Spurs setting worrying trend

Hopefully Spurs’ inability to hold narrow leads is a curable affliction, as Tottenham has surrendered two late goals in successive weeks resulting in four dropped points.

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Mousa Dembele, in his debut Spurs performance, scored his first goal with the club from a sweeping – and lethal – 68th minute left footed shot after being introduced as a half-time substitute.

Brad Friedel played a vital role in salvaging a 1-1 draw for his North London club, even though Hugo Lloris, Spurs new signing, is touted to nab the American’s spot in goal. He displays superb strength, agility and shot-stopping ability a keeper in his mid-20’s let alone a 41-year-old.

Frailties in defence shone through and, in the 85th minute, Norwich City’s Robert Snodgrass stuck the dagger in White Hart Lane hearts by snatching home a left-footed half volley.

Two points from six at home is not the start Andre Villas-Boas envisioned, but the Portuguese manager, at the moment, has time on his side.

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Once the new arrivals gel with the squad and defensive leaks are sealed watch for Spurs to go on a tear akin to last season’s seven-match run.

Week 3’s Saturday round-up

Man. City 3 – 1 QPR            Click here for match highlights

West Brom 2 – 0 Everton    Click here for match highlights

West Ham 3 – 0 Fulham     Click here for match highlights

Swansea 2 – 2 Sunderland

Wigan 2 – 2 Stoke City


About newagejourno

Gary Pearson is a public relations and social media manager, freelance writer, former sports reporter for the Prince Albert Herald, sports aficionado, philomath and thirsty traveller forever in search of new adventures.
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