TottenhamHotspurs win against West Ham last night ensures they stay at the top of the table. Spurs fans will certainly enjoy their stay at the top for a while. This, after Tottenham continue their fine run in the Barclays Premier League.
Last night’s win gave Spurs their full 9 points out of a possible 9. They’ve also achieved a club record by winning all three of their starting season matches. The last time they did so was in the 1960 – 61 season.
Last night’s WestHam vs TottenhamHotspurs saw no goals scored in the first half. Both teams played it out with vigor. However, neither teams took full advantage of the chances they created at goal.
The second half started no differently. Both teams saw their attempts at goal foiled by poor finishing and great defensive measures.
Carlton Cole’s Thunderbolt Goal
Hammer’s Carlton Cole, however, delighted the home fans in the 55th minute. From 30 yards out, Cole, with his back to the Spurs goal, chested the ball down and swiftly made a turn before unleashing a powerful volley straight into the goal. Carlo Cudicini was left stranded on his goal line. He could only muster to raise is arms and watched the ball stream past him into goal.
A truly amazing goal from Carlton Cole. It will certainly make the list of great goals for the 2009-2010 season.
Cole’s Hero To Zero Bizarre Moment
As amazing as his goal was, 5 minutes later, Cole did something totally bizarre. Receiving the ball at midfield, Cole suddenly made a backpass to the Hammer’s goal. No Tottenham players were even near him. Only he knows why he made the pass.
The pass went directly to the feet of Jermaine Defoe who was coming out of the West Ham penalty box. It was as if Carlton Cole was sending Defoe a gift. Delightfully, Jermaine Defoe accepted the gift. He turned with the ball and gleefully slammed in his shot pass Robert Green.
Defoe probably screamed “Thank You Cole!!!” as he rifled his shot into goal. Defoe scored his 50th goal as a TottenhamHotspurs player. It’s also his fourth goal of the season after netting three against Hull earlier midweek.
Aaron Lennon Curled One In As Spector Slipped
Spurs then went ahead in the 80th minute. Aaron Lennon started on the right hand side of the field from midfield. He played the ball to Corluka who tried to squeeze the ball pass West Ham’s Jonathan Spector.
Spector managed to cut off the pass for a bit. He somehow slipped and Lennon was there to continue with the ball in the penalty area. Lennon then opened up some space for himself and let fly a curling left-footed drive past the outstretched hands of Robert Green.
TottenhamHotspurs, in the end earned their full three points after a hard fought away match. Carlton Cole went down after the whistle. He probably couldn’t figure out himself why he sent that utterly bizarre pass to Jermaine Defoe.
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Harry Should Be Pleased
Harry Redknapp is certainly proud of his boys. They certainly showed their patience and resolve to come back from behind in a match where they had problems breaking down a stout West Ham defence. The Hammers, for the most part of the game, defended in numbers. They had 9 men behind the ball at all times.
Lets Just Enjoy The Feeling
Being at the top of the league must surely be strange for the Spurs players and fans. It is still too early in the season to say that Spurs will be one of the top four teams this season. However, many pundits are thinking and discussing the possibility of this TottenhamHotspurs team challenging for the league title this season.
Let’s just leave the league title discussions to the experts. At the moment, lets allow the Tottenham players and us fans the benefit of enjoying this wonderful moments of being the Numero Uno in Barclay’s Premier League.
Oh yes.. How do you like the new Tottenham Hotspur Kit? Fancy the yellow strip on the shirt?