Thursday, 18 December 2008

Fulham 2 -1 Tottenham Hotspur

Now this was satisfying, wasn't it? A suddenly resurgent, Redknapp-led Spurs side brought plummeting back down to earth with a bump with the realisation that they are not as good as they think they've become.
Granted, the home side were dealt a huge slice of luck wit the mistake by Heurelho Gormless, but its not as if the keeper's erratic performances hadn't warned the Spurs manager that his number 1 isn't exactly to be trusted 100%.
In fact when the goal went in, I was convinced that Johnson had got a touch. There was no way that Simon Davies soft cross had gone in, had it? The length of time it took the ball to leave Davies' boot and end up in the back of the Tottenham net made it feel as if there were two acts to the goal. Still the replays at half-time gave us much succour. This poor keeper was going to be playing right in front of us for the next 45 minutes! Excellent fun.
Poor Gomes got berated with chants of 'Dodgy Keeper' and 'there's only one Gomes' for the whole of the second half. The Hammersmith End was even giving it the old 'whoooooooooooAAAAH! You're shit ahhhhhhh....' so I was in my element.
Sat next to me was one of Col's mates who came to the Wigan match. However he was sat with us as a Spurs fan, and kept accidentally cheering on his side. So he didn't like it when Johnson turned in a header from Dempsey to make it 2-0 and I danced.
All through the game Fulham were on top. Comfortable even. And I just couldn't relax knowing there was only a one-goal cushion, so the second goal going in saw a great release of tension. It turned out the second goal was necessary as well because Spurs scored against the run of play, loanee Frazer Campbell slotting in from inside the penalty box.
In truth the scoreline was a fair reflection on the game - it could have been even better if Gomes hadn't pulled off a cracking save from a sublime Bullard free kick near the end of the match. In terms of excitement, it had nothing on last season's 3-all draw, but in terms of performance it was head and shoulders above it. I even managed to capture mad Johnny Pantsil doing a lap of honour on my camera.

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