In the electrifyingly fast paced game at White Hart Lane on Sunday between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United there were a number of positives to be taken from a Spurs fans’ perspective.
One of which being that there well known fast pace and killer counter attacking style was back in force with the best of Aaron Lennon on show and a packed midfield combination of Dembele, Sandro and a more advanced Paulinho working extremely well seeing Paulinho almost as a second striker to the struggling Spaniard, Robert Soldado.
Tottenham were rarely unlocked or threatened by the Manchester United attack with Hugo Lloris barely having to make any major saves all games. However, their solidity of their defence didn’t show on the scoresheet and with Wayne Rooney on fire at themoment he took every chance he could get when the ball fortunately fell to him from an unfortunate rebound off Kyle Walker’s foot and a penalty that he smashed home right down the middle of the goal which was his second equalising goal of the match.
At the end of the game, you could say that a draw was a fair result but Tottenham would probably feel the more likely to have deserved all 3 points so although it is a point gained against the Champions of England, they also dropped 2 points against a weakened Manchester United side without their main man Robin Van Persie.
Tottenham’s performance really did show hints of their fast paced, attacking style of football people are usually used to seeing them like so maybe Andre Villas-Boas has been trying to install this back into his side. If this is the case, I truly believe we will see a different Tottenham side to these opening 12 games (not including Sunday’s clash).
If Spurs can gain 3 points away to a Fulham team with no Martin Jol this could be a very significant time in their season as it would be the start of their confidence to go on a run as to get a point against the Champions of England and feel you deserved more will always give you confidence and they could look back on this as a point gained.
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