Tottenham's self-destruction a familiar failing as Pochettino's men sweat on Champions League

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Michael Cox

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Tottenham had two men sent off at Bournemouth as they suffered a 1-0 defeat that keeps their top four spot in the balance. English Premier League: Nathan Ake (90') Bournemouth 1-0 Tottenham English Premier League: Juan Foyth (47') Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham English Premier League: Son Heung-min (45') Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham The strangest thing about nine-man Tottenham's self-destruction in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth was that it occurred in entirely unthreatening surroundings. This was a lunchtime kick-off on a pleasant day at the Premier League's smallest ground, and Tottenham were up against a Bournemouth side with little to play for. The home side were in poor form, spent the prematch period handing out end-of-season awards and named a debutant goalkeeper so unknown he didn't even have a Wikipedia...

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