5 @ Preston; notes & video

Like I mentioned in my last post, this game was going to be a confidence builder for the squad. And it was just that. 5-1 at Preston North End. Didn’t get the chance to watch the match live but heard the live radio commentary on Spurs TV; please excuse the lack of info.

The notes:

  • Peter Crouch was on fire wrapping it up with a well deserved hat-trick! His final goal came in stoppage time with a cheeky heel shot from a cross which capped off a wonderful night for the giant. Keane and Defoe both added 2 goals of their own adding a positive beat to our attack.
  • Bale put in a good performance and finally broke the curse! What a relief!
  • Dawson got some playing time and looks fit enough to finally kick off his season. I’m sure he wasn’t expecting to see that much play time but he should be proud of his overall performance.
  • Hudd has really come a long way. He was solid partnering Dawson and his ability to slot into different roles is a quality I’m sure ‘Arry respects about him. To add to that, the big guy was actually able to move forward and involve himself in the attacking game. Brilliant!
  • Hutton did the job… not sure if the one goal Preston managed to score was his fault though (watch the video and decide for yourself).
  • Poor Gio Dos Santos finally got some long awaited playing time but was injured by a rough tackle early on; the boy looked to be putting in what would have been a cracking performance with a goal denied by the crossbar. Lennon was subbed in his place and put on a solid performance… always nice to see Azza take it to our opponents.
  • Jenas & Palacios commanded the midfield, sharing the load.
  • Bentley started the match, but to be honest, I can’t remember much of him. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
  • Gomes was unbeatable between the posts and his saves were crucial to our victory. I’m sure he’ll be starting next week.

All in all, a confidence building (apologize for the redundancy) match that was much needed after two tough weeks in the Premier League. No reason for us to dwell on those losses because they should be long gone in our minds by now and we should be solely focused on destroying Burnley.



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2 Responses to “5 @ Preston; notes & video”

  1. JimmyG2 Says:

    Soory el. the Bale hoodoo only applies to Premiership games.
    So this is where you hide during the daytime.
    You should have said

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