Stoke end Tottenham’s Champions League hopes with emphatic win

Stoke end Tottenham’s Champions League hopes with emphatic win

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Premier League – Stoke end Tottenham’s Champions League hopes with emphatic win

Premier League, Britannia Stadium – Stoke City 3 (Adam 21, N’Zonzi 32, Diouf 86) Tottenham Hotspur 0

Stoke eased to a 3-0 win over 10-man Tottenham at The Britannia Stadium to end the visitors’ faint hopes of finishing the season in the Champions League places.

The home side opened the scoring midway through the first-half when Charlie Adam headed Mame Biram Diouf’s deflected cross from the right beyondHugo Lloris.

The Potters doubled their lead 10 minutes later when Lloris spilled a long ball into the path of Steven N’Zonzi, who finished confidently from a tight angle.

Tottenham showed brief signs of getting back into the game shortly after half time, but Vlad Chiriches’ second booking after 51 minutes, for a pull on Diouf, killed them off.

Diouf wrapped up the scoring with five minutes remaining, steering Marko Arnautovic‘s low cross in from a tight angle at the near post.

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