Monday, November 06, 2006

Glory, Glory Tottenham Hotspur!



Yesterday has got to be one of the best Sundays in a long time. First, my most hated team Arsenal, lost their Premiership game away to struggling West Ham. Then later that night, my beloved Tottenham Hotspur finally beat defending champions Chelsea after a 16 year wait!

A lot of Spurs fans will remember November 5 2006 for a very long time but as the match started, not many would have thought that Spurs could beat Chelsea. As this article from Independent Online pointed out:
Nelson Mandela was still in prison when Tottenham last defeated Chelsea in a top-flight League match, at Stamford Bridge in the old First Division in February 1990, more than 30 matches ago. For their last such home win against these opponents Spurs had to look back through the mists of time to 1987 when Berlin was a divided city, Sir Alex Ferguson was calling time on the drinking culture at Old Trafford, and Aaron Lennon was a five-month-old baby in nappies.
Aaron Lennon, only 19 and most probably the hottest English talent now, became the hero when he scored after half time to give Spurs a 2-1 win. It was an amazing, pulsating match. Chelsea took the lead in the first half courtesy of a good strike by Claude Makelele. Like most Spurs fan, I remembered I must have said, "Oh no, here we go again" but Spurs battled hard after conceded the goal.

Defender Michael Dawson decided that this was a good time to score his first goal for Spurs when he rose to head Jermain Jenas' free kick. Spurs 1 - Chelsea 1. Now we have a game. Spurs started to have more belief in them and their hope for a miracle win against Chelsea came after the second half began. Robbie Keane made a fool out of Chelsea's Khalid Boularouz with his brilliant footwork and then whipped in a low cross into the box for young Aaron Lennon who controlled it brilliantly before shooting it into the Chelsea net. Spurs 2 - Chelsea 1!!!

Chelsea then had their Captain John Terry sent off for a second yellow card but they showed everyone why they have been Champions - they swarmed the Spurs' half in search for an equaliser. They nearly did near the end of the match when a curler from Arjen Robben beat the Spurs goalie Paul Robinson but the ball rebounded of the post. Phew! Spurs did defended well and hanged on until the referee blew his full time whistle. And what a game it was! I think I must have cried a little towards the end of the game. It has been so, so long and finally. Glory, glory Tottenham Hotspur! And the Spurs go marching on, on, on!

Update: Watch the match highlights here. (Thanks Mr Big)

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

You hate Arsenal? Me too!!

Mr Big said...

I watched the game. Well done to Spurs. They deserved the win.

Shy said...

Thanks to Spurs, Man Utd is 3 points clear at the top of the table. Go Man U!!!

Anonymous said...

i tot spurs were lucky to escape with a win

Anonymous said...

Well done. Thanks Spurs.

- Man Utd Fan

Bengster said...

Not only you and Spurs fans happy but all the Premiership fans too liao.

Johnny Q said...

Lennon was fantastic in that game.

Everytime he has the ball, he attacks Chelsea's defence. Even Ashley Cole cannot stop him.

lambchop24 said...

why oh why u hate arsenal?

Anonymous said...

Chelsea will still win the Premier league and Spurs will win nothing.

Lord Kimbo said...

"Chelsea will still win the Premier league and Spurs will win nothing."

- Neh. I think Man Utd will win it and as for Spurs, I fancy them to win one of the cups.

Landovan 33 said...

Hopefully John Terry gets more than a three match ban.

He is Chelsea's rock at the back. The captain. The inspiration. Without him Chelsea can be beaten again.

xXx said...

The Premiership has just become more exciting.

Anonymous said...

GLORY GLORY TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
AND THE SPURS GO MARCHING ON

Tun Rusa said...

One person who is the happiest has to be Sir Alex Ferguson. He had just celebrated his 20 yrs at Man Utd and saw Chelsea dropping three points and fellow rival Arsenal losing too. Really good week for Man Utd.

Michael Tan said...

Good work Tottenham.
It was an unbelievable result.
Even Barcelona couldn't beat Chelsea over two legs.

n16 sux said...

im glad you spurs fans are enjoying this rare win over mighty chelsea. enjoy it because you will never win against us again.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Their potential is finally realised! It's about time.

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