January 26, 2010
For the second week in succession at White Hart Lane, Spurs were thwarted by a goalkeeper at the top of his game and their own lack of a cutting edge. The cup-tie against Leeds should have been put to bed inside the first half-hour, but Casper Ankergren's heroics between the posts inspired his teammates to fight on for what was in the end a deserved 2-2 draw.
January 19, 2010
"What can you do? The keeper has had an unbelievable day and will never play like that again in his life. They were miraculous saves, five or six incredible, world-class saves. They played six minutes of stoppage-time at the end of the game, four in the first half. The referee needs to book players quicker, that's the way to deal with it. It makes it difficult. They are in a difficult position, scrapping for points and Phil will go home happy but it's not for me."
January 5, 2010
Spurs are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup following a comfortable victory over Peterborough. Although the Championship side are struggling at the foot of their division, cup ties against lower league opposition can often have a "banana skin" quality to them, as Man. Utd. illustrated on Sunday. Harry Redknapp took no chances, making only a few changes to the side that last faced West Ham in the league. In fact, all five players drafted in - Hutton, Bale, Bassong, Kranjcar and Keane - are full internationals and all performed well. Both full backs gave the team an added attacking dimension, with Bale setting up two of the goals, and even Keane managing to look livelier than he has done for most of the season.