...there. Man City went one up after 14 seconds and Spurs made it easy for them in the rest of the 90 minutes as they racked up another five goals.
...'keepers. Much will be made about how Tim Krul saved Newcastle from a thumping while Brad Friedel cost Spurs a clean sheet. They were major parts but it was much more than that.
...kick. As Spurs beat Sheriff to confirm qualification from the Europa League group phase one man deserve all the headlines and plaudits but it's another who did nothing bar one kick that got 'em.
...league. Spurs couldn't make up their mind if they wanted a league cup run or trot out the old ”concentrate on the league“ line as the eventually got past Hull City.
...with a banjo, luckily. FC Sheriff Tiraspol provided Spurs biggest challenge so far in the Europa League and yet not being brilliant they came away with another win.
...Russia. A strong Spurs XI didn't exact;y set the world alight in beating Anzhi Makhachkala two nil in the Europa League.
..not bad after all. Away trip in the League Cup in between league and European games could have seen Spurs slack off but 4-0 victory over Aston Villa was the response.
...was it? The commentator stated near the end that neither Spurs nor Cardiff deserved to lose. In the real world it would have been a travesty if Spurs hadn't found that winning goal.
...Europa League tour. Spurs at it again, a sort of lacklustre dropping down to the oppositions level as they put three past Tromso in the opening Europa League group game.