What Nottingham Forest fans sang to Spurs among moments fans may have missed in comfortable 3-1 win

Tottenham strengthened their grip on the top four with a comfortable 3-1 win against Nottingham Forest at home. Here are some of the moments you might have missed from the game.
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Flat atmosphere

Tottenham had a difficult week where they crashed out of the Champions League after a really disappointing 0-0 draw with AC Milan at home.

The commentary from Richarlison on how his season has been underwhelming - and that of manager Antonio Conte asking for the fans to be patient - didn’t really help issues. That was reflected in the mood just before kick off, with the stadium being quiet than usual for a Tottenham home game.

Nottingham Forest fans sing ‘Champions of Europe’

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Nottingham Forest won the European Cup, now the Champions League, twice - in 1979 and 1980 - and they wasted little time in reminding Spurs fans, with chants of: “Champions of Europe you’ll never sing that.”

Tottenham responded by scoring to quieten their voices and take control of the game they won comfortably from the first minute.

Kane turns down Richarlison’s request to take the penalty

Richarlison has been dreaming of his first league goal of the season and when he did find the back of the net early on, VAR had other ideas and ruled him offside.

He then dusted himself off and, after Kane had given Spurs the lead, he won a penalty and picked up the ball to try to take it. But Kane, who is on his own mission, turned it down and calmly scored his second of the day. Richarlison, to his credit, jumped in to celebrate with the rest of the team after Kane scored. He then set up Son for his goal and Tottenham’s third of the day.

Antonio Conte back to his animated best on the touchline

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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte declared he was physically fit after returning from Italy last week and even though the result against AC Milan broke him, he was back to his energetic best on the touchline, almost kicking every ball with his players.

His celebration for the third goal is the classic Antonio Conte mood.

Bromance between Son and Serge Aurier

Serge Aurier made a return to the Tottenham Stadium and even though he was playing for the opposition today, it was clear to see the respect between him and Son. At some point the South Korean bounced the ball on Aurier’s head when play stopped and he responded with a smile as they got on with the work on the field. Son would have enjoyed it more though as he scored Tottenham’s third on a comfortable afternoon.