We really needed to bounce back after last week’s FA CUP defeat. A trip to high flying Spurs was not really what WHU needed, but those are the cards you are dealt.
Two footballing teams, a great pitch, and everything to play for for both teams in terms of points and excellent weather for football, all added to the possibility of this being a cracker.
We got a 0-0.
Not without incident though. Throughout the whole game Spurs had more possession but couldn’t do anything with it. Defoe had a couple of half chances in the first half, and Dawson hit the bar with a speculative effort from distance. WHU made up for their lack of ball time, with two efforts from Carlton Cole that another day would be put away. The first, he ran onto a lovely cross from Hitzelsperger, and put it over the bar. Then Ba put him in clear through on goal, and he decided to plough on into the keeper instead of taking it to his left, and slotting it away.
The second half was really a defending master class from West Ham mixed in with some luck. Defoe could have had 3 at least, and Green pushed a class free kick from Bale onto the bar, in the dying minutes.
In total Spurs had 24 shots and no goals (compared to 11 for WHU). Wayne Bridge got MOTM. Imagine how good he could be if he had a right foot!
Another point for the Hammers, means we are now in 15th. STOP THE LEAGUE !
I expected one point from Spurs and Man U at home. We have that, now we need 4 and get this relegation monkey off our backs.I really think Utd are there for the taking next week.