Aurier smashes in as Jose’s boys complete stunning comeback
Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:15 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS56' Jose Mourinho displaying the full range of emotions within half an hour of football. Now he is squatting on the sideline, clapping ferociously, kicking every ball with his new soldiers. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:46 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS87' Spurs doing well to run down the clock now.They win a free-kick in their own corner. Winks takes control of the situation, calming it all down, slowing the game. Gazzaniga trots over to take it. On the next goal kick, he gets a very firm whistle and OTT swipe of the arms from the referee to say “NO MORE” to the time-wasting. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:42 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS82' Substitution time. It is Dele Alli who is coming off. He is on the left wing and starts sprinting over to the oncoming Tanguy Ndombele. The referee stops him in his tracks, though, and enforces the new rule about subs going off at the closest point… by the time he was just about in the centre circle!Dele isn't happy, throwing his arms around, but it works out pretty well for him. The entire crowd rises to clap him around the pitch, in front of the White Wall and back to the dugout, where he is given a hug from Jose. That will do his confidence the world of good. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:39 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS80' These two look to have won it tonight.That is six goals in five Champions League matches this season for Kane.He then outmuscles a centre-back with ease. Who'd have thought it as the board went up for injury time at the end of the first-half? Jose, ey, maybe he is the Special One! Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 10:38 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSThe first thing Mourinho does in his TV interview is “do publicly what I did privately” which was to apologise Eric Dier. Jose: “I did it for the team. It was not because Eric was playing badly. I feel sorry for him. But we were 2-0 down.” Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 10:16 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSJose's subs worked very well indeed tonight. The decision to take off Eric Dier with not even 30 minutes on the clock was harsh but they needed more creativity on the pitch.Moussa Sissoko was a threat when he came on in the second half and Tanguy Ndombele was able to help just see Spurs over the line with his composure in the middle. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:54 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSMourinho is savouring the atmosphere. He surely must have missed this feeling. He stands on the edge of the pitch, gives every single one of his players a handshake and a hug. They all look very happy again. A brief applause to the home fans and down the tunnel he goes. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:52 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSThat is exactly how it ends. The referee blows the full-time whistle and it is a win for Jose Mourinho's Tottenham.They are into the knockout stages before the trip to Munich in a couple of weeks. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:51 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS90+3' Spurs are almost gifted a fifth when the defender and goalkeeper leave it for each other it seems. Aurier nips in but cannot find a team-mate when he pulls it back. This looks like it will end as just the four…Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:50 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS90' Three minutes to be added on.This all feels very comfortable for Spurs now. Jose will be delighted with this second-half performance, it's been near-enough perfect. The first, less so…Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:49 pm Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:12 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS53' White Hart Lane is rocking. And rightly so. After a pretty woeful 45 minutes, they are somehow level and few would bet against them finding a winner in the next 37 minutes. “Oh when the Spurs, go marching in…”Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:09 pmGOAL SPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS (Kane)51' It is that man Harry Kane.To me, Lucas commits a foul to win the ball back, before racing down the right channel to latch on to the ball.From there, he pulls it back to his skipper who is unmarked and slams home. I thought that was a certain foul on first viewing…. there is a delay as VAR checks it….AND IT IS GIVEN!Spurs are level. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:07 pmSPURS 1-2 OLYMPIAKOS48' Big chance. But it is wasted.Eriksen whips in a lovely, arcing free-kick. Sanchez gets his head to it without even needing to jump. His effort is poor, though. and goes well over. He was only six yards out.Jose turns around and remonstrates to his coaching staff he could have scored it!Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:04 pmSPURS 1-2 OLYMPIAKOS46' The players are back. The refs are back.And the second half has started.Can Spurs complete the comeback?Load more entries… WHAT a night for Tottenham fans.Jose Mourinho took the supporters through all the emotions as Tottenham fought back from being 2-0 down to an emphatic 4-2 victory.Youssef El Arabi and Ruben Semedo put the Greeks ahead, before Dele Alli pulled one back after the break.But then it was all Spurs as Harry Kane netted either side of a Serge Aurier strike to hand Mourinho a second win from two - and banish any jibes of boring football.Tottenham 4 Olympiakos 2 - FT at Tottenham Hotspur StadiumSerge Aurier completes comeback before Kane gets his second to all but secure the winHarry Kane equalises for Spurs for his second goal under Jose MourinhoDele Alli pulls one back on the stroke of half-timeSpurs shocked as Ruben Semedo gets Greeks' secondEl Arabi nets an early opener in North LondonWatch on BT Sport 2Live on BT Sport appEE phone customers can watch FREE with a three-month trial by texting SPORT to 150Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Dier, Winks, Lucas, Dele, Son, KaneSubs:Austin, Vertonghen, Sessegnon, Sissoko, Ndombele, Eriksen, Lo CelsoOlympiakos XI: Sa, Elabdellaoui, Semedo, Meriah, Tsimikas, Guilherme, Camara, Bouchalakis, Podence, Masouras, El ArabiSee More Tables See Full TableJoshua Jones22 Dec 2019, 12:25 amJoshua Jones21 Dec 2019, 12:27 amJoshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 10:40 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSAnd Jose on the real star of the show: “I love clever ballboys. I was a brilliant ballboy. “He was brilliant tonight, he read the game. It was a great moment for him.“I wanted to invite him into the dressing room afterwards but he disappeared.” Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:36 pmGOAL SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS (Kane)77' This is getting easy! Eriksen whips in another teasing delivery. This time it is swinging into the box from deep.Kane meets it and just glances the deftest of headers into the back of the net. Classy. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:34 pmSPURS 3-2 OLYMPIAKOS75' “We've got Alli, Dele Alli,” sing the home crowd.They have got their magic man back after a turbulent last year. He is seeming to thrive under the new boss and has won over his supporters again.Gareth Southgate will be keeping tabs, too, no doubt. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:32 pmGOAL SPURS 3-2 OLYMPIAKOS (Aurier)73' SPURS HAVE TURNED IT AROUND! Kane and Dele link up well down the left channel.The latter shows some nice footwork and trickery inside the box, working enough space to stand up a cross to the back post. Aurier is in bags of space but still has plenty to do.And he absolutely nails it. Head down, eyes fixed on the ball, he cuts across it and it fizzes inside the far side netting. A lovely, lovely goal. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:30 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS69' Dele is scythed down right on the edge of the area. A booking for the defender. Some fans want a penalty but it is definitely just outside. 17m out, to be precise…It is in the D, some would say too close….Eriksen steps up and…. WIDE!He gets enough power. He doesn't get the direction on it as it stays outside the post. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:25 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS66' Oooh. Sissoko gets into a good position on the right corner of the box. He tries to slip in a team-mate but it is intercepted. Kane takes a snap shot moments later but it is the same result thanks to more good defending from the Greek side. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:24 pmhttps://twitter.com/btsportfootball/status/1199436253160181760Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:20 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS60' Watching that Kane equaliser back, it would have been harsh to rule it a “clear and obvious” error to not give the 'foul' on Lucas.The covering defender slid the ball out and the ballboy quickly handed Aurier the spare ball, which he threw down the line for Moura to chase. Brilliant ballboy work – and he got a high five off Jose for his efforts. Moussa Sissoko is on for Lucas.