re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread (Winning at home is overrated anyways)
Great result for us today although Spurs were shit. We should have won the game with some of the chances we had, Martin, Holt, Johnson and Jackson all had guilt edged chances.
We were really well organised today, something that was never apparent in a Paul Lambert side. Ruddy is international classs. Barnett looks like a completely different player now while Bassong is classy but makes one howler a game, Spurs should of had a pen. Garrido is very tidy apart from in one on one situations and Martin is starting to look like a right back again rather than a make shift centre back. Bradley Johnson has pulled his finger out of his arse now that Tettey has signmd while Snodgrass looks like a very creative addition. Holt needs to lay off the pies, typical early season for him.
Now onto Spurs...AVB is a joke tactically. Starting with two CDM's at home against a relegation battling team is bad enough, then you have to add in the fact that Defoe started as a lone striker, he can't play that role! Absolutely woeful. Spurs had nothing in the first half, I lost count (on a Norfolk hand, bare in mind) of the number of long balls that went straight out for a Norwich goal kick or throw in the first 45. No creativity from Spurs at all. It was also obvious that AVB failed to do his homework when preparing to play us, Dembele destroyed us on the opening day for Fulham, he should have started. He did change things by bringing Dembele and Adebayor on but soon went back to 4-5-1 after Spurs scored their goal, Fatty Huddlestone came on and it let us back into the game.
As for the red card, it was the correct decision. Howson slides in for the loose ball completely unopposed, then Huddlestone reacts late and clatters into Howson with two feet and both studs up. Fortunately the fat lump didn't make contact, but the intent/action was still there.
Really good point for us at what is now known as White Hart Brothel.