Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

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Sunday 28 November 2010 - 4:00 pm
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Liverpool’s misery on the road continues as Liverpool still remain with one victory in 8 away Premier League games this season.

The reds move down a place to 10th, still stuck on less than 20 points after 15 Premier League games.  The reds had another 3 points added to their total of 26 points frittered away, after going ahead in the first half through a Martin Skrtel goal.

Roy made one change from last week’s victory over West Ham, bringing back Lucas Leiva from suspension to replace Christian Poulsen.

N’gog remained up front partnering Torres.

The first half was an end to end affair with chances for both sides.   Lennon was a constant thorn in Paul Konchesky’s side – drifting past him with ease and the first decent chance was from his cross which Modric failed to get hold of.

Rodriguez went close for the reds, before Spurs made their first of two first half injury substitutions.  Van der Vaart, a revelation at White Hart Lane, replaced by Jermaine Defoe.  Later on in the half, Spurs had to bring on Bassong in defence.

Spurs should have been 1-0 up when Reina tipped the ball in to the path of Defoe, a stretch from Carragher’s legs preventing the opening goal.

With 3 minutes remaining in the half a Meireles free kick was sent in to the middle of the box, Skrtel and Ngog went for the header which eventually landed at the feet of the Slovakian who toe-poked the reds in to a first half lead.

Both Rodriguez and Torres could have added a second before the half was up – but Rodriguez took too long, and Torres was tackled well by Bassong.

Liverpool opened the second half brightly, Torres again guilty of wasting a chance to score.  Taking a little too long to pull the trigger – allowing the substitute Bassong to make a well executed challenge.

But from then on Spurs dominated the half.  They were awarded a debatable free kick, from which N’gog, in the defensive wall, decided to stop the ball with his hands instead of using his head.  Defoe stepped up for the penalty and put it wide, although Reina had clearly already chosen correctly where the ball was going.

It seemed after the penalty miss that maybe the reds were about to receive some fortunate luck.

Sadly it wasn’t to be as minutes later Modric tore through the defence, his cross across goal put in to the our own net by Skrtel.

N’gog was replaced after going down injured, and it was Fabio Aurelio who was chosen to replace him.

As time ticked on, Carragher was withdrawn with a dislocated shoulder.  As he took his time coming off the pitch he gesticulated furiously at Kyrgiakos, who was not yet ready to replace him.  In injury time, Lennon got the winner.  After spending the entire game waltzing past Konchesky he did it one more time to score Spurs’ winner.

After the game Roy Hodgson indicated that Liverpool had been minutes away from a point we could have been very proud of.

That statement shows the gulf between his personal ambitions and that of tens of thousands of Liverpool fans.

Liverpool face an away game in Bucharest mid-week before the arrival of former manager Gerard Houllier and Aston Villa at Anfield next Monday.  By then, the reds could be a lot further down the table than 10th.

9 comments on
Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

  1. I am a Spurs fan (sorry) and apart from Digger your honesty
    is so refreshing.
    No complaining about penalties chances you didn’t take sour
    grapes just taking it on the chin.
    I’ve always had time for Liverpool fans since we won a cup game
    At Anfield in1993 and you applauded my team off the pitch.
    You don’t see that anymore anywhere.
    Good luck for the rest of the season except when we visit
    Anfield !!!!!

    • What’s dishonest about the comments? If Alan Hutton goes down in the box and a penalty is not given, then surely he should be booked? Raul Meireles was booked for a genuine attempt to win the ball from Bale with no malice. It was also his first tackle in the game. Inconsistent refereeing? Personally I think it is. The tackle for which Johnson was booked was similar to the one Assou Ekoto performed on Kuyt. If it warrants a booking then surely Ekoto’s challenge warrants a penalty.

  2. Don’t think it’s all doom and gloom. We played very well and made a so called ‘form team’ look quite ordinary at times. I’m surprised nobody has mentioned Martin Atkinson though. The guy had an absolute shocker yesterday. He was really poor with his decisions.

  3. yes our defence were caught flat footed on both there goals torres looks rusty,maxi how did he miss that sitter. but spurs missed some as well. entertaining game.they have a lot of speed.well at least we never fell down the league. but we looking like a mid table club more and more

  4. This match show us spur has improve and we are not. Liverpool bench has no quality player that can change the match. No striker, no play maker, no winger and with our present player we are lacking the quality as compare to the others top team. Liverpool are not longer the top 6 teams in England, we have to invest on some quality player and appt. a top manager.

    Hopefully, we do not have to wait another ten more year to win BPL……..

  5. Even when we were 0-1 up at the break i felt that Spurs would make us pay for those missed chances.We played well especially in the first half but again lacked the cutting edge up front that seperates the winners from the losers.

    Our major problem is a lack of bench strength, the first eleven isn’t that threatening either minus Gerrard and/or Torres.

    It shows how poor we are when an average Man Utd side is eleven points clear.Can’t question the effort today but we simply lack quality.

  6. “After the game Roy Hodgson indicated that Liverpool had been minutes away from a point we could have been very proud of.

    That statement shows the gulf between his personal ambitions and that of tens of thousands of Liverpool fans.”

    More Hodson bashing. Why not quote the man instead of putting your own spin (“indication”) on his words:

    Hodgson: “”I’m very disappointed for the players, very disappointed that we didn’t come away from here with at least one point which would have been something we could have been proud of.”
    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6537450,00.html

    • Because I watched the post match interview. And he said we were minutes away from a point we could have been very proud of.

      Don’t waste my time with your pointless nonsense, arguing about the word ‘very’ or ‘minutes’ when you quite clearly didn’t actually watch his post match interview yourself.

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