Tottenham weekend round-up: Soldado the hero and Paulinho wants double success

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Tottenham Hotspur were absolutely dominant against Hull City but once again they failed to captialise on their possession ... until they were given a penalty kick.

They found Hull City's veteran keeper Steve Harper in superb form as he denied Paulinho early on. Paulinho also had an excellent chance to score but he hooked it over the bar.

Roberto Soldado had also seen a good effort well saved by the former Newcastle United stopper.

But Spurs got a break when Ahmed Elmohamady handled in the area and Soldado, who is looking like an absolute phenom from the penalty spot, put the ball beyond Harper.

It was a result that Spurs deserved with an absolute dominant performance in regards to possession and attempts on goal.

Although Hull City did have their chances and in the end Tom Huddlestone, the former Spurs player, was the man who came closest to scoring, volleying over in the first half.

Tottenham have now risen to fourth in the table while Hull drop to tenth.

Paulinho is eyeing double success in 2014. The Brazilian has been speaking about his chance of winning both the Premier League and World Cup next summer:

"This is not an impossible dream. I am optimistic about winning the league with Tottenham and the World Cup with Brazil. It would be incredible to be on those buses parading both trophies. Tottenham can do it. It's a very open race.’’

Tottenham are set to finally get going in their pursuit to build a new stadium. It is believed the 65,000 seater complex will be shared with a London based NFL team in the coming years.

The project is said to be worth around £400 million.

Spurs are still keeping tabs on AS Roma playmaker Miralem Pjanic. The Bosnian has long been linked with a move to White Hart Lane and despite Roma’s storming start to the season, he is still aid to be keen on a potential move to White Hart Lane.


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