Tottenham’s Alternative Goal of the 2012-13 Season

Tottenham’s ‘Goal of the Season’ was without any doubt scored by Gareth Bale but which one would it be? There are so many contenders to choose from! Who, however, scored Tottenham’s ‘Alternative Goal of the Season’?

Gareth Bale and Emmanuel Adebayor [Photo: Jav The_DOC_66]

Setting aside Gareth’s wonder goal collection for which there are insufficient superlatives to describe them adequately, which of Spurs’ other goals would be deemed the ‘Best of the Rest’?

8 Goals for your consideration for Tottenham’s Alternative Goal of the Season

In any normal season these goals would be receiving the accolades but this year with Bale’s phenomenal run of incredible goals, they have been overlooked.

Mousa Dembele and Jermain Defoe [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]

August:Mousa Dembele’s debut goal against Norwich. He made room to receive a pass from the wing and worked his way towards the edge of the area where he unleashed a shot past the goalkeeper to put Spurs ahead.

November: Jermain Defoe’s goal against West Ham at White Hart Lane as he cut in from the right wing to beat a number of West Ham defenders before firing past the goalkeeper.

December: Aaron Lennon’ winner against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. He picked up the ball outside the Sunderland area and took on a defender – he had a fortunate bounce of the ball but when it came back to him, he put the ball between two defenders and ran around one to collect the ball and and with defenders converging on him, curled his shot around the advancing goalkeeper.

February: Dembele scored the late equaliser in Lyon which took Spurs into the quarter-finals of the Europa League. With time running out he powered his way towards the home area and drove a shot across the goalkeeper and into the net, giving him no chance.

Aaron Lennon [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]

March: Lennon’s goal against Arsenal  at White Hart Lane which put Spurs two up. It was a replica movement to one two minutes earlier from which Bale put Spurs ahead. Lennon ran onto a through pass from Scott Parker which left the visitors’ defence wide open, Lennon took the ball around the stranded keeper and put the ball into an empty net.

March: Jan Vertonghen linked with Bale for both Spurs goals at Swansea. The central defender created the second for Bale and showed the touch of a striker when scoring the opener. He stepped into midfield to claim the ball and set off for goal. He passed to Bale and kept on running taking Bale’s chipped pass perfectly and deftly beat the goalkeeper.

Jan Vertonghen scored a great goal at Swansea [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]

May:Emmanuel Adebayor surprised everyone with his equalising goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Collecting the ball inside his own half, he set off towards goal with defenders backing off and with them expecting him to pass, he curled a shot beyond Cech.

May: Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a memorable equalising goal late in the same game against Chelsea. With time running out Benoit Assou-Ekotto curled a cross towards Adebayor who controlled the ball and back-healed it into the path of Sigurdsson who shot across Cech into the far corner of the net.

When you add these goals to the many great strikes from Bale, it shows that Spurs provided some wonderful entertainment through the season.

Now have your say – vote on HotspurHQ’s:

Spurs’ Alternative ‘Goal of the Season’

Topics: 2012-13, Gareth Bale, Goal Of The Season, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur

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  • Danial Hughes

    lennon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!