Monday, February 25, 2008

Spurs Won the Carling Cup

My gracious host Dave who allowed me to come around and watch the game at midnight and even endured the half an hour of extra time required before the result was settled in Spurs favour.
Spurs went behind 1-0 to a Drogbha free kick before half time and it looked like the status quo would remain although Spurs had been by far the better team and created more scoring opportunities, without putting one in the net.
Things turned Tottenham's way in the 69th minute when Chelsea player Bridge handballed and the linesman awarded a penalty.
Didier Berbatov, Spurs' Bulgarian star striker stroked it home as cool as you like, 1-1 and I was getting excited.
Zokora should have won the game when he got the ball with just the keeper to beat but blew it not once but twice! Were we gonna blow our chances only to allow Chelsea to snatch an undeserved winner. No, it finished 1-1, extra time. Then the moment of triumph, in the 3rd minute of extra time, Johnathon Woodgate, in only his 4th game for Spurs since moving for 17m pounds, got on the end of a Jermaine Jenas free kick to head the winning goal. In fact the keeper got first touch on it and punched it into Woodgate's head and it rebounded into the net! Not classical, not pretty, but absolutely beautiful if you're a Spurs fan! I was by this time jumping around the living room and hi-fiving Dave. The last 20 minutes of the game were increasingly tense as Spurs sat back and allowed Chelsea to come at them, confident in their ability to defend their lead. I was up and down like a yoyo every time a blue shirt had a shot but with the help of two great saves from Paul Robinson Spurs did in fact hold on for a famous 2-1 victory and their first trophy since 1999.
I was pretty excited by then!
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