Toon Army vs Spurs

watch appaloosa online Last nite I managed to catch most of Newcastle’s 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspurs at White Hart Lane. There were some other stuff also on and unfortunately my fingers kept changing the channels to the tv shows a lot that I missed the full excitement of a great match. These two teams will be playing for UEFA Cup spots more than anything. Tottenham for all their style and team play are now 8th in the league and the way they played throughout the game they should have won it and won it in style. For large parts of the game, Spurs seemed to dominate their rivals and at one point I was wondering if it would be an embarrassing one-sided affair. Jermain Defoe started it off for Spurs, scoring off an assist by Steed Malbranque, even though the English striker was actually offside. In a couple of minutes teenage defender Paul Huntington equalized for the away team. In the second half Spurs restored their lead when Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov put them ahead with his 11th goal of the season. But Newcastle’s Nigerian striker Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins went on to score a brilliant goal to make it 2-2. With the momentum on the side of the visitors, Nicky Butt scored a goal which was set up by Norberto Solano and Kieron Dyer and clinched the victory for the visiting team.

However the match was marred by an incident between Butt & Spurs defender Pascal Chimbonda. Follwing a clash between the Spurs player and Newcastle goalie Shay Given, Chimbonda slapped Butt as the two players argued. The row escalated into the tunnel that leads to the dressing room and Butt had to be pulled off. Glen Roeder said that the row inspired his Newcastle side to victory. Ok, so someone slap the whole Indian squad – we might win the World Cup!

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