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Lloris out for rest of 2019, expected to return in January

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One of these days, something good will happen to Tottenham Hotspur. Today, however, is not that day.

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Two days after suffering an embarrassing 3-0 defeat away to Brighton & Hove Albion — a game in which Hugo Lloris was subbed off after dislocating his elbow in the 3rd minute — it was confirmed that Tottenham’s captain will miss the remainder of 2019 before returning to action sometime in January.

Lloris’ injury won’t require surgery, but the rehabilitation period for such an injury is lengthy and extensive. Paulo Gazzaniga will serve as the starting goalkeeper in Lloris’ absence. The club released the followings statement:

Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday.

“The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our club captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.

“Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.”

Spurs sit 9th in the Premier League, with just 11 points after eight games. They have just one point from their first two Champions League games, having drawn Olympiacos 2-2 after leading 2-0 and lost to Bayern Munich to the tune of 7-2.

Spurs confirm Lloris injury a dislocated elbow

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Hugo Lloris is going to be out a while.

The scary third minute injury suffered by the Spurs goalkeeper in Saturday’s defeat at Brighton saw Lloris stretchered off the pitch after treatment with an oxygen match.

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That sort of pain will happen when you dislocate an elbow.

Paulo Gazzaniga replaced Lloris, and allowed the other two goals in a 3-0 loss.

The 32-year-old Lloris missed four matches early last season with a thigh injury and a fifth later in the campaign. The total was the fewest since he took the full-time job at White Hart Lane in 2012/13.

Spurs went 2W-2L in that stretch, allowing five goals and keeping one clean sheet with Gazzaniga.

Lloris hasn’t been up to his usual standards the past two seasons, but has still been above average. Gazzaniga hasn’t disappointed, though, and should seize a chance which will likely last well over a month.

Spurs face Liverpool on Oct. 27 and have two Champions League matches with Red Star Belgrade over an otherwise tame schedule through the November international break.

VIDEO: Lloris makes error, suffers serious injury

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When it rains it pours.

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Tottenham Hotspur were already under pressure after their midweek mauling at the hands of Bayern Munich and their Premier League game at Brighton couldn’t have got off to a worse start.

With just two minutes and 28 seconds on the clock a routine cross from the left was dropped from Hugo Lloris and tapped home by Brighton’s Neal Maupay to put the Seagulls 1-0 up.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Spurs’ captain and goalkeeper Lloris stayed down as he suffered a serious elbow injury.

Lloris was treated for several minutes and received oxygen while he was being carried off the pitch, as the French national team captain is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Reports stated that Lloris was screaming in agony as he was carried off the pitch and was given extra morphine to cope with the pain.

A report from ESPN states that Lloris had several scans at hospital and although nothing is broken, he dislocated his elbow and is set to be out for over two months. Per the report, Lloris will travel to Paris on Monday and have more tests with the French national team doctor.

Losing Lloris at a pivotal stage of the season is yet another huge blow for Spurs.

Yes, he’s made a few mistakes in their last two Premier League games, but the experience the captain of France and Tottenham brings will help to galvanize this team.

In a week where Spurs lost 7-2 to Bayern Munich and then 3-0 at Brighton, Lloris injury is another piece of bad news for Mauricio Pochettino who is under pressure as Tottenham’s manager.

“I think it massively impacted the team,” Pochettino said of Lloris’ injury. “We never were able to be in the game after that massive impact. Emotionally, for the team, to concede and also [to lose] a very important player for us, in the first action, it was very negative for the team, the emotion was massive.”

Kane volley helps 10-man Spurs outlast Saints

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Hugo Lloris was terrible and game-saving in North London as 10-man Spurs beat Southampton 2-1 on Saturday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Lloris made an awful gaffe for Spurs to allow Danny Ings to score Saints’ only goal, but was tremendous in the second half.

Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele scored Tottenham’s goals, as Spurs rise fourth with 11 points and Saints dip 14th with seven points.


Three things we learned

1. Lloris quite resilient after eye-popping error: Tottenham’s backstop made about as poor a move as you’ll see from a goalkeeper in possession. He sensed a charging Danny Ings and, while inside of his goal mouth, tried to turn the Saints striker with a playground cutback. Problem is he missed the ball, and Ings is well at home in the box.

But Lloris showed resolve and was outstanding in the second half as Spurs held onto its Kane-inspired lead. His stop on Maya Yoshida‘s header was especially lovely.

2. Ings scores in another big game: The former Saints academy man has four goals this season. The first came with pressure on Adrian as Saints scared Liverpool, the next two in the emphatic south coast derby defeat of Portsmouth at midweek, and the latest via his relentless pursuit of Lloris. After all of his injuries, it feels good to see the poacher out there poaching.

3. Ndombele the difference: He’s our Man of the Match, belting home Spurs opener and just commanding the midfield in a way that made it look like the game was still 11v11 after Aurier’s red card. He won 13 of 17 duels and drew six fouls out of Southampton. Along with Kane, Ndombele will be key to everything Spurs want to do this season.

Man of the Match: Ndombele


Spurs were just a bit off, as they’ve been for some time, with Harry Lane missing a bid for a second-straight week with an acrobatic goal, and Heung-Min Son‘s cut back for Tanguy Ndombele send a bit behind the big midfielder.

Ndombele gave Spurs its lead with a near mirror image chance, Son laying off for the Frenchman to belt past Angus Gunn. The goalkeeper will regret not making a better play on the ball.

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That’s when Aurier was sent off for a needless second yellow card, and Lloris’ error followed suit.

The French goalkeeper, in his goal mouth, tried to dribble his way past a pressing Ings and instead missed the ball and left the striker with an empty cage.

Fortunately for him, he’d make up for the error and then some. More fortunately for him, Spurs answered quickly through a combination of Son, Eriksen, and Kane’s ability to make up for a poor first touch and lash past Gunn.

Back to Lloris, he turned his game up after halftime to stop a James Ward-Prowse free kick and a point-blank Maya Yoshida header.

PL AT HALF: Eight goals on the board, one via awful Lloris error

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Goals are flying over the lines of England, as six 10 a.m. ET kickoffs dot the Premier League landscape.

Bournemouth 1-1 West Ham United [STREAM]

A sneaky good match of Top Seven competitors has seen two terrific finishes. Andriy Yarmolenko swept a Sebastien Haller pass inside the far post to give the visitors an early lead, but VAR helped a ruled offside Joshua King goal earn its proper place on the scoreboard.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Southampton [STREAM]

If at first you don’t succeed: Moments after Heung-Min Son‘s pass for Tanguy Ndombele inside the 18 was a little off, it was a little on. The South Korean assisted his French midfielder’s terrific shot as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium felt some early relief on Saturday.

But the cool vibes were short-lived, as Serge Aurier picked up his second yellow card of the half hour to put Spurs down to 10 men and Hugo Lloris made as poor a goalkeeper decision as you’ll see in a league as good as this to allow Danny Ings a tap-in. Good hustle from the Saints man for 1-1.

Harry Kane answered the setback in short order, an insane finish to the first half in North London.

Aston Villa 1-0 Burnley [STREAM]

John McGinn is having one heck of a debut season in the Premier League, but the ex-Hibs man saw his potential third goal of the season chalked off by VAR due to Conor Hourihane‘s offside status.

Anwar El Ghazi gave Villa its deserved lead before halftime, connecting with Frederic Guibert’s cros

Wolves 1-0 Watford [STREAM]

A big assist for 19-year-old Pedro Neto, who found Matt Doherty in his office at the back post for a big opener at the Molineux.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich City [STREAM]

James McArthur was dropped in the box by Ibrahim Amadou, and it’s a Palace match so 1-0 via Luka Milivojevic was about the only thing you were expecting to read, isn’t it?

Chelsea 0-0 Brighton [STREAM]

Nothing here, which is a bit of a surprise. Chelsea opened up a 13-0 advantage in shots, but has yet to bring any of the 7-finish form it showed at midweek. Mat Ryan’s made some nice saves for the Seagulls.