SPURS MATCH SPY: Gomes blunders are proving so costly
PUBLISHED: 21:09 18 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:37 07 September 2010
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
From Craven Cottage
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 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.