It’s true you know, sometimes there is more to one game than turning on the style and boy those days don’t come much bigger than yesterday.
Going to SHL and earning all three points is all that mattered yesterday and our boys did just that.
Tomas Rosicky got the only goal of the game with an absolutely stunning strike and that proved to be enough.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got caught between the devil and the deep blue sea when he tried to chip Lloris but his shot was awful and the easier option would have been to feed Podolski who was in space to his left.
For some reason, Tim Sherwood decided to have a hissy fit, took off his gilet in anger and threw it onto the seats. I suspect the reason was watching his side get ripped apart so easily…
Mike Dean missed a clear penalty when Jan Vertonghen hauled Laurent Koscielny over but what did we expect? Only Mark Clattenburg gives us those……
We had other chances during the game but couldn’t make any of them count but it mattered not when the final whistle was blown.
It would be quite easy to criticise the attacking side to our performance yesterday but, there’s plenty to be positive about with our defensive performance and that won the day.Merte sacker and Koscielny were yet again immense. The entire team were clearly determined not to let our 1-0 lead go and they didn’t.
As much as the stats will suggest Tottenham had a lot more of the ball than us, they barely troubled Szczesny’s goal and even if they did get a sniff, they weren’t good enough to take their chance.
Not the best performance by us but that makes the victory even sweeter doesn’t it and we walked away from SHL as the winners for the first time since 2007.
So that’s three wins out of three over them this season. Sweet!
Now onwards and upwards as we head to Chelsea at the weekend, a side we are just four points behind and with a game in hand.
Defend like we did yesterday and we can win it….
That’s it for another day….