A draw was a fair result against Manchester United although Spurs will look at the goals conceded and wonder about Roberto Soldado’s first half miss when they were leading 1 – 0. The players responded positively to last week’s defeat at City so who earned their Tottenham ‘Spurs’?
It was never going to be easy for Tottenham to face an improving United team immediately after conceding six goals at City. The players showed an appetite for the game in which they maintained a high tempo throughout in a very competitive and entertaining match. The players realised that they had something to prove and were very positive. Michael Dawson, commenting after the game said to @SpursOfficial,
Dawson: 'We picked ourselves up and are disappointed we didn't win against a good Manchester Utd team' #THFC
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 1, 2013
Kyle Walker was certainly very pleased when he scored! This was tweeted by @AddictedtoSpurs.
— Addicted to Spurs (@AddictedtoSpurs) December 1, 2013
A number of players are in the running for top billing.
- Sandro impressed in midfield where he was very competitive and along with Mousa Dembele dominated the United central midfield pairing. He added to his standing with a great goal into the top corner of the net leaving the goalkeeper motionless.
- Kyle Walker was very involved in the game – he scored a great goal and almost set up a winning goal. He was unfortunate with the United equaliser and that his total commitment took him out of position in the build-up to the penalty.
- Aaron Lennon caused Evra problems all afternoon. He had a shot saved by the goalkeeper and would have earned a penalty if he had gone down in the box in the first half when challenged as he tried to deliver a cross. Put in some dangerous crosses but Paulinho and Soldado were not far enough forward.
Who impressed against Manchester United and who deserves their Tottenham ‘Spurs’?