Apr 09 2017
Spurs now have 68 points with a game in hand while Chelsea are on 72 points. Now nearly certainly safe from relegation at 37 points, nine above the drop zone, the Hornets have grabbed two consecutive victories and will invade the Lane feeling no pressure - and knowing that all of the pressure is on Spurs, at least according to Watford's French midfielder Aboulaye Doucoure, who says that his side comes into the game with "nothing to lose".
Spurs made it six league victories on the spin with a dominant showing to maintain the heat on leaders Chelsea.
The Hornets' 2-0 midweek win over West Brom leaves them tenth in the table and, barring a spectacular collapse, safe from relegation. Josh King scored his 13th league goal of the season in response.
England colleague Eric Dier and Son Heung-min joined in the fun with similarly emphatic strikes from outside the box, although Watford boss Walter Mazzarri will lament poor closing down on the first and third Spurs goals.
Earlier this week Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said while there was an "expectation" at his club they would be title-contenders, it would "not be a disaster" for Tottenham if they yet again missed out on lifting the Premier League trophy.
"We're second and the gap now is four but Chelsea have one game more to play".
"Watford began with great energy, substantial motivation to play against us, and also to be patient was clearly one of the keys". Watford have gone W1-D1-L7 in their nine most recent road games, failing to score in five of their last seven. "I don't know what is necessary to win the league, maybe a bit of luck, but I think this group has massive quality and is very special".
Spain Under-21s star Lopez could be in for his Spurs debut then, with Pochettino backing the 22-year-old, who is on loan from Espanyol, to be ready for first-team action. It is not about who plays, it is about playing for Tottenham at every opportunity.
Harry Kane has recovered from his ankle injury and could even start Tottenham's English Premier League clash with Watford today.
Tottenham's 11th consecutive home league win and seventh league victory in which they have scored at least four goals put them on 68 points and had Pochettino purring.
Spurs have been on a fantastic run of form, winning six matches in a row in all competitions, and winning seven of their last ten Premier League matches.
"We'll see whether he will start the game or be on the bench".
He also set up Son for what should have been a hat-trick but he shot agonisingly wide hitting the crossbar with a first-time shot from Trippier's pass.
Apr 09 2017
6 arrested for terrorism in wake of St. Petersburg bombing
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Apr 09 2017
Xi sightsees, talks trade in Alaska layover
Chinese President Xi Jinping was able to take in views Friday night of the natural beauty that Alaska has to offer. China is a vital trading partner for Alaska and the largest export market for its aquatic products.
Apr 09 2017
Javy Baez leaves Cubs' game after nasty collision with Jason Heyward
That cleared a roster spot for utility man Nick Franklin , who was claimed off waivers earlier in the week from Tampa. Milwaukee was down a pitcher to start with Friday after right-hander Taylor Jungmann was optioned to Double-A Biloxi.
Apr 09 2017
Kevin Durant practices, set to play Saturday in return
Durant can take the last three games of the season, and the first round of the playoffs, to slide back into a grove. Durant said at times during his rehabilitation that he almost went "over the deep end" with not being able to play.
Apr 09 2017
Dalai Lama says it's for people to decide fate of his office
Later in the day, the Dalai Lama will address people at Tawang's parade ground. "We have been preparing for the last two months. His first stop was Bomdila, the headquarters of West Kameng district, from where Chinese soldiers retreated after the 1962 war.
Apr 08 2017
22 companies pull advertising from 'The O'Reilly Factor'
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Apr 08 2017
Jobs growth slowed in March, 98000 vs 180000 expected
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury got as low as 2.27% shortly after the report, the lowest level since mid-March. It its jobs report Friday, the government also revised down the job growth for January and February by a combined 38,000.
Apr 07 2017
Woman Falls Off California's Tallest Bridge While Attempting to Take a Selfie
A woman in California has paid the price for wanting to take the ultimate Instagram picture on California's tallest bridge. However, the sheriff's office warns that no one would likely survive the fall to the bottom of the American River Canyon.
Apr 06 2017
Facebook spearheads $14M consortium to counter fake news
Some of the financial backers of the initiative include Mozilla, Facebook, and the founder of Craigslist, Craig Newmark . Early participants who will host events around the world and recommend projects and research for potential funding.
Apr 05 2017
General Motors Rejects Activist Investor's Proposal For Dual-class Stock Structure
Losing the investment-grade credit rating would raise borrowing costs at GM Financial, the company's in-house financing arm. In March 2015, GM announced a $5 billion share buyback program to avoid a public standoff with a group of major investors.
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