Saturday, December 3, 2011

Great Run Continues

Even though they practically got kicked out of Europe last Wednesday, they came back strong against woeful Bolton. It took only 7 minutes for Spurs to take the lead, with Bale getting a touch on Modric's corner.

10 minutes after that, Cahill lost the ball trying to dribble with no cover behind, he lost it and made a foul which saw him receive a red card. There were a lot of protests from Bolton players claiming that he wasn't the last defender, but Cahill didn't say a word. The moment I saw replay, it became clear that the correct decision has been made.

You can pretty much imagine what happens afterwards. Spurs began pushing forward, creating chance after chance, but experienced Finland goalkeeper Jaaskelainen managed to deny then a two-goal lead, that is, until 50th minute when Lennon scored a goal from inside the box.

Spurs continued with their dominant display, with Modric bossing the midfield along with Parker, and Bale terrorizing Bolton defence, but Bolton keeper was simply outstanding today. Defoe later scored 3rd, similar situation to the first goal scored by Bale, only this time, Bale's deflection from the corner landed on Defoe's foot about 1 yard away from the goal.

It could have been 7:0, but thanks to Jaaskelainen, Bolton "survived" with their dignity intact... sort of.

This makes 31 points from the last 11 games for Spurs and the next game is away from home at Stoke City against a team that has not been at its best lately, losing 4 out of 5 matches.