That doesn’t happen very often for Spurs, Martin O’Neill’s side have been in a bit of a slump lately and have struggled especially at home, so best time to meet them but usually turns out to be the best time for them to turn their season back round.
But no, somehow the managed to lose to goals from everyone’s favourite Spurs Jenas…
Thanks to some great play by Lennon, finally doing what everyone has wanted from him since his arrival at Leeds – to be Wayne Routledge’s understudy – just run past defenders, get to the byline and get a good ball into the danger area, or just run into the danger area yourself if they touch him it’s a pen if they don’t he’s got an opening.
Amazing that was Bent’s 15th for the season and his 10th in the league, equal fifth in the scoring chart, but would anyone put their house on him sticking a chance away, even one that was dribbling in from a couple of inches away like that one he poached from Keane.
I was surprised he got the nod ahead of Pavlyuchenko, who you would think would link up better with Keane but ‘Arry was expecting a counter attacking sort of game that Bent used to thrive in with Charlton. ‘Arry made his choice, one paid off the other didn’t, using Zokora at right back to nullify Ashley Young, Zokora has worked well at right back against some good players, well Ronaldo, I don’t take ‘Arry assertion that Downing is in that class, but does the Ivorian play better there when he moves during a game rather than starting. But at least ‘Arry was on it and made the change before it was too late, either a goal from Young’s play or Zokora taking an early bath looked on the cards. And so Charlie Corluka came on and handled Young the way ‘Arry thought he was going to get from his starter.
The only down side was it kept the scummy wanderers in fourth spot, with Villa looking like they’ll struggle to get it back.
Up to 11th with “one – nil Chelski” next, Hiddink has got them playing a lot better and winning by one goal, just need to get Lennon running at Cashley.