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Josh Ibuanokpe: Saracens prop handed five-week suspension by RFU

Josh Ibuanokpe (right) is a former England age-group international

Saracens prop Josh Ibuanokpe has been banned for five weeks after accepting a charge of “striking with the head” against his former side Harlequins.

Saturday’s incident involving ex-England captain Chris Robshaw came in the second half of Sarries’ 28-21 Premiership Rugby Cup win on Saturday.

A Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel agreed contact was not deliberate and cut the maximum ban by 50%.

Ibuanokpe’s “clear disciplinary record” was taken into account.

Chairperson Matthew Weaver added: “The player was remorseful for the impact of his action and apologised. The club spoke of the positive impression he had made on the club since joining.”

Ibuanokpe is free to play from Tuesday, 19 November.

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Extinction Rebellion: Police order activists to move or face arrest

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Demonstrators who refuse to move to a specified area of Trafalgar Square face arrest

Extinction Rebellion activists intending to continue protesting in central London “must” go to Trafalgar Square or risk arrest, police have warned.

Police enforced a Section 14 notice to stop “serious disruption” to communities, after officers removed those camped out in Westminster.

Police have made 541 arrests over the two days of protests.

The prime minister has described the activists as “uncooperative crusties”.

But campaigner and TV presenter Chris Packham said they are “the concerned people of the world.”

Extinction Rebellion activists are protesting in cities around the world, including Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and Sydney, and are calling for urgent action on global climate and wildlife emergencies.

Protesters say they are occupying 11 sites in central London and people have travelled from across the UK to take part in the demonstrations.

Activists glued themselves to a government department and to the underside of a lorry outside another.

A protester who attached himself to the top of a trailer with a bike lock for more than 28 hours in Trafalgar Square was arrested and removed from the area by five police officers.

The Metropolitan Police said at 21:30 BST on Tuesday there had been 541 total arrests over the two days, including 261 on Tuesday.

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Police have made 531 total arrests over two days of protests

Police have enforced a Section 14 Notice of the Public Order Act 1986, forcing those who wish to continue protesting to move to the pedestrianised area around Nelson’s column in Trafalgar square.

Anyone suspected of breaching the condition – which has no time limit – could be arrested and prosecuted, police said.

A Section 14 order allows the police to impose conditions on a static protest – where campaigners are gathered in one place, rather than marching.

To impose the condition, police must have evidence that serious disruption is being caused to communities.

Activists have attached themselves to the underside of a lorry, which is blocking the road outside the Home Office.

The vehicle is parked on Marsham Street, where hundreds of protesters set up camp overnight. One activist climbed on top of the lorry and set up a tent.

There was a large police presence in the area on Tuesday, with pictures showing officers removing activists from the lorry.

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Protesters have also glued themselves to the Department for Transport building – a tactic used in similar protests in April.

Two activists have attached themselves to the doors of the building, while others demonstrate outside.

Meanwhile, a group have placed 800 potted trees outside Parliament, in Old Palace Yard, as they call on the government to plant billions of trees across the UK.

Trees have been dedicated to MPs, and protesters hope they will use them to reforest the country.

Sean Clay, 36, from Newcastle, told the BBC: “Planting trees would go a long way to restore the habitats we have lost as well as absorbing carbon emissions.”

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Activists have created a “fledgling forest”

Asked about Boris Johnson’s description of demonstrators, Packham told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme: “I was there yesterday. I met farmers, I met teachers, I met scientists, I met lawyers, I met grandparents, I met mothers and fathers, and I met children.

“These are the concerned people of the world.”

Mr Johnson had suggested while attending a book launch on Monday that the demonstrators should abandon their “hemp-smelling bivouacs” and stop blocking roads.

Protester Claudia Fisher, 57, from Brighton said campaigners would like to discuss their views with the prime minister.

Responding to his description of activists as “uncooperative crusties”, Ms Fisher said: “We are a little bit crusty, I’ll put my hands up to it, after a night sleeping out on the grounds of Whitehall, but we’re not uncooperative.

“We’re actually very co-operative. We… would really like to hear what he has to say, and we’d really like him to… hear what we have to say.”

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Activists set up tents throughout Westminster, including Horseferry Road

John Curran, a 49-year-old former detective sergeant for the Metropolitan Police, was one of the protesters who camped overnight.

Mr Curran, who has a three-year-old daughter, says he was arrested while protesting with Extinction Rebellion in April, and is willing to be arrested again.

He said: “Clearly there is some frustration (for the police) that they probably have better things to be doing, and I agree, but the responsibility for that must lie with the government.

“Take action, and we won’t have to be here.”

Activists camped at Smithfield Market overnight, but say they allowed traders to operate.

‘This is a last resort’

By Becky Morton, BBC News

There is a festival atmosphere in Westminster as Extinction Rebellion activists emerge from their tents to stage a second day of protests in central London.

The roads around Parliament – normally full with traffic – are instead dotted with encampments of tents, gazebos and makeshift food points, where hundreds of protesters from across the country spent the night.

Volunteers serve bowls of porridge from a truck, while others bang drums and join sing-alongs.

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Activists camped overnight and glued themselves to buildings, roads and lorries over two days of protests in central London

Read Becky’s full report here.

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Activists erected tents in Trafalgar Square on the second day of protests

In an update at 17:44 BST on Tuesday, Transport for London (Tfl) said road closures included the Strand in both directions between Lancaster Place and Trafalgar Square; Trafalgar Square itself and Whitehall in both directions.

Also closed are Parliament Square; Marsham Street; Horseferry Road; and Millbank in both directions between Parliament Square and Horseferry Road.

All bridges remain open, however there is no access from Westminster Bridge into Parliament Square.

Extinction Rebellion claims protests in the capital will be five times bigger than similar events in April, which saw more than 1,100 people were arrested.

What is Extinction Rebellion?

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Extinction Rebellion facts

  • 2025year when the group aims for zero carbon emissions

  • 298,000followers on Facebook

  • 1,130people arrested over April’s London protests

  • 2018year the group was founded

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Extinction Rebellion (XR for short) wants governments to declare a “climate and ecological emergency” and take immediate action to address climate change.

It describes itself as an international “non-violent civil disobedience activist movement”.

Extinction Rebellion was launched in 2018 and organisers say it now has groups willing to take action in dozens of countries.

In April, the group held a large demonstration in London that brought major routes in the city to a standstill.

Read more here.

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AFC Fylde 0-4 Barnet – BBC Sport

Barnet scored four goals away from home for the first time since September 2017 and moved up to fifth in the National League as they crushed AFC Fylde 4-0 at Mill Farm.

Ricardo Santos opened the scoring with a superb strike from a Jack Taylor corner after just nine minutes.

A quickfire double from Simeon Akinola and Josh Walker saw the visitors pull away early in the second half.

Taylor was again the provider for Akinola to head in the second and a quick break made it 3-0 as Akinola’s cross was slammed home by Walker.

Mauro Vilhete sealed victory in the 67th minute, scooping the ball into the far corner from a tight angle.

Fylde stay 18th, having won just four games so far this season.

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Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest: Youthful Gunners ease into League Cup last 16

Martinelli’s only previous appearance for Arsenal was as a substitute against Newcastle in their Premier League opener

Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli scored twice as Arsenal breezed into the last 16 of the Carabao Cup with a 5-0 win against Nottingham Forest.

The 18-year-old was making his first competitive start for the Gunners and opened the scoring with a powerful header.

Defender Rob Holding nodded in a second before Joe Willock struck.

Reiss Nelson side-footed in a fourth before Martinelli’s superb long-range effort completed the win.

Nottingham Forest, who like Arsenal made a raft of changes for the tie, barely troubled a rampant Arsenal with their only shot on target a late Sammy Ameobi strike that was comfortably saved by Emiliano Martinez.

Martinelli makes his mark

Few fans had heard of Martinelli when he became Arsenal’s first signing of the summer, joining for £6m from Brazilian club Ituano in July.

However, back in his homeland he is viewed as having the potential to become one of Brazil’s superstars and he certainly impressed on his home debut for the Gunners.

The teenager, who made his Premier League debut with a late substitute appearance against Newcastle in Arsenal’s season opener, played futsal as a youngster and the close control and dribbling skills developed from that sport were on show against Forest.

His first goal also showed good strength and awareness as he attacked an excellent first-time ball by Calum Chambers to power home a header.

That strike made him the youngest player to score on their first start for Arsenal since Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Shrewsbury in September 2011.

But the best was yet to come. With the game deep into injury time, Martinelli received the ball 25 yards from goal, skipped one challenge before arrowing a wonderful strike into the top corner.

It is early days, but Martinelli showed plenty of potential to suggest he could become a hugely exciting talent for the Gunners.

Gunners get defensive boost

Tierney’s surging runs down the flank caused Nottingham Forest problems from the outset

This was a fine display of attacking football from Arsenal but what will have been just as pleasing for their fans was the clean sheet.

Arsenal had conceded 10 goals in their last five Premier League fixtures and this game provided Unai Emery with the perfect opportunity to give some minutes to those returning from injury.

All eyes were on full-back Kieran Tierney as the £25m summer signing from Celtic made his debut after recovering from a groin problem, while centre-back Holding made his first start following 10 months out with a knee injury.

Holding’s goal will have gone a long way to helping him put recent injury woes behind him while Tierney put in a hugely impressive performance that saw him receive a standing ovation when he was substituted late on.

The defender caught the eye with his surging runs down the left flank, as well as providing a number of excellent crosses, and this display could make him a strong contender for the Premier League game against Manchester United on Monday.

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Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp says his side don’t need to match Man City’s style

Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp wary of 2-0 ‘banana skin’ lead for Reds

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side do not have to compete with Manchester City’s style as the two clubs battle at the top of the Premier League.

The Reds were not at their attacking best at Chelsea on Sunday but earned a 2-1 win to maintain their five-point lead over City at the top.

Pep Guardiola’s side, meanwhile, swept aside Watford 8-0 on Saturday.

“This type of football not a lot of teams can play,” said Klopp.

“But we play in our way, we try to win football games.

“In the end we need to get the points, there is no competition in technical things, it is about the points.”

Klopp’s title pace-setters looked on course to win in comfort as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s magnificent free-kick and Roberto Firmino’s header gave them complete control at the interval.

Chelsea, who had been denied an equaliser when Cesar Azpilicueta’s close-range effort was ruled out for offside by VAR, were in no mood to capitulate and made Liverpool fight every inch of the way to maintain that perfect record.

Tammy Abraham had chances to increase his tally of seven goals this season, particularly when he was denied by Liverpool keeper Adrian when clean through in the first half, but it was left to N’Golo Kante to set up a grandstand finish with a superb strike with 19 minutes to play.

Liverpool, however, held on, surviving missed chances from Michy Batshuayi and Mason Mount, to take the three points.

“It’s a difficult place to come, it’s a while ago that we won here. It’s a big win,” Klopp added.

“The boys did really well, they fought really hard. I don’t think there is any other way to win here. It’s a big win.”

Liverpool bandwagon rolls on

Firmino scored his third Premier League goal of the season at Stamford Bridge

Liverpool remain unstoppable in their Premier League duel with Manchester City after one of those victories all potential champions will need to secure if they are to claim the big prize at the end of the season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have made a habit of unleashing an attacking blitz on opponents in a remarkable run of only one league loss since the start of last season, their winning sequence now extended to 15 games.

This was totally different.

Liverpool may have looked to have been on cruise control with that interval advantage, but Chelsea were always in this game and pressed the league leaders right until the final whistle.

They were far below their best, were more sloppy than usual and on occasions looked jaded – but they still emerged victorious from what is traditionally one of the most hazardous away assignments on the calendar.

Over the course of a long campaign, a season Liverpool will hope will end their 30-year wait for the title, it is victories on days such as this that will be vital, if not more so, than the days when opponents are blown away.

Klopp’s delight at the final whistle, in contrast to some of his expressions of fury during the game, said it all.

This was a crucial victory. Liverpool’s bandwagon rolls on.

Chelsea and Lampard can take heart

Chelsea have drawn two and lost one of their home games in the Premier League this season

Chelsea have still to win at home in the Premier League and Champions League this season, and no defeat by Liverpool is anything other than an acutely painful experience.

And yet, despite this loss coming hard on the heels of the home defeat by Valencia in their opening Champions League group game, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will take great comfort and confidence from the performance of his team.

This is a new Chelsea, leaning heavily on youngsters such as Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Abraham, and being built in a new style by Lampard.

When Liverpool went two up through Firmino’s header after poor marking at a free-kick, the goal coming moments after Azpilicueta’s apparent equaliser had been overruled by VAR, it would have been easy for Chelsea’s heads to drop.

Nothing could have been further from the truth as they pressed and pressurised Liverpool until the final whistle before receiving a warm and appreciative ovation from the Chelsea supporters.

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga may have kept them in it with a magnificent save from Firmino but Chelsea, driven by the magnificent Kante, were left cursing those late missed opportunities for Batshuayi and Mount that could have earned them a point.

No Chelsea defeat is easy to take, especially against Liverpool, but this was a performance that will give Lampard hope and encouragement.

Man of the Match – N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

He may have been on the losing side but Kante was sensational on his return to action and scored a stunning individual goal

We have to carry on – what they said

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: “Performance-wise we were the better team. We had more energy in our game, character and spirit. That’s why the crowd applauded at the end. Let’s take this forward.”

On VAR: “We have to get on with it. It is a sad thing for the celebration and the moment but if we are looking for correct decisions that is where we are at. It changes the atmosphere in the crowd, on the pitch. We are slightly deflated and they get a boost. We deserved to be level at that point.”

Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool: Blues deserved a point – Frank Lampard

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “The first half was hard work. It is about momentum in games like this and I think we got that in the first half. We scored two wonderful goals and we could have scored directly after half time two more. We deserved the three points, it is difficult to win here.”

“We are only here. Chelsea, six matches in. We haven’t won anything domestic apart from games so we have to carry on. We have to be ready for each opponent. They are all waiting and want to give us a knock, rightly so, but we have to be ready to do what we have to do.”

Reds closing in on City’s record – the stats

  • Chelsea have conceded 13 goals in their six Premier League matches this season – their most after six league matches of a season since 1978-79 (also 13), when they went on to finish bottom of the First Division.
  • Liverpool have won consecutive Premier League matches against Chelsea for the first time since a run of four wins between November 2010 and May 2012.
  • Liverpool have won their last 15 league matches – the only team with a longer winning run in top-flight history is Manchester City (18 between August and December 2017).
  • Chelsea have lost consecutive home matches in all competitions for the first time since April 2014, when they lost against Sunderland and Atlético Madrid.
  • Jurgen Klopp managed his 150th Premier League game today – he has registered 92 wins in those games, with only José Mourinho (105) winning more in his first 150 matches in the competition.
  • Frank Lampard is only the second Chelsea manager to fail to win any of his first four home matches in all competitions (W0 D2 L2), after Bobby Campbell in 1988.
  • Since the start of the 2018-19 season, Liverpool have scored 34 goals from set-piece situations in the Premier League – seven more than any other team.
  • Chelsea have failed to win any of their opening three home Premier League matches in a season for only the second time, also doing so in 2001-02 during Frank Lampard’s first season there as a player.

What next?

Attention turns to the League Cup as Liverpool head to League One side MK Dons on Wednesday (19:45 BST), while Chelsea host League Two Grimsby on the same day (19:45 BST).

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Climate strike: Thousands protest across UK

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Thousands of people around the UK have joined a global climate change protest, with pupils walking out of schools and workers downing tools to demand action.

Millions around the world are taking part in the “climate strike” day, with rallies in British cities including Glasgow, Manchester and London.

Anna Taylor, a co-founder of UK Student Climate Network, said it was “very easy” to persuade people to show up.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said “every child” should be in school.

He added: “They should be learning, they shouldn’t be bunking off and it’s very irresponsible for people to encourage children to do so.”

Student Jessica Ahmed, 16, emailed her school to warn that she would be joining the protests instead of being in class.

Speaking at a protest in Westminster, she said: “School is important but so is my future.

“If politicians were taking the appropriate action we need – and had been taking this action a long time ago when it was recognised the world was changing in a negative way – then I would not have to be skipping school.”

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Pupils left the classroom for the coast in Cullercoats, North Tyneside

Organisers estimated that around 100,000 people attended a rally in central London, while more than 20,000 were thought to have marched in Edinburgh and 10,000 in Brighton.

In Belfast, organisers put the turnout at between 3,000 and 4,000, with young people taking over the Cornmarket area of the city centre and staging a “mass die-in”.

And in Birmingham, around 3,000 protesters, including hundreds of children, gathered in the city’s Victoria Square before marching through nearby streets.

UK Student Climate Network said more than 200 events had been organised across the country.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told young people at the Westminster rally: “You and a whole generation have brought [climate change] centre stage and I am absolutely delighted about that.

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“If we’re going to sustain this planet we need to get to net zero emissions a lot, lot quicker than 2050 [the government’s target],” he said.

He wants every country to sign up to the Paris Agreement, which commits signatory nations to keeping global temperatures “well below” 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times.

Referring to President Donald Trump, Mr Corbyn said it was “disgraceful when you get a president of a major country like the US” who says they will walk away.

The global protests come ahead of a summit at the UN next week that will urge countries to do more to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

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Children hold a similar “die in” in Cambridge

Dozens of pupils from John Stainer Community Primary school in Brockley, south-east London, were among those taking part in protests in London.

Head teacher Sue Harte said “children need to know that they have a right to democratic protest”.

Sebastian, a pupil at the school, said he joined the protests to help fight global warming.

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Sebastian says he knows how important it is to look after the planet

“They, the government, don’t understand that we’re going to go through it and they are not,” he said.

Eight-year-old Sohan and Nayan, five, also from south-east London, joined protesters with their mother, Celine.

Sohan said: “We want to save our planet and we hope that marching will help.”

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Sohan and Nayan with their mother, Celine

At the Belfast protest, Extinction Rebellion activist Lorraine Montague, from County Tyrone, was dressed as a swan to highlight the threat of climate change to wildlife.

“Our climate is at crisis point and the government is not doing anything about it,” she said.

“We are grieving for our future. I don’t feel happy about having children, the way our climate is going.”

In Edinburgh, demonstrators – the majority of them young people – chanted and sang as they marched from the Meadows to Holyrood Park near the Scottish Parliament.

They carried placards reading “Scotland, you’re not too wee to change the world” and “If you were smarter, I would be in school”.

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Young climate activists in Glasgow think children could “save the planet”

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Children from Terra Nova Secondary in Cheshire are attending the UK Student Climate Network’s strike in Manchester

Extinction Rebellion, which organised its own climate and environment protests in the UK earlier this year, said it stood “in solidarity” with those taking part.

It added that its members were joining the strikes and holding their own events, including a choir and “kids’ space” in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, and outside King’s College London.

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Protesters in Manchester, where at least one clothing store closed to support the strike

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Some trade unions, including the TUC, the University and College Union and Unite, are supporting members who take part in the “strikes”.

Co-operative Bank said it supported workers who want to join the action, while US clothing brand Patagonia closed all of its stores and took out adverts to back the protesters.

But in Norwich, protester Tiffany Wallace said her employer declined to give her time off work to join demonstrators “because they didn’t think it was important”.

“The worst thing they can do is fire me,” said the 33-year-old.

“I don’t feel I should compromise my own values and integrity and what’s important, so I can make money for a business.”

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Tiffany Wallace said her company declined to give her permission to join the protests

Energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng said he could not “endorse children leaving school” to take part in the protests.

But he said he did support “their energy, their creativity, and the fact that they have completely mastered these issues and take them very seriously”.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson all supported the walkout for the Youth Strike 4 Climate campaign.

The Metropolitan Police said seven people were arrested for public order offences, but overall the day ran “smoothly”.

Commander Dave Musker said a “tiny minority of protesters” tried to block Lambeth Bridge, a key route for emergency services to St Thomas’ Hospital. One other man was arrested on the bridge on suspicion of discharging a flare in a public place.

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Teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg – who inspired the protests – sailed to the US ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York next week

The global action follows a long-running series of school strikes initially inspired by activist Greta Thunberg.

The teenager, from Sweden, is also playing a role in the day’s events and is set to join a rally planned in New York, where world leaders will meet at the UN next week.

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Champions League: Olympiakos 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

England forward Harry Kane has scored eight goals in eight games for club and country this season

Tottenham threw away a two-goal lead as they were forced to settle for a point in their Champions League Group B opener against Olympiakos in Greece.

Two goals in four first-half minutes put Spurs in control, with Harry Kane opening the scoring from the penalty spot before Lucas Moura’s scorching 20-yard finish.

Yet Mauricio Pochettino’s side conceded shortly before half-time through impressive Portuguese winger Daniel Podence’s quality finish.

That lifted the passionate home crowd and Olympiakos equalised from the game’s second penalty, former France forward Mathieu Valbuena beating Hugo Lloris, the current Les Bleus captain, from the spot.

Tottenham’s result means both of last season’s Champions League finalists have failed to win their opening group games, after holders Liverpool were beaten 2-0 by Napoli in Italy on Tuesday.

Sloppy Spurs fail to hang on – again

Pochettino’s side showed Herculean spirit to go all the way to the final last season yet were far from their best as they made a shaky return to the competition in the port city of Piraeus.

Having allowed a 2-0 lead to slip against Arsenal in the Premier League on 1 September – again after conceding late at the end of the first half – this is the second time in three games they been left to reflect on what might have been.

With Bayern Munich and the unpredictable Red Star Belgrade also in Group B, Pochettino will hope this result does not come back to haunt his side.

Kane won the penalty which led to him breaking the deadlock, the Spurs striker clearly tripped by Tunisia defender Yassine Meriah. Then Moura produced an emphatic finish after Ben Davies marked his return by winning back possession and laying on the pass for the Brazil winger.

On a night of missed opportunities, Kane could have had a hat-trick.

Yet, on two separate occasions, Dele Alli – making his first start of the season – and substitute Erik Lamela decided to go for glory instead of choosing the easier option of squaring to Kane to score.

Lucas Moura scored five Champions League goals, including a hat-trick against Ajax, as Spurs reached last season’s final

Away day trouble for Spurs

Having failed to win any of their first three group games last season, Tottenham know a point in Greece could yet prove critical.

Yet they have won just five of their 17 away games in all competitions this calendar year, including an FA Cup tie at then-League Two club Tranmere Rovers.

Since winning 2-1 at Fulham in the league on 20 January, Spurs have managed just two victories on the road – both in Europe, against Borussia Dortmund and Ajax.

It is something of a worry for Pochettino, who heads straight back to England with his squad to prepare for a Saturday lunchtime game at Leicester City.

It could have been worse.

When the game was goalless and during a slow start by the visitors, Olympiakos hit the post through Miguel Angel Guerrero.

That prompted Pochettino to leap out of his seat and make it known from the sidelines that he was not happy by his side’s performance.

His actions had some impact as Spurs raced into a 2-0 lead before being pegged back on a deeply frustrating night.

Man of the match – Daniel Podence (Olympiakos)

Daniel Podence was a real nuisance and scored a goal of the highest quality to launch his side’s comeback

Letting it slip – the stats

  • This was the second time that Tottenham have failed to win a Champions League game having been two goals ahead – and the first since drawing 2-2 with Werder Bremen in September 2010.
  • Since the start of last season, Spurs have conceded more goals than any other side in the Champions League (21).
  • Olympiakos are without a win in nine Champions League matches, their longest winless run in the competition.
  • Only Ruud van Nistelrooy (19) and Roberto Soldado (19) scored their first 15 Champions League goals in fewer games than Harry Kane (20).
  • Lucas Moura scored just his second goal from outside the box for Tottenham in all competitions – and his first since August 2018 against Fulham.

What’s next?

Tottenham are back in Premier League action at 12:30 BST on Saturday when they are at Leicester City, while their next Champions League Group B game is at home to Bayern Munich on 1 October.

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Tottenham 4-0 Crystal Palace: Son Heung-min stars in easy win

Son Heung-min scored two superb goals in a one-sided first half at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said his side’s “amazing” performance in Saturday’s victory over Crystal Palace is the “first step” towards rediscovering the consistency of last season.

All four Spurs goals came before the interval, with Son Heung-min the shining light in a scintillating attacking display.

The victory – Tottenham’s first since the opening weekend of the season – lifts them back into the top four of the Premier League.

Pochettino said last month that this was the most unsettled squad he has had at the club