After seeing Blackburn Rovers’ line-up prior to last night’s game, admittedly I was concerned. They have some fine players in their team – like Brett Emerton, David Bentley, Morten Gamst Pedersen, and of course, Benni McCarthy. Sure they have to ‘spoilers’ in there too, but they’re a very tough team with a good amount of skill.
I was disappointed to see Malbranque going off injured – he’s such a creative player and is always buzzing around – pity that – in my opinion – Mokoena ‘did him’ on purpose.
They took their goal well to go into the lead. It was a great cross from Gamst Pedersen, finished superbly by McCarthy. It was really annoying to see them score considering that was their first shot on target though.
Blackburn could have gone 2-0 up when they hit the crossbar from a Samba header.
Luckily Berbatov helped us get level when his shot was parried and Defoe tucked home. We definitely deserved the equaliser.
It was a shame we couldn’t get the winner. Keane was close when he hit the post. But in the end I think it was a fair result. Least now we only need one more point to secure UEFA Cup football next season.
I wasn’t pleased with Hossam Ghaly throwing his shirt to the ground – he was having a shocking game and was deservedly substituted. He should apologise publicly for his actions, otherwise I’m sure Spurs fans will agree, that we don’t want to see him wear a Spurs shirt ever again.