Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tottenham Fail To Capitalise

Today, Spurs missed out on closing the gap between them and rivals Man City to just four points as they could only manage a one all draw against a struggling, but spirited, Blackpool outfit. Man City handed Everton three points as a very sloppy performance in the second half was enough for the Toffees to take the win. It seems that Man City might be experiencing the same difficulties Arsenal have when it comes to closing out games because I think it's somewhat fair to say that they were almost flawless in the first half but just fell apart in the second.

Tottenham had the metal advantage as their game was a late kick-off. They went into the game knowing City had lost and as a result knowing that a win would be a enough to count themselves in the race for the coveted fourth spot. Gomes didn't help his cause to stay out of the papers for the wrong reasons as he conceded a penalty just seconds after saving one.

A brave Charlie Adam stepped up again and this time made no mistakes. A fortunate Spurs, had to thank Defoe as he produced a very good finish in the last minute of the 90. It finished 1-1 and I'm sure all at White Hart Lane are getting ready for a long year next season with the Europa League staring them in the face.

Man City go into Tuesday nights game against Spurs knowing that a draw will guarantee them and more importantly, the owners, fourth spot. The draw isn't set in stone and we all know what happened last year when Spurs went to Eastlands. A rather fortunate Crouch goal was enough to seal their place in the 2010-11 Champions League campaign and what a campaign they had! I think if their season is anything to go by, City fans can expect big things next season.

I think it is fair to say that City have deserved there place in the Champions League, presuming they get there. They have been relatively consistent and have been wonderful to watch at times. As the ESPN commentator mentioned today, too many draws have been Tottenham's downfall this season.

What do you make of it? Can City set their sights on next season or do Tottenham still have a chance?

I would love to hear any comments that you may have.

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