Tottenham vs Bournemouth match end in a goal less draw
The Premier League match between Tottenham and Bournemouth end in a goal less draw.
Tottenham missed the chance to establish a two-point advantage at the top of the Premier League for three hours at least after a feisty 0-0 draw at Bournemouth.
Spurs can also count themselves extremely fortunate to finish with 11 men on the field with both Erik Lamela and, in particular, substitute Moussa Sissoko lucky to escape red cards.
Lamela was given the benefit of the doubt in the first half when, having already been booked, he slid carelessly into Dan Gosling while Sissoko could face further action from the Football Association for an inexplicable elbow into the face of Harry Arter as the pair jostled for a ball at a throw in.
With Harry Kane still unavailable due to injury, Pochettino opted to give Son Heung-min the nod up front ahead of Vincent Janssen, but the South Korea international was hooked in favour of the Dutchman on the hour mark after an anonymous performance.
Bournemouth nearly took a shock early lead when Charlie Daniels’ close-range effort following a corner was brilliantly saved by Hugo Lloris, the Spurs keeper reacting to deflect the ball onto the bar with his legs.
Spurs’ Erik Lamela then hit the crossbar at the other end, but while the visitors raised their game after the break, the Cherries held firm, with keeper Artur Boruc keeping out Dele Alli and Danny Rose, while Bournemouth substitute Benik Afobe headed just over at the death.
Pawson then waved away late Bournemouth appeals for a penalty when Jack Wilshere went down after a challenge by Jan Vertonghen.