We all knew it was going to be a tough game, but we can count ourselves lucky to have taken 3 points from Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham.
Spurs dominated possession for spells of the game without really threatening the goal, but had a goal disallowed after Emmanuel Adebayor handled the ball before flicking it into United’s goal.
United nicked a goal before half time when Rooney nodded in from a corner, but Spurs were not to be discouraged and came out in the second half full of determination.
So you can imagine their disappointment when they fell asleep from a throw in and allowed Ashley Young to acrobatically volley United into a 2 goal lead. Things got worse when Young grabbed a second with a curling effort and Spurs could only grab a consolation goal through sub Jermain Defoe after slack play from United.
Massive win today, a possible title winning victory. It was a poor performance but the win was more important and we are in a good position leading to the end now.
We were very lucky and it’s easy to see why we were so bad in Europe this year. A better team than Tottenham would have scored 4 or 5 with that amount of possession. We move on, but need to play much better than that. Our finishing was clinical though – thank goodness.
It was not a good performance today and it was a smash and grab, like Arsenal yesterday against the Pool. I guess its games like these that can determine our season though and the win was the main thing today. To be only two points behind Man City tonight is a good result and credit should go to the players.
We have come through an incredible run of games now involving Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham. We also had to play Man City and Liverpool in the cups. We only suffered against Liverpool in the FA Cup, otherwise we did really well. In the league we did really well and took 10 points out of 12 against Arsenal (away), Chelsea (away), Liverpool (home) and Spurs (away).
I’m not saying the hard job it done because we still have a lot to do. Slackness and complacency is our biggest enemy without a doubt. We have to take one game at a time and focus. I know Ferguson wants to juggle the UEFA Cup as well but I would prefer to see the important players left out. Its not that I don’t want to win it, but I want the league more.
We have West Brom next and they are in a good run of form. They took a point of us last season on our ground and we have to be on top of our game to win. Man City have Swansea away the same day and that won’t be easy either. We have a good run of games now coming, whereas Man City have to play Arsenal, Chelsea, Stoke (away), Newcastle (away) and Norwich (away). Man City have to go away 6 times in the last 11 games, and they are tough trips.