TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 CITY 1
9th December 2007
Spurs Chimbonda, Defoe
Spurs Robinson, Chimbonda, Dawson, Kaboul, Lee Young-Pyo, Lennon, Jenas, Zakora, Malbranque, Berbatov, Bent – subs Boateng(68), Defoe(77) Tainio(90), Cerny(unused), O’Hara(unused)
City Isaksson, Corluka, Richards, Dunne, Garrido, Ireland, Etuhu, Fernandes, Petrov, Johnson, Vassell – subs Bianchi(58), Geovanni(84), Hart(unused), Sun(unused), Onouha(unused)
Bianchi scores and celebrates
An impressive full debut from Kelvin Etuhu couldn’t stop the rot for City away from home. It was a good display from the Blues and they were unlucky to go a goal behind from a contraversial Chimbonda goal which he clearly handballed past Isaksson from an offside position.
Seeing the need to push for an equaliser Sven sent on Bianchi to go 4-4-2 and within 3 minutes the Italien equalised with a bullet header.
City were now pushing forward looking for a winner however Stephen Ireland was sent off 9 minutes from time for a brash two footed tackle and a minute later Defoe scored his first goal of the season to win it for Spurs
Steven Ireland is sent off
handball and offside but the Spurs goal stood