Spurs savour victory at last
THE long wait is over for Spurs, writes Patrick Mooney
THE long wait is over for Spurs, writes Patrick Mooney.
On Sunday, Tottenham came from a goal down to beat Chelsea at Wembley and win the Carling Cup in extra-time.
Defender Jonathan Woodgate was the Lilywhites' hero when he headed home Jermaine Jenas's free-kick in the 94ththminute.
Spurs were the better team but fell behind to a Didier Drogba free-kick six minute before the break. Tottenham refused to panic in the second half and were rewarded when Dimitar Berbatov levelled from the penalty spot after handball against Chelsea's Wayne Bridge to force extra time.
It was Tottenham's first silverware for nine years when they defeated Leicester City, also in the League Cup at the old Wembley.
For Spurs coach Juande Ramos it was his sixth cup in 21 months following his successful years at Sevilla.
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See this week's Ham&High sports pages for the best Wembley coverage, including a double page picture special and sports editor Patrick Mooney's exclusive interviews with match-winner Jonathan Woodgate and victorious skipper Ledley King.