Southampton net, Mauricio Pochettino turned on his(...)