A goal in each half made sure Tottenham got all three points from Blackburn at the Lane. Blackburn never mounted a threat and could not even manage a single shot all game (first time since 2004 that a Premier League team failed to generate a single shot or chance in a league match) Tottenham controlled the game from the first minute when Lennon could have scored off a dangeous Modric cross. Then in the 8th, Sandro smacked a shot off the bar which typified the Brazilian’s inspired play today. In the 22th minute Lennon crossed from just inside the box and Bale headed off the bar before Blackburn’s centerback cleared off the line. Unfortunately for the relegation-threatened team, the clearance bobbled right to Adebayor who blocked off the Blackburn defense long enough for van der Vaart to pop in and jab the ball over the line. At the end of the half, Gallas headed onto the crossbar from a corner. After halftime was much of the same, with Tottenham pushing all 10 of their field players in the Blackburn half. In the 75th minute, Kyle Walker scored another memorable goal, this time a nearly perfect free kick goal from range.
With this win, Tottenham leapfrogs Newcastle into fourth place on virtue of goal differential. Arsenal is third with 66 points, Spurs are on fourth with 62 but 20 goal differential. Newcastle also has 62 points but has only built up a plus 7 goal differential. Chelsea is breathing down Spurs’ collective neck on 61 points with 23 goal differential. Continue reading