Dalmat 10,24, Davies 39, Keane 79 Savage 68 pen Player Ratings
Taylor - Not at fault for any of the goals, and just not protected.
Kenna - Struggled, but was being moved all over the place again.
Carter - Unfair to rely on him at left-back, and was shown up. In midfield he showed himself up by getting lost in the game.
Purse - A very good return, and was the only one who was solid defensively. Still the odd mistake and awful pass, but showed others up.
Cunningham - Perhaps his poorest game for the club, and was all at sea. Whether he lost concentration is trying to organise those around him remains to be seen.
Johnson - Another steady performance. Never puts a foot wrong, and will do a job in any position he's put in.
Dunn - Promising first half and excellent second half. Some of his dribbling and passing was sublime, and on this performance he looks worth every penny. More importantly, rarely gave the ball away needlessly.
Savage - Quiet by his usual standards. Scored the penalty and took the set pieces, but otherwise the game passed him by.
Clemence - Quite clearly a man trying to prove a point against his old club, and this told. Like Cunningham, perhaps his poorest game for the club.
Morrison - As mentioned in the report, he is showing signs of being a decent forward. Needs to knuckle down more though, and prove that he does actually 'come alive in the box'.
Forssell - Always a threat with his strong running, and competed well in the air.
Tebily - Made a big difference to the balance of the team, and got one or two people going with a few crunching tackles. Was definitely needed, and must be a contender for saturday.
Hughes - Brief appearance consisted of giving away a foul, giving the ball away and bottling challenges.
Kirovski - Read every other comment I've made about Kirovski when he comes on for 3 minutes at the end.
Tottenham Hotspur 4 Birmingham City 1 Starting line-up Sub'd Keller Doherty Carr King Jackson Poyet Anderton 1 (86) Dalmat 2 (79) Davies Keane Kanoute 3 (79) Substitutes Sub'd Kelly Ricketts Postiga Bunjevcevic Hirschfeld Competition Barclaycard Premiership
Wednesday 7th January 2004
Match Statistics 11 Goal Attempts 10 6 On target 4 4 Off target 6 1 Woodwork 0 1 Corners 6 15 Fouls 6 6 Offside 6 Cards shown Other Information Referee Knight, B ,Kent Attendance 30016 Starting line-up Sub'd Taylor Purse Cunningham Kenna Johnson Dunn Clemence 1 (80) Savage Carter 2 (46) Forssell 3 (83) Morrison Substitutes Sub'd Tebily 2 (46) Kirovski 3 (83) Hughes 1 (80) Bennett John
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