Stoke City 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur
It was another dismal day at the office for Stoke, as Spurs thumped them on their own patch.
Just like last season, Tottenham came away with a resounding 4-0 victory to leave Stoke stuck at the bottom of the table.
After just four games Stoke’s goal difference reads minus eight, with The Potters without a goal from open play thus far.
There was little sign of what was to come early on, with Stoke the dominant side for the first 20 minutes, before the visitors grew into the game.
Referee Anthony Taylor’s decisions incensed Mark Hughes, with Stoke’s manager ultimately sent to the stands.
That decision upset Stoke’s rhythm, and soon after spurs took the lead- Son Heung-min being left free in the box to tuck home.
The home side could feel a little unfortunate to be behind at the interval, but a woeful second period allowed Spurs to run riot.
Firstly, Son scored his second with a curled effort before Dele Alli and then Harry Kane were given the freedom of the penalty area to make it 4-0.
As thousands of home fans streamed out of the ground, Spurs took their foot off the pedal- ultimately settling for a 4-0 win.
Back in April Tottenham ripped Stoke apart. On this occasion, Stoke just crumbled. It was a far more concerning defeat.
And it’s been a concerning start to the campaign. Stoke need to pick up points quickly.
Stoke: Given, Cameron, Shawcross, Martins-Indi, Pieters, Allen, Whelan (Bojan 67), Imbula (Adam 71), Walters, Bony, Arnautovic.
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