In Harry Redknapp’s third game in charge of Spurs, they again came from behind against Liverpool in the second half, and surprisingly won the game with two late goals, to go above Newcastle United on goal difference in the league.
Certainly there were some surprises with the results in the Premier League today, as Stoke City beat Arsenal 2-1 at home, and Hull City scared Man United big time, as they came back from 4-1 down to 4-3 in the second half, and never gave up.
Wigan Athletic also won away at Portsmouth, with a late goal from Emile Heskey in injury time, to shake up the bottom of the league table. The results at Spurs, Stoke and Portsmouth hardly favored Newcastle.
At White Hart Lane this evening, the home side were completely outplayed by Liverpool in the first half, and the league leaders were 1-0 up at half time. But Harry Redknapp seemed to out-think Rafa Benitez in the second half, and made some excellent substitutions and the North London side drew level after 69 minutes, with a Jamie Carragher own goal.
But then both Spurs and Liverpool went all out for the win, and fortune always favors the brave, and in the 90th minute a terrific shot by David Bentley, who had another good game, was partially saved by goalkeeper Reina.
Roman Pavlyuchenko, who had been dropped after the Arsenal game, was there to get a poacher’s goal and Spurs amazingly got all 3 points. You just cannot make this stuff up.
So in two games against Arsenal away, and league leaders Liverpool at home, Spurs have got 4 points under the amazing Harry Redknapp. In both games Spurs were by no means the better side, but they never gave up. and showed guts and courage galore.
Newcastle are now back to second bottom, but as Joe Kinnear said today, we are just 3 points from 14th place and right now we are just 6 points from 7th place with a game in hand over Everton, but a slightly worse goal difference.
So let’s not get too despondent, because a win against Aston Villa on Monday night will move us 5 places up the table, and we have to concentrate on how we play and get ourselves out of the mess we’re in, which has largely been caused by losing Kevin Keegan after just two league games into the season.
We hope we can get a good turnout from the fans Monday night, simply because Joe and the players need our full support at this time.
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