* Spurs score shown first
In eleven previous Premier League campaigns Tottenham's 86 points would have seen them carry off the Premier League title, but for the second season running, we came up against a side who had an exceptional season. And in a season when we finally said goodbye to White Hart Lane, it was fitting that Spurs went the whole Premier League season undefeated at home and finish second - the club's highest placing in the Premier League.
A home draw against Championship side Aston Villa gave the relegated club an opportunity to test themselves against Premier League opposition and while they held out for 70 minutes against a Spurs side playing below their best having made a number of changes, Tottenham ran out 2-0 winners, with Villa being unadventurous in their approach.
The reward for beating Villa was a home tie against Wycombe Wanderers from League Two and it proved much tougher than the Third Round match. With target man Adebayo Akinfenwa proving a difficult task for the young Spurs central defensive pairing, we were 0-2 down at half-time and only a substitute inspired comeback brought the scores level, by the Chairboys went ahead once more and with two minutes left, the League Two side looked as if they were going through. However, a goal in the 88th minute from Dele Alli and a last second winner from Heung-Min Son saved Tottenham's face and took them to Fulham in Round Five.
Harry Kane put Tottenham into an early lead and went on to add two more in the second half to complete his hat-trick in front of the Spurs fans at Craven Cottage and it was more London opposition in the Sixth Round, with a home tie against Millwall. The League One side had already knocked out two Premier League sides and were looking for their hat-trick, but it was Heung-Min Son who notched three in a 6-0 victory that rarely saw the Lions threaten.
A trip to Wembley in the semi-final matched Spurs with runaway league leaders Chelsea, who had won one and lost one against Spurs this season. The game was probably a thrilling one for the neutral, with Spurs conceding an early goal, Kane drawing level before Son dived in on Moses to give a penalty to the Pensioners, making it 2-1 at the break. Once more Spurs fought back with a well-taken Dele Alli goal, but it took two spectacular goals to win it for Chelsea.
Being drawn at home to Gillingham of League One in the Third Round gave Mauricio Pochettino an opportunity to give some fringe players playing time and a 5-0 win saw Cameron Carter-Vickers, Harry Winks, Josh Onomah and Marcus Edwards play.
The next round handed
Tottenham a trip to Anfield and with both sides playing younger
sides than in the Premier League, Liverpool's experienced striker
Daniel Sturridge was the difference between the two sides, although
Shayon Harrison had a late opportunity to take the tie to extra
time, but it went the home team's way and Spurs were out.
|CHAMPIONS LEAGUE/EUROPA LEAGUE
Spurs flew out to Hong Kong to play a game against Kitchee SC for the AIA Cup, which Spurs won 4-1 scoring through Heung-Min Son, Vincent Janssen, Harry Kane and Kazaiah Sterling.
The club achieved it's highest finish in the Premier League of second.
Tottenham earned a record high 71 points in the calendar year of 2016 beating the 70 of 2013.
They won 9 successive Premier League matches to set a new club record.
There was also a new record run of 14 successive home Premier League victories at White Hart Lane to the end of the season.
The team recorded a club
Premier League record of points in a season = 86
The team recorded a club Premier League number of goals scored in a season = 86
Tottenham's goal difference of +60 is the highest in Premier League history for a non-title winning side.
Tottenham were the only
club in top four leagues in England's to have three players score 20+
goals for them in all competitions this season (Harry Kane, Dele Alli
and Heung-Min Son).
Christian Eriksen assisted
15 goals for Tottenham in the Premier League this season - a record by a
Spurs player in a Premier League campaign.
Premier Reserve South League
Premier Academy League Group -
MANAGER : - Mauricio POCHETTINO
1. Hugo LLORIS
2. Kyle WALKER
3. Danny ROSE
4. Toby ALDERWEIRELD
5. Jan VERTONGHEN
7. Heung-Min SON
9. Vincent JANSSEN
10. Harry KANE
11. Erik LAMELA
12. Victor WANYAMA
13. Michel VORM
14. Georges-Kevin NKOUDOU
15. Eric DIER
16. Kieran TRIPPIER
17. Moussa SISSOKO
19. Mousa DEMBELE
20. DELE Alli
23. Christian ERIKSEN
25. Josh ONOMAH
27. Kevin WIMMER
29. Harry WINKS
30. Pau LOPEZ
31. Luke McGEE
33. Ben DAVIES
37. Kyle WALKER-PETERS
38. Cameron CARTER-VICKERS
39. Shayon HARRISON
40. Tom GLOVER
41. Alfie WHITEMAN
42. Nabil BENTALEB
44. Filip LESNIAK
45. Anton WALKES
46. Luke AMOS
47. Will MILLER
48. Marcus EDWARDS
(Subs appearances in brackets)
|Moussa SISSOKO (midfielder)||£30,000,000||Newcastle United||August 2016|
|Vincent JANSSEN (forward)||£12,000,000||AZ Alkmaar (Holland)||Date|
|Pau LOPEZ (goalkeeper)||Loan||Espanyol (Spain)||Date|
|PLAYERS WHO LEFT IN THE SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW BEFORE THE SEASON|
|PLAYERS WHO LEFT IN THE WINTER TRANSFER WINDOW|
|Tom CARROLL (midfielder)||£4,500,000||Swansea City||Date|
|PLAYERS WHO LEFT ON LOAN|
|Luke McGEE (Peterborough United)||Connor OGILVIE (Stevenage)|
|Luke AMOS (Southend United)||Ryan LOFT (Stevenage)|
|Anton WALKES (Atlanta United - USA)||Filip LESNIAK (Slovan Lieberec - Czech Republic)|
|Federico FAZIO (AS Roma - Italy)||-|
|Clinton N'JIE (Marseille - France)||-|
|Nabil BENTALEB (Shcalke 04 - Germany)||-|
|Shayon HARRISON (Yeovil Town)||-|
|Will MILLER (Burton Albion)||-|
|NEW FIRST YEAR ACADEMY PLAYERS|
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS|
|First Team Coach||-|
|First Team Assistant Coach||-|
|Academy Player Development||-|
|Academy Head of Recruitment||-|
|Academy Performance Manager||-|
|Academy Education & Welfare Officer||-|
|Academy Integration Manager||-|
|Head Academy Physiotherapist||-|
|Academy Fitness Coach||-|
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