Sunderland rock the Premiership as Tottenham bottle it, again

Oh hell yes.


Take that. And that. And that.

With due respect to Tottenham, who I respect and like as a club, they bottled it, big time. And Sunderland, for all their messed-up set pieces and their genorosity in giving away possession, stuck to the task as you’d expect a Roy Keane team to, and in the dying seconds of the game pulled out a rabbit – excuse me, Chopra – to win their first 3 points of an exciting Premiership campaign.

Tottenham have bought well but failed, despite high expectations, to turn it on in a difficult away game (the Stadium of Light packed with raving Sunderland fans wasn’t the easiest place to come to).

Sunderland contained Tottenham (McShane, take a bow) and while some people will say that Tottenham were unlucky, it WAS Sunderland who had two of the best goal-scoring chances saved by Robinson (while Gordon had two tame out-of-the-boxes chances to handle), and they got a goal when it mattered, while Tottenham’s 16m Bent and 10m Berbatov couldn’t.

Chopra who?

You can read the match report on the Beeb or Sky websites – I’ve done an analysis on the performances of both sides (including player ratings), which you can read here:

How long will Tottenham and Jol hide behind excuses?
Sunderland have a lot more work to do

And the winning goal:

Sunderland 1-0 Tottenham

Enjoy the party, what a start to the new season 🙂

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