Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his team’s first goal  in the  Premier League match against Newcastle at St James Park. Oli Scarff/AFP

Premier League round-up: Olivier Giroud’s first-half double handed Arsenal a sixth successive Premier League victory as they survived a spirited fight(...)

Manchester United’s Dutch manager Louis van Gaal:  his side face an important home clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

As a boy in the Netherlands, Louis van Gaal was seduced by Tottenham Hotspur’s white shirts, by the club’s double-winning campaign of 1961 and by the(...)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated)Arsenal (3) v West Ham (10) - Live on SetantaArsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces up to a month out with a hamstring in(...)

Chelsea beat Spurs 2-0 at Wembley to lift the League Cup. Photograph:   EPA

Captain John Terry believes Chelsea’s “massive” Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham could be the start of something special for the Blues.Terry’s(...)

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have taken 14 points in the league on the back of goals in the final 10 minutes of matches. Photograph: Phil Cole

Mauricio Pochettino knows what it feels like to end a trophy drought – and we are not talking here about Tottenham Hotspur’s three pieces of silverwa(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Nacer Chadli said his fitness was the best it has ever been thanks to GPS tracking that the Spurs coaching staff use to assess the players. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Nacer Chadli believes the Tottenham squad’s high fitness level will prove pivotal during a crucial few weeks for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.Spurs pla(...)

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(...)

Harry Redknapp resigned as Queens Park Rangers manager a day after chairman Tony Fernandes tweeted there would be “no more cheque book” at the London club as the January transfer window closed. Photograph: Getty

Ended by a fall from a window. If this is how Harry Redknapp’s managerial career has been terminated, it seems quite fitting. Redknapp was alwa(...)