Spurs Stunned Late by Stoke City

Published on 20-Aug-2015 by srijan213

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Spurs Stunned Late by Stoke City

Tottenham Hotspur's gotta be wondering which god they pissed off.

The denizens of White Hart Lane were looking to pick themselves back up after an own-goal loss in their first match, but it was not to be.

Can we say snakebit?

Tottenham threw away a two-goal first-half lead and then watched Stoke City steal a point -- thus costing them two -- with a couple of pops in the final 12 minutes, resulting in a 2-2 draw.

The Potters may have the best heading power in all of the Premiership, but Spurs beat them at their own game to ring up the game's first goal.

Most players use their forehead, but Eric Dier.

Spurs’ day got deceptively better just before the break:

That's a beautiful bit of football by Nacer Chadli.

Then, it all went wrong for Spurs.

First, there was a totally unnecessary penalty:

That's just dumb with a capital B. It's the silent letter, as opposed to the referee's whistle.

And of course the Potters were going to convert it:

Then, five minutes from time, Mame Diouf did what Stoke's known for doing to notch the equalizer:

Air mail just seems to get there faster.

At least, faster than Spurs can defend.