SPURS MATCH SPY: Gomes blunders are proving so costly
From Craven Cottage fulham 2 Davies 33, Johnson 70 tottenham h 1 Cambell 81Att: 25,139 SPURS revival under Harry Redknapp came to a halt on Saturday at Fulham. The Lilywhites performed poorly and the defeat put them back in the relegation zone. Another
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Cambell 81Att: 25,139
SPURS' revival under Harry Redknapp came to a halt on Saturday at Fulham. The Lilywhites performed poorly and the defeat put them back in the relegation zone.
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Another goalkeeping error from Heurelho Gomes gifted Fulham their opener in the first half and although the Brazilian is a good shot-stopper, his lack of confidence is proving costly.
Spurs started slowly and Gomes produced a a stunning one-handed save to keep out Clint Dempsey's long-range drive. But soon after he allowed a cross-shot from former Spur Simon Davies, which flicked off Jonathan Woodgate's head, to somehow squeeze through his hands.
Spurs' best chance fell to David Bentley, who fired a low 20-yard volley inches wide, while Darren Bent volleyed tamely at Schwarzer.
Luka Modric and Huddlestone were sacrificed in favour of Aaron Lennon and Roman Pavlyuchenko as Spurs switched to 4-4-2. But Fulham remained in control and doubled their lead when Spurs failed to clear a corner and Andy Johnson to fired home. Gomes twice denied Jimmy Bullard before Spurs were given a lifeline when Fraizer Campbell slotted home. But this time there was no magical comeback.
SPURS PLAYER OF THE GAME: Ledley King: stayed calm and led by example.
TEAM: Gomes 5, Corluka 6, Woodgate 6, King 7, Bale 4, Bentley 6, Jenas 6, Huddlestone 6(Pavlyuchenko 6, 45), Zokora 6, Modric 5 (Lennon 6, 45), Bent 6 (Campbell 6, 71).
Not Used: Cesar, Hutton, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto.