Since Tim Sherwood replaced Andre Villas-Boas, Spurs have played 5 Premier League matches and taken 13 points which keeps them in contact with the other clubs vying for a top-4 finish. A comparison of results over that period shows that Spurs’ record is the best in the Premier League.
— My Football Facts (@myfootballfacts) January 12, 2014
Hugo Lloris: he kept his 13th clean sheet of the season against Palace. It was his 9th in the League, equalling last season’s number in league games for the whole season. He also has 4 in the Europa League. *
Kyle Walker: although substituted due to injury early in the second half, he has played the most minutes (2,374) for Tottenham so far this season. *
Michael Dawson: against Palace he won 5 aerial duels and made 12 effective clearances. **
Vlad Chiriches: had a 91% success rate with his passing and played 8 accurate long balls forward. **
Danny Rose: he made 1 tackle, 2 interceptions and 3 effective clearances. **
Aaron Lennon: his assist for Jermain Defoe’s goal was his 41st Premier League assist for Tottenham, only Darren Anderton (67) and Teddy Sheringham (44) have more for Spurs according to @BBCMOTD.
Nabil Bentaleb: @HotspurRelated tweeted this stat for the young midfield player.
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Mousa Dembele: in central midfield he was only just behind Bentaleb in passing with 89 passes and a success rate of 92%. **
Christian Eriksen: has been involved in 4 of the Tottenham goals in his last 4 Premier League games – scoring 3 with 1 assist.
Emmanuel Adebayor: he won 3 aerial duels and most crucially after 5 minutes of the second half to set up Eriksen’s goal. **
Roberto Soldado: taken off against Palace with just under an hour played, still unable to find his scoring touch. He has, however, been involved in 43% of Spurs’ goals this season.
Kyle Naughton (sub): introduced early in the second half, he had a 91% success rate in his passing and played 5 long balls forward, 4 of which were accurate including the first one to the head of Adebayor which led to the opening goal. **
Jermain Defoe (sub): he scored his first league goal of the season, his 143rd goal for Tottenham in all competitions. It was his 91st Premier League goal for the club and he has scored a goal in each of his 13 Premier League seasons.Nacer Chadli (sub): played for 14 minutes but was off for part of that time receiving attention to his hand after injuring himself on the advertising boards behind the goal on his first participation in the game. He made 8 successful passes in his brief time on the pitch.
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