Manchester United went to 3 point *ahem* White Hart Lane and came with all three… oh wait, nevermind.
Clint Dempsey has broken my heart for the second time this season. Really, I have no problem rooting for him the rest of the year through. I want to see him do well and succeed at Tottenham and then carry that success over to the US Men’s National Team in their quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. But, is it too much to ask that he stop scoring against my favorite team?! I certainly don’t think so.
So, before his late late (Fergie time) equalizer, I was going to write about how Tottenham had done very well throughout the game, organized and solid at defense, good possession and passing, and they looked our best opponents in some time. I was even going to say that United had some calls go their way that they may not have in other games. But, now I don’t want to say any of that so forget I said anything.
I’m just going to sit here and mope about 2 lost points. Wah.
But, we are still 5 points clear at the top, and Tottenham were always going to be one of our toughest games on the run in so I’m happy with the point.
Robin VanPersie seemed to be offsides more in this game than normally. Did any one else notice that? Wayne Rooney didn’t seem very effective in his cameo. Valencia didn’t seem to add any pace on the right and I would have prefered to see Cleverely get the run out. DeGea’s brace of leg saves doesn’t redeem him for only punching the ball away (weakly) at the end of the game instead of claiming it. If he had held it (or even punched it more solidly) Spurs wouldn’t have gotten the equalizer. Jones and Carrick looked good in the center of the midfield. Vidic and Ferdinand had good games in the center of defence. The Red Devils will come out of this tie a force to reckon with in the next several games. I feel a bit sorry for Fulham.
Oh, and it was snowing the whole game. Just can’t beat a bit of footie on a Sunday afternoon in the snow.