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Spurs and Reds run riot

August 19, 2009
Jermain Defoe hits his second against Hull

Jermain Defoe hits his second against Hull

Tottenham continued their fantastic to start to the new season with a crushing win at the KC Stadium against Hull. After defeating Liverpool at White Hart Lane on the opening day of the campaign, Jermain Defoe helped himself to a hatrick, while Robbie Keane and Wilson Palacios added to the scoreline, as Spurs completed a 5-1 demolition of Phil Brown’s men. Palacios’ strike was his first for the Club since joining in January from Wigan. Hull’s consolation strike came from new signing Stephen Hunt, but this’ll be a bitter pill to swallow for Brown, who would have been hoping to put the opening day defeat to Chelsea behind him by at least securing a point from this game. Hull’s next match is a 6-pointer against Bolton at the KC, a game Brown will be desperate to win.

As for Defoe, he seems to just get better and better. He made the strange, and unsuccessful move to Portsmouth last season to work with Harry Redknapp, but since moving back to the Lane, he’s been on fire. Redknapp described his form as the best he’d ever seen from the little striker, who hit two goals last week for England against Holland, helping them recover from a 2 goal deficit to claim a draw. “He’s been fantastic all pre-season”, Harry remarked. “He’s a fantastic striker and we’ve seen today just what he can offer”. Spurs will be hoping that he can stay fully fit, and keep up his form – if he does that, they’ll be major contenders to break into the top four.

Liverpool were amongst the goals as well this evening, hitting 4 past Stoke City, and keeping their first clean sheet of the season. Goals from Fernando Torres, Glen Johnson, Dirk Kuyt, and David N’gog made for an emphatic result, thoroughly deserved and needed after the defeat to Harry’s men on Sunday. Still, there’s a difference from beating Stoke 4-0 at a packed Anfield, from travelling to Old Trafford on a cold Sunday afternoon with 60,000 people up against you. But we’ll see what occurs for Liverpool as the season pans out. No doubt Rafa Benitez will be delighted with the win, and with Manchester United surprisingly losing to Burnley tonight, will be pleased that the Red Devils haven’t got away from them early in the season.

Liverpool’s next match is a televised home game against Aston Villa, who haven’t made a great start to the season, but they’re always a threat. There is still grave concern over the depth of Liverpool’s squad, but for this evening, all’s good on the Red side of the Mersey. Well done boys!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2009 6:33 am

    And well done to the boys from WHL! =D

  2. August 20, 2009 6:53 am

    Great display by both Pool and Spurs, not like United

  3. August 20, 2009 9:28 am

    glen johnson’s bicycle kick was crazy.

  4. George permalink
    August 20, 2009 9:32 am

    Johnson was brilliant all night. Liverpool have waited a long time to get someone who can bomb on past defenders from the full-backs areas. John Arne Riise did it very well, but since he left we’ve been lacking a similar player.

    A brilliant night for my fantasy league team. Torres, Johnson and Palacios all on the score sheet, while Johnson got an assist (and maybe man of the match?) as did Huddlestone.

    • August 20, 2009 10:19 am

      oh man, my fantasy league team sucks ass this gameweek.

  5. Asim Thakore permalink
    August 21, 2009 5:28 pm

    no you can’t stop ’em, the boys from Tottenham, the boys from White Hart Lane……

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