“Once it went to 3-1 it was game over”

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Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Kevin Bond felt that something could have been salvaged from the game before Manchester United scored their third.

Paul Scholes was sent off for United while they were leading 2-1 in the second half, but Wayne Rooney ended any chance of a Spurs comeback.

“They went down to 10 men but that third goal really killed it for us,” Bond told the official Spurs site.

“There was still about 15 minutes to go and we still had the chance to try and wear them down and get something from the game, but that goal was a real sucker punch.

“Once it went to 3-1 it was game over. We desperately didn’t want to give that goal away because at 2-1 there was still time for us and I’m sure we’d have got further opportunities to get something out of the game.”

“We couldn’t have asked for a better start but on the whole, we didn’t play as well as we have in the first few weeks of the season,” he added.

“We didn’t get our game going, we didn’t get our passing going and as a consequence they got back into the game. They are a top, top team and punished us.”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. harry got it all wrong. taking corluka off was an ametuer error. hutton gave away the third goal and corluka was handling rooney beautifully. This one was all down to harry.

  2. Got to Question Robbie K’s current form and his choice on the left, appreciate his work ethic, however his current form appears lacking.

    Don’t agree at throwing bomb’s at “Arry” and can’t say I am a fan of Corluka appears sluggish in pace both with and without the ball.

    Top four (five if you count Man City) are going to be our testing ground to see how far we have come. So come on you Spurs, lets step it up against Chelski.

  3. Contrary to what all the commentators and pundits (or what I call the Man Utd fan club) say, we were just poor on Saturday. Man Utd were not “amazing” or “a class above”, we just had a bad day at the office. It happens to everyone once in a while and it tends to happen to us quite a lot when Man Utd are involved. Unfortunately it seems to happen to the refs and linesman when we play Man Utd as well and I happen to think the referee was awful.

    I think the international break played a big part in our fatigued performance as well but we can’t make excuses every time we lose.

    I just hope we can take a few lessons from the game and get stronger.

  4. Contrary to what all the commentators and pundits (or what I call the Man Utd fan club) say, we were just poor on Saturday. Man Utd were not “amazing” or “a class above”, we just had a bad day at the office. It happens to everyone once in a while and it tends to happen to us quite a lot when Man Utd are involved. Unfortunately it seems to happen to the refs and linesman when we play Man Utd as well.

    I think the international break played a big part in our fatigued performance as well but we can’t make excuses every time we lose.

    I just hope we can take a few lessons from the game and get stronger.

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