Spurs head to the south coast looking to avoid a third successive league defeat having suffered somewhat of a wobble after earlier this season recorded their best ever start to a Premier League campaign. Spurs most recently suffered frustration in the Champions League after having a 95th-minute winner controversially ruled out by VAR.
A return to winning ways this afternoon will keep Spurs in third ahead of a tough test against Liverpool next weekend, and it will also see Bournemouth lose their third game on the bounce, bringing the club somewhat back down to earth after an initial improvement in results under caretaker boss Gary O’Neil.
Bournemouth are, perhaps remarkably, aiming to climb into the top half with a positive result this afternoon. Follow the game LIVE below with our dedicated match blog, featuring expert insight and analysis from Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick at the Vitality Stadium.
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Dan Kilpatrick at Vitality Stadium
“Spurs staring at a third straight league defeat and a crisis of sorts, particularly with Liverpool looming next weekend. Clearly the schedule is a factor but far too many individuals have been below par so far this afternoon.”
50min: It’s Moore again!
Smith whips in a superb cross and Moore thumps home a header.
48min: First sight of goal for Spurs since the break sees Davies let fly from 25 yards, which whistles wide.
46min: …and we’re back under way.
Lucas Moura is on for Skipp at the break.
Not for the first time this season, Spurs’ final ball is letting them down. Time for Gil?
48min: Travers denies Son in the last action of the half. You’d feel another five minutes and Spurs may have got their goal.
46min: A well-worked move sees Kane slip in Skipp to fire across goal, but Bournemouth clear.
45min: Two mins added on.
43min: Bournemouth have done well to navigate this trickier spell.
The game is more even as we head into the break.