Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Sports | By Johanna Francis

5 talking points ahead of this week's Champions League action

5 talking points ahead of this week's Champions League action

Jurgen Klopp's men maintain the advantage of a game in hand, but handed a reprieve by Liverpool's draws against Leicester and West Ham in recent weeks, City look determined to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League. "Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable", Pochettino told reporters after the game.

Despite the scoreline, Leicester were well in the game and had 20 shots at goal and the prospect of conceding so many chances against the Bundesliga leaders in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie worries him.

The Foxes gave a good account of themselves at Wembley and could've come away with something more, had Jamie Vardy not missed a crucial penalty that would've levelled the game for his side.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min is shown a yellow card by referee Michael Oliver.

Although Pochettino's comments did not relate to a specific incident, it's likely that he was referring to Oliver's decision to award Liverpool two debatable penalties against Arsenal earlier this season, as well as his decision not to award Spurs a penalty in the last minute at Anfield - in an incident that again involved Son.

"Today do you think that Sonny deserved to be booked?"

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But Lloris stepped up when it mattered most with an excellent save, a pivotal moment as we went 2-0 up minutes later, giving ourselves a platform to go on and win the game.

But Shearer believes Spurs can't be so complacent against bigger teams, and has hinted that Borussia Dortmund could hurt them in their Champions League clash on Wednesday if they continue the way they are.

"They play fantastic football", Spurs captain said of Wednesday's opponents.

"We need to obviously improve the team performance and we need the stadium full and ready to push and to help us".

Maddison took hold of the ball and presented it to the former England striker after he replaced Gray, but with his first touch, Hugo Lloris dived to save his penalty. "Come on. We are the most innocent people on the pitch".

The Kiwi bagged a brace in a key game against Brighton on Saturday, taking his tally to five goals in seven games in what a vital win for the Clarets against the Seagulls, who both now sit on 27 points, three points above the drop zone, with Burnley now unbeaten in their last seven.

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