This was such a frustrating game. Sunderland, the home team, didn’t set out to attack, they elected to defend. How their fans can stand this I’ll never know, as if you’re the home team, you should be attacking and entertaining the crowd, not boring them to death!
Spurs pretty much dominated the whole game, Sunderland did have quite a few corners and did come close with headers, but thankfully they didn’t get an undeserved goal.
Spurs struggled to break down the home team’s defence. Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart had the best chances, but failed to trouble Sunderland ‘keeper Simon Mignolet.
Gareth Bale had a quiet game, as he struggled to find the space. He did though manage a header in the 59th minute, following a cross from Benoit Assou-Ekotto, but the header went over the bar.
The Welshman late on had a run at goal, only to be tackled two-footed by a Sunderland defender, the player did get the ball, but it looked like a nasty challenge that could have injured Bale.
Spurs are now in third position one point ahead of Arsenal, who play at home against Manchester City tomorrow.
Next up for Spurs are Norwich City at White Hart Lane on Monday.