Crazy week. Three away games, Villa, Man United, Everton. If weâ€™d won all three of them no-one could argue. Actual results: two draws and a loss. Today was classic Spurs. Two goals up and totally in control with 30 minutes to go, and then we just kept needlessly giving the ball away all over the pitch, and conceding clumsy, stupid free-kicks for Everton to throw into the box. Brainless.
Even then, having thrown it all away we had a golden chance to win it at the end, but Defoe hits a poor penalty. Quite frankly it was criminal. On this evidence, these guys donâ€™t have the mental strength to sustain this challenge.
It was a cracking second half for neutrals I guess. Everton found a new hero in their young full-back Coleman, who did a great job for them. In fact, all of their substitutes made a big impact. But really, all we had to do was keep playing our football, not get drawn into the scrap, and the match was ours. Plenty of chances went begging. I was waiting for the sucker punch, and it duly arrived. Well done Everton, they got the bit of luck they think theyâ€™ve been deserving of. Hip hip hooray.
Oh, and those Scousers booing Palacios and calling him a cheat as he was stretchered off: absolute disgrace.
Star man: Aaron Lennon â€“ great pace and even better quality from wide areas
Worst performer: Benoit Assou-Ekotto â€“ 45 minutes of lilly-livered petulance
Best moment: Numerous exchanges of sparkling football. Just a point to show for it though.
Tactics: Unchanged from previous weekend â€“ 442, big man and little man up front
Opposition fans: Just a little over-excitable maybe?
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