So Spurs fell at the last hurdle having been clear winners of the Elite group. This new format gave Manchester United a second bite of the cherry which they took. It's like finishing fourth and not getting into the champions league. While Spurs played some fine passing football United were strong and defended well making the best of the chances that came their way.
Kane made a good return to the side although the formation changed a little to suit him. The busy schedule has seen some of our U-18 academy players being blooded in this league, gaining experience at this level which should benefit them in the coming years. Kane and Pritchard have been included in Peter Taylor's provisional U-20 World Cup squad which is just reward for their fine season..... ...read Ray Lo's latest match report here..
Gareth Bale scored yet another corker of a goal in the 90th minute to give Spurs a much-deserved win and a record haul of Premier League points in our club's history, but it was all to no avail as the news was confirmed from St. James' Park that Arsenal had won 1-0 to secure the much-coveted final place in next season's Champions League.
For the third time in recent history, Spurs have been thwarted at the last hurdle in their efforts to join the elite in Europe, and what hurts the most is that essentially it has been Arsenal who have pipped us on each occasion.
Spurs are the bridesmaids one again, and will have to settle for Europa League football again next season.........more....
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Fiftieth anniversary of Spurs winning the European Cup-Winners' Cup
Spurs got the result they needed against a typically physical and resilient Stoke side, who even had the audacity to take an early lead, when Nzonzi headed in Charlie Adam’s free kick. Spurs equalised after 20 minutes through Clint Dempsey, who late in the game gave Emmanuel Adebayor the pass that set up a late and crucial winner. Once again Charlie Adam became the villain in a Spurs game, collecting yellow cards either side of half-time, both for fouls on Jan Vertonghen. For much of the second half, Spurs faced a blanket Stoke defence, but they always looked capable of breaking through their wall.
.........We’ve moved two points ahead of Arsenal, whose game in hand is at home to FA Cup winners Wigan on Tuesday night. We must hope that Wigan display the same form they did yesterday against Manchester City, but whatever happens, fourth place will be decided next Sunday, and it could still belong to Spurs!.........more....
Spurs Odyssey Premier League Match Report - Chelsea v Spurs - 27.04.13
In the end, it was a magnificent team effort by Spurs to draw level with a Chelsea team that had looked faster than us in thought and action. Emmanuel Adebayor scored a simply magnificent solo long range goal to pull us back to 1-1 after Oscar's 10th minute goal, and in the second half, the much maligned Togo international laid on substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson's 80th minute equaliser to make it 2-2.
Spurs might even have snatched victory, when Gareth Bale took a free kick at the very end of normal time. Bale did hit THE free kick, but goalkeeper Petr Cech was well-positioned to gather the ball comfortably.
It wasn't the dream result we needed to keep our Champions League destiny in our own hands, but it does make things interesting, with Chelsea pegged back, and Arsenal playing two teams fighting relegation, and perhaps able to snatch a point or more off our nearest rivals for fourth.
Whatever happens, I was proud of the effort put in by our lads, and proud to be a Spurs fan at Stamford Bridge tonight........more....