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Stoke City 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Potters run rampant over 10-man Spurs

Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Steven N’Zonzi (L) of Stoke City celebrates scoring his team’s second goal with Mame Biram Diouf during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at Britannia Stadium on May 9, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

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Stoke City dominated a disjointed Tottenham Hotspur, earning a 3-0 win on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium.

Steven Nzonzi, Mame Biram Diouf and Charlie Adam all scored for the Potters, who had a 2-0 lead before Spurs defender Vlad Chiriches was given a red card.

Tottenham Hotspur failed in its quest to put pressure on fifth-place Liverpool, but remain in sixth thanks to Southampton’s loss to Leicester City.

Stoke moves up to ninth, three points back of No. 8 Swansea and three ahead of No. 10 West Ham.

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Stoke got on the board first when Adam was Johnny on the spot. Diouf sent a cross across the 18 and Jan Vertonghen’s headed clearance went right to Adam’s noggin.

And it wasn’t long before Nzonzi made it 2-0 by virtue or a side-footed shot over the Hugo Lloris in the 32nd minute.

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Vlad Chiriches started for Spurs instead of speculated starter DeAndre Yedlin, and that cost Spurs a bit when the Romanian was sent off for a series of fouls on Diouf.

A constant pest, Diouf got his deserved goal in the 86th minute when he redirected a ball to wrong-foot Lloris and make it 3-0.

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Stoke City: Butland; Pieters, Muniesa, Shawcross, Cameron; Whelan (Sidwell, 88'), Nzonzi; Arnautovic, Adam (Ireland, 73'), Walters (Odemwingie, 84'); Diouf.

Goal: Adam (21'), Nzonzi (32'), Diouf (86')

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (C); Dier, Chiriches (RC, 50'), Fazio, Vertonghen; Bentaleb, Mason; Lamela (Dembele, 76'), Eriksen, Chadli (Soldado, 61'); Kane.

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